The Valencian Community will be, with a remarkable difference, the region that presents a greater deficit at the end of this year. The region governed by the Socialist Ximo Puig will close the exercise with a budget deviation of 1.5% of GDP, which also involves being close to tripling the reference rate of 0.6%.
This is how it is clear from the Fiscal and Financial Observatory of the CCAA that today published Feda, in full debate and parallel meetings to try to agree on a new autonomic financing, and that has been prepared among others, by José Ignacio Conde-Ruiz and Carmen Marín, Whoever explains the figures to this newspaper. "The fact last year was already bad, with a first half of the year in surplus but a very bad date in the second half, and this year, in the first six months the data was 0%, and we hope that the second Semester is equally negative, "explains this doctor in Economics and Analyst of the Foundation of Studies of Applied Economics.
The document does not enter to assess which reasons for these bad data that are also visible in the Region of Murcia, whose expected deficit is 1%. On the other hand, who has done it is the Minister of Finance of the Valencian Community, who has not shown a doubt that this figure is due solely to the infraternancing that the region under him suffers and that he has whenever he has chance.
"It is not new, since it is caused by the infraternancy we suffer from, in fact, after the Valencian Community, the next autonomy with the highest deficit is Murcia (1%). Logically, the two autonomies with worse funding," said Vicent Soler explained .
Precisely claiming these reasons, the Valencian Community and Region of Murcia today celebrated a bilateral meeting "to raise a joint proposal for reform of the financing model". They have not participated, therefore, in the organized by the president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijoo, and who have come eight regions of different political sign: Aragon, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja, Cantabria and Asturias. The motive, point the first, is that they have not been invited, but also between them there is a sensitive difference in terms of the model that should govern in the new autonomic financing.
On the opposite side, that is, among the regions with a better situation of budget stability, it excels especially Navarra: According to the Estimation of Feda, it will end the year with an important surplus of 2%, a situation that is directly linked to the greatest resources of Those who enjoy forever communities.
However, it is striking that, despite enjoying those same forethral privileges, Basque Country is not much less in such a favorable situation. It will suffer a deficit of 0.1%, an obvious data obviously than that of Navarra but also that the surplus of 0.1% will record Madrid and Cantabria, or 0.9% and 0.7% that will yield Canarias and Asturias , respectively.
And in global terms, Feda's work estimates that the joint deficit of communities will be of -0.1%, a significantly better data that the Government estimates. However, those responsible for the reports warn that "autonomous finances are not under control".
The good data, point, "is due to the fact that the communities have received extraordinary incomes for the Covid and also by the extraordinary collection" obtained thanks to the taxes yielded after the year of pandemic.Updated Date: 25 November 2021, 18:40