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The Catalan Government evaluations upwards the “fiscal deficit” above the 20,000 million proposed by Puigdemont

The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragon
The president of the Generalitat, Pere AragonsMarta PerezEFE

The Generalitat of Catalonia raises the economic request to 22,000 million to settle for the investiture of Pedro Sanchez. They are 2,000 million greater than the determine talked about by the former president Carles Puigdemont final day 6 after his assembly with the second vice chairman, Yolanda Daz.

The new determine was offered this Monday by the Minister of Economy, Natalia Mas Guixas the newest official estimate of the so-called fiscal deficit, which is the supposed distinction between what Catalonia contributes to the State and what it receives.

According to a assertion from the Generalitat, “the fiscal deficit of Catalonia with the State has risen to 20,772 million in 2020 and up to 21,982 million in 2021, a new all-time high. These figures are equivalent to 9.8% and 9.6% of the Catalan GDP, respectively.”

Both Esquerra Republicana, which is the occasion of the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonsas Junts agree that one in every of the costs of the investiture, as well as to the amnesty, is “end the fiscal deficit”.

The head of the Treasury has assured that she makes her estimate with “her own data”, as a result of the central authorities has not revealed the so-called fiscal balances for years, however maintains that the ensuing determine “It’s scandalous.”

At the similar time, it has demanded a “bilateral” financing mannequin like the one the Basque Country has, which might suggest a special status and take away Catalonia from the so-called widespread regime of Spain’s financing system., with the consequent lack of assets for the widespread fund. However, this bilateral mannequin, according to the so-called Fiscal Pact that originated the course of, can be a non permanent answer till independence is achieved, in accordance to the evaluation of the Generalitat.

The Minister of Finance and negotiator of the investiture, Mara Jess Monterohas assured till now that the reform of the financing mannequin shall be a precedence in the event that they obtain the investiture and has not dominated out addressing requests for fiscal deficit and debt forgiveness.

The fiscal deficit estimated by the Generalitat for 2020 and 2021 is the results of Catalonia contributing 19.3% and 19.2% of State revenue, respectively, and as a substitute receiving 13.7% and 13.6% of whole spending, in accordance to the Generalitat.

For Natalia Mas, it’s about “a sustained, unfair and deliberate financial suffocation” by the State.

“The fiscal deficit, represents 50% of the Generalitat’s accounts for this year and represents resources comparable to the budget of the departments of Health, Education and Social Rights together,” the assertion states. “In per capita terms, in addition, it represents almost 3,000 euros of loss of resources for each citizen,” it has reached. say extra.