MADRID, 27 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Ministers of the Treasury of the Community of Madrid and Andalusia, Javier Lasquetty and Carolina España, have assessed this Wednesday at the entrance of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council the relaxation of the deficit target to 0.3% proposed by the Ministry of Finance for the communities, seeing this margin as insufficient and demanding that the Government of Pedro Sánchez "start by reducing its level of indebtedness".
This is how these two communities governed by the PP have spoken in statements to the media from the door of the Ministry of Finance, where the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council is held to inform the autonomous communities about the spending ceiling approved this Tuesday in the Council of Ministers and the relaxation of the deficit target to 0.3%.
"It seems to us that the less deficit, the better, but the one that has to start by reducing its level of indebtedness and making savings is the State, we have made a very prudent policy without going beyond those limits at all", Lasquetty proclaimed when being asked about the 0.3% rate.
However, the Madrid councilor has reproached the Government that, from his point of view, the Treasury "has an excessive deficit", recalling that it is the autonomous communities that are entrusted with a large part of the expenditure, such as health or education.
In this context, Lasquetty has disgraced the Executive that, despite the fact that the communities have these expenses, the State "continues to borrow more." "It seems to us that there should be a reflection much more than this type of patches, which is to hide the voracity of spending that Sánchez has", she has proclaimed.
For her part, the new Minister of Finance for Andalusia, Carolina España, considers that this flexibility of the deficit target is "in quotes", emphasizing, as Lasquetty has said, that it is the autonomous communities that assume the greatest expenditure, while the The central administration is left with a deficit twelve times greater than the one it allows the communities.
Likewise, Spain has revealed that it will also raise the reform of the regional financing model at the meeting of the Fiscal and Financial Policy Council, despite the fact that it is not on the agenda, as it has recognized.
However, the Andalusian minister will insist that the central government set up a transitory fund while working on this reform, to compensate the underfunded communities, such as Andalusia, Murcia and the Valencian Community.