The Valencian Government is no longer disturbed by the delay in financing

Perhaps if, as planned, the press conference after the plenary session of the Consell had been made by the Minister of Finance, Arcadi España, the response would have been more extensive.

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05 August 2022 Friday 22:50
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The Valencian Government is no longer disturbed by the delay in financing

Perhaps if, as planned, the press conference after the plenary session of the Consell had been made by the Minister of Finance, Arcadi España, the response would have been more extensive. The truth is that the Minister of Transparency, Rosa Pérez Garijo, who yesterday acted as spokesperson for the Valencian executive due to the absence of the vice president, barely began to assess the announcement by the Minister of Finance on the reform of the financing model.

The day before, María Jesús Montero had announced that, after the summer, the Ministry will send the autonomies a new financing proposal. However, from her words the practical impossibility of reforming the financing before the end of the legislature was clear - she spoke of doing it "once the electoral results are revalidated in 2023" -. In addition, the head of the Treasury threw balls out of it when she was asked about the possibility of creating a transitory fund -as requested by the Valencian Consell- to compensate underfunded communities. Montero responded again with the same argument, pointing out that, first, the autonomies governed by the PP must agree.

Despite this, far from questioning the words of the minister, Pérez Garijo endorsed the statements of the previous day by the Minister of Spain, who in a brief audio applauded the minister's proposal to answer the allegations presented 7 months ago by the autonomous communities. The Minister of Transparency, yes, said that fair financing and historical debt would continue to be demanded, but she did not assess the minister's refusal to speak of the compensation fund.

However, it seems that the Valencian Government is beginning to accept the impossibility of reaching the elections with the reformed system and, far from throwing stones on the roof of the left by criticizing the central government, the tone of the demand has been lowered. This is also helped by the fact that the central Executive has increased transfers to the autonomous communities.

At this juncture, the strategy has changed and it has been seeking, for months, to redirect the discourse to make the PP guilty of the lack of agreement and the impossibility of changing the system that punishes Valencians.

And it is that the system continues harming the Valencian Community. As published in yesterday's edition of La Vanguardia, the data that the Generalitat de Catalunya transferred to the Generalitat de Catalunya on the current financing model for the year 2020 (latest available), reveal that the Valencian Community is the ninth that contributes the most, but the one that fewer resources it receives.

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