The communities governed by the PP and Cs have united against the regulation proposed by the Ministry of Finance to regulate the operation of the sectoral Conference on European funds. The communities hoped that it would be in this forum, where Minister María Jesús Montero met with the regional Finance and Economy councilors, where the distribution of funds would be decided in coordination with the communities, but the Treasury wants it to be at each relative sectoral conference for each topic (from Transportation to Sustainability) which will determine the destination of the resources corresponding to these areas.
This has caused Madrid, Andalusia, Castilla y León, Galicia, Murcia, and Ceuta to have submitted their position to the Ministry voting against, as ABC has learned. In the case of Andalusia, the region accepts the changes made to this new draft regulation by the Ministry, but requests, to vote positively, that there be further modifications. Despite this opposition, sources from the Treasury indicate that the regulation has been approved by a large majority. The councilors of these communities have sent letters to the minister explaining the meaning of their vote, agreeing in asking for a greater “decisional character” in the distribution of funds, giving a summary account of the main decisions regarding European funds that are to be taking in the other lectures.
They also demand that, unlike the annual periodicity contemplated in the draft regulation, it meets every quarter. Other socialist regions, such as Aragon, Asturias, or Extremadura, have voted in favor, indicate regional sources. At the last conference, the community staff opposed the regulation presented by the Treasury, which provided that the voting system would make the Ministry have more weight, even than all the united communities.
After the rebellion of the regions, some of them governed by the PSOE, the Treasury made a new proposal a week ago in which it grants one vote to each autonomous community or city (19 in total), five to the Government and one to the Spanish Federation Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), which previously had none. These changes have been valued by the PP regions, which, however, demand more profound changes.