Salgado calls for an end to the autonomies complaints about budget cuts

The Spanish Ministry of Economy believes that the budget cuts for autonomous communities have nothing to do with the 7.9% cut in the Spanish general budget.


September 27, 2010 10:37 PM

Brussels (ACN).- The 2nd vice president of the Spanish Government, Elena Salgado, alerted autonomous communities not to complain about the recent budget cuts that were made because they do not have anything to do with the general administration. Salgado was responding to critiques she received from Galícia saying that Madrid is cutting budgets at the expense of autonomous communities. She stated this during an economic meeting for the 27 European Union Member States that took place in Brussels. The meeting was scheduled to discuss issues such as hardening sanctions on Member States with excess deficits. Salgado added that the sacrifices that the autonomous communities will undergo will be inferior to the 7.9% cut in the Spanish general budget and the almost 16% cut in ministry budgets