Spanish government to extend Catalan budget
Madrid will extend the Catalan budget in the council of ministers that will be held today
The Spanish government will extend the Catalan Government's budget. The Spanish secretary of state for territorial authorities, Roberto Bermúdez de Castro, announced that Madrid will approve the extension during the upcoming council of ministers, which will be held today. Thus, Bermúdez de Castro confirmed in an interview with public Aragonese broadcasting what he had already said in the Spanish senate a few weeks ago.
The next Catalan government, that’s currently being negotiated, will have to manage the Catalan administration with the same budget figures as last year.
The Catalan government didn’t prepare a budget for next year
The Catalan government decided not to prepare a new budget for next year pending the celebration of the October 1 referendum and its subsequent results. The decision was announced last June.
Indeed, members of the Catalan Ministry for Economy had already stated that this year’s budget would be used again next year. Thus, the statement of the Spanish secretary of state for territorial authorities only confirmed what the members of the Catalan Ministry for Economy had already said.