public deficit

The Catalan Government’s budget will be 10% smaller in 2011

January 20, 2011 03:54 PM | CNA / Patricia Mateos / Gaspar Pericay

The President of the Catalan Government Artur Mas said that his Cabinet would reduce the Government’s budget for 2011 by 10% in order to cut public deficit. Speaking at the Catalan Parliament today, Mas accused the Spanish Government of not having paid 1.000 million euros last year as agreed. “It is very easy to cut their own deficit by creating deficit to other administrations”, he emphasised.

Catalan Government feels “strong” after the Spanish State’s threat to intervene in Catalonia’s budget

January 18, 2011 11:56 PM | R. Pi / X. Alsinet / G. Pericay Coll

In an interview with the Financial Times this weekend, the Prime Minister Zapatero threatened to intervene in some Autonomous Communities’ budgets. Today the Spanish Secretary for Economic Affairs reiterated this threat. However the Catalan Government has stressed that Catalonia has in fact no problem with its public deficit. Catalan political parties reminded the Spanish State that the Autonomous Communities only have one sixth of the entire public debt throughout Spain.

The next Catalan Government’s budget for 2011 will be “clearly smaller” than last year’s

January 11, 2011 10:35 PM | CNA / P. Francesch / G. Pericay Coll

The new Catalan Government announced today that the budget for 2011 (currently the 2010 has been extended) will be ready within the next 4 months and approved before the summer break. The Government’s Spokesperson, Francesc Homs, said that for the first time, the budget will be “clearly smaller” than the previous year’s. In addition, the new Government asked for an external audit on the Catalan public administration’s finances.