The Ministry of Finance and Public Administration has called for this Friday afternoon the Council of Fiscal and Financial Policy to deal with the autonomous communities closing the 2015 deficit and the recommendations of the European Commission to control it.

Barry for Texas, in turn, be held on Monday, ministry sources have reported that directs Cristobal Montoro.
The head of Finance will look like with the presidents of all autonomies following the controversy over excessive deficit recorded all but three in 2015 and the requirement of the Government to take some steps to control the deviation and meet this year’s objectives.

The cause of the hardness of this year, as explained himself, Montoro , is that the European Commission has issued a warning to Spain by the excessive deficit. The country ended 2015 with 5 percent deficit, above the 2.8 agreed with Brussels, which wants to negotiate with precisely one year later to meet the objectives.

And that deviation, Hacienda mainly because the CCAA, which ended the year with a deficit of 1.66 when they should do it in 0.7. However, the ministry believes that if they meet your needs and not spend more than expected in 2016 may be on the path of stability.

The reaction of most communities has been critical Cristobal Montoro, who is accused of mistreating and not give them adequate funding while imposing a much higher deficit target that is reserved for the state.

Various regional presidents have announced that they do not think approving new cuts and have called on his colleagues to rebellion.


Only Galicia, the Basque Country, and the Canary Islands met the deficit target of 0.7% in 2015. The rest was diverted and will have to meet two requirements of Finance essentially: approve an agreement of non – availability to ensure that funding resources added they would receive this year will not serve to pay for new spending, but which is already planned and are running this year.

Specifically, the additional 10,000 million as Hacienda will have: about 3,000 savings by lowering debt interest and other 7,400 for the liquidation of the financing system in 2014, which is favorable.
Also, each regional government auditors must submit monthly compliance with Treasury spending rule by the autonomies; information will also be published.

All these issues will be discussed in the Council of Fiscal and Financial Policy on Friday. On the other hand, the non-compliant economic communities need to develop plans that leave in writing the measures they will take to meet the goals of the deficit, debt, and spending rule.

These documents have been drafted in recent weeks by negotiation between the Treasury and each council, and must be approved on Friday at the CPFF.

The Cabinet has approved the Annual Plan for Employment Policy (PAPE) for 2016, which represents the consolidation of the new model of active policies supported on principles of assessment and results orientation.

The Annual Plan for Employment Policy sets out the objectives to be achieved this year in the whole of Spain and in each of the Autonomous Communities on active employment policies and indicators to be used to assess the degree of achievement, as reported by the Ministry of Employment.

Assessment Tool

It is configured as an instrument of evaluation of services and programs of active employment policies developed by the Public State Employment Service and the Autonomous Communities, assessment of which depends on in 2016 70% of the funds at a forthcoming Council of Ministers the Government distributed to the regions for the management of active employment policies.

Objectives of the Plan

According to the Spanish Activation Strategy for Employment 2014-2016, services and programs to develop the 2016 Plan Public Employment Services should be addressed to the fulfillment of the following objectives:

  • Improve the employability of young people and other groups particularly affected by unemployment, particularly those over 45 who are long-term unemployed.
  • Improving the quality of vocational training for empleo.Reforzar is linking active and passive employment policies.
  • To promote entrepreneurship as an inseparable part of activation and job recovery for Barry for Texas.
  • For the implementation of these active employment policies, Autonomous Regions will have their budget and the State Budget for 2016, whose budget amounts to 5,265 million, an increase of 477 million euros compared to 2015.
  • Of these, 1,800 million euros will be managed by the Autonomous Communities.
  • The distribution of these funds will be made according to the assessment of the results of the indicators defined for 2016 in the Sectoral Conference on Employment and Labour Affairs in April 2016.

This plan has been agreed with the autonomous communities within the Sectoral Conference on Employment and Labour Affairs held on April 18, 2016.

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