the government spokesman, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, has assured that it is “sarcastic” that Puigdemont is now asking for dialogue and has assured that the Executive has not received the letter from the president of the Generalitat. 14:13 So, the Government has given an ultimatum of 48 hours to the Generalitat before intervening their accounts by 1-O. The Treasury establishes a “payment control” and will directly pay the payroll and other services if the Government does not adopt a “budget unavailability agreement”. 14:11 One of the measures adopted is, therefore, the requirement to the president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, so that within a period of 48 hours he renounces control of the part of his budget that does not affect public services, or the Government will intervene the accounts. 14:08 In summary, the Government has announced that it will assume the payments of the Generalitat to avoid that the money goes to any act related to the referendum on October 1 . 14:05 The government spokesman closes the press conference after the Council of Ministers with cultural recommendations.
14:03 “The Government does not rule out anything, we act firmly as the secessionists act,” says the Government spokesman regarding the possibility of applying Article 155. 14:01 “As the Minister of Finance has said, with these measures What we are doing is preserving the right of all Catalans.This is the situation we are in and it is the situation in which we are going to move, “insists the government spokesman at the press conference after the Council of Ministers . 13:59 “Anyone who reads the sentences of the Constitutional Court knows that this referendum is illegal, and the President of the Government can not turn something illegal into something legal, it does not belong to him, it is not contemplated either in our constitution or in any other from a nearby country, “says Méndez de Vigo . 13:58 Méndez de Vigo repeats that they have not received the letter in the Moncloa, and assures that other times they have not finished receiving letters that had been announced in the media. 13:54 “In politics and in life everyone is responsible for their actions, I have read that the Mayor of Barcelona has reached an agreement with the Generalitat, and in these cases, either the law is in force or the against the law, the keys are not left and I do not want to know anything, and links this with what we are seeing in the last months in general in Podemos, “states Méndez de Vigo.
13:52 “If an activity is illegal, no public euro can go to finance it, but neither can it be private, in the sense that there can not be any private that says, ‘do not worry, I’ll do it to you’. An illegal referendum can not have any financing, be it public or private, “says Montoro. 13:50 “Not one euro of the Catalans will go to an illegal referendum,” says the Government spokesman, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo . 13:50 “Every month Catalonia is receiving 1,400 million euros for the size of its budget, but the conditionality is the same, a control of legality, and we must ask ourselves: who is bothered by the control of legality? rare wants to do with the public budget? “, says Montoro. 13:48 “The FLA is paying directly to suppliers, not only in Catalonia, but in all the autonomous communities that take part in the program, it does not go to the autonomous community,” says the Minister of Finance. 13:47 “The government was asking for information on the control of legality, is this an inconvenience for a political leader responsible for the management of public resources? The measures we took in July were an extension of November 2015”, continues Montoro.
I have called it payment control, if you qualify it as an intervention
, I will not qualify it, because the press will define it in different areas.” From there, what we established in July It was an extension of the information conditions that we had already established in November 2015, and we did it in July, under the legislation of the Government’s financing mechanisms, “says Cristóbal Montoro . 13:43 “It means that the State goes on to pay a good part of the payroll, yes,
it is a control of payments During the duration of this situation of exceptionality, which is marked by the leaders of the Generalitat, as long as they continue to refuse to comply the law, they are the ones that put at risk the provision of public services, “says the Minister of Finance. 13:42 Ask Montoro what this looks like and how it differs from an intervention 13:41 “We are applying the Budget Stability Law, which is the one that empowers the Government to take exceptional measures, and regarding this, it is impossible that the Generalitat does not comply, because the responsibility is what, for not complying will tell us not to pay for public services? We are convinced that they will comply, “says Montoro at the press conference after the meeting of the Council of Ministers 13:38 “This government has always been consistent in its line of action, dialogue, yes, but dialogue within the law,” says the government spokesman.
13:38 “” President Puigdemont also did not attend the Congress of Deputies. You can not talk about what one is not competent. And this explanation has been given to the political leaders of the Generalitat, “says Méndez de Vigo, 13:36 ” This Government can not modify the Constitution. That is why Mr. Puigdemont was invited to come to the Senate to talk about matters that matter, but Mr. Puigdemont left the chair of Catalonia empty, “continues the government spokesman, 13:36 ” whenever the vice president has tried to talk to those responsible Catalan politicians on the 45 issues that are important for the lives of Catalans, has met with disinterest. Because the only thing that interested them is a referendum, or yes , “said Mendez de Vigo.
13:34 Government spokesman says the government has not received the letter, adding that knows only what has been read in the media. 13 : 34 “The government does not prevent acts, it is the judicial authorities that do it. Many times what they do is to say that an act is illegal and that has some procedures and forms. Because we live in a State of Law and we must guarantee the rights of all citizens, “says Méndez de Vigo.
A journalist asks why the government did not prevent the campaign
the referendum yesterday in Tarragona and also on the letter sent to Mariano Rajoy asking for a dialogue 13:32 “Obviously this situation has been sent to the Prosecutor’s Office”, assures the Minister of Finance in the press conference after the Council of Ministers . 13:31 “What has happened is that, as you know, the vice president of the Generalitat addresses the minister to tell him that they will not present the information to which they are bound, and this seems to me to qualify only,” says Montoro . 13:29 “Keep in mind that in an ordinary month, an autonomous community like Catalonia has resources of 240 million euros, and what we are estimating in the order of financing is 1,400 million euros, but with the payment certificates corresponding “, details Montoro. 13:28 “First of all, I would like to tell you that I am going to appear in the Congress of Deputies next week to explain the content and scope of these measures, as it should be in a democracy,” says Montoro, who assures that this will begin of next week.
13:26 The round of questions from the journalists begins. 13:26 “We are not replacing competitions, we are guaranteeing that no payment from that administration goes to illegal activity,” Montoro states. 13:25 “We can not trust authorities who say they are committed to the objectives of deficit control, but on their own,” the minister added in the press conference after the Council of Ministers , who said that “this is not admissible, neither legitimate nor reliable “. 13:24 “Finally all the bills of the providers of public services of the autonomous community must be presented to the general direction of the State, they are actions that what they do is guarantee the public service to the maximum and are made in favor of the citizens Catalans, “says Montoro. 13:23 “We will also insist that the Generalitat can not pay any type of payment that is not sufficiently accredited and we will work so that no payment of this type can be made,” the Finance Minister said.
The autonomous community must inform the State of all pending loans
the minister continues, arguing that the objective is to verify that funds are not being used for illegal activities. 13:21 “It is a system by which the State replaces the autonomous government in most of the payments”, assures Montoro in the press conference after the Council of Ministers . 13:20 “The defense of the law itself is at stake, and before that, what we have done is to take a series of agreements that establish a novel cost control system,” continues Montoro. 13:19 “The Government has established a payment control mechanism to guarantee the public services of the Catalans”, assures Montoro, who adds that the control of payments is to guarantee that there will be no funds destined to illegal activities. 13:18 The Minister of Finance, Cristóbal Montoro, intervenes now
13:18 “Likewise, the Council of Ministers has heard a report from the Foreign Minister on the Brexit negotiations,” continues Méndez de Vigo, who notes that the negotiations are late compared to the planned schedule, adding that the Spanish position is aligned with the rest of European partners. 13:17 In the press conference after the Council of Ministers , the government spokesman now exposes an agreement for broadband in schools. 13:16 Explain that the vice president of the Government and the president of the community of Aragon will sign this agreement soon. 13:15 Talk now about economic agreements in relation to the province of Teruel, which says it is a disadvantaged province within Aragon. 13:14 speaks of the intervention of the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and ensures that everyone in the community have argued that the constitution of a country is part of the framework of concord. “I ask everyone to have confidence in the strength of democracy,” he emphasizes.
The main associations of judges have pronounced themselves
on the situation in Catalonia and they have done so unequivocally in favor of the rule of law,” says Méndez de Vigo at the press conference after the Council of Ministers . 13:11 “The answer of the Rule of Law is the guarantee of our rights and our freedoms, the Government will preserve the harmony, because it is important to preserve it, and it does not want to further fragment the social equilibrium, damaged”, says the Government spokesman . 13:11 “Today many Catalans suffer discrimination and are treated as subjects,” says Méndez de Vigo, who adds that in the debates of last week in the Parliament a minority deprived “of the most elementary rights and of the representative function to whom they do not share the secessionist vision “. 13:09 “The Government wants the Diada again be a day for all Catalans with the same flag,” says the Government spokesman. 13:09 The government spokesman speaks of the Diada at the press conference after the Council of Ministers and says it has become “a demonstration of the social division in Catalonia, because a minority has appropriated it. not a flag, which is the flag that unites all Catalans. “
13:07 “After the appeal, the Constitutional Court has suspended said law, therefore that law has no legal value,” says Méndez de Vigo. 13:07 Secondly, he talks about the suspension of the Law on Legal and Fundamental Transition of the Republic that was approved last week in the Parliament. 13:06 The government spokesman and Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, begins the press conference by showing his solidarity with the victims of the terrorist act in London. 13:05 The press conference begins after the Council of Ministers 13:04 In the letter, Catalan leaders remind the central government that there is a large majority in the society of Catalonia that calls for resolving the conflict through the referendum and demand Rajoy to open the path of dialogue when just over two weeks to October 1 .
this Friday, Junqueras together with the President of the Generalitat
Carles Puigdemont, the President of the Parliament, Carme Forcadell and the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, have sent a letter to the King and the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy , in which they make “a new call to dialogue to the Spanish Government” to give an outlet to the Catalan question. 13:00 In addition, in the text, the minister reminds Junqueras that the laws passed last week by the Parliament for October 1 on which it is based not to send information on expenses, have been suspended by the Constitutional Court and, therefore, “they are not in force nor do they protect any action”. 12:59 Montoro also reminded Junqueras that sending the required information, which the government requires to avoid public money being destined for the referendum , derives from the commitment voluntarily acquired by Catalonia when joining the financing mechanism. 12:56 The Council of Ministers , whose press conference will continue live from La Vanguardia, plans to analyze this issue on Friday and approve measures to ensure compliance with the law. 12:53 “The decisions of the Government of Spain are aimed at compliance with the principles of budgetary stability and financial sustainability set out in the Constitution,” stresses the minister.
12:49 In light of Junqueras’ argument that the obligation presupposes political control, the Minister of Finance has indicated that this is a measure to control the management and use of public resources and, “in short, the legality to guarantee the financing of fundamental public services “. 12:45 Press conference after the Council of Ministers, live:
Good morning and welcome to follow this political day in La Vanguardia.
After the decision of the Vice-president of the Generalitat and Conseller of Economy, Oriol Junqueras, to send this Thursday a letter to the minister of Property announcing that they will not return the weekly report of expenses that demanded the Executive, it is foreseen that the new announcements will be announced today expenditure control measures proposed by the Government.
For now, the Finance Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, has also responded by letter to Junqueras and warned him that if he does not send the information that is required on the expenses of the Generalitat, the Government will “adopt the necessary measures” to that complies with current legislation.