What surprised many readers was not so much a surprise to various economists. ,Catalonia has a chronic problem for executing investments Which has been given to them, and which has worsened with the chaos of their government, ”says Lorenzo Bernaldo de Queiros. ,Low performance is quite common, What shocks me more is that it is more than 100%, says Angel de la Fuente, executive director of the Foundation for Applied Economics Studies (Fedia).
“In CataloniaThe low percentage produced in execution business public sector, basically due to the low investment made by ADIF, Renfe and Puerto. In madridthe high percentage of performance is explained by all the components except the administrative public sector. high figures they are in general state administration Due, above all, to the investment of the Ministries of Justice, Transport and Economy”, explains Mikel Busa, Professor of Applied Economics at Complutense University.
The President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonese, has requested an immediate clarification from the Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, regarding the “unacceptable figure” of investments made in Catalonia. It underlines that 86% of investment “defaults” matched Renfe and Aadif.
Ministries are those who are responsible for the execution of investments, as they are responsible for the matter. “Depends on the budget executed ability of managers and administrative circumstances that generally do not depend on political decisions. What is a political decision The budget allocated to each autonomous community. This is the decision of the government », they confirm from the Ministry of Economy of the Community of Madrid.
The budget initially allocated by the government was 2,068 million euros for Catalonia and 1,113.8 for Madrid. Catalonia only peaked at 739.8 million (35.7%) and Madrid at 2,086 (187.3%). The government wanted Catalonia to be given twice as much as Madrid, but the incompetence of both meant they had not achieved their objective. On the other hand, as can be seen in the report, there are many other communities which are below or above 100% budget execution. The gap between budgetary figures and recognized obligations affects all autonomous communities.
The incompetence of the Generalitat undermines state investments in Catalonia compared to those made in Madrid.