the mayor of Estepona and vice president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), José María García Urbano, has highlighted this Tuesday that they hope that the General State Budgets (PGE) collect the municipal amendments so that “they do not leave millions of Spaniards in the lurch”, since “inflation, the drop in municipal income, together with the lack of execution of European funds is putting against the ropes the finances of the municipalities”.
This has been highlighted by the councilor in the collective governing meeting held in Vigowhere he explained that in the FEMP “we have agreed among all the political groups some amendments that seek to balance the balance of these budgets in favor of the Spaniards. In his opinion, “Sánchez, with his public accounts, is mortgaging the Spanish with the sole objective of continuing one more year in Moncloa”.
It has also highlighted the importance of public accounts of the State do not suppose an even greater suffocation for the municipalities and provinces, but that they become “the oxygen balloon we need to be able to meet the needs of those who live in our municipalities”; while he has recalled that since the city councils and provincial councils “we are supporting our neighbors in this period in which stagflation is making it difficult for many families to make ends meet”.
For this reason, the vice president of the FEMP trusts that the parliamentary group that supports the government “do not replicate what you did in the previous budgets” and, on this occasion, “yes present amendments in line with what the Federation defends”.
In relation to the european funds considered that “they cannot weigh down the Spanish economy but rather encourage it, and for the municipalities and provinces they must mean support to generate wealth and accelerate the modernization of the territories”. And this because “if the economy improves, our neighbors will be able to recover their purchasing power, currently very punished”.
In another order of things, the vice president of the FEMP has shown his satisfaction that it has been approved in the Governing Board that the next session of the governing body of the Federation is held in Estepona, at the end of November.