The Minister of Finance of the Canary Islands Government, Rosa Dávila, denounced on Saturday that the Ministry of Finance has included in the provisional figure of surplus of the Autonomous Community 500,4 million euros that are part of the judgments of the Supreme Court in relation to to the Road Agreement 2006-2017.
"A money that, as is well known, has not paid to the Islands," said the regional official, adding that although the Government of Spain has not paid the sentence, "has been in a hurry to bring this money to surplus" .
Dávila emphasized that in this way "money" is not "used" for works on roads and that what Pedro Sánchez is looking for is that the Canary Islands allocate that money to pay the banks and compensate "non-compliant" communities.
For the counselor, Sanchez "wants to take advantage of the good management of the Canary Islands for months preventing the surplus money is used to meet the real needs of the population of the islands."
"They want us to pay for the waste of other administrations"
"The objective is clear," he continued, "they want to force us to pay with our good management the waste of other administrations, taking advantage of the money that belongs to all Canarians to reduce the overall amount of the debt.
For his part, Dávila denied the Ministry's data and assured that "it is not real" that the Canary Islands have a surplus of 2.05% of the regional GDP and 947 million euros, since in addition to the money from highways, the 140 have been counted million that arrived at the end of the year and that has been "impossible to execute".
"At this moment, taking into account these two factors, the surplus of the Autonomous Community is set at 0.65% which is equivalent to 300.6 million euros, almost 650 million less than what has been published."
He also confirmed that the Government of the Canary Islands will exhaust until the last day of the legislature demanding the Government of Spain to allow the surplus of the islands to be used for health, education and social policies.