More than 20,000 applications were approved in 2021
The Government Council of the Canary Islands has agreed that the Regional Ministry of Economy
increase by 176,000 euros the credit allocated in recent months to pay the collaboration of the Chambers of Commerce for the processing of the
Covid line of direct aid self-employed people and companies, financed by the Government of Spain.
Of the 7,000 million euros that were allocated to this item throughout Spain,
1,144 corresponded to the Canary Islands that, together with the Balearic Islands, it was the only autonomous community capable of managing the aid in its entirety and that it did not have to return a single euro, by managing to manage the entire file within the year 2021, highlights the Canarian Government in a statement.
In addition, this enormous management success, about which other autonomous communities and private entities from the rest of the State have asked, was based on the processing through the Chambers of Commerce which, with their agility in management, were very important for manage to allocate such a relevant volume of funds, with
more than 20,000 applications approved.
Now, the Ministry responsible for its processing considers it necessary to continue counting on the support of some entities that were decisive in awarding the aid, when the time has come for the beneficiary companies to justify the application of the funds received, for which the Council of The Government has agreed that there are sufficient reasons for the economic situation so that the department can process the extension of credit in the aforementioned 176,000 euros, to provide the item destined for the Chambers and that they can continue collaborating in this new phase of the administrative procedure.
The Government Council of the Canary Islands has also approved the new Organic Regulation of the Ministry of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs, which establishes, among other aspects, the assumption of the competence of financial guardianship of local entities.
A competition that includes the Statute of Autonomy and on which the central and regional executives reached an agreement last week on the transfer of functions.
The approval of the Organic Regulation will allow, in this sense, to establish a coherent formal distribution, both internally and externally, of departmental functions, assures the regional government.
At the same time, it offers a
clear and stable organizational framework for the Ministry of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs, guaranteeing the principle of legal certainty within the jurisdictional framework of the Government of the Canary Islands.
The new Organic Regulation also carries out an internal readscription of departmental computing in the General Intervention of the Autonomous Community, including the development of the economic-financial management systems of the Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands and its Public Law Entities.
Another of the new aspects of the regulation consists of adding to the current Committee on the Impact of Gender on Budgets -which guarantees equal opportunities between men and women in regional accounts- the functions of promoting and promoting non-discrimination in public policies based on gender identity and expression or sexual characteristics.
The Regulation also formally incorporates the Directorate General for European Affairs within the structure of the Department and modifies certain functions of the budget offices.
Likewise, the General Directorate of Heritage and Contracting is assigned the functions of promoting and promoting sustainable and socially responsible public contracting, in accordance with the
Canary Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030.