Catalan economy

Avoiding responsibilities is not a good idea

Oriol Junqueras's picture

Europe has recently asked the Spanish government, particularly the Spanish Minister for Finance, Cristóbal Montoro, to reformulate the budgetary provisions presented before the Spanish elections by cutting them by up to 8 billion euros. The IMF modified its growth forecasts for Spain after noticing the deviation from the deficit target. The Spanish government’s reaction was, as usual, to transfer the responsibility to the other public administrations.

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5 reasons for an optimistic 2015

Miquel Valls's picture

We ended 2014 with an economic balance that leaves us with five pieces of good news. The first one is that the Catalan economy created jobs in 2014, for the first time since the start of the crisis. The second one: the industrial sector has confirmed its recovery and started to create employment, mainly thanks to the good results obtained by the Catalan external sector. In addition, construction has left recession behind, after 7 consecutive years of decline.

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Fiscal balances: an issue on the table

Marta Espasa's picture

A fiscal balance is a tool that measures the central government's redistribution impact among the Autonomous Communities. That is to say, this allows one to know the expenditure made by the central government in a given territory and the fiscal revenue obtained from that territory. The fiscal balance is the difference between the expenditure allocated and the revenue collected by the central government in a specific territory. Therefore, when an Autonomous Community posts a fiscal deficit, it means that the revenue the central government obtains from that territory is higher than the expenditure it makes. At the same time, a fiscal surplus indicates that the revenue obtained is lower than the expenditure.

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Positioning Catalonia in the world

Artur Mas's picture

Catalonia’s geographic location and the open character of Catalan people have always helped us to be a country in contact with the world. Catalonia has historically been a land of passage, both by the many people who have passed through it and by the many others who have decided to stay in it. The entrepreneurial and globetrotting character of Catalan people has made our presence abroad numerous and intense.

 

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