The vice president of the Commission of Deputies of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) and President of the Diputación de Almería, Javier Aureliano García, has today called for a better definition of the powers of these local entities and that a model of adequate financing to tackle the depopulation of the rural world in Spain.
This was stated during the meeting of the FEMP commission that was held today at the headquarters of the Diputación de Barcelona.
In this sense, the vice president of the Committee on Deputation has valued the role of these institutions as "dam to contain inequalities between Spaniards and municipalities." In his opinion, the deputations "are to offer equal opportunities in matters such as culture, sport or social policies", while being "fundamental to vertebrate the territory."
Likewise, the president of the Diputación de Almería has affirmed that “it is necessary to make better known the role played by the councils in our country, especially relevant in the rural world, so that citizens know that they have us to improve their quality of lifetime".
During the meeting, the presidents of deputation, councils and island councils of the Popular Party have put on the table the need for the Government of Pedro Sánchez "to return to these local entities the VAT owed to them corresponding to the month of December 2017".
Prior to the meeting of the Committee of Delegations of the FEMP, the popular people have attended the meeting headquarters in Barcelona at a meeting chaired by the Deputy Secretary of Territorial Policy, Antonio González Terol, and the president of the PP in Catalonia, Alejandro Fernández .
González Terol has announced at that meeting that, in the second half of the year, an Interprovincial will be organized for the first time to discuss the needs of the councils, councils and Insular councils.
Likewise, it has indicated that motions will be presented to defend the fundamental role played by deputation deputies, as well as to emphasize the need to “strengthen their powers and
urgency to have a financing model that provides them with sufficient resources to face challenges such as depopulation or the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ”.
On the part of the Popular Party they have attended the Commission of Deputations, in addition to Javier Aureliano García: the president of the Diputación de Ourense, Manuel Baltar; the president of the Diputación de Valladolid, Conrado Íscar; President
from the Consell de Ibiza, Vicent Marí Torres; the president of the Diputación de Málaga, Francisco Salado; the president of the Delegation of Palencia, Ángeles Armisén, the president of the Cabildo de La Palma, Mariano H. Zapata; President of the Diputación de Burgos, Cesar Rico; the president of the Diputación de Segovia, Miguel Angel de Vicente; and, on behalf of the Provincial Council of Alicante, the provincial deputy Juan de Dios Navarro.