The Popular Party has demanded today in the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) progress in the reform of the municipal surplus value to stop being a problem for citizens. This has been defended by the Vice President of the FEMP and Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, at the Governing Board, held today in Madrid in which, in addition, he has requested that this claim be addressed with the Minister of Territorial Policy and Public Function, Carolina Darias, after knowing that he is going to meet with Abel Caballero this Thursday.

Likewise, he has indicated that he hopes that this meeting will leave with a specific calendar that allows the City Councils to reinvest their surplus in a wider range of financially sustainable investments that help boost the economy of their municipalities or the opening of a line of special credit for those municipalities that have been affected by meteorological catastrophes, such as the Gloria or Elsa storms, among others.

Both the vice president of the FEMP, as the spokesman of the Popular Group at the FEMP and mayor of Zaragoza, Jorge Azcón, and the deputy spokesperson of the GPP in the Federation and mayor of Santander, Gema Igual, have agreed that “now that there is no interim in the Government of Spain, from the FEMP we have to be causing the unlocking of municipal affairs that most concern citizens, such as surplus value ”.

For García Urbano "it is no longer worth hiding behind the parapet of the lack of government to not meet the needs of the municipalities and their neighbors."

The GPP recalled that “in the FEMP an agreement was reached unanimously by the members of the Governing Board, backed by the PP, PSOE and IU) with the Ministry of Finance, in the Government stage of Mariano Rajoy, to promote the reform of municipal capital gain.

In this sense, García Urbano has urged all political parties to “reflect” on the importance of reforming this tax that keeps thousands of files locked in the municipalities since the Constitutional Court declared the formula for calculating the payment of this tax unconstitutional and urged to guarantee through a legislative reform that the surplus value would not be reverted to people who sold their homes or transferred them with losses.

"We need a consensus reform that prioritizes the interest of citizens over partisan or short-term interests in order to provide our neighbors with stability and legal certainty," said the mayor of Estepona.


Along the same lines, the GPP in the FEMP has urged the president, Abel Caballero, to “establish a calendar of concrete actions of the Federation to advance in the key issues of the legislature such as reinvestment of the surplus or local financing”.

At this point, García Urbano has indicated that "the PP will monitor that the objectives that are marked therein will be fulfilled and, otherwise, denounce those breaches in order to be operational after these months of inactivity due to lack of government."

In addition to García Urbano, Azcón and Igual, the mayors and presidents of the PP have attended the FEMP Governing Board: Mayor of Alicante, Luis Barcala; Mayor of Murcia, José Ballesta; Mayor of Teruel, Emma Buj; Mayor of Almería, Ramón Fernández-Pacheco; Mayor of Pozuelo, Susana Pérez Quislant; President of the Diputación de Ourense, José Manuel Baltar; the president of the Delegation of Palencia, Ángeles Armisen; and the mayor of Córdoba, José María Bellido, born member of the Board to be vice president of the Commission of Local Haciendas of the Federation.

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