The 1,144 million euros corresponding to the Canary Islands of state aid (11,000 million) to companies and the self-employed to alleviate the impact of the crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 tsunami are already underway. The Governing Council approved yesterday, as this newspaper had advanced, the long-awaited decree-law regulating the distribution of that line, destined to make pending payments to suppliers and other creditors; satisfy financial and non-financial debts and cover accumulated losses between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2021. The application period will open on June 15 and will remain active until July 28; both inclusive. Companies and professionals from all economic sectors will be able to access, except financial and insurance.
To facilitate the management of the grants, the processing has been simplified to the maximum: they only have to submit the completed application, accompanied by a responsible declaration. It will not be necessary to provide more documents, except in exceptional cases, such as companies with losses in 2019, which must file the 2018 tax returns to prove that they have had profits in that year. Proposals will be submitted only electronically, through the Electronic Headquarters of the Government of the Canary Islands. The companies and freelancers that request the subsidy must be up to date in complying with the tax and Social Security obligations. This is established by Royal Decree Law 5/2021.
The regional president, Ángel Víctor Torres, appeared at the subsequent press conference accompanied by the vice president and Minister of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs, Román Rodríguez, and Elena Máñez, Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment. These 1,144 million euros are added to the aid that the Canarian Executive has been arbitrating, such as the 95 million direct aid in 2020, the 84 million euros in 2021, another 80 million euros for the IBI and the tourist voucher or the tax deferrals. It constitutes, “in justice”, the greatest contribution that an autonomous community receives, emphasized the president. He admitted that it was not easy: “It was necessary to intensify contacts with the ministers of Finance and Economy.” Torres thanked María Jesús Montero, Nadia Calviño and President Pedro Sánchez for this “brave gesture”. The collaboration agreement was signed in May by Montero and Rodríguez, who yesterday valued the improvements introduced in the basic regulations: “The Canary Islands will distribute more aid than anyone and more people than anyone else.” Elena Máñez added: “They will mitigate the economic impact of the companies [cerca de 60.000] and they will protect employment ”.

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