“He does not know the reality”. This is how blunt the Minister of the Presidency, Justice and the Interior of the Community of Madrid has been, Enrique Lopez, after what Nadia Calvin has flatly rejected the accusations of Isabel Diaz Ayuso that the distribution of European recovery funds is “arbitrary”.
The first vice president of the Government affirmed this Wednesday that it was “surprising” that Ayuso demanded more funds when his “The only policy is to lower taxes”. Given this, López has accused Calviño of “ignoring reality” by “mixing” the tax cut with the distribution of EU recovery funds.
The regional government announced this Wednesday the presentation of an appeal before the Supreme Court for the “arbitrary” distribution of European funds to four autonomies and Calviño rejected this point “flatly” and called it “ironic” that they demand funds when Madrid has a “unique” economic policy of lowering taxes.
“That is absolutely confusing reality. It is not a question of lowering taxes, what it is about is that the funds are distributed with objective criteria, “the Madrid counselor said this Thursday in an interview in Onda Madrid.
Despite the fact that the amount denounced, 9 million, is “very small” compared to the 20,000 million that are distributed, for López the problem is “the criteria.” In this sense, he has criticized that the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diaz, has not explained to them “the reasons why these direct subsidies have been granted”. “Obviously mixing this with a policy of lowering taxes so beneficial for Madrid is to ignore reality,” he has settled.