The Spanish government takes over the cost of Catalonia for principal payments

© RIA Novosti / Maria to Liberalmarathi in photobacteria day of Catalonia in Barcelona. Archival photoThe Spanish government takes over the cost of Catalonia for principal payments© RIA Novosti / Maria to Liberalmarathi the image Bank

The Spanish government assumes the principal payments that previously were in the hands of the Catalan government, said Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro.

«The state replaces the payment (the government) of Catalonia, in most payments,» the Minister said at a press conference following the meeting of the government. We are talking about health, education, social services and others.

According to him, the goal is that «not a single Euro went to the illegal funding of» so-called «referendum on independence» which the government of Catalonia is going to hold the 1st of October. «We are talking about guarantees that all payments will be made on time. On the map – the General interests of the Catalans, budgetary stability, and protection of the law,» he said.

On Thursday, the Catalan government announced that it would not to report their weekly expenditures to the Spanish authorities, the appropriate letter to the Vice-President of Generalitat Mr. Oriol Junqueras sent to the Ministry of Finance of Spain, specifically his Chapter, Cristóbal Montoro.

The letter reads in part, «will not be given any information until then, until the referendum will be held October 1». «We are talking about political control, which has nothing to do with the purpose of ensuring stability of the budget», — stated in the message.

The Spanish government takes over the cost of Catalonia for principal payments© RIA Novosti, Integratiebeleid in fotoreceptori Madrid and Barcelona

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