The Government of Murcia asks that the new financing system equate resources by communities



Fernando de la Cierva, en la rueda de prensa

Fernando de la Cierva, at the EUROPA PRESS press conference

The regional government has presented allegations to eliminate the so-called ‘status quo’ clause of the new regional financing model, which until now guaranteed that the better-financed communities did not receive less money than they had been receiving, “perpetuating” the inequality with the rest.

In addition, the Murcian Government has asked in its allegations that the restructuring of the debt that is dragging the Region due to the “underfunding” by the central Government is assumed “by all”.

Specifically, the regional government wants the debt to be “mutualised” and to look for a way to pay it “among all”, in order to be assumed by the “common system”, under the “whatever formula”, As reported by the Minister of Finance, Fernando de la Cierva, at the press conference following the Governing Council.

In particular, these points are reflected in the allegations made by the Government of Murcia to the report of the Permanent Technical Evaluation Committee, which “should gather the opinion of both the Ministry of Finance and the communities as a whole” on what should be the proposal that It has to be raised to the next Fiscal and Financial Policy Council (CPFF), which will foreseeably take place at the end of May or the beginning of June.

When asked if the motion of censure presented at the national level could affect the project, de la Cierva pointed out that last week he was convinced that “there would be a new model,” but the new political scenario “brings uncertainty” and “It can bring delays.”


After analyzing the draft of the Technical Committee, the regional government has considered that “it does not faithfully reflect the technical debates that have taken place”. According to the counselor, the text has “quite vagueness” and “is not concrete in many aspects”, despite the fact that the debates of the different working groups “have reached a very high degree of consensus”.

The regional government does not see that degree of consensus reflected adequately in the draft, which “does not sufficiently value the previous document of the expert committee” that all communities “have valued as the best in terms of regional funding that has been carried out in the whole history of democracy in Spain. ” In his opinion, the experts’ document should be the “real basis” on which to carry out the “real” debate of the new model.

The regional government hopes that the presentation of allegations by the communities can redirect the debate and extract “all the good” from the expert committee document in order to achieve a “more concrete and operational” result.


The Murcian Government has emphasized all those points in which there was previously a high degree of agreement, in order to “try to achieve a greater degree of concreteness”.

One of the issues that is “nuclear” for the Region, in which the regional government has emphasized its claims is the so-called ‘Status Fund’, that is, a clause that had all funding systems so far and that stated that “nobody perceives less than what he had been perceiving”.

This clause, according to De la Cierva, “perpetuates the differences that have always existed in the beginning”, and makes the possibility of convergence between the different autonomous communities “very difficult”. And it is a guarantee that the best financed “continue to be”, practicing “solidarity upwards”.

Well, the committee of experts recommended the disappearance of this fund, and the regional government has also positioned itself in favor of its elimination. However, he regrets that the Permanent Technical Evaluation Committee document continues to collect this Status Fund.

The regional government wants to simplify the model, eliminate this clause from the ‘status quo’ and establish a basic funding fund that covers the basic services (Health, Education and Social Services); as well as creating a complementary leveling fund for “exceptional” situations.


On the other hand, De la Cierva has lamented that the Region of Murcia is dragging a situation of underfunding for years. Specifically, he recalled that the Region was the only Community, together with the Basque Country, which had financial balance in 2007, which was taken as the basis of the previous financing system.

However, he regrets that the Community currently has a debt of 8,700 million euros, which he considers “direct consequence in 80 percent of the financing system”. And is that, if the Region “was financed as the whole of the average in the communities, would be receiving 180 euros more per capita, ie, 264 million euros more funding per year.”

In fact, he pointed out that if the Region had disposed of those 264 million euros in 2017, it would have closed the year with “zero deficit”. Therefore, the regional government is committed to address the “restructuring of debt,” taking into account that it is a “problem of all.”

In his opinion, the restructuring of the debt has to be done in two tranches. The first tranche would be common for all the autonomous communities to “finance basic services”, and the second tranche “should cover the increases in debt that have been produced by a manifestly unjust financing system”.

“The debt of the financed peers must be paid by all, at least, in the part that corresponds to the fundamental public services”, as the Minister of Finance maintains, who has stressed that this position is shared by the Independent Authority of Fiscal Responsibility (AIReF), and the committee of experts have also pronounced “similarly”.

If the debt situation is not solved, De la Cierva warns that public administrations could not be re-financed in the markets.


In addition, the regional government has called for the so-called “sufficiency principle” to be implemented, which implies that “it is guaranteed that the new financing system covers all the competencies assumed by the autonomous communities in Health, Education and Social Services.

Similarly, remember that both the experts and some communities have calculated that in the base year of the new model, which would be 2015, “would require additional funds for a greater financing of 16,484 million euros for all the autonomies” to give coverage of fundamental public services.

De la Cierva stressed that there is another principle of “equity” that implies that “we have a full leveling of resources.” For example, the counselor has pointed out that the difference in financing between the Region of Murcia and Cantabria, which is the “best financed” community, is 891 euros per head per year.

“It seems that a bed in Valdecilla and the Arrixaca are worth the same,” as De la Cierva has asserted, who asks what is the origin of the difference between one financing and another. Therefore, bet on “close” that fork or, at least, that is “more equitable.”

Finally, the Murcian Government has asked that the financing be “exactly the same” between autonomies under the “adjusted population”, a concept in which the set of communities show a certain “consensus” and that weighs the number of inhabitants according to the criteria such as dispersion, among other things.

The Corts ask the Consell to implement sex education programs in schools and greater access to contraceptives

The Corts ask the Consell to implement sex education programs in schools and greater access to contraceptives


Métodos anticonceptivos.

The plenary session of the Corts Valencianes has unanimously approved this Wednesday a proposal not of law presented by the PSPV -to which amendments have been incorporated-, in which it asks the Consell the implementation of sexual education programs in the education system , “based on scientific criteria”, as well as measures to prevent unwanted pregnancies and guarantee access to “safe and modern” contraceptive methods.

Thus, by virtue of the proposal of the PSPV to which have been added amendments of Compromís and Podemos and part of another of the PP, the Autonomous Chamber asks the Generalitat to offer information, education and advice on sexuality, reproductive health and responsible motherhood and fatherhood.

It also claims to guarantee access to assisted reproduction treatments for all women, regardless of their marital status or sexual orientation, as well as the participation of women in decision making in sexual and reproductive health services.

The socialist deputy Rosa Peris has stressed that the Organic Law on sexual and reproductive health and the voluntary interruption of pregnancy, approved during the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, was a “modern and European” standard.

However, he regretted that the PP “did everything he could to prevent us from resembling the Europe of rights and freedoms”. He also pointed out that in the Comunitat the ex-president Francisco Camps and the exconseller Juan Cotino “promoted the Law of Promotion of Maternity”, which was “a crude trick to avoid the Law of Zapatero”.

During her speech, Rosa Peris has urged to join on September 28 World Safe Abortion Day is celebrated in many countries.

From Compromís, Marian Campello said that “it is time for institutions to get involved and make a firm commitment to advanced policies” on sexual health, and has warned that one in five young people do not use any method of contraception.

For its part, the ‘popular’ Remedio Yanez has stressed that “have good reproductive health is important to prevent sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, but with respect for the values ​​and beliefs of each person.”

Also, the deputy of Citizens Carmen Sanchez said that “it is essential to educate girls and young people to know their rights and also the risks that exist,” while Cristina Cabedo, de Podemos, has advocated “change paradigm” and ” Take a step to develop women’s sexual health away from the issue of motherhood. “


On the other hand, the plenary session of the Corts has unanimously approved a compromise amendment – after a proposal not of law of Compromís_ – by which the autonomous Parliament claims that

  • within the Interdepartmental Commission of support or support for biological families
  • of the stolen children
  • you create a

working group in which the current associations are represented and those that may eventually arise and reference persons from each of the Councils involved in these investigations.

As stated in the approved text, this working group must ensure “the maximum public support for the victims, responding to the needs and demands that arise, offering legal solutions to the problems of access to all the necessary documentation for

the resolution of cases and their referral to the courts “.

This working group will be coordinated by the representative of the Conselleria competent in the matter and must account for the actions taken to the Interdepartmental Commission, which will propose the granting of financial aid for exhumation and DNA testing in cases in those who value their need and viability.

  • Also, and by virtue of the approved proposal, the Consell
  • will include in the Draft Law of Democratic Memory and for Coexistence,
  • “the firm will to establish the


Congress requests specific public funding for the treatment of childhood cancer



Cáncer infantil

A child affected by cancer in the Niño Jesús Hospital (Madrid). ARCHIVE

The Health Commission of the Congress has approved this Thursday unanimously to urge the Government to review in the public calls destined to finance the research and clinical trials the selection criteria so that the solvent projects in childhood cancer are adequately financed .

The initiative, a transaction agreed between PP, PSOE and Citizens, also requests to evaluate and promote diagnostic techniques and oncological treatments for children with more specific and potentially less toxic biological agents, respecting, in any case, the legal authorizations of the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Health Products.

They have also called for increasing the creation of specialized centers and specialized pediatric cancer units for different types of childhood cancer, centralizing efforts and guaranteeing adequate care for patients, within the framework of the procedure for the designation of the referral center.

The agreed text also calls for all children’s oncology units to have a follow-up unit that works in coordination with the family doctor in the early follow-up and identification and treatment of medical problems associated with the treatment received.

Cancer is the leading cause of infant mortality in the West

It also proposes to improve the system of referral of patients between autonomous communities and to agree with them the possibility of including the different variants of childhood cancer in a disaggregated manner in the cancer population registries to facilitate the transmission of data.

In the defense of the proposal not of initial law, the socialist deputy Aurora Flórez has indicated that cancer is the leading cause of infant mortality in the West and has stressed that it is a radically different phenomenon than adults. “It’s random and unpredictable.”

Within the brain tumors, the parliamentarian has referred to the intrinsic diffuse trunk glioma (DIPG), which most frequently occurs in the brainstem. Twenty to thirty cases are diagnosed per year of DIGP in our country and only 30% of affected will reach the first year of life after diagnosis , while only 10% will reach the second year.

Both for these patients and for children with cancer in general, the increase in research is their greatest hope, said Flórez, who has lamented the little commercial interest that exists in drugs aimed at fighting childhood cancer , due to its low incidence in the population, which hinders both public and private research.

It is requested to improve the system of referral of patients between autonomous communities

In the defense of an amendment of the PP, Eduardo Fernandez has narrated how he felt the day he was told that his son, a few months old, had a tumor. “Nobody is prepared for that.”

“And in the midst of that nonsense, try to smile, to play, to keep everything in a normal situation, that nobody has had to tell me, fortunately what they did not have to tell me is that my son did not has gone, “he said.

The popular deputy has appealed to the obligation of parliamentarians to overcome emotionalism and to “remove obstacles” to reach an agreement.