Puigdemont to Montoro: “give us the power to collect taxes and that’ll be the end of your trouble”

Article published at Diari Ara, April 3rd 2016.

Photo: The President of Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, during his visit at Badalona / RUBÉN MORENO

 

During a visit to Badalona, the Catalan president stated that his government “will stay true” to its word and will pass a “socially responsible” budget, “despite the threats”

In recent years relations between Catalonia and the Spanish government have been strained by the region’s budget deficit. Yesterday Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was indignant at the statement by caretaker Finance Minister Cristóbal Montoro, who claimed that Spain’s regional governments were to blame for the country’s public deficit deviation. “If Mr Montoro gives us the power to collect taxes, that will be the end of his trouble”, said Carles Puigdemont.
The Catalan president had travelled to Badalona, where he met local mayor Dolors Sabater in the city hall.

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