Consello.- The Xunta receives 1,275 requests for help for the fires and plans to finish resolving them before July

Image result for galicia fireThe Galician Government has set as “cap” the objective of having resolved in the first half of this year all the requests made as a result of the wave of fires that affected Galicia in mid-October. In total, 1,275 requests have been registered, whose cost would exceed 22 million euros, regardless of other direct actions that the Xunta may undertake.

The Consello de la Xunta, chaired by Vice President Alfonso Rueda on Thursday, given that the head of the Executive, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, is on a trip to Israel, has analyzed a balance of the processing of the aids activated by the Autonomous administration to deal with the damage caused by fires.

Rueda, who has stressed that there is provision on the part of the Xunta to expand the initial budget if necessary, explained that in the resolution of aid has prioritized the payment “first to people who suffered personal injury or lost family members “because of the fire, and also to the citizens who saw their homes affected.

From there, damage to industrial facilities will be addressed, among others, and also to alleviate those expenses arising from the extinction in the town halls. In total, of the nine activated aid lines, there are 1,275 requests, some of which will still need to be reviewed.

Rueda has guaranteed that this figure dispels “any doubt that could be” about the “alleged difficulties” to qualify for the subsidies and has added that “no one will be left without a help for presenting a bad paper.”

“Just three months after the deadline for requesting aid and shortly after it was completed, some are already processed, resolved and approved,” said the vice president, who has advanced that the goal is that all are resolved in the first semester of the year.


Image result for personal injuryWith regard to aid for people who suffered damage or injury and those who lost their family members because of the fires, the vice president has indicated that, of the 15 applications submitted, in 14 of the cases have already been charged the aid and, in the remaining case, the payment will be made “immediately”.

In relation to housing, he said that the first aid in this matter has already been paid. Specifically, those activated to subsidize the temporary housing of families who lost their homes because of the fires.

In total, they amount to almost 30,000 euros, which is making it easier for a total of seven families to meet the rental costs.

In this area there is another aid order, initially provided with two million euros, to subsidize the repair of damage produced in homes due to fires. Specifically, the deadline for admission of applications ended this Wednesday, registering 158 requests that are being reviewed.


With regard to aid for sports and tourism facilities, the applications are in the study phase and are available until the end of April to be available.

Specifically, a game of 100,000 euros has been reserved for associations, clubs and sports entities that suffered damage to their facilities. All in all, only five applications were registered, amounting to just under 60,000 euros.

In this sense, Rueda recalled that the remainder may be allocated to other grants in which the endowment is exhausted, in the same way that credit may be extended if necessary.

In the tourism field, 12 requests were received from owners of affected establishments and municipalities whose signaling has been affected – for a joint amount of 129,000 euros – and in hunting (40 requests to meet the costs of recovery and protection of the hunting resources, for 475,000 euros).

With regard to aid to recover and rebuild commercial, commercial and industrial establishments, 27 petitions were registered, the amount of which exceeds five million euros.


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However, the order that registered the largest number of applications – almost a thousand – is managed by the Rural Environment Department, which is intended to alleviate the damage to runways, water catchment, burnt wood and agricultural operations, among other objectives

Their combined value exceeds five million euros.


In relation to the municipalities, Rueda has ensured that the Xunta already has a list of the damages produced in their municipalities with their corresponding valuation, after gathering the necessary data through the Galician Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (Fegamp). This, as he has argued, will allow signing the agreements that will determine the grants to be granted by the different administrations.

“There are 57 municipalities that ask for help,” said Rueda, who indicated that the majority are concentrated in the provinces of Ourense and Pontevedra. Specifically, they declare damages and expenses produced by almost six million euros, of which 3.7 fit in the criteria of the order to be eligible.

The Galician Government will deal with the councils and with the central executive in what way collaboration is established to deal with these aids. Rueda has advanced that the Xunta is willing to pay up to 50 percent of these investments and to sign agreements with the other administrations to take over the other half.

The city councils, meanwhile, begin to pronounce themselves. This is the case of As Neves (Pontevedra), which is considered ‘zero zone’ of the fires of that weekend, has quantified and calibrated: an “unexpected environmental and social problem” derived from the roofs and roofs of uralite of buildings calcined that at least means a cost of 150,000 euros.

The City Council of As Neves, directed by Xosé Manuel Rodríguez Méndez (BNG), has identified this “problem”, which arises from the territorial expansion of the uralite, a very common material not only in this municipality, but also in the covers of roofs of houses, sheds, poultry houses and other constructions in the villages of all the Galician geography.

As the regidor indicated in his day to Europa Press, this problematic “environmental and social unexpected” was transferred with these same words by the As Neves councilor through a letter to the Department of the Environment and Land Planning.


In addition to these aid lines, Rueda explained that the Xunta has already carried out or carries out direct actions to repair the damage caused by the fires. Thus, the Consellería do Medio Rural has already processed management charges for three million euros to recover forest potential in areas affected by the fires.

For its part, the Ministry of Environment has already approved the emergency declaration to deal with the damage produced in the Baixa Limia Natural Park and in Reseva dos Ancares.

In Industry, Rueda has continued, an agreement was signed with the AON Foundation for assistance and collaboration on insurance for the victims and, in Infrastructures, emergency works were carried out to repair a total of 10 roads.

The 'intervention' to Spain took shape with a secret letter from the ECB

In a place in Castile whose name I do not have to remember, they explained to me a few weeks ago how the express reform of the Constitution came about a year ago. On the border between Castile and the old kingdom of Leon, small family wineries excavated in a land for centuries dedicated to the vineyard and the cereal are conserved. Like so many things of yesteryear, they were about to disappear, until the new generations discovered the pleasure of eating underground and invite friends to taste the mystery of underground cones where wooden beam presses are still preserved.

Inside one of those cones, at ten degrees of temperature and under the dim light of a light bulb, a diner perfectly informed of the ins and outs of shoemaking, slipped the confidence: “The reform of the Constitution did not obey a formal requirement of I can tell you that the Charter did not include this requirement, which basically urged us to close the year of 2011 with a deficit of 6%, to cut salaries in the public and private sectors, and to urgently change the labor legislation In a last demonstration of astuteness, José Luis found a shortcut: that summer,

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy were advertising the golden rule

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy were advertising the golden rule


the inclusion of budgetary stability in European national constitutions, following the example of Germany – and Zapatero spoke to them, Rajoy, for obvious reasons, he could not resist, and the contact with Duran Lleida failed, everything had to be done very quickly. Ocalizar on time and CiU took it as an affront. Surely everything could have been done better, but we got three things: liquidity of the European Central Bank, avoid the formal intervention of the Spanish economy and save the PSOE the bad drink of new cuts three months before the general elections of November 20″.

Silence underground. The revelation is interesting. The reform of the Constitution was a placebo and a clever stratagem by Zapatero to buy time at a very difficult time for the country, for the Socialist Party and for himself. Everything fits. A year after that initiative, very few states in the European Union have modified their constitution to include the Tudesca golden rule. Sarkozy tried, but François Hollande’s socialists told him no. Portugal, modest and intervened, has not wanted to break its fragile internal consensus and has left the Constitution calm. Only Silvio Berlusconi joined the initiative and this past April – with Mario Monti at the helm of the Italian Government – the Rome Senate approved the constitutional amendment. Everything fits. Italy is the other country that received La Carta in August of last year.

The Charter is the key. On August 5, in the midst of a financial storm, Moncloa received a letter signed jointly by the then president of the ECB, Jean-Claude Trichet, and by the governor of the Bank of Spain, Miguel Ángel Fernández Ordóñez. The document urged the Spanish government to launch an “urgent action” program to neutralize the financial operators that were turning August into a hell. There was an acknowledgment of receipt and after a few days, the ECB received authorization – from Berlin – to buy the punished debt of Spain and Italy.

The letter sent to the Palazzo Chigi in Rome was released after a few weeks. He carried the signature of Trichet and Mario Draghi, the president of the Bank of Italy, and demanded a severe program of reforms. The Corriere Della Sera, the great newspaper of Milan, published it on September 29 and that was probably the first step to remove Berlusconi from power, something that would happen forty days later – on November 14 – after a masterful maneuver by the president of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. The reforms and adjustments of the Monti government – the technocrat, first repudiated and now praised by Spanish socialism that hoists the flag of “national unity” – are guided by the Charter.

The Letter is kept secret, kept under seven keys.

The Letter is kept secret, kept under seven keys.

Two books of recent appearance ( The days that we live dangerously, of Mariano Guindal, and Indecent, a chronicle of a perfect robbery, of Ernesto Ekaizer) reveal a good part of their content. Guindal tells that Rajoy had access to it thanks to the good offices of Antonio Sainz de Vicuña, general director of the legal service of the BCE. The PSOE kept it secret and the PP has not aired it either. Why? For the same reason that we do not know, in all its details, the deliberation in the Ecofin of May 9, 2010, in Brussels in which the Zapatero Government was forced to change the sign of its economic policy. A meeting in which Vice President Elena Salgado shed tears. Both episodes show that Spain has been tutored or officiously intervened for more than two years.
The Charter also offers some clues to the current situation.


After winning the general elections with a strong absolute majority, Mariano Rajoy believed that he had room and focused the strategy of his first hundred days to achieve an expansion of political capital with the conquest of Andalusia. Before failing in the effort, was apperceived from Berlin. The letter. After a stormy deliberation in Moncloa, it was decided to advance the labor reform and delay until March 30 the 2012 budgets. The unions called a general strike and this was reflected in the Andalusian vote, despite the laziness of the PSOE.

the nuclear explosion in the center of the Spain system, after failing the operation initially desired by Rajoy: the absorption of Bankia by CaixaBank, under the appearance of a merger. An operation today condemned to oblivion. In Madrid, there are those who regret not having supported it, and in Barcelona burn candles in thanksgiving to the Verge de Montserrat. (Confession of a minister of the current Government: “After a few months, the problem could have broken out in Barcelona”).

And after the collapse of Bankia, the bank rescue, the loan of 100,000 million euros, with the conditions included in the Memorandum of Understanding released this week- unsecured advance loans consolidated. Partial loss of sovereignty. Transfer to the European Commission and the ECB of the control of the banking system, pending the future European Banking Authority. The drama of the Greek elections and the European Council of June 28 and 29 in Brussels in which Italy and Spain played strong and avoided the worst. With a price to pay. The Monti package (15,000 million additional adjustments in two years) and the Rajoy package (56,440 million in two and a half years). A Spains that, now, feels intervened. The gloomy words of Rajoy in the Congress: “We have reached a point where we can not choose”. It all started two years ago. The tears of Salgado. The letter. The European Directory.

Zapatero, during the plenary session of the Congress in which the proposal of reform of article 135 of the Constitution (Propias) was debated Related Bankia receives 45 million to finance water infrastructures Goldman Sachs forecasts that Spain will not meet the new deficit targets Rajoy asks the PP militancy not to be embarrassed by the measures

The financing of the Third Sector in Spain will grow by 4.7% to 12,872 million euros between 2018 and 2022

Image result for spainMADRID, 26 (EUROPA PRESS)

 The financing of the Third Social Sector in Spain will grow by 4.7 percent to reach 12,872 million euros between 2018 and 2022, thus exceeding, in real terms, the levels prior to the crisis, as revealed in the report ‘X-ray of the Third Sector Social in Spain: challenges and opportunities in a changing environment ‘, prepared by the consulting firm PwC.

This growth will be driven, fundamentally, by the increase in state, autonomous and local financing (with an increase of 4.4 percent) and private sector contributions (with a 5.1 percent increase), as he points out the study, prepared from interviews, work panels and surveys to heads of almost 300 entities, and which was presented on Tuesday June 26 in Madrid.

Specifically, the document states that the increase in public funding will come from an increase of 6.5 percent in the contribution for the allocation of 0.7 percent of the IRPF and the increase in the headings of central governments ( 3.2 percent more), autonomic (5.6 percent) and local (5.6 percent).

As for private financing, the document estimates that it will increase by 5.1 percent thanks to the rise in contributions from companies and corporations (4.7 percent more), from the social work of the Savings Banks (4 , 8 percent) and partners (7.1 percent).

In any case, the authors of the report indicate that in order for these expectations to be met, it is necessary for Public Administrations to “commit” themselves to the Third Social Sector and not to lower the funding coming from the General State Budgets. In 2017, financing in real terms was reduced by 5.1 percent compared to 2016, standing at around 10,500 million euros.


In response to the last year, the report also analyzes how the new double tranche model for the management of 0.7 percent of Personal Income Tax has influenced the financing of the Third Sector. Specifically, it indicates that in 2017 a similar amount has been distributed to 2016, but the number of entities that have received financing has multiplied by 2.6.

It also indicates that the number of organizations that receive amounts of less than 50,000 euros have increased from 35 to 58 percent; that 150 entities received 10,000 euros or less, and four of them, amounts lower than 1,000 euros. “These are extremely low amounts, with which it seems unviable to undertake any type of action”, they specify.

On the other hand, the report identifies a set of challenges that the Third Sector entities face in a context of demographic, climatic, technological and economic power “changes”. These challenges group them into four categories: strategic vision, economic, relational and internal.

In particular, one of the main concerns of the Third Sector is sustainability and, in this sense, the entities recognize that diversification of funding sources is necessary, leaving behind the “high dependence” of the public sector. Among the internal challenges, it also aims to “improve the procedures for capturing talent” or not allow digitalization to generate “a gap”.



Likewise, the report reveals that more than 80 percent of the entities of the Third Sector consider that their priority challenges are internal control, the reputation of the sector, the measurement and communication of results, good governance and transparency.

“We have to define and establish mechanisms that are capable of guaranteeing compliance with regulations, and that allow us to act quickly and diligently in case of non-compliance,” the document said, which also insists on the need to adopt efficient forms of government. similar to those of the business sector and in increasing the information that is provided to the different interest groups.

The Third Sector in Spain is made up of almost 30,000 entities (social cooperatives, singular entities, foundations, NGOs), which annually serve more than seven million people with the work of more than two million volunteers and employees, who help the 12.8 million people at risk of poverty and exclusion.

The report also reveals that 14 percent of people devote part of their time to volunteer activities in Spain, a percentage “much lower” than the European average, where they account for 20 percent of the total population and far from 39 percent. cent of Ireland. In any case, the authors of the study observe “a certain upward trend” in recent years in Spain.

In this line, one of the proposals made in the document is to promote temporary collaborations or “micro-volunteering” reduced timeframes or for specific projects, taking advantage of the arrival of volunteers of the millennial generation. They also raise the idea of ​​establishing collaborations or temporary alliances for certain programs with companies.