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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Social shield is a lie: 19 countries helped more than Spain

Social shield is a lie: 19 countries helped more than Spain

social gradient of which the Spanish government claims a great deal, is portrayed by Brussels, a report of The European Commission On public aid distributed by member states in relation to the coronavirus and other state aid That puts Spain at the bottom of Europe in 2020—the last year for which there is data—the exact year the government really needed to increase public spending. Specific, Ranked 20th out of 28 countries of the European Union, because at that time the United Kingdom was within the European Club.

according to him European State Aid Scoreboard 2021Published by the Commission in early September, Spain 16,370 million euros distributed In 2020, 4% of everything spent by EU countries and 1.8% of the national GDP, compared to an average of 2.43%. it accuses him position 20 Of all EU countries, Poland, Portugal or Hungary are behind, as shown in the graph taken from the report—the gray bar inverted and the column on the left, Percentage of aid to GDP—. Spain (ES) is only ahead of Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Cyprus, Sweden, Holland, Luxembourg and Ireland. Malta is ahead of Poland, Greece and Hungary in this ranking.

Apart from the percentage of GDP, a real point of comparison between countries to assess what each government contributes, the amount used by Spain lags behind Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Poland. Spain has spent 16,370 million of the EU’s 384,330 million, a far cry from Germany’s 114,900 million, which accounts for 30% of the total aid delivered by European countries.

In second place in this ranking is the United Kingdom, with 64,100 million-, followed by France -53,500 million-, Italy -36,800 million- and Poland –25,180 million-. Spain will be in sixth place.

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related to covid aid Spain again came out badly in the Brussels report, given by countries to companies. The union disbursed a total of 227,970 million euros in 2020, of which Spain is responsible for only 5,680 million. Germany is far behind with more than 63,000 million, followed by the United Kingdom, with more than 45,000 million, and France and Italy, which have opted to offer reimbursable aid, with just under 30,000 million.

All these figures leave a bad place Pedro Sanchez, the chairman of the government, who during his years in Moncloa has repeatedly claimed to have a social shield so that no one is left behind. The reality has now been revealed by the European Commission: in 2020, the year of the pandemic, it distributed aid equal to 1.8% of national GDP, compared to 2.43% of the European average. Simply by the practice that aid was really needed and that the executive increased public spending. Instead, spending is rising in 2022 and 2023, according to budgets presented this Tuesday, the year municipal, regional and general elections are due.

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