Suspension of self-rule affected €1.8bn of Catalan budget, says government


The direct rule period in Catalonia affected 1.8 billion euros of the Catalan budget, as a government official said on Tuesday.

He also claimed that the seven-month period with no executive had a direct impact of 130 million euros.

Catalonia’s self-rule was suspended on October 27, 2017 by the Spanish government shortly after the declaration of independence, and was restored on June 2, 2018, when the new cabinet took office five months after the election.

The figures were revealed in a report to analyze the effects of the period in which Catalonia was directly ruled from Madrid.

The paper also states that the Catalan police could not access to the reserved funds used to fight against terrorism and organized crime.