The Government of Galicia and the European Commission address the implementation status of the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Plan
— The director of the Brussels office of the Galicia Europa Foundation opened the third meeting of the year of the “FGE | NextGeneratiOn Galicia” cycle.
— The director highlighted the role of the regions in the implementation of the RRM and advocated for multilevel governance to ensure an efficient distribution of resources.
Brussels, 21st June, 2023. Miguel Corgos, Regional Minister of Finance and Public Administration, participated in the fourth meeting of the year of the “FGE | NextGeneratiOn Galicia” cycle, dedicated on this occasion to the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism (RRM) and the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Plan. The session was moderated by the director of the Brussels office of the Galicia Europa Foundation, Ana Ramos.
The meeting was addressed by María José Doval, deputy head of unit at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs, who explained to the representatives of the Galician administration issues of interest related to the possible modification of the Recovery Plans, which will have to be communicated to the European Commission before August 31 of this year.
Ana Ramos said: “Regions play a key role in the implementation of the MRR, and we continue to advocate for the establishment of effective collaborative mechanisms to ensure multilevel governance and efficient resource allocation.
Ángel Tarrío, general director of Cohesion Policy and European Funds, and Santiago Álvarez, head of the Tractor Projects Office of the Galician Institute for Economic Promotion (IGAPE), offered the Galician perspective, focusing on the governance of the Spanish Plan or on the explanation of strategic projects.
Galicia has already mobilized almost all of the 1.3 billion euros received and continues to support the business fabric thanks to initiatives such as “Impulsa Galicia”, the public-private partnership promoted by the Xunta de Galicia (together with the financial sector and business) that facilitates business initiatives. However, the management of the MRR continues to be a huge challenge, derived from excessive bureaucracy and limited flexibility to execute. Because of this, and in order to ensure an efficient distribution of resources, it is considered necessary to establish effective collaboration mechanisms that guarantee multilevel governance. In the case of Spain, this would favor, for example, that the Strategic Projects for Recovery and Transformation (PERTE, for its Spanish acronym) be friendlier in accommodating projects and adjusted to the actual investments required.