The Minister of Economy, Jaume Giró (Photo: Quique Garcia / .)
The Minister of Economy, Jaume Giró, announced this Wednesday that they will finally resort to the Catalan Institute of Finance (ICF) to cover the bonds that the Court of Accounts has imposed on the 34 former high-ranking officials for the foreign action of the Generalitat, made between the years 2011 and 2017.
This was explained in the control session to the councilors in the Parliament in response to a question from Junts deputy Elsa Artadi about the improvement of the Generalitat’s debt rating. Last Tuesday it was announced that no bank was willing to guarantee the millionaire amounts.
The minister’s announcement comes a day after he himself explained that they were renouncing to use the ICF to put public workers at risk despite the fact that the decree law on the creation of a Complementary Risk Fund, to cover the aforementioned surety. In addition, this Wednesday the deadline set for those affected to make the payment of said bonds ends.
Calls from the ICF
Giró has explained the turn taken in its initial decision not to guarantee the bonds through the ICF. The minister has revealed that he received various requests from institute personnel to bet on this route, an issue that he thanked. “I have received calls these hours from people of the ICF who have asked please that we try to use this additional provision as it is foreseen in the decree law. This is what we will do ”, he specified.
This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.