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New resource distribution methodology for Basque institutions
Wednesday, 21 de July de 2021

After fifteen years of their methodology being in use (ten of which extensions) the Basque Council on Public Finance approved a new methodology in an extraordinary session held on 15 July, which will apply in principle to the 2022-2026 five-year period. Various media outlets have also reported the news.

9th Conference of the Economic Agreement and Provincial Treasury Documentation Centre
Monday, 19 de April de 2021

Next 10 May, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the approval of Law 12/1981, of 13 May, which approved the Economic Agreement with the Basque Autonomous Community, and within the current context of the Covid-19 crisis that has put treasuries throughout the world under immense pressure, including the Basque provincial Treasuries, the Ituna Economic Agreement Documentation and Research Centre and the Ad Concordiam Association for the promotion and dissemination of the Economic Agreement are organising the 9th Conference on “Public Finances and the Sustainability of Debt”.

The Conference, which will be opened by the Provincial Councillor for Treasury and Finances, José María Iruarrizaga, will explore in depth the hot topic of public debt and its sustainability in Europe, particularly after the succession of the 2008 crisis and the current coronavirus crisis, focusing on the case of the provincial Treasuries. A panoramic perspective will be offered of the present and future of public debt in our region, while also looking at the European, Spanish and Basque situation. Speakers will include Javier Pérez, from the Directorate-General of Economy and Statistics from the Bank of Spain, Diego Martínez, professor at the Pablo Olavide University, Enrique Lucas, professor at the University of the Basque Country, and Itziar Agirre, Deputy Councillor for the Treasury of the Basque Government. The programme will end with a round table moderated by the professor from the UPV/EHU, Sofía Arana.

Conference agenda

The role of local governments in the response to the pandemic
Monday, 22 de February de 2021

On 25 February 2021, our colleague Mikel Erkoreka will deliver a speech, on behalf of the Center for Basque Economic Agreement and Fiscal Federalism Studies, at a conference analysing the role of local governments in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organised by the World Bank’s Subnational Governance/Decentralization Global Solutions Group and the University of Nevada. Besides the Basque Country, the role of local governments in Brazil, Nepal and Indonesia will also be analysed.

Programme and link to the event

POSTPONEMENT Seminar on the Quota Negotiators and Key Players on 30 March
Monday, 16 de March de 2020

Following the recommendations of the health authorities, the UPV/EHU guidelines and the principle of precaution and prevention, the Organising Committee has decided to postpone the Congress in Bilbao on 30 March. We will announce the new date for the event, most likely to be held in autumn, as soon as we have further information.

Kind regards,
The Organising Committee