NSRF: Where they owed us, they took our ox
We blame the Governor for the secret transfer 90 from the Region
As early as May, we had warned about the previously announced intention of the Government to freeze the resources of the NSRF in order to be able to finance the emergency needs caused by the Pandemic. (click here to read about it)
The problem is huge and the move of the Government is necessary and understandable.
But the Governor of Western Macedonia had two main reasons to ask for the exclusion of our Region.
1Western Macedonia still has ~ 80% (200 εκ €) of RDP funds unused with the risk of losing them due to the completion of the NSRF soon. Unfortunately, we have already paid dearly for the freezing of the NSRF reserves by the Tsipras Government in 2015, which in combination with the catastrophic management of the Karypidis Regional Authority, they cost us a loss 230 εκ €) .
2Western Macedonia is already experiencing the economic crisis of the Violent Depoliticization that will be completed in 2023. There is no room for a single euro to deal with the impending economic collapse unless the government changes its timetable..
With these two objective criteria, the Governor could ask for an exemption from Western Macedonia and save if he also improved his performance, the NSRF for our Region.
However, Mr. Kasapidis did not claim the exception. He did not argue. He did not fight it.
He did not even ask for the support of the other bodies of the Region and mainly of the Municipalities and the PED that are directly affected.
Thus, the Region loses with the Decision of the Minister of Development , which we are giving to the public today, the distribution of credits of the RDP of Western Macedonia for 2020 (click here to read about it) In other words, he loses hot money 90 from € and "signs the loss of 200m € until 2023…
Χάνει πόρους αυτή η Περιφέρεια που θα χάσει 25.000 jobs and 2,5 δις€ από το ΑΕΠ της μέχρι το 2023.
We are unable to understand the tacit consent of Mr. Kasapidis, in the absence of the Regional Council, των Δήμων και των Φορέων, when he had the strongest of arguments.
We can not understand the smiling handshake with the Minister in that meeting of 28ης May, where he already knew he was losing 90 εκ €.
We publish the document that announces the amounts cut by each Region for 2020 (click here to read about it)
The Minister consoles the Regional Governors that they will be able to continue the inclusion of projects with "over-commitment" meaning that these projects will be included now and will be transferred to the next NSRF with payments after 2023….
So millions will be distributed generously on paper, and in the Press Releases and the RDP it will seem that it has absorption with payments of projects that will be transferred from the projects of "FILOFIMOS" as confessed by the Regional Governor in the previous Regional Council.
The way Mr. Kasapidis handles the interests of the Region is tragic.
It did not succeed in postponing the Depoliticization Schedule even when it turned out that we are the big losers of the Fair Transition Fund.
It did not achieve our exemption from the commitment of NSRF resources.
And something like that…. "Where they owed us they took our ox".
Instead of looking at investment decisions and money to boost the economy, they make promises to us and take the funds from under our table, our land, our waters, our lives.
For this reason WE ACCUSE THE REGIONAL GOVERNOR because he secretly consented to the allocation of resources of the Region without the IMMEDIATE INFORMATION OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.
We question its ability to protect the interests of this Region at the most critical moment in its history by allocating on the one hand the funds of the NSRF and on the other hand the management of VIOLENT Dignitization in the offices of Consultants and appointed Government agents., αφήνοντας ακέφαλη την Περιφέρεια και προσβάλλοντας τον θεσμικό του ρόλο ως κορυφαίου αιρετού της Αυτοδιοίκησης που οφείλει να παλεύει για τον τόπο του.
Head combination HOPE
PS The response of the Regional Governor to the official data that we quoted for the NSRF cannot withstand criticism. The comparison of the course of the Region with the Karypidis period, where over time we were "bottom" in the utilization of the NSRF, enough for anyone to understand that the shore is not crooked….. We only point out that the current NSRF is completed on 2023 and with the information he gives in his answer, confirms the loss of ~ € 200 million from the RDP of Western Macedonia βε. Simple arithmetic is….