SPANISH GOVERNMENT – INCREDIBLE EXPENSES

Here you can find a list of some incredible expenses of the Spanish Government.

It is important to remember that Spain is over-taxing the Catalans and spending much of their money in ways that don’t benefit Catalonia or its people.  Estimates are that Spain completely removes 8% to 10% of Catalonia’s GDP annually; putting a drain on the local economy that is far worse than is seen elsewhere in Europe. This plundering is worsening, causing other regions of Spain to rely more and more heavily on Catalonia with each passing year.

The Spanish Government has just fixed the deficit of Catalonia in 1.58% on 2013 and 1% on 2014. This means an obligation for Catalonia to cut 3,000 milion euros on health, education, public transport and culture. Meanwhile, Spain is removing 8% to 10% of Catalonia’s GDP annualy (representing around 16,000 milion euros per year). Moreover, Spain does not comply their agreements with Catalonia, investing less than 50% of what had been budgeted in that region.

(Links go to the official Spanish budget documents regarding each expense).

August 9, 2013: 4,791,600.00€ on coats for the “Spanish Ground Military Crew”. http://boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-B-2013-31203

August 7, 2013: 500,000€ for awnings and canopies for military vehicles. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/07/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30909.pdf and http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/07/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30911.pdf

August 6, 2013: 350,000€ to cut the grass of two private golf fields. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/06/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30681.pdf

August 6, 2013: 1,086,528.68€ for rehabilitation works at the old Spanish ambassador residence at Tel Aviv. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/06/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30677.pdf

August 5, 2013: 943,867.00€ to the Plan E.25 to improve the life cycle of weapons. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/05/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30485.pdf

August 5, 2013: 229,835.00€ for military protocol uniforms. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/05/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30493.pdf

August 3, 2013: 210,576.30€ on new carpets and tapestries for the Presidency.  http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/08/03/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-30266.pdf

July 31, 2013: 199,570.14€ for new swards for military alumni. http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/31/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-29777.pdf

July 29, 2013: 211,750.00€ for the maintenance of the gardens at La Moncloa (Government of Spain). https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/29/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-29402.pdf

July 27, 2013: 877,000,000.00€ for a special credit to the Spanish Ministry of Defense. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/27/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-8188.pdf

July 23, 2013: 350,000.00€ for parts of armored vehicles of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28496.pdf

July 23, 2013: 206,000.00€ for special parts of cars of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28495.pdf

July 23, 2013: 300,000.00€ in spare parts for Pizarro tanks of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28494.pdf

July 23, 2013: 300,000.00€ for decennial spares of parts of Pizarro tanks of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28493.pdf

July 23, 2013: 350,000.00€ in engine repairs of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28492.pdf

July 23, 2013: 283,000.00€ in spare parts for light armored vehicles BMR of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28491.pdf

July 23, 2013: 283,000.00€ in spare parts of vehicles of exploration VEC of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28490.pdf

July 23, 2013: 300,000.00€ in spare parts for engines and construction of Pizarro tanks of the Spanish Army.  http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28497.pdf

July 23, 2013: 300,000.00€ for buying skates brakes for Leopard 2 tanks of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/23/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-28498.pdf

July 5, 2013: 31 new “friend” (libre designación) positions to Spanish Embassies. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/05/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-7327.pdf

July 3, 2013: 26 new “friend” (libre designación) positions to Spanish Embassies. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/03/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-7222.pdf

July 3, 2013: 220,432.31€ to rehabilitate temporarily the Spanish General Consulate in Bogotá, Colombia. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/07/03/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-25561.pdf

June 1, 2013: 347 officials and sub-officials for the “Military Music Crew” of the Spanish Army. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/06/01/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-5772.pdf

May 17, 2013: 280,000.00€ to restore Dictator Franco’s tomb. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/05/17/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-18734.pdf

April 29, 2013: 74,419.00€ for decorations to the Spanish Army. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/04/29/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-16291.pdf

April 2, 2013: 173,700.00€ for new representation and vintage dresses. http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/04/02/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-12352.pdf

January 24, 2013: 249,583.72€ to restore some national heritage lamps. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/01/24/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-2603.pdf

January 24, 2013: 1,815,000.00€ to clean the offices of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid.  http://boe.es/boe/dias/2013/01/24/pdfs/BOE-B-2013-2596.pdf

January 22, 2013: 3,579.00€ as a subvention to “Hermandad Nacional de la División Azul”, the latest Spanish Army crew who fought next to Hitler army. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/01/22/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-606.pdf

December 22, 2012: 4,849,428.91€ for the Jordanian Spanish General Embassy. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2012/12/22/pdfs/BOE-B-2012-44366.pdf

October 25, 2012: 135,828.00 in 58 apartments for the Spanish Army holiday break on summer 2013.  https://contrataciondelestado.es/wps/wcm/connect/e56124f3-b922-41dd-bf44-f14b56fdda09/DOC2012112013121204_PLCAP.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

September 15, 2012: 500,000.00€ for the creativity of a campaign to recruit soldiers. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2012/12/15/pdfs/BOE-B-2012-43342.pdf

December 26, 2011: 280,000.00€ on table linen and cutlery for the Spanish diplomatic and consular representations abroad.   https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2011/12/26/pdfs/BOE-B-2011-42193.pdf

February 15, 2011: 5,951,377.94€ for the residential house of the Spanish Ambassador at Rabat.  https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2011/02/15/pdfs/BOE-B-2011-5138.pdf

August 9, 2009: 102,080.00€ in decoration and furniture for the residence of the Spanish ambassador at Guinea-Bissau.  https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2009/08/04/pdfs/BOE-B-2009-27149.pdf

August 4, 2009: 165,114.31€ for the elevator at the residential house of the Spanish Ambassador at United Nations Organization in New York. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2009/08/04/pdfs/BOE-B-2009-27148.pdf

January 3, 2009: 1,770,040.36€ in housing for diplomats in London. https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2009/01/03/pdfs/BOE-B-2009-32.pdf

December 13, 2008:  259,530.00€ for furniture at the Spanish General Consulate in New York.  https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2008/12/13/pdfs/B14623-14623.pdf

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