The stormy progress of the takeover bid of ABERTIS and the hotness and coldness of its participants recall those romantic novels in which an outcome with tragic tinges different to those desired by its leading characters end up imposing themselves. The leading figures of these works cannot be removed from the force of destiny because, although they do not know it, the final outcome has already been written.
The report of the Committee of Experts ("the Commission") created by the government at the beginning of the year has been added to the multiple opinions expressed in the past about our system of regional financing.
In an auspicious international context, from Equipo Economico we foresee that Spanish GDP will continue to move forward in 2018 at an annual rate of 2.8%. The Spanish economy is currently benefiting from the expansive cycle initiated after the deep crisis, thanks to the economic reforms undertaken, and despite the impact of the increase in uncertainty associated with the situation in Catalonia.
This new post is a continuation of the one published on October 24th and treats in depth some of the chapters of the book "Challenges of SpanishTaxation: Controversial Issues in Tax Matters ", published by Thomson Reuters-Aranzadi, which I have had the pleasure of conduct. Given the topicality of the issues shown and after being presented at the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation, over the next few months I will be visiting other Autonomous Communities together with some of the experts who have collaborated in the book to spread its contents.
Almost a year ago I had the pleasure to inaugurate and welcome you all to the blog of Equipo Economico (Ee), with which we wanted to open an additional channel of communication and transparency regarding our ideas, work and way of understanding the economic and business world . Then began the celebration of the ten year period since our firm started to run its activity, which we have concluded this week. And this important milestone is the reason why I dedicate the current post.