President Armengol with Spain's finance minister, Maria Jesús Montero. | Efe (Cati Cladera)
On Tuesday, there was a meeting of eight regional presidents in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia). These were the presidents of Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and León, Castile-La Mancha, Extremadura, La Rioja and Galicia. The purpose of the meeting was to adopt a common position in respect of the regional financing system. This is under review, and these eight regions want a new system to take into account depopulation. In other words, they want an improved financing arrangement to tackle this problem.