• Andalusia is once again the community that receives the most funds for active employment policies, according to the agreement approved today by the Council of Ministers.

• The community has received more than 398 million so far this year for this purpose.

The general secretary of the Andalusian PP, Loles López, today highlighted the "firm commitment" of the government of Mariano Rajoy for job creation in Andalusia, as opposed to the "abandonment" of the government of Susana Díaz.

López has expressed this after learning of the agreement of the Council of Ministers that approves the distribution of 166,8 million additional euros among the autonomous communities for active employment policies. The agreement represents almost 40 million of that amount for Andalusia, and adds to the more than 358 million distributed in May of the total of 1.893,3 for all of Spain.

The distribution of this remainder places Andalusia, with a total of more than 398 million euros, as the community to which the government of Mariano Rajoy allocates the most money so far this year to active employment policies -2.060 million for the whole national-, and already exceeds by more than 28 million what was allocated to the community in all of 2016.

López regretted that given this "undeniable support" of the Rajoy government for job creation in Andalusia, the Díaz government is a "brake", which has kept active employment policies paralyzed for years, preventing the convergence and growth of the community .

The Council of Ministers has approved this Friday, at the proposal of the Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez, the agreement approving the distribution resulting from the remainder of the credits planned for the 2017 financial year, between the Autonomous Communities with responsibilities assumed in the workplace, including those aimed at executing the joint action program to improve care for long-term unemployed people.