The distribution system of powers between the state and the Autonomous Communities, configured in the title VIII of the constitution as well as in the different statutes of autonomy, has a system of legal protection, regulated by articles 161 and following the constitution, as well as in the Organic Law 2 / 1979, 3 October, the Constitutional Court. In particular, as regards the system of distribution of competences, correspondeal Constitutional Court jurisdiction to deal:
- The appeal of constitutionality against laws and regulations with the force of law.
- Conflicts of competence between the state and the Autonomous Communities or them between them.
In practice, the development of the Spanish autonomous system has taken resorting to court decision of the court to settle disputes between the state and the autonomous communities on the content and scope of competence of each of these levels. this way, for years assumes the basic role that the constitutional jurisprudence has played to specify the scope of the powers and responsibilities of the state and the autonomous communities.
The content of these disputes, as well as the actions before the Constitutional Court, are presented so sistemáticaen these two types of documentoselaborados by the technical services of the ministry:
- The unrest InformeMensual. Reflected so gained and updated information on the evolution of disputes between state authority and the autonomous communities along the X Legislature. Also included reports for unrest and IXLegislaturas laVIII.
- Quarterly Newsletters tensions between the state and the Autonomous Communities. Contains information concerning decisions of the Constitutional Court, holding Bilateral cooperation Commissions and the evolution of the conflict in the current year, as well as various statistics on the accumulated conflict between state and Autonomous communities.