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The vice-president of Economic Affairs, is Nadia Calviño , has avoided this Thursday to clarify whether it will submit its candidacy to chair the Eurogroup from July 13 and have been assured that the president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will take a decision “in the coming days.”
“it Is clear that the decision falls to the president of the Government and is the person in the next few days you will need to define what is the position of our country taking into account the general interest” , has said in statements to the media before participating in a new meeting of telematics of the Economy and Finance ministers of the eurozone.
Calviño has assured that understand “perfectly” the interest generated by his possible candidacy , but has preferred not to “speculate” about it and has insisted on several occasions that “the process has not begun” and “even” the president has taken “a decision on the various alternatives.”
“I can Not stop responding the same, is the situation we are in at this time.
I don’t want to speculate, we will know the procedure this afternoon , let’s see what are the various alternatives and in the coming days the decision will be made as a country, the decision of Spain in this area”, he reiterated.
On the same line, the vice-president has not wanted to clarify if you have received calls or has maintained contacts in order to know how many supports would have to face to a procedure that would require a simple majority to become the new president of the Eurogroup. That is to say, the backing out of ten of the nineteen ministers of Finance of the common currency.
Recognition of Spain
In any case, the vice president, economic has highlighted the fact that the international press position a possible candidacy of hispaniola between the possibilities happen to Mário Centeno shows “recognition and trust” toward Spain, especially to achieve consensus on the eu response to the crisis arising from the pandemic.
“Spain has played key role , the role of Spain has been recognized by the institutions and by the different countries and I think that has been very important for us to achieve the progress that until now have been getting into a european response to the crisis,” he said.
In his view, this “recognition” would explain that “it is talking about a Spanish candidate” to occupy the presidency of the Eurogroup. “It is an element that from the point of view of Spain is p ositivo and a clear sign of confidence in our country”, has had an impact.
Thanks to Rye
Calviño has made their particular tribute to his “companion and friend” Mário Centeno, who will leave office on July 13, the vice-president of Economic Affairs has assured that it has been a “excellent” president of the Eurogroup and has emphasized its “great capacity to achieve consensus and to get advances of great importance” in the last few months.
“I Think it is very important to recognize that in just weeks the Eurogroup has been able to articulate a response very important due to the effects of the pandemic” , has underlined Calviño in reference to the “triple safety net” than 540,000 million agreed by the ministers to tackle the short-term impact of the virus.