Pedro Sanchez

Pedro sanchez

15-07-2020Chema Moya

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday he sees "very difficult hours ahead" as he visited his Swedish counterpart Stefan Lofven for talks ahead of an EU summit later this week.

Spain is among EU member states whose economies have been hard-hit by the pandemic and which want two-thirds of the recovery fund to be in the form of free grants.
"We have different views on the answer to the crisis, but we share a common goal," Sanchez told a news conference at the Swedish government's summer residence Harpsund south of Stockholm.

Sweden, one of the bloc's "Frugal Four", wants a proposed recovery fund to distribute loans rather than grants while also seeking a smaller long-term EU budget, positions that have pitted it against countries such as Spain.

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Zoe / Hace about 1 year

Spain been hit hardest as it seems to have put most of it eggs in one basket, which is tourism. Time to rethink. Spain has so much to offer, a large work force who can be trained in other jobs rather than hospitality. Manufacturing could be revitalised, we do not have to buy everything from china. Start producing goods at home, start bringing bigger tariff for Chinese goods and things could fall into place.After all so much tourism is destroying the environment as well as hordes of unwanted things.

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