Rajoy arrives today to attend a meeting of European foreign ministers who are members of the Reflection on Europe Group which was founded by the German foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle. This will be the second consecutive meeting in Palman in as many years and Crown Prince Felipe will be flying into Palma tomorrow to meet the delegates at a closing reception at Almudaina Palace.
But, with Rajoy under pressure from the opposition to resign over his alleged involvement in a party slush fund and yesterday the far left Esquerra Unida party called on the public to take to the streets and call for Rajoy's resignation.
Rajoy has denied any wrongdoing in the affair which involves the Partido Popular's former treasurer, Swiss bank accounts and allegations of a party slush fund, but it has eroded his credibility as he tries to plug a huge budget deficit and prove Spain is not the weak link of the euro zone, something he will be keen to press upon ministers attending this weekend meeting to discuss the future of Europe in Palma.
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