The Government values the European agreement
The Council of Ministers met today after the agreement reached by European leaders on the economic recovery fund and the EU budget for the period 2021-2027. After negotiating since last Friday, the agreement reached by European leaders constitutes one of the most voluminous financial operations in European history. In total, the economic recovery fund will have an amount of 750,000 million euros, of which Spain will receive 140,000.
After the agreement, the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has traveled to Spain to preside over the Council of Ministers. In addition, he has asked to appear in Congress to explain the details of the plan. Now, after the meeting of the Council of Ministers, the spokesperson and Finance Minister, María Jesús Montero, will appear to make an assessment of the European reconstruction fund; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arantxa González Laya; and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.
13.55Furthermore, it announces that the Council of Ministers has approved a € 10 billion fund to help non-financial companies affected by the coronavirus.13.54Regarding contagions, Montero asks citizens to "avoid the crowds and act responsibly."13.52"The conference of regional presidents will be convened to report on the European agreement," he explains.13.50Montero confirms that the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, will appear in Congress to report on the agreement.13.49"The Union will act as a locomotive to make companies more productive," he continues.
13.48"This is an extraordinary amount that should serve to promote the modernization of our country," says Montero.13.46María Jesús Montero announces that the Council of Ministers has approved the introduction of the funds it will receive from the EU.13.45María Jesús Montero announces that the Council of Ministers has approved the introduction of the funds it will receive from the EU.
13.44The press conference after the Council of Ministers begins. The Minister Spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, speaks.13.16Ministers are expected to appreciate the Europe agreement. In addition, from the prism of Agriculture the agreement reached represents a cut to the CAP. In fact, today some agricultural associations have shown their rejection of what was agreed in Brussels.12.58Today, the Minister of Finance and spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, will appear; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, Arantxa González Laya; and the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas.12.48Good afternoon. The press conference after the Council of Ministers begins shortly.