Joint press conference by Luis de Guindos Jurado, Spanish Minister for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, and Olli Rehn on the economic situation of Spain
Type: Complete press conference
Madrid - Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness,Madrid
Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, met Luis de Guindos Jurado, Spanish Minister for Economy,Industry and Competitiveness, on 28 January 2013 in Madrid, to discuss the economic and budgetary situation in Spain and the reform process. They subsequently held a joint press conference.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Traffic in Madrid
||Exterior view of the building housing the Spanish Ministry for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
||Journalists before the press conference
||Arrival of Olli Rehn, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, and Luis de Guindos Jurado, Spanish Minister for Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
||Views of the press conference and statement by Luis de Guindos Jurado (in SPANISH)
||Statement by Olli Rehn (in ENGLISH) that they have discussed the economic and budgetary situation in Spain and the progress of the reform process; he is well aware of the difficult social situation facing many Spanish people as a result of the economic crisis; it is important to underline the positive developments that reflect the ever-growing confidence in Spain and its economic policy; it is the result of decisions taken by Spain and the euro area; significant progress has been made in Spain towards a more sustainable growth model; and it is crucial to remove the barriers to growth and competitiveness; the EC pledges to support Spain in its reform programme.