Support “enthusiastic” by Pedro Sanchez to the agreement of Meseberg


PARIS (Reuters) – The new president of the Spanish government, the socialist Pedro Sanchez, expressed Saturday its “enthusiastic support” for the proposals of the european recovery contained in the agreement reached on Tuesday by Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel in Meseberg, near Berlin.

“The new Spanish government firmly supported the agreement of Meseberg which has been subscribed by the French government and the German government”, he said during a press conference after a meeting with the president of the Republic at the Elysée.

“President Macron, you can count on my enthusiastic support,” he launched at the head of the French State, now in its sides for this press point.

Pedro Sanchez has been a part of the determination of the Spanish government to ensure that the european Council of 28 and 29 June in Brussels, which will discuss these proposals, franco-German, will lead to “a clear mandate and unambiguously, from the political point of view for this franco-German agreement can see the day as soon as possible”.

The “declaration of Meseberg” adopted Tuesday by Paris and Berlin provides for, among other things, the establishment of a euro zone budget from 2021 for an amount that remains to be negotiated, a reform of the european stability mechanism (ESM) and the strengthening of the Frontex agency in charge of the surveillance of european borders.

(Marine Pennetier and Myriam Rivet, edited by Jean-Philippe Lefief)

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