The Government considers that the economic vice president, Nadia Calviño, has "options" to lead the Eurogroup after the resignation of the Portuguese Mário Centeno to continue leading this institution. It has the "perfect profile", they assure from La Moncloa.
The sources consulted highlight that Spain has the possibility of assuming that position for the unwritten distribution within the European Union of northern and southern countries and among political families, because the Presidency of the Eurogroup now falls to the southern and social democratic country.
"You don't have that obstacle" so Calviño's option "can work", the consulted sources transfer that do not confirm if the candidacy of the vice president is going to be launched, since, as a party against, it can "influence negatively" in the aspirations of the Foreign Minister, Arantxa González-Laya, to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In the current context of economic crisis due to the consequences of the pandemic, in La Moncloa they argue that the Government The weight of an economic vice president and also president of the Eurogroup comes in handy. Nationally, these sources also understand it as Calviño would reinforce its weight in the Executive further enhancing your Department. In addition, they see that it would mean a greater projection of the professional future for the vice president.
In La Moncloa they see Calviño "perfect" to occupy one of the most coveted community positions and to which Spain aspired strongly at the end of 2017 when it came to Jeroen Dijsselbloen. But the then Minister of Economy, Luis de Guindos, decided to stay out of the race due to the force that the Portuguese candidate had won. Mário Centeno, Slovakian Peter Kazimir and Latvian Dana Reizniece-Ozla.
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