The Popular Party regretted this Thursday that the third vice-president and minister for Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has not been elected president of the Eurogroup. "It is bad news for Spain" and "a failure" of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, have given their opinion from Genoa.
Popular sources have reacted like this after the Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has won the race for the Eurogroup presidency to the Spanish economic vice-president and to the Luxembourgian, Pierre Gramegna, in a hard-fought voting process that lasted for more than an hour and a half.
"We regret that Nadia Calviño's candidacy was not chosen to preside over the Eurogroup," said the popular sources, before assessing that it is also "a clear failure of Pedro Sánchez."
For Pablo Casado's party, it was “evident that Calviño's candidacy was born weakened by representing a government that is the result of a coalition with a radical and populist party as we can". In his opinion, the decision reflects "the loss of weight of Spain in Brussels, which is added to the three directors-general that we have lost in the Commission since Sánchez is President of the Government."
"Despite the support we have shown at all times, the Executive has preferred not to inform us of the steps taken and he has avoided asking us for any kind of help to build a common front in Europe ”, they stressed from Genoa.
In any case, they stressed that the PP “always” will support candidacies represented by SpanishRegardless of their political affiliation, "not as the PSOE did with Miguel Arias Cañete and Luis de Guindos."
"Our party has always reached out to reach agreements with the PSOE, although we already know from Sánchez's interview in 'Corriere della Sera' that he has never considered agreeing with the PP," they criticized from the main political formation of the opposition.