Spain expects blocked EU funds issue to be resolved soon

FILE PHOTO: Nadia Calvino, Minister for Economy and Business of Spain speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker in New York U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain hopes that the European Union will resolve in the coming days the issue of its budget and recovery package that have been blocked by Hungary and Poland, Economy Minister Nadia Calvino said on Monday.

“It is urgent that the budget agreement and the various normative documents are approved,” she told a news briefing, underlining that Spain supported the key condition of the rule of law. “We hope the situation is resolved in the coming days.”

Reporting by Belen Carreno, writing by Andrei Khalip