MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s government is negotiating with its EU partners to get the disbursements of European Union recovery funds as early as possible so it can launch its recovery plan in January 2021, Economy Minister Nadia Calvino said on Wednesday.
Spain is due to receive around 140 billion euros (127 billion pounds) in grants and loans out of the EU’s 750-billion-euro coronavirus recovery package.
“Negotiations are still ongoing in Brussels, so obviously we are doing our outmost to accelerate this process so that we can start the implementation of the recovery plan on January 1 2021,” Calvino told Bloomberg TV on Wednesday.
Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Andrew Heavens
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