Spain PM promises economy will 'take off' in 2015

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks at a press conference in Madrid on December 26, 2014, following the final council of ministers for the yearSpain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy promised Friday the country’s economy would “take off” again in 2015, but opponents branded his optimism “indecent” with many Spaniards still suffering from cutbacks. After a gradual return to growth, “2014 has been the year of recovery and 2015 will be the year when our economy really takes off,” Rajoy told a news conference. The new left-wing anti-austerity party Podemos has overtaken Rajoy’s conservative Popular Party in some opinion polls ahead of Spain’s next general election due in November. Rajoy said Spain was now enjoying “solid” growth, forecast at up to 1.4 percent in 2014.

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