Spain PM promises fresh economic reforms

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, participates in a meeting in the Mexican port city of Veracruz, on December 9, 2014Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday promised fresh reforms to boost Spain’s economic recovery and warned he would continue to resist the drive for independence of the Catalonia region. Responding to calls for constitutional reform to answer Catalan separatists’ demands, Rajoy vowed that his conservative Popular Party would ward off any threat to the unity of Spain and tried to shift the focus to the tentative economic recovery. “We will support any future reform that is necessary, but for the Popular Party, national sovereignty is not negotiable,” he said in a speech to party leaders. “What Spain needs now is more economic and social reforms to improve people’s lives and overcome the crisis definitively, and there will be more,” he said, also promising further anti-corruption measures, without elaborating.

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