spain recovery fund

Pedro Sánchez and Charles Michel

Spain Aims To Create 800,000 Jobs In Next 3 Years; To Use €72 Bn From The European Recovery Fund

The Government has set a target of creating 800,000 jobs over the next 3 years (in the period 2021-23). To achieve this goal, it will use 72 billion euros from the European Reconstruction Fund (60 Bn in the form of non-refundable transfers and 12 Bn as loans with conditionality, out of a total of 140 billion). It is foreseen that 37% of the funds will be earmarked for green investments and 33% for digital transformation. As a result, it is estimated that these areas will contribute +2.5 pp to GDP growth.

spain deconfinement

European Aid Accounts For 11.35% Of Spanish GDP In 2019

Spain and Italy have been two of the leading countries in the European Recovery Fund race. Our country will receive 140 billion euros, of which 72.7 billion will be given in direct aid and the rest in loans. This is a figure equivalent to 11.3% of Spanish GDP in 2019. It is a balm for Spain’s public accounts that will be able to sustain the recovery with greater guarantees. The European agreement for the reconstruction fund will be decisive for presenting the 2021 General State Budget as soon as possible. It should be remembered that the current government continues to manage public accounts under the previous government’s budget. This is technically possible, but lacks political sense.