Thursday. 30.11.2023

The Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, spoke at the event to mark the 10th anniversary of the digital newspaper, held in Valencia.

The boss of the center-left coalition government reaffirmed the executive's commitment to "implementing tax reforms that guarantee a fair and equitable distribution of the burdens arising from the war in Ukraine and that protect the welfare state," explained his office in a statement.

"We are proposing a redistribution of effort among those who have the most so that they contribute to financing what belongs to everyone, which is the welfare state. Where there were amnesties and tax gifts for the wealthiest, there will be tax reforms to ensure that those who have more contribute more to public finances", he assured.

His words come after the Minister of Finance, Maria Jesus Montero, confirmed a few days ago that in 2023 there will be a temporary tax on the rich.

The head of the executive highlighted the upwards revision of GDP to 1.5% as a clear sign of the strength of the Spanish economy.

"We believe that the way forward is to protect the social majority and make investments to modernize our economy and be more competitive than we were before this crisis", the prime minister said.

EU funds

In this regard, Sánchez highlighted the great opportunity that the European funds and the Government's reformist agenda represent for the modernization of all the territories.

"Thanks to European funds and the reforms we are carrying out, the Spanish economy has much more solid principles and pillars than it did a decade ago to tackle many of the crises we are experiencing", he explained.

The prime minister also highlighted the Government's social achievements in a context of inflation and economic uncertainty.

"We are going to continue to make progress in terms of rights, as we have achieved so far, while combating price rises with a set of aids that is unprecedented in the history of our country", he said.

Sanchez wants that "those who have the most, contribute the most"