Spain to reform labour laws to reduce unemployment as part of EU deal, minister says

Reuters , Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

Arancha Gonzalez
Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez arrives for a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Belgium July 13, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Spain intends to reform its labour laws to reduce the structural unemployment rate as part of commitments tied to the disbursement of the EU recovery fund approved earlier this week, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez said on Wednesday.

"Our pending task is to carry out reforms with consensus of all the political, social forces of the country," she said on Wednesday in an interview with Spanish TV channel La Sexta.

She did not elaborate on how the laws would be reformed.

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