Policy Update

Italy and Spain define common strategy ahead of EU council

In a meeting held in Madrid, Spain, on July 8, 2020, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez defined a common strategy on the EU response to COVID-19, ahead of the European Council meeting scheduled for July 17-18, 2020.

Italy and Spain have agreed upon measures including those pertaining to the European Commission’s recovery plan and the multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2021-2027. Conte and Sánchez will jointly call for a strong European economic response to COVID-19, focusing primarily on those most affected by the pandemic. 


Press release – La Moncloa (in Spanish)