Spain: Government shuffles Cabinet

MADRID, April 7 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez has reshuffled his Cabinet amid an increasing financial crisis and a bolstered political opposition.

Spain's economy deteriorates, analysts say

MADRID, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Analysts have issued dire warnings about the state of banks in Spain, as many economic sectors have deteriorated, sources said.

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Spain: Minister proposes spending cuts

MADRID, March 31 (UPI) -- Spain must cut back on public spending to reduce the deficit and curb inflation, Economic Minister Pedro Solbes said Friday.

Italy urged to shore up finances

BRUSSELS, April 8 (UPI) -- Italy has been strongly urged by the European Union to shore up its rapidly deteriorating public finances with an "immediate change of policy."

EU chief plays down missing millions

LUXEMBOURG, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The European Commission president is in damage control mode in the midst of a scandal involving millions of missing euros, a report said Friday.

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Euro zone speculates on interest cut

BRUSSELS, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- European markets are speculating that euro-zone interest rates will be cut Thursday after statements that followed a euro-group meeting in Brussels Monday night

Euro zone may be healthy

BRUSSELS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pedro Solbes suggested Wednesday that better-than-expected US growth figures may be an indicator that the economic situation in the euro zone is better than has been estimated.

Pedro Solbes Mira (b. August 31, 1942 in Pinoso, Alicante) is a Spanish economist. While independent in the sense of not affiliated to any party, his various ministerial roles in Spain have always been within Socialist Workers' Party cabinets. His most recent ministerial positions were Second Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance in the government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero which he held from 2004 to 2009.

He had previously been Agriculture and Fisheries minister (1991-1993) and Finance minister (1993-1996) and deputy representing Alicante for the same party until 1999.

Appointed by then Spanish premier José María Aznar (of the main competing party Partido Popular) he was a European commissioner for Monetary affairs in the European Commission presided by Romano Prodi (the Prodi Commission).

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