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Escrivá highlights Spain's economic growth and the reduction of fiscal imbalance

MADRID, 15 May.

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Escrivá highlights Spain's economic growth and the reduction of fiscal imbalance

MADRID, 15 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The Minister for Digital Transformation and the Public Service, José Luis Escrivá, has celebrated the forecasts published this Wednesday by Brussels and has assured that Spain is not only growing above the rest of the countries in the euro zone, but that it is doing so by reducing imbalances, "and one of them is the fiscal one."

"It is not only the aggregate GDP figure, it is all the elements, let's say that accompany the macroeconomic picture to give a photograph of sustainable and balanced growth," Escrivá highlighted in an interview in La Sexta, collected by Europa Press.

The European Commission has calculated that Spain's deficit will fall to 3% in 2024, in line with the Government's forecasts, and to 2.8% in 2025, in this case, three tenths above national projections, but it notes a downward path driven by the favorable evolution of income and the progressive elimination of energy-related measures.

In this way, Brussels has endorsed the update of the Government's fiscal forecasts, which indicate that Spain will meet the 3% of GDP objective required by the new fiscal rules in 2024.

Furthermore, the Commission's projections are more optimistic than those of the Government regarding the growth of the economy, since they place it at 2.1% in 2024 - one tenth above the Government's forecast and four more than in the previous ones. forecasts--.

Asked about the problem of access to housing in Spain, Escrivá pointed out that he does not see a conflict in reducing home ownership, while at the same time he has shown his support for promoting affordable rentals.

Along these lines, he has maintained that the Autonomous Communities and city councils, which are the entities fundamentally responsible for the provision of housing, must be pushed through "decided" state policies, as he has stated that the Government is doing.