June 14, 2020 / 12:52 PM / 25 days ago

Spain's PM backs economy minister as potential candidate to head euro group

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a session to request a sixth extension of the state of emergency amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 3, 2020. Dani Duch/Pool via REUTERS

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday he would look favourably on the country’s economy minister becoming a candidate to lead the euro zone’s group of finance ministers.

Sanchez said Spain would be “very interested” in leading the so-called euro group, adding it was an “honour” that Economy Minister Nadia Calvino had been tipped as a leading candidate after Portugal’s Mario Centeno said he would step down from the post.

Reporting by Joan Faus; Editing by Mark Potter

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