Mariano Rajoy made these statements at a joint press conference with the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Ángel Gurría, who expressed full support for the reforms undertaken by the Spanish Government. In this regard, Mariano Rajoy stressed that the meeting was fruitful, interesting and useful because the OECD is a highly important institution that has its finger on the pulse of the world.
The two leaders analysed the package of reforms adopted by the Spanish Government and the strengthening of economic governance in the European Union that is aimed at enhancing the competitiveness and flexibility of European economies and dealing with the difficult economic situation.
The President of the Government explained that the steps taken at a national level must also correlate with those taken at a European level. Europe must continue down the line of greater coordination in terms of economic policies and a strengthened guarantee of budgetary discipline - the keys to regaining credibility and increased access to financing. Furthermore, it is also necessary to strengthen the global financial security network through increased funds for the International Monetary Fund and the European Stability Mechanism.
Both the President of the Government and the Secretary-General of the OECD have prioritised the fight against unemployment. Within this context, another of the issues they discussed was the future "Entrepreneurs Act", which will eliminate bureaucratic obstacles and reduce costs for SMEs, the main creators of jobs in Spain.