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US News: Scholz Meeting Sanchez in Madrid, Budgets and Immigration on Menu

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Spain-Germany: Scholz Meeting Sanchez in Madrid, Budgets & Immigration on Menu

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Madrid / Berlin (Reuters) - German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, meets Monday in Madrid the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, and the two men should strive to find common ground on topics Sensitive at European level, including fiscal policy and immigration are in good position.

Pedro Sanchez hopes a lot of this first visit of Angela Merkel's Social Democratic successor, several sources explaining that he considered her a stage of reconstruction of a Madrid-Berlin axis.

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"Things were going well with the Merkel government but Scholz belongs to our social democratic family. There is a greater ideological proximity," said Reuters of Spanish government sources.


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Olaf Scholz and Pedro Sanchez, who must hold a joint press conference at 15:00 GMT, should take advantage of the opportunity To promote a more egalitarian distribution of refugees in the European Union, said Achim Post, the Secretary-General of the Socialist Group of the European Parliament from the German Social Democrat Party (SPD).

Madrid and Berlin had moved away from the debt crisis in 2020, during which Germany was perceived by the Spaniards as one of the major "frugal" countries in the North of the EU, as opposed to the nations of the South often qualified as "vacuums".

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For the Sanchez government, the visit of Olaf Scholz must therefore be the starting point of the rapprochement of these two blocks, said a senior Spanish government official.

"We will not give up our agreements with Paris and Rome, who remain key partners," he added.

Madrid hopes to convince Berlin to support a relaxation of the rules of the Stability and European Growth Pact, suspended since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, which would reduce the deficit and debt objectives to levels. more "reasonable".

The subject is also on the menu of the discussions of the finance ministers of the euro zone this Monday in Brussels.

(French version Marc Angrand, edited by Blandine Hénault)

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