The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, said yesterday in Berlin, where he met with his German counterpart Angela Merkel, that the alleged corruption charges against him and the members of his party are “absolutely false.”
“Everything that concerns me and my party colleagues listed there is in no way true, only some things,” said Rajoy during a joint news conference with Merkel at the end of the German-Spanish summit.
The name of Rajoy, president of the Partido Popular (PP) since 2004, appeared in a handwritten accounting documents belonging to two former treasurers of the party, according to which he would have received, like other leaders, bonuses of illegal donations from businessmen for private training.
The German president expressed his full support and confidence in Rajoy to continue with structural reforms needed, and accepted his request for Germany to make policies to support the growth of the European Union (EU). “I have the impression that the whole government in Spain, including the president, is working to reduce unemployment, structural reforms and return Spain to the strength it deserves,” he said.
In Madrid, the PP number three, Carlos Floriano announced that legal actions against those who “published” or “leaked” information implicating its leaders in the alleged corruption case. The information began to be released Thursday by the newspaper El Pais.