Tuesday, February 27

Sánchez and Scholz will chair the Spanish-German summit in A Coruña, which has not been held for seven years

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, will chair the Spanish-German summit on October 5 and 6 in A Coruña, a bilateral meeting that had not been held for seven years. The governments of both countries have been working in recent months to finalize this bilateral meeting, and Sánchez and Scholz ratified in their meeting last week in Meseberg (Germany) that the appointment would be on October 5 and 6 in Spain.

Government sources have informed Efe that the summit will be held in A Coruña, with which these meetings between the two countries return to Galicia after Santiago de Compostela hosted them in August 2014. The bulk of the summit’s agenda It will be concentrated on Wednesday, October 5, although it will last until the following day, when Sánchez and Scholz will have to travel to Prague to participate in an informal meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union.

The issues to be discussed at that meeting of the European Council will be present on the agenda of the summit, as well as various issues of bilateral relations and challenges facing the two countries, Europe and the entire international community in the face of the consequences of the war in Ukraine .

Sánchez and Scholz, who will be accompanied by several ministers from their respective governments, will have the opportunity to specifically analyze the situation of the energy crisis. Before her, the German chancellor endorsed last week before Sánchez the Spanish aspiration to promote the gas interconnection with France through the Pyrenees (the so-called (MidCat), but the French president, Emanuel Macron, maintains his opposition to that project.