Es evidente que cubren lo que no podemos cubrir y que al hacerlo evitan que tengamos que pagarlo a través de deuda. Además lo hacen a un interes preferente. Blanco y en botella, un rescate.
9 June 2012
Eurogroup statement on Spain
The Eurogroup supports the efforts of the Spanish authorities to resolutely
address the restructuring of its financial sector and it welcomes their intention
to seek financial assistance from euro area Member States to this effect.
The Eurogroup has been informed that the Spanish authorities will present a
formal request shortly and is willing to respond favourably to such a request.
The financial assistance would be provided by the EFSF/ESM for
recapitalisation of financial institutions. The loan will be scaled to provide an
effective backstop covering for all possible capital requirements estimated by
the diagnostic exercise which the Spanish authorities have commissioned to
the external evaluators and the international auditors. The loan amount must
cover estimated capital requirements with an additional safety margin,
estimated as summing up to EUR 100 billion in total.
Following the formal request, an assessment should be provided by the
Commission, in liaison with the ECB, EBA and the IMF, as well as a proposal for
the necessary policy conditionality for the financial sector that shall
accompany the assistance.
The Eurogroup considers that the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring
(F.R.O.B.), acting as agent of the Spanish government, could receive the
funds and channel them to the financial institutions concerned. The Spanish
government will retain the full responsibility of the financial assistance and will
sign the MoU.
The Eurogroup notes that Spain has already implemented significant fiscal
and labour market reforms and measures to strengthen the capital base of
the Spanish banks. The Eurogroup is confident that Spain will honour its
commitments under the excessive deficit procedure and with regard to
structural reforms, with a view to correcting macroeconomic imbalances in
the framework of the European semester. Progress in these areas will be
closely and regularly reviewed also in parallel with the financial assistance.
Beyond the determined implementation of these commitments, the
Eurogroup considers that the policy conditionality of the financial assistance
should be focused on specific reforms targeting the financial sector, including
restructuring plans in line with EU state-aid rules and horizontal structural
reforms of the domestic financial sector.
We invite the IMF to support the implementation and monitoring of the
financial assistance with regular reporting.