Spain not willing to replace Britain in post-Brexit EU driving force seats

epa08104012 Acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (C) delivers a speech during the second session of his investiture debate at Lower Chamber of Spanish Parliament, in Madrid, Spain, 05 January 2020. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faces his investiture debate for 14th legislative period after reaching an agreement with Catalan pro-independent party ERC and other minor parties. The Chamber will vote the investiture of Sanchez later today and if he does not obtain an absolute majority the vote will be repeated next 07 January when he only needs a simple majority. EPA-EFE/Juan Carlos Hidalgo

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Spain is not willing to compete to replace Britain as one of the three driving forces of the European Union, together with France and Germany.

Instead of trying to fulfill the role of the United Kingdom, which officially left the EU on January 31 in a process known as Brexit, the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is opting for ad hoc alliances with different member states depending on the issue at hand and Spain’s own interests, said diplomatic sources quoted by El Pais.

Via El Pais 

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