madrid - The Social Democrat Pedro Sánchez will present his minority cabinet on Wednesday with a technocrat from the EU headquarters Brussels, Nadia Calviño, as Minister of Finance. The 49-year-old Galician-based economist worked for years at the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs when she settled in Brussels in 2006 to work for the European Commission.
Her last job there was Director-General Budget under Commissioner Günther Oettinger. With an EU top official at the helm of finance, the change of government in Madrid does not resemble the 'Eurosceptic upheaval' in Rome.
Two parties that blame a lot of problems on the EU and the euro, the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Lega, have installed a majority government there at the beginning of this month.