Spain says ECB 'independent and professional'

Spanish economy minister Pedro Solbes told Reuters on Wednesday 20 December Spain supports the European Central Bank's policy and is in a different position to France.

French ministers have said rate increases and a strong euro are hurting growth.

Solbes said the ECB took decisions that were the best for the whole Eurozone, rather than individual members.

"I understand France's concerns, from France's point of view, but the position of Spain is a bit different, I completely respect decisions of

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