Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced last Sunday that he would return 400 euros to every taxpayer in Spain, some 13 million. He said the measure would be approved at the first cabinet meeting of his new government if he is re-elected. It will cost the government some five billion euros to implement the measure. Sr Zapatero made the announcement at the two-day meeting held over the weekend to finalise the Socialist Party’s election programme. The meeting was attended by most members of the Socialist government as well as regional presidents such as Manuel Chavez, president of the Junta de Andalucia, who is also president of the Socialist Party.
PM PROMISES 400 EUROS EACH TO TAXPAYERS