globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, May 16, 2013, 1:15 AM
Here is an amusing set of back-to-back headlines regarding Spain.
Via Mish-modified Google translate from La Vanguardia Brussels Puts Spain Under Surveillance for Economic Imbalances
Spain will be placed under European supervision and its political leeway in deciding what reforms the economy agree will be reduced.
European monitoring will take place in the labor market and a review of the pension system and some economic reforms from now must be agreed with Brussels. Spain gets “two extra years to reduce the deficit to make reforms to improve the competitiveness of the economy” in exchange for increased reinsurance the sources said.
It will be the first time the EU put in place the new mechanism adopted following the outbreak of the crisis to allow Brussels to monitor the implementation of the reform agenda, make proposals and, above all, ensure that measures are taken According to the schedule.
This sort of preemptive rescue aims to give the impression to markets that are under control and problems being solved, which is crucial in the case of this country case to avoid asking the rescue.