Government approves EUR 140m for victims
13 April 2004, MADRID – Spain's new premier José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero held his last meeting Tuesday with outgoing prime minister José María Aznar before assuming power.
13 April 2004
MADRID – Spain's new premier José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero held his last meeting Tuesday with outgoing prime minister José María Aznar before assuming power.
The two leaders held a one-hour meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid.
The meeting, which is largely a formality, was designed for Aznar and Zapatero to discuss any other points before the investiture of the Socialist leader starts on Thursday.
Zapatero will take over power for real on Monday next.
Aznar then presided over the last meeting of the outgoing government, in which it approved EUR 140 for the victims of the 11 March terrorist attack.
The families of the 191 people who died and the 1,500 people who were injured are all to receive compensation payments from the state.
The money will come from the government's Contingency Fund.
This was expected to be the last meeting of the conservative government of Aznar's Popular Party.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news