After studying of the loss of life of Solbes this morning on the age of 80, each Sánchez and completely different socialist leaders and former leaders have expressed their condolences and have raised his profession and determine as a “nice public servant”, earlier than approaching this afternoon the burning chapel put in within the Mortuary of La Paz in Tres Cantos (Madrid).
There Sánchez, in statements to the media, has highlighted the “exemplary nature” of Solbes all through his profession with an “impeccable efficiency”, he has remarked, in addition to his “rigor” and dedication to Spain and the EU since he held positions with Felipe González.
Today is a tragic day for the socialist household. Pedro Solbes leaves us, a statesman devoted to serving his nation and defending social democratic values. Example of dedication to Spain and the European mission.
Hugs to your loved ones and associates. Forever with you, comrade. pic.twitter.com/Dodxgs2TKt
— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) March 18, 2023
In the identical sense, the previous President of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero -of whose cupboard he was a part of as Second Vice President and Minister of Economy and Finance between 2004 and 2009- has referred to Solbes as a politician with a protracted profession and who introduced collectively the very best qualities that may be attributed to a public servant: “seriousness, rigor, reliability and honesty”.
Among different Socialists who’ve attended the funeral chapel, the Government’s Vice President for Economic Affairs, Nadia Calviño, identified that Solbes was “a key particular person within the latest historical past of Spain” or within the building of the euro and added that he was a politician “all the time delivered to the final curiosity” and “dedicated to lowering inequalities and social development”.
Mourning within the PSOE
The loss of life of Solbes has emerged in the midst of the assembly of the Federal Committee of the PSOE, during which Sánchez has taken benefit of his closing intervention to recollect his determine and profession.
In addition, after studying of Solbes’ loss of life, the PSOE has printed an announcement during which it extols the “exemplary profession on the service of Spain and its establishments” and thanks the “work”, “dedication” and “vocation of public service to Spain and the European mission” by Pedro Solbes.
Subsequently, the reactions have occurred on social networks and in acts during which socialist leaders participated.
The third vice chairman and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, has praised the dedication, honesty and prudence of Solbes, and has ensured that it represents the very best that Spain and the PSOE have contributed to Spanish and European society .
Former Justice Minister Juan Fernando López Aguilar has been “devastated and shocked” by the loss of life of his cupboard mate, has demanded “absolute honor roll” for a politician “whose rigor, solvency and seriousness have been spectacular” and has praised serenity, his “good work” and his capability to print a message that made a distinction in all debates.
The Minister of Finance and Public Function and Deputy Secretary General of the PSOE, María Jesús Montero, has outlined Solbes as “a sensible man who contributed all his expertise to modernize the Spanish financial system and who was key to Spain’s accession to the European Community”. .
The Minister of Education and PSOE spokesperson, Pilar Alegría, recalled Solbes as “a terrific socialist, with an exemplary profession on the service of Spain and its establishments.”
The president of the Congress, Meritxell Batet, has highlighted the determine of Solbes as a reference for Spanish politics. “A elementary determine for the financial system of this nation”, “dedicated to the development of the EU”, and an instance of the train and vocation of public service.
The president of the Senate, Ander Gil, has lamented the loss of life of the minister and European commissioner and has identified that Solbes was “a terrific politician and colleague with an impeccable document of service to Spain”.
The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and PSOE candidate for Mayor of Madrid, Reyes Maroto, has additionally praised Solbes as “a terrific comrade and dedicated politician” and with a vocation for public service to Spain and Europe; “He has left an distinctive man,” she has famous.
“There isn’t any socialist who is just not unhappy in the present day,” stated the socialist spokesman in Congress, Patxi López, who assured that Solbes was “a key pillar for Spain to kind a part of the European Union; however, above all, an individual distinctive”.
There isn’t any socialist who is just not unhappy in the present day. Pedro Solbes, minister, vice-president, European commissioner and key pillar for Spain to kind a part of the European Union, has left us. But, above all, an distinctive particular person.
My sincerest condolences to his household.
— patxilopez (@patxilopez) March 18, 2023
The former Minister of Health Salvador Illa has agreed that it’s “a tragic day for the Socialists”, whom he has known as a “nice comrade and politician” and as a “calm and distinctive” particular person, and the previous Minister José Luis Ábalos He has defended that he was “a terrific democrat and Europeanist, defender of social rights and justice”.