During his annual speech on the state of the nation, Spanish PM and People's Party leader Mariano Rajoy proposed legal and criminal reforms to tackle corruption, and boasted of not having requested a bailout.

Opposition leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (Socialist Party) welcomed the pact on corruption, but requested more explanation on the case of Luis Barcenas, the PP’s former treasurer accused of making illegal payments to top ranking party officials and tax evasion.