Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy "will not change anything: neither the government or its economic strategy," remarks El Mundo, in the wake of meetings Granada and in Ireland, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency.

The announcement has come only a few days after the publication of Spain's latest unemployment figures, which now shows more than 6 million people are without work (the equivalent of 27.19 per cent of the workforce), and against a backdrop of economic austerity demanded by EU authorities.

However, “'patience' should be based on expectations,” complains the daily, adding that no expectations are possible "in the absence of any effort to implement indispensable structural reforms, and in an ongoing situation that is leading to disaster."