The event was attended by the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque. The Vice President and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, María Aránzazu González, Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá, and Minister of Universities, Manuel Castells.
In her speech, the vice president highlighted the work done in the last 19 months, which has allowed, "in a complex international context", to strengthen confidence in Spain with a "responsible, coherent and moderate economic policy based on three clear axes: discipline fiscal, social sensitivity and structural reforms ".
To meet the challenges of the legislature that begins, Nadia Calviño has valued the "clear roadmap of the Government", while highlighting the dialogue as an essential element for the search for effective solutions.
Finally, the vice president has highlighted the "important assets of the Spanish economy", which has shown "a great capacity for resistance and adaptation", key characteristics to face the "great transformations of our time, since the digital revolution, scientific, technological, climate change or the demographic challenge. "
As Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño is responsible for the proposal and execution of the Government's policy on economic matters and for reforms to improve competitiveness, telecommunications and the information society, as well as the execution of the policy for digital transformation and the development and promotion of artificial intelligence.
Under his direction are included the Secretaries of State of Economy and Support to the Company; Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence and Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures.
Nadia Calviño joined the first Government of Pedro Sánchez on June 7, 2018 as Minister of Economy and Business. Until that time I had been holding positions of responsibility in the European Commission: General Director of Budgets, Deputy General Director of Financial Services and Deputy General Director at the General Directorate of Competition. Previously, she developed her career in the Spanish Administration, where, among other functions, she served as general director of Defense of Competition, deputy general director of Mergers and deputy general director of Legal Affairs in the Service of Defense of Competition.