MADRID, 18 OCT – Spain will avoid an economic recession in 2023, despite the probable slowdown to which the country’s economy will be subject: this is the forecast of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, according to what he said during a speech in the Senate, leaning on data from international organizations. “We will be leaders in Europe in terms of growth”, he said in a passage of his speech, taken up by the Iberian media, “but it must be clear to everyone: if the current indicators are maintained, there is nothing to celebrate” . Sánchez had asked to speak in the Senate to illustrate, in particular, the government’s energy policies, such as the three billion euro package approved today by the Council of Ministers. “We will deploy all the necessary resources to continue defending the common people, because this government acts in favor of the social majority,” added the prime minister. Sánchez’s speeches in the Senate are the only moment in which direct confrontations can take place in parliament between the premier and the leader of the opposition, the popular Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who has precisely assigned a seat in this chamber. “Mr. Sánchez, the Spaniards have stopped believing in you,” the opposing leader said today, addressing the premier directly. (HANDLE).