Spanish PM Sanchez to discuss EU recovery fund with Germany's Merkel

FILE PHOTO: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez takes part in a working session during the G5 Sahel summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania June 30, 2020. Ludovic Marin /Pool via REUTERS

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of a July 17-18 summit to discuss a planned European Union recovery fund, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday.

“Spain’s future is at stake in the coming days,” Montero said regarding the negotiations over the fund, from which Spain hopes to receive around 140 billion euros.

Reporting by Inti Landauro, Nathan Allen, Belen Carreno; Editing by Ingrid Melander