According to this Reuters article Spain is actually taking the relevant economic steps – but as ever their PR in particular Rajoy’s image, has been the failing point.
German and EU officials laud Spain’s efforts in implementing structural economic reforms and spending cuts but say fixing the government’s communication policy should be Rajoy’s top priority.
“They are really doing more than anyone would have expected. For an economy of its size, it really is an impressive set of steps that are being taken,” said a senior European diplomat. “But they’ve been really dreadful in their communications.”