Spanish Government’s Response Plan to the War in Ukraine

April 2022

On 29 March 2022, the Spanish Council of Ministers adopted several measures to mitigate the economic and social impact in Spain of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The measures were adopted urgently through Royal Decree-Law 6/2022, which sets out a plan to deploy EUR 16 billion (“Plan”). This briefing covers the Plan’s main points. Most of the Plan’s provisions apply from 31 March (except for those on fuel discounts, which do so from 1 April). Although the Plan is now in full force, Congress would need to ratify it within 30 days. Congress could also resolve to process the Plan as a bill, in which case Parliament could implement further changes.