"'What I see is ignorance of what is reality, but especially of the potential of the Spanish economy,'" said Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.
Maria Dolores Cospedal, leader of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Popular Party, noted that 'Spain is not on fire from all sides like some on the outside have suggested.' Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo called it 'very unfortunate that other countries should be put up as examples' when the facts are skewed."
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.