Spain's PM backs economy minister as potential candidate to head euro group

Spanish PM Sanchez speaks during a session in Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday he would look favourably on the country's economy minister becoming a candidate to lead the euro zone's group of finance ministers.

Sanchez said Spain would be "very interested" in leading the so-called euro group, adding it was an "honour" that Economy Minister Nadia Calvino had been tipped as a leading candidate after Portugal's Mario Centeno said he would step down from the post.


(Reporting by Joan Faus; Editing by Mark Potter)