ROCK legend Bono has called on Europe to support Spain and help it out of the economic crisis.
The U2 frontman was speaking at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin, where Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was actually a guest.
In a long and well applauded speech he spoke about the EU as a family which should help each member out, as well as the economy, racism against Africans and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who was also present.
“You’ve got Prime Minister Rajoy just this week urging the EU to make structural reforms that will create liquidity in the Spanish economy” he said.
“Maybe you will. But beyond that, where is the family’s response?”
“Where is our Europe-wide campaign to spotlight Spain, to encourage others to take their holidays there, to buy Spanish goods, listen to Spanish music?”
Rajoy did not appear wildly pleased with Bono’s speech, but did applaud at the end.
Bono also joked about U2 making a flamenco album to help Spain, but concluded with ‘well, maybe not’.