Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday that Spain will comply with the ruling of the European Union's Court of Justice affirming that the Spanish regulations governing evictions run counter to community law.

Rajoy referred to the ruling in remarks to reporters upon his arrival in Brussels to participate in the meeting being held by leaders of the center-right European People's Party, or EPP, a few hours prior to the EU summit.

The premier said that the government is studying the ruling and that there are some procedural problems that Spanish authorities are trying to rectify.

He noted that the Spanish law on evictions was passed a number of years ago and that, after the EU court's decision and the analysis of it being made by Madrid's judicial services, the government will take action on it.

"Taking advantage of the fact that now there is a royal decree law being processed in Congress to improve the situation, we will make sure to adjust it to what they are asking of us there," Rajoy said. EFE