Spain's government on Friday presented an administrative overhaul plan aimed at saving some 37.7 billion euros (some $49 billion) through 2015.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet on Friday approved the plan's initial measures, which include merging or shutting down some public agencies.
Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said half of the total savings over the next two years would come from lower spending on public-sector personnel.
In a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Saenz de Santamaria said these savings stem from measures adopted earlier, including eliminating days off or extending the work day.
Some concrete measures that will affect citizens include the digitization of some services provided by the Iberian nation's National Health System. EFE