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Spain cracks down on judicial human rights activism

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The Spanish Parliament has voted to press ahead with a bill which will limit the ability of Spanish judges to pursue human rights cases outside the country.

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Spanish Popular Party ‘laments’ Mandela’s passing but votes against statue in favour of Franco

Spanish right-wing ruling Popular Party “laments the loss of Nelson Mandela” on its Twitter account. A few months earlier they voted against naming a street after Mandela – a street called “July 18″ (in honour of the day Franco rose against the Republic in 1936).

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Opinion: It’s time the EU faced its inner demons

The Eurozone has returned to growth, but it is still suffering from serious internal problems and needs significant reforms.

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It’s time for Spain’s indignados to grow up

United Left needs a resounding endorsement, shouted loud and clear from the streets, if radical change in Spain is to have a fighting chance.

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UK youth unemployment third worst in OECD – what are the lessons to be learnt?

The UK has the third worst level of youth unemployment in the OECD, with only crisis-hit Greece and Spain having higher levels, a new report out today reveals.

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Spanish Treasury broke? Not when it comes to arms…

With deep austerity in place in Spain hitting workers, hospitals and school hardest is it really fair €1.7 billion has been loaned to the Ministry of Defence?

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Spain: Rubalcaba gets irresponsible

Tweet  Tom Gill  is a London-based writer who blogs at www.revolting-europe.com  on European affairs from a radical left perspective. The Spanish socialists have ditched ‘responsible opposition’. But have they got enough fight to stop Rajoy?  ‘Responsible opposition’ has been the watchword of Spain’s socialists since their inglorious defeat by the right wing Popular Party at the elections of […]

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As Spanish bond yields break 7%, the eurozone banking deal begins to unravel

A week ago, Spain secured an advantageous bank deal to drive down soaring bond yields: today, Spanish securities broke the 7% threshold. What’s gone wrong?

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After Italy and Spain play hardball, Europe is a step closer to issuing eurobonds

At an overnight EU summit on the debt crisis, Monti and Rajoy face Germany down, securing direct access to bailout funds for struggling banks.

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The Spanish banking crisis: Europe between a rock and a hard place

With the imminent recapitalisation of Spain’s banks, concerns grow that the Eurozone’s €100bn bailout may prove insufficient, triggering a greater crisis

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