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Spanish government seeks to muzzle protest with reforms

The indignados in full flow. But changes to the Criminal Code could seriously affect the movement and others like it. Photo: Guy Hedgecoe

A raft of changes to the Criminal Code seem designed to anticipate social unrest in Spain and the resurgence of the 15-M movement.

April 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

General strike hits Spain

General strike hits Spain

The first general strike against the centre-right government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was elected in November, took place on March 29 as unions and workers took to the streets against a new barrage of austerity measures in the midst of Spain’s deep economic crisis. The Rajoy administration insists that cutbacks and labour reforms are needed to bring Spain’s deficit under control and introduce flexibility to the workplace in the face of 23 percent unemployment. Unions claim the government “wants to end labour and social rights and finish off everything.”

April 1st, 2012 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Political turmoil threatens to rock Spain’s recovery

Spain is attempting to perform a tightrope act as it emerges from recession. However, current political developments risk upsetting the economy’s recovery.

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Zapatero’s summer of discontent

The Spanish government will have little time to enjoy an extremely narrow victory in pushing its austerity package through Congress. With the threat of a national strike –and possibly early elections– the prime minister can expect a torrid few months.

June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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