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Spain's taxpayers will never get most of bank bailout money back - report

Spain's government has reportedly admitted it will never get back much of the more than 50 billion euros used to bail out the countries' banks according to a report the newspaper El Pais.

Spain's government has reportedly admitted it will never get back much of the more than 50 billion euros used to bail out the countries' banks according to a report the newspaper El Pais.

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Tourism boom bring down Spanish jobless total

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.

The number of people registered as out of work in Spain fell by 2.23 percent in July from a month earlier, fuelled by a bumper tourist season.

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Holiday jobs mean big fall in Spanish unemployment

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

Tourism jobs boosted the number of people in work in Spain in June. The total of registered unemployed fell to its lowest level since September 2009.

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Spain seeks jobs and a government after general election

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain in the European Union has dominated the news headlines over recent weeks.

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain in the European Union has dominated the news headlines over recent weeks.

Europe

EU gives Spain, Portugal more time on deficits

The European Commission has shied away from punishing Spain and Portugal over their excessive budget deficits.

The European Commission has shied away from punishing Spain and Portugal over their excessive budget deficits.

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Services and construction jobs reduce Spanish unemployment total for April

Seasonal factors meant the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in April by 83,599, but remains above four million where it has been for since 2010.

Seasonal factors meant the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell in April by 83,599, but remains above four million where it has been for since 2010.

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Unemployment in Spain: a life without hope?

Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to

Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to

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Spain: long road to recovery

Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as

Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as

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Mariano Rajoy, Spanish conservative rolls with the punches

Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got

Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got

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Spain's sweet economy: alive, well and living in Alicante

The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean

The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean

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Spanish election debate descends into row ahead of Sunday's poll

Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy

Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy

Europe

Spanish election: redrawing the political map of Spain

On the Network this week Chris Burns and his guests look at what is at stake in Spain’s general election later this month. Can the ruling Partido

On the Network this week Chris Burns and his guests look at what is at stake in Spain’s general election later this month. Can the ruling Partido

Business

Spain's unemployment falls by 27,000 ahead of election

After rising over three months, unemployment in Spain fell in November – providing a welcome headline boost for the government less than three weeks

After rising over three months, unemployment in Spain fell in November – providing a welcome headline boost for the government less than three weeks

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Unemployment in Spain down to lowest level since 2011

Spain’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level for over four years. Figures from the country’s National Statistics Institute showed that it

Spain’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level for over four years. Figures from the country’s National Statistics Institute showed that it

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Spanish government's pre-election budget giveaway

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has outlined his government’s budget for 2016. The July timing of the announcement is significant in that it

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has outlined his government’s budget for 2016. The July timing of the announcement is significant in that it

Business

Jobless rate in Spain falls to lowest level in over three years

The jobless rate in Spain for the second quarter has fallen to the lowest levels in over three years. But at 22.4 percent the unemployment rate is

The jobless rate in Spain for the second quarter has fallen to the lowest levels in over three years. But at 22.4 percent the unemployment rate is

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Is sun shining on Spain's 'Golden Visa' regime?

Spain’s ‘Golden Visa’ scheme has been helping to bolster a recovery in parts of the country’s luxury property market. Launched in 2013, the scheme

Spain’s ‘Golden Visa’ scheme has been helping to bolster a recovery in parts of the country’s luxury property market. Launched in 2013, the scheme

Business

Spanish consumer price slide slows

Spanish consumer prices fell again for their 11th straight month in May, by 0.2% year-on-year. However strip out food and oil prices and core

Spanish consumer prices fell again for their 11th straight month in May, by 0.2% year-on-year. However strip out food and oil prices and core

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Spain's slow, steady reduction in unemployment

Spain’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in May. Labour Ministry data showed 117,985 fewer people were registered as being

Spain’s unemployment rate fell for the fourth consecutive month in May. Labour Ministry data showed 117,985 fewer people were registered as being

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Spanish output jumps to seven-year high

Spain’s Q1 figures are in, and they show that output expanded at 0.9%, its fastest rate in seven years. It places the government on target to meet

Spain’s Q1 figures are in, and they show that output expanded at 0.9%, its fastest rate in seven years. It places the government on target to meet

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GDP growth cheers Spain with more to come says bank

Spain’s economic output expanded by 0.8% in the three months to December says the latest government forecasts, while in the first three months of

Spain’s economic output expanded by 0.8% in the three months to December says the latest government forecasts, while in the first three months of

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Andalusia election ushers in new pressures on governing Socialists

A colossal challenge faces the regional government of Andalusia, the most populated of Spain’s regions, with 8.4 million people. From the regional

A colossal challenge faces the regional government of Andalusia, the most populated of Spain’s regions, with 8.4 million people. From the regional

Business

Spain staring down a deflationary gun barrel

Spanish consumer prices have fallen by 1.1 percent in December making it a sixth straight month of declining prices. Madrid expects the trend to

Spanish consumer prices have fallen by 1.1 percent in December making it a sixth straight month of declining prices. Madrid expects the trend to

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Spain's unemployment figures fall

The number of people out of work in Spain fell for the month of November. There was a drop of 6.2 percent on the year, the sharpest annual dip in any

The number of people out of work in Spain fell for the month of November. There was a drop of 6.2 percent on the year, the sharpest annual dip in any

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Spanish jobless rate rises

Spain’s jobless rate has gone up again. It rose by 19,720 in September from the previous month, leaving 4.45 million people out of work. The

Spain’s jobless rate has gone up again. It rose by 19,720 in September from the previous month, leaving 4.45 million people out of work. The