Tag: Mariano Rajoy

Spain protesters accuse EU of servility to markets

16   Mar    2013 MADRID (AFP) Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders’ handling of the financial crisis, condemning “an EU that belongs to the markets”. The marches, organised by Spain’s “indignados” protest movement, came after Cyprus announced it would […]

Spanish leader teeters under corruption scandal

Strapped for cash, Spaniards seethe over allegations of kickbacks to high-ranking Spanish officials, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.   From left, Popular Party Secretary General Maria Dolores de Cospedal, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and PP Vice Secretary Javier Arenas. The conservative party is under fire after allegations […]

Spain’s jobless figures hit record high

  Spain’s unemployment rate has climbed to its highest level ever, the Spanish government said Thursday, as a painful recession takes a toll on the debt-stricken nation. The latest official figures show 26.02% of the population without jobs in the last quarter of 2012, with just over 55% […]