Spain continues to slide deeper into recession. Economic output fell by 0.7 percent on the same period in 2011. It's the steepest decline in three years. Spending cuts and tax hikes are putting the brakes on growth.
Europe's embattled car market has seen its sales figures dwindle in recent years, as the Continent recovered from the global financial crisis. But new figures suggest the worst may be over.
The European Central Bank is trying to reinvigorate the eurozone economy with low interest rates and billions of euros in fresh credit. For some, its efforts are insufficient. For others they go too far.
Public debt in the 18-member eurozone soared to a record high in the first quarter of 2014. The embattled economies of southern European nations accounted for much of the increase.
Spain's national parliament has overwhelmingly rejected a resolution calling for a referendum on independence in Catalonia. But the province's president has vowed to forge ahead with the campaign for secession.
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