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.
Second-quarter GDP growth in Spain has come in at its strongest since 2007, before the country sank into recession. It's the country's fastest growth since 2007.
Angela Merkel and Mariano Rajoy have struck a positive note after meetings in Santiago de Compostela. Merkel and Rajoy walked a stretch of the Way of St. James, as Spain starts its own long road to economic recovery.
Spain’s difficult austerity measures are beginning to bear fruit, while the French government is being torn asunder by austerity politics. Europe needs more positive examples of reform writes DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
The Spanish government hails new data showing growth and a drop in unemployment. But for many people, the economic crisis which lasted over half a decade continues to bite.
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