Spain -Premature declarations of victory -January 16, 2014

For the past six years, the European Commission has predicted that Spain would return to solid growth in two years’ time. They are now forecasting the same recovery in 2014-2015 that they predicted in 2010 for 2011-2012. However, further cuts would be a disaster for economic recovery, a disaster for public services, and for social cohesion. Even the IMF recognised that they have been more harmful than expected.



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