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European Journal

Spain: The Rich Neighbor

The border-town of La Linea is close to bankruptcy. Many citizens actually earn their living outside the Euro zone by smuggling or working illegally on the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. La Linea is struggling to pay its employees, and the town is facing massive unemployment.

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Back then corruption was quite open and the town's bureaucracy was huge. Now the town's true financial situation is slowly coming to light.