Public debt in Spain is skyrocketing, with the deficit at 5 percent. But Madrid blame much of the budget woes on the regions. Catalonia is most cash-strapped. The regional government isn’t even able to pay for medications.
To avoid thwarting the economic recovery, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is, again, set to turn a blind eye to the government's strict rules on public debt. The plan has been denounced as a pre-election spending spree.
Some 70,000 people in Spain's northwestern Galicia region have been given new stay-at-home orders following a surge in cases. Infections have also been reported at slaughterhouses in Austria. Follow DW for the latest.
Despite some mishaps, the COVID-19 testing procedure for travelers returning to Germany from high-risk areas is going well. But the debate remains: who should foot the bill?
The US regained 4.8 million jobs in June, according to official figures. However, some of those jobs could soon disappear again as the country renews shut downs amid an anticipated second wave. Follow DW for the latest.
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