Spain will be one of the major recipients when the EU’s rescue package is drawn down. The country’s economy is at a standstill and unemployment is soaring.
Poverty had been widespread in Spain long before COVID-19 hit the southern European nation. Since the early 1980s, 10% of the population has been without a job. Stefanie Claudia Müller reports.
Amid the debate about coronabonds, the Spanish government wants to push through long-term financial measures to help the poorest. The idea perturbs even economists in Spain, as Stefanie Müller reports from Madrid.
Governments are offering financial help at an unprecedented peacetime level due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But many recipients face delays in receiving their cash, while needless bureaucracy leaves others with nothing.
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