April saw a fall in unemployment in Spain, owing to businesses in the tourist branch taking on more staff as the holiday season approaches. But elsewhere, the outlook remains bleak.
The Spanish parliament has voted in favor of a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over a funding scandal. His likely successor is the man who eventually brought him down.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has fended off calls to resign as Spain's parliamentary debate heads for a no-confidence vote. The Socialist opposition hopeful Pedro Sanchez is pitching to Catalan and Basque nationalists.
Europe's largest economy keeps powering ahead amid higher growth on the continent and elsewhere, creating more and more jobs and driving the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since German unification in 1990.
Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, who was appointed to administer Catalonia, faces her biggest test yet. If she manages the crisis, some say she may one day end up as Spain's prime minister.
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