April 8, 2014
Even with the government falsely claiming that the crisis is over, only 1% of Spaniards believe the economic situation is “good,” a recent poll showed.
From the Local:
Spain’s National Research Council has shed some light on what the average Joe in Spain really thinks of the country’s economic recovery and the positive stance the ruling popular party has adopted when dealing with the press since the beginning of 2014.
After carrying out 2500 interviews at the start of March, the official body has concluded that 44.4 percent of the population still feels the financial situation is “very bad”, while 40.1 percent label it as just “bad”.
In fact, a staggering 42.5 percent view the current economic climate as even worse than 2013’s.
Only 9.1 percent think there has been some improvement, while the figure for those who believe it will get even worse is even more pessimistic: 23.6 percent.
When asked about their own finances, 58 percent responded that they expected to be no better off next year than they are now.
Meanwhile, Spaniards without jobs are getting kicked out of Germany.
From the Local:
With Germany following in the footsteps of Belgium and Switzerland after announcing new measures that could limit EU job migrant numbers, roughly 10,000 Spaniards on German jobseekers allowance now face expulsion.
Up to 291 Spanish jobseekers receiving unemployment benefits in Belgium were forced to leave the country in 2013, new data published in Spain’s El Mundo newspaper reveals.
This makes Spaniards the third largest group of EU migrants kicked out of Belgium last year after Bulgarians and Romanians, a total of 2,712 citizens labelled as an “excessive burden on the country’s social security system”.
The trend is now set to continue in the eurozone’s powerhouse —Germany —where Chancellor Angela Merkel recently announced EU job migrants who haven’t signed a job contract after six months in the country will also be given their marching orders.
According to Spain’s official work agency, unemployment among Spaniards living in Germany has risen by 49 percent in the last three years.
By the last quarter of 2013, 59,241 Spanish nationals in Germany had a job while 6,592 didn’t.
Approximately 7,027 of those who were working weren’t paying contributions, however.
More importantly, the 10,469 Spaniards on unemployment benefits now face being stripped of their ability to operate freely within Germany.
It’s fair enough that the Germans don’t want jobless Spaniards taking siesta on their dime, but what about the 6 million Muslims setting the streets on fire while claiming benefits?
And how is it that Merkel has the nerve to eject Spaniards from Germany while dictating that Greece, Italy and Spain must accept unlimited numbers of subhuman boat people?