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Tag: Spain political corruption

  • Tuesday, December 15th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

    Spain's electoral debate dominated by corruption accusations

    “The head of the government, Mr Rajoy, has to be a decent person, and you are not,” said Sanchez, accusing the premier of repeatedly lying to the public

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was accused of being unfit to govern by his socialist challenger Pedro Sanchez on Monday night in an unusually ferocious election debate held before this week's general election. Sanchez performance makes him a first line contender for highest office in Spain, even if Rajoy's party as forecasted wins the election

  • Monday, December 16th 2013 - 17:16 UTC

    Spain finally prepared to tackle political corruption: bill to control political parties finances

    “All illegal donations will have to be paid back,” said Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria

    Spain’s government proposed a law to control more tightly the financial activities of political parties, after corruption scandals in recent years involving both left and right. The law will ban legal and corporate entities from making donations to parties, and banks will no longer be allowed to cancel their debts or negotiate with them interest rates that would be below market levels. Donations are currently allowed up to a limit of 100,000 Euros a year.