The German housing market is regulated to ensure that house prices just keep falling. That is one reason Germany is such a successful economy.
The chancellor is re-elected but AfD nationalists make a historic breakthrough, sparking protests.
Corruption in Spain: Inside jobs
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Spain has avoided facing up to its banking problems.
A new law in Spain revives the debate over whether illegal immigrants should receive free public healthcare.
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Treanor, 'Angela Merkel dashes hopes of lasting settlement on Eurozone debt' in The Guardian
Toynbee, 'Why Spain's struggling welfare system is leading to panic over future pensions' in The Guardian Article setting out that, despite immense changes in Spanish society, welfare in Spain faces huge challenges.
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J. Hung, 'Berlin's housing bubble and the backlash against hipster tourists' in The Guardian (2012).
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