Twenty-seven per cent of Spain's population is unemployed - over six million people. In a ferociously competitive job market, Spaniards see learning a foreign language as the best way of distinguishing themselves from others.
Regional parties mitigate the threat of a single populist party winning national support.
As protestors surround Madrid, Catalonia ponders independence.
The country's 8,000 miners are determined to stop their jobs and communities disappearing.
Level seen as psychologically important
Another problem for the Spanish bailout
Yields at 6.5 per cent, Spanish-German spread over 5.
More than half a million Spanish people joined the ranks of the unemployed in 2011.