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Because of its location, Spain is very vulnerable to climate change, and thus the government has made climate change policy formation a priority.1 This has allowed them to form the "Coordination Commission of Climate Change Policies" and to establish a national office to deal with potential crises.2 Spain also has strong ties with Latin America, which is internationally considered a hub for the development of renewable energy.3

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1 http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/countries/spain
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3 http://www.realinstitutoelcano.org/wps/portal/web/rielcano_en/contenido?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/elcano/elcano_es/zonas_es/politicaexteriorespanola/eee18-2014-lazaro-lopezgunn-climate-change-in-spain-future-foreign-policy#.VG5S25PF8vU
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Spain News

New York Times 
Spain is determined to prevent a Catalonian referendum on independence, even though its tough attitude toward Catalan leaders has probably only increased enthusiasm for a measure with questionable support. A new round in a long game of chicken ... See more..
The Sun 
Danniella Westbrook spotted arriving at her new strip club in Spain. Former EastEnders star is revamping the club and will be opening it to the public soon. By Ellie Henman, Showbiz Reporter. 23rd June 2017, 8:32 pm. Updated: 23rd June 2017, 9:28 pm. See more..
Variety 
Miami-based BTF Media, producer of Disney's Juan Gabriel biopic “Hasta que te conocí,” probably the most successful TV drama on the Spanish-language TV landscape last year, is kicking-off operations in Spain as a bridgehead for its European expansion. See more..
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Washington Post 
But according to Carles Vilarrubi, the vice president of Messi's club team Barcelona, the Spanish tax authorities have an ulterior motive: The want to show Cristiano Ronaldo — another soccer titan accused by Spain of tax fraud — that he doesn't have ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Spain had already qualified for the semi-finals of the U21 European Championship in Poland but they didn't stray from their winning narrative against Serbia. In their final Group B game they could have found it difficult to motivate themselves after ... See more..
Goal.com 
The defender, 34, will hang up his boots following an unsuccessful spell at West Ham, where he only played three Premier League matches. Former West Ham, Real Madrid and Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbeloa revealed he is retiring from football. Arbeloa ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Spain's best-performing investment over the last 30 years may be the black-and-yellow cab you hailed the last time you were in Barcelona. The secondary-market value of a license to operate a taxi in the Catalan capital rose 503 percent from 1987 to ... See more..
Variety 
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — Spain's Boomerang TV Group and Argentina's Underground Producciones, two of the most active TV fiction production houses on the Spanish-language TV scene, have inked to co-produce “El Extranjero,” a TV series ... See more..
Archinect 
Renzo Piano's first big commission in Spain, The Centro Botín, is opening today. The architect claims that its comparisons with the museum that became a model for culture-driven regeneration schemes worldwide are too simplistic. According the president ... See more..
Bullets Forever (blog) 
Belgium made history with their semifinals appearance in the EuroBasket Women 2017 tournament. It isn't just their first appearance in the semifinals. Their win over Italy on Thursday punched their ticket to the 2018 FIBA World Cup, their first ever. See more..
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Geography

Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France
Area

Total 505,370 sq km
Land 498,980 sq km
Water 6,390 sq km

***NOTE*** there are two autonomous cities - Ceuta and Melilla - and 17 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco - Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera
Climate

temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast
Natural Resources

coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts, occasional flooding

volcanism: volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, located off Africa's northwest coast; Teide (elev. 3,715 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; La Palma (elev. 2,426 m), which last erupted in 1971, is the most active of the Canary Islands volcanoes; Lanzarote is the only other historically active volcano volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, located off Africa's northwest coast; Teide (elev. 3,715 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; La Palma (elev. 2,426 m), which last erupted in 1971, is the most active of the Canary Islands volcanoes; Lanzarote is the only other historically active volcano
Current Environmental Issues

pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents from the offshore production of oil and gas; water quality and quantity nationwide; air pollution; deforestation; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Spanish
Population
47,370,542 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

After almost 15 years of above average GDP growth, the Spanish economy began to slow in late 2007 and entered into a recession in the second quarter of 2008. GDP contracted by 3.7% in 2009, ending a 16-year growth trend, and by another 0.3% in 2010; GDP expanded 0.4% in 2011, before contracting 1.4% in 2012. The economy has once again fallen into recession as deleveraging in the private sector, fiscal consolidation, and continued high unemployment weigh on domestic demand and investment, even as exports have shown signs of resiliency. The unemployment rate rose from a low of about 8% ...See More in 2007 to 26.0% in 2012. The economic downturn has also hurt Spain's public finances. The government budget deficit peaked at 11.2% of GDP in 2010 and the process to reduce this imbalance has been slow despite the central government's efforts to raise new tax revenue and cut spending. Spain reduced its budget deficit to 9.4% of GDP in 2011, and roughly 7.4% of GDP in 2012, above the 6.3% target negotiated between Spain and the EU. Although Spain''s large budget deficit and poor economic growth prospects remain a source of concern for foreign investors, the government''s ongoing efforts to cut spending and introduce flexibility into the labor markets are intended to assuage these concerns. The government is also taking steps to shore up the banking system, namely by using up to $130 billion in EU funds to recapitalize struggling banks exposed to the collapsed domestic construction and real estate sectors. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.434 trillion (2012 est.); $1.454 trillion (2011 est.); $1.448 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 18.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish
Industries

textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment