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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
2 Ibid
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

SBS - The World Game 
Julen Lopetegui's men did not have it all their own way and Israel did pose an attacking threat on occasion, but in the end Spain simply had too much for the visitors and recorded a comfortable win to remain top of the group on 13 points. Thiago ... See more..
The FA 
England Under-19s qualified for the Euro finals in style, defeating seven-time winners Spain 3-0 at St. George's Park. See more..
News & Observer 
The two countries remained tied atop Group G after Spain defeated Israel 4-1 in Gijon, while Italy beat Albania 2-0 in Palermo in a match halted for nearly nine minutes after Albania fans threw flares onto the pitch. Serbia and Ireland are also level ... See more..
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Bloomberg 
After one referendum nearly broke up the U.K. in 2014 and another last year set the country on course to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May ... See more..
SkySports 
England have been drawn against Spain in the inaugural Star Sixes tournament - live on Sky Sports - in London this July. See more..
The Sun 
SPAIN put third-placed Israel to the sword in Gijon tonight to extend their lead at the top of World Cup qualifying Group G. Goals from David Silva, Vitolo and Diego Costa in both halves saw the home side bag a comprehensive victory against the third ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
Far from the typical tourist trails, the cliff-edged, emerald-green eastern coastline of Asturias boasts some of the most exquisite beaches in Spain. Beneath the Picos de Europa, rocky coves, remote golden crescents, low-key beach towns and a buzzing ... See more..
SkySports 
The Republic of Ireland take on Wales in a crucial World Cup Qualifier on Friday, with Spain and Italy also in action - all live on Sky Sports. Martin O'Neill's men will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start in Group D and extend their lead at ... See more..
Mirror.co.uk 
The weather is set to remain sunny and bright this weekend with temperatures reaching 16C and even 18C in some areas. See more..
Vancouver Sun 
You have the most part of a year to prepare for the next Vancouver International Wine Festival, set to showcase the wines of Spain and Portugal. Today we take a quick look at Tempranillo, whose name has been so widely “adopted” about the countryside it ... 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