EP President: Spain Protests Signal 'Social Explosion' in Europe

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | July 21, 2012, Saturday // 13:49
Bulgaria: EP President: Spain Protests Signal 'Social Explosion' in Europe Photo by EPA/BGNES

The economic crisis in Spain can lead to a "social explosion" throughout Europe, warned European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

"The rallies in Spain show that a social explosion is in store, due in part to the extremely high unemployment rate among European youth," stated Schulz for German edition Bild.

The socialist called for a swift implementation of new EU programs for the promotion of employment, especially among young people.

Over the week, hundreds of thousands marched in Spain's major cities to protest new austerity measures implemented by the rightist cabinet of PM Mariano Rajoy.

At some points, protesters clashed with riot police.

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