Spain's Economic Arsonists Political Bankruptcy in Madrid Adds to Woes

Spain is an attraction, and not just as a destination for vacationers and the world's best footballers. It enjoyed a booming economy for a long time, but now the entire country seems to be in free fall. Will it have to resort to the bailout fund because of mistakes by its ruling conservatives?
Von Erich Follath und Helene Zuber
Firefighters in Asturias, northern Spain, prepare to pose naked with a sign that reads, "With so many funding cuts, we are left naked."

Firefighters in Asturias, northern Spain, prepare to pose naked with a sign that reads, "With so many funding cuts, we are left naked."

Foto: CESAR MANSO/ AFP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan