THE opposition party has called for a one-billion-euro fund to be created to tackle growing poverty in Spain this year.
Socialist secretary general Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba described the current situation as a ‘national emergency’ and asked leaders for a ‘great commitment’ in fighting the problem.
“This initiative is to bring together everyone to find a way out of this problem, which gets more dramatic by the day,” he said at after announcing the proposal.
Rubalcaba said the initiative would help more than 500,000 families, create or maintain 30,000 jobs, and help a further 80,000 people return to employment.
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