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Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is a Spanish politician and member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE). He was elected for terms as Prime Minister of Spain in the 2004 and 2008 general elections. On 2 April 2011 he announced he will not stand for re-election in 2012.
Some of the main actions taken by the Zapatero administration were the Spanish troops withdrawal from the Iraq war, which resulted in long term diplomatic tension with the George W. Bush administration, the increase of Spanish troops in Afghanistan, the idea of an Alliance of Civilizations, co-sponsored by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the legalization of same-sex marriage, reform of abortion law, a controversial peace negotiation attempt with ETA (a proscribed terrorist organisation), the increase of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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2011
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Crisis (5)
2011-10-29
Los líderes de la eurozona debaten cómo prevenir que la crisis se extienda a Italia (Wall Street Journal)
Portugal, Spain urge G20 members to help ease crisis (YAHOO!)
UPDATE 2-Portugal, Spain urge G20 members to help ease crisis (Reuters)
Excerpt: La canciller alemana, Angela Merkel, el presidente de Francia, Nicolas Sarkozy, el primer ministro de Italia, Silvio Berlusconi y el presidente del Gobierno español, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, están presentes en la cumbre. El problema de... (Read article)

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Rajoy (4)
2011-10-28
Patxi López says Rajoy vs ETA would "not be the same" as Rubalcaba (Think Spain)
Rajoy Wins Spanish Debate With PP Eyeing Record Majority (BusinessWeek)
Rajoy says PSOE "cannot govern again for a long time" (Think Spain)
Excerpt: He expressed his gratitude to current prime minister, José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero, and the Socialist candidate for the forthcoming elections, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, who as Interior Minister "was always in the front line of combat". He added... (Read article)

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Zapatero Says (4)
2011-10-27
Spain’s Zapatero Says Eurozone Must Help Itself Out of Crisis (Bloomberg)
Zapatero Says ‘Satisfied’ With Options for EFSF Leveraging (BusinessWeek, Bloomberg)
Zapatero Says Spanish Banks Won’t Need State Aid for Capital (Bloomberg)
Excerpt: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said eurozone countries must help themselves to overcome the sovereign-debt crisis, rather than taking help from the U.S. “The eurozone has to help the eurozone,” Zapatero told journalists... (Read article)

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Zapatero Says (4)
2011-10-27
Spain’s Zapatero Says Eurozone Must Help Itself Out of Crisis (Bloomberg)
Zapatero Says ‘Satisfied’ With Options for EFSF Leveraging (BusinessWeek, Bloomberg)
Zapatero Says Spanish Banks Won’t Need State Aid for Capital (Bloomberg)
Excerpt: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said eurozone countries must help themselves to overcome the sovereign-debt crisis, rather than taking help from the U.S. “The eurozone has to help the eurozone,” Zapatero told journalists... (Read article)

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Deficit (4)
2011-10-24
Spain Slipping on Deficit Means Possible Contagion: Euro Credit (BusinessWeek)
Spain Slipping on Deficit Increases Chances of Contagion (Bloomberg)
Galan Says Spain Can Erase Power-System Deficit With Current Law (Bloomberg)
Excerpt: Quarterly growth will remain at levels similar to the April-June period for the rest of 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Sept. 14. IMF Estimates The International Monetary Fund predicts an economic expansion of 0.8... (Read article)

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Deficit (4)
2011-10-24
Spain Slipping on Deficit Means Possible Contagion: Euro Credit (BusinessWeek)
Spain Slipping on Deficit Increases Chances of Contagion (Bloomberg)
Galan Says Spain Can Erase Power-System Deficit With Current Law (Bloomberg)
Excerpt: Quarterly growth will remain at levels similar to the April-June period for the rest of 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Sept. 14. IMF Estimates The International Monetary Fund predicts an economic expansion of 0.8... (Read article)

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Spanish PM (7)
2011-10-21
Spanish PM welcomes ETA’s declaration to end guerilla activity (All Headline News, All Headline News)
Spanish PM Zapatero hails end to Basque Eta violence (BBC News)
Basque terror group ceasefire welcomed by Spanish PM Zapatero (The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Sun)
Excerpt: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on Thursday hailed the Basque separatists ETA’s declaration to end four decades of violence. Describing it as a victory for democracy, Zapatero, in a television address, said, "For many years... (Read article)

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Spanish PM (7)
2011-10-21
Spanish PM welcomes ETA’s declaration to end guerilla activity (All Headline News, All Headline News)
Spanish PM Zapatero hails end to Basque Eta violence (BBC News)
Basque terror group ceasefire welcomed by Spanish PM Zapatero (The Vancouver Sun, The Vancouver Sun)
Excerpt: Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on Thursday hailed the Basque separatists ETA’s declaration to end four decades of violence. Describing it as a victory for democracy, Zapatero, in a television address, said, "For many years... (Read article)

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Basque Separatists (6)
2011-10-21
Spain hails ETA end to Basque separatist violence (CBS News)
Basque separatist group ETA ends armed independence campaign, but remains defiant (Macleans)
Timeline: Key events in history of Basque separatists ETA (Orlando Sentinel, YAHOO!)
Excerpt: Spain in recent years has repeatedly refused any negotiations, but Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero hailed the ETA concession as a victory for Spanish democracy. "At this moment, I'm particularly thinking of the Basque society... (Read article)