[QODLink]
Europe

Spain approves moratorium on house evictions

Government places two-year ban on evictions for some homeowners after wave of suicides.
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2012 05:27

The Spanish government has approved emergency measures to help families who are unable to meet their mortgage payments.

It is suspending evictions for two years for some low-income homeowners, in response to a wave of suicides and protests.

But as Al Jazeera's Tim Friend reports from Madrid, many will still fall between the cracks.

52

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Featured
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
Deaths of 13 Sherpas in Nepal has shone a light on dangerous working conditions in the Everest-climbing industry.
Al Jazeera investigation uncovers allegations of beatings and rape in Kenya's ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
Incumbent Joyce Banda has a narrow lead, but anything is possible in Malawi's May 20 elections.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
join our mailing list