Unemployment in Spain has risen to 24.4% in the first quarter of this year. That's a shocker. The figure was expected to be a percentage point lower at 23.%.
It's an increase on 22.9% in the last three months of 2011.
And on and on...
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out any renegotiation of the fiscal pact on budget discipline agreed by 25 European Union governments and rejected criticism that the bloc was not focusing on growth.