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西班牙危机加深 欧洲质疑紧缩政策

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小编摘要:戴着面罩和穿着奇装异服的妓女星期五在巴塞罗那游行,抗议该市计划将街头娼妓列为非法。自称名为蒙特塞的妓女团体的发言人说,因为经济危机,她们找不到其它工作。

西班牙危机加深 欧洲质疑紧缩政策


Protest marches have become a common sight in Spain - but this was one of the most colorful.

Wearing masks and exotic costumes, prostitutes demonstrated in Barcelona Friday against the city's plans to outlaw street prostitution.

The spokesperson for the group, who calls herself Montse, says because of the economic crisis they can't get any other job.

"There are no real alternatives to earn a living," said Montse. "Jobs need to offer enough money to support a family."

Spain's unemployment has hit a record high of 5.6 million, or nearly a quarter of the potential workforce. The rating agency Standard and Poor's downgraded Spanish sovereign debt Thursday and the country has fallen back in recession.

Tobias Blattner is chief European economist at Daiwa Capital Markets.

"At the same time we have this very austere budget, actually the most austere budget since the 1970s in Spain," said Blattner. "And that obviously leads to a lot of concerns in the markets about the growth prospects of Spain."

Austerity versus growth: the debate now at the heart of Europe's crisis is whether countries can cut ((eliminate workers and programs)) their way to back to economic health.

Like Spain, Italy has seen its borrowing costs rise in recent days.

After the economic crisis hastened the fall of Silvio Berlusconi last November, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti shepherded through a harsh austerity program. At a European Business Summit Thursday, Mr. Monti said it was time to re-focus on growth.

"Structural reforms per se will never deliver growth because if a country becomes more productive and more competitive but there is no demand for its products domestically or around it growth will not materialize," said Monti.
Analysts say debt-laden governments like Italy face a delicate balance; convincing the markets they are solvent while also trying to invest to grow their economies.

Even Britain, with a top credit rating and access to cheap borrowing, has just slipped back into recession.

Again, Tobias Blattner of Daiwa Capital Markets:

"It just shows again I think that too much austerity which is obviously the preferred policy of the UK government is maybe not the right approach to tackle the situation right now," he said.

After a few months of respite, analysts say that Europe is once again in danger of plunging back into an economic storm.

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