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Spain’s Rajoy takes EU defence as far-right threatens

February 16
15:58 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during an AFP interview in Madrid on February 15, 2017Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leapt to the defence of Europe in an interview, describing it as the "best region in the world" but warning it could implode if populists win elections this year. "There are many populists, extremists and radicals that blame Europe for all their problems, real and imaginary," Rajoy told AFP this week at the prime minister's official Moncloa residence. "We have to fight them by firstly telling the truth: Europe is the best region in the world in terms of democracy, freedom and economic and social progress," he said.


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