Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is heading for a showdown with the European Commission over his country’s budget deficit next year as he prepares for national elections, central bank forecasts show.
Spain began funeral ceremonies for Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who in the 1970s led the nation into democracy from dictatorship. The government declared three days of mourning with state flags at half mast.
Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led Spain from dictatorship to democracy and became its first elected premier after the death of Francisco Franco, has died, Spanish state-owned broadcaster RTVE said. He was 81.