causes of mass strikes and demonstrations in Spain has become the country's difficult economic situation.Status of production was reflected in the figure of 8.9% - that was the deficit of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the year ended.The country has the highest unemployment rate in Europe - at the beginning of the year it was equal to 21%, and in the summer up to 24%.Economic problems led to the defeat of the ruling party in the elections and change of government.The new Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has presented to Parliament in the spring budget, which laid the brutal auster
ity measures.In the process of its implementation is largely affected workers and employees in state-supported industries - mining, health, education and others.

Of course, such measures could not cause protests, which since the beginning of the year held in Spain in an organized form, underunion leaders and spontaneously.One of the most high-profile actions of this kind - the indefinite strike of miners - has already passed the stage of spontaneous protests and clashes with police in the north of the country, multi-day march to the capital and miners rally, which gathered in Madrid, several hundred thousand people.The greatest indignation at the beginning of the year caused the Spaniards that the European Union began not with the financial assistance of the public sector, and with the support of banks - the stability of the financial structure of ordinary Spaniards care less than the loss of their own work.

Meanwhile, the government steadfastly continues the previous course, in spite of massive protests.The financial situation of the population for the first quarter declined by almost 10% compared with the same period in 2011, and yet in the summer the Prime Minister announced an increase in value added tax by 3% (up 21%), reducing the size of unemployment benefits,reducing the traditional Christmas bonuses.Currently there are no preconditions for reduction of the protests in Spain in the coming months.