Mortgages, gas, stamps and motorway tolls rise from today

The rates of major services such as mortgages, gas and tolls will rise again from Sunday even though Spain is steeped in economic crisis and despite the fact that companies and the government continue to appeal for restraint and freezing of salaries.

  Following the announcement by the Spanish Government of a far-reaching package of fiscal measures to be complemented by comprehensive structural reforms in early 2012 in response to the sizeable fiscal slippage expected for 2011, the Vice President of the European Commission in charge of Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Olli Rehn, delivered the following statement.

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