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Spain’s Iglesias sees EU moving his way on economic policy

Recovery fund shows bloc is leaving austerity behind, leftist leader says.

MADRID — Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Spain’s leftist Podemos party, was an outspoken critic of the EU’s handling of its last economic crisis.

  • Guy Hedgecoe
  • Politico

This time around, he has words of praise for the bloc and even for Angela Merkel.

Since founding Podemos in 2014, Iglesias has gone from being a radical opposition figure to a deputy prime minister.

But he insists it’s the EU that’s changed, not him.

“The reaction of Europe, the European Council — the European institutions — to the world economic crisis provoked…

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