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Spain's Rajoy wants growth, without letting up on austerity

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures as he delivers his speech during the State of the Nation debate at Parliament in Madrid February 20, 2013. Rajoy on Wednesday said he would soon present a new series of fiscal reforms to boost job creation for young people and reduce the tax burden on small and medium-sized companies. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures as he delivers his speech during the State of the Nation debate at Parliament in Madrid February 20, 2013. Rajoy on Wednesday said he would soon present a new series of fiscal reforms to boost job...more

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures as he delivers his speech during the State of the Nation debate at Parliament in Madrid February 20, 2013. Rajoy on Wednesday said he would soon present a new series of fiscal reforms to boost job creation for young people and reduce the tax burden on small and medium-sized companies. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (bottom R) is applauded by fellow People's Party (Partido Popular) deputies after his speech during the State of the Nation debate at Parliament in Madrid February 20, 2013. Rajoy on Wednesday said he would soon present a new series of fiscal reforms to boost job creation for young people and reduce the tax burden on small and medium-sized companies. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (bottom R) is applauded by fellow People's Party (Partido Popular) deputies after his speech during the State of the Nation debate at Parliament in Madrid February 20, 2013. Rajoy on Wednesday said he would soon...more

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (bottom R) is applauded by fellow People's Party (Partido Popular) deputies after his speech during the State of the Nation debate at Parliament in Madrid February 20, 2013. Rajoy on Wednesday said he would soon present a new series of fiscal reforms to boost job creation for young people and reduce the tax burden on small and medium-sized companies. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a government's control session at the Parliament in Madrid, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a government's control session at the Parliament in Madrid, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a government's control session at the Parliament in Madrid, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
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