Juan Carlos's decision to go into exile comes after Spain's Supreme Court opened an investigation into his alleged role in a scandal over a multi-billion-dollar contract with Saudi Arabia.
The decline compares with a 9.5 percent quarter-on-quarter drop in the US, which, unlike Europe, has not yet been able to get its contagion numbers firmly down and whose economic recovery is in doubt.
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Real Madrid have been crowned La Liga champions for the 34th time after Karim Benzema scored twice in a 2-1 victory over Villarreal which clinched the title with one game to spare.
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Barca once again failed to build on an early advantage and were forced to grind out the victory in the second half as Valladolid took the game to them.
An impressive victory for FC Bareclona reduces the gap back to four points behind Real Madrid, who earlier ground out another 1-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames.
Alvaro Morata scored twice to help Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 win over relegation-haunted Mallorca and stretch their unbeaten La Liga run to 12 games, as the victory consolidated their third place on 62 points to stay well on course.
Real agreed to absorb Tacon last year after they were promoted to the top division of Spanish women's soccer, a move that was approved by the club's members at last year's general assembly.
The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home, a formidable lead with five games left.
A Senegalese immigrant felt compelled to stand against Spain's far-right Vox party - his voice is growing stronger day by day.
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