The minister pointed out that the eviction crisis comes at a time when Spain has 1 million empty houses whose owners cannot find buyers, chiefly because banks are reluctant to give loans.The Spanish bank group said it made its decision following talks with government officials last week. It added that it wants "to help alleviate the situation of helplessness that many people are suffering owing to the economic crisis."
Spanish Banks Halt Evictions Amid Growing Protests
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