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Spain Pledges $550 Million in Aid to End Truckers Protest

  • Transportation Minister Sanchez says aid to lower fuel costs
  • Week-long protest has affected carmakers, clothes retailers
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Spain has pledged 500 million euros ($550 million) in aid to lower fuel costs for truckers in a bid to end a week-long protest disrupting trade across the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy. 

After meeting with trucker unions for several hours, Transportation Minister Raquel Sanchez said the government will follow the steps taken by neighboring Portugal and France in offering direct help. The measures will be approved at a cabinet meeting March 29, Sanchez said.