Madrid/Palma—Corruption has been recognised as one of Spain's major problems following a national opinion poll.
Results from the most recent CIS survey reveal that 40% of Spaniards now believe corruption and fraud to be the country's second biggest problem after unemployment.

The statistics, recorded just a week after El Pais published the alleged Partido Popular ledgers, show that public concern has more than doubled from the 17.7% in January's poll.

The perception of corruption to be one of Spain's principal issues is the highest since 1994's ‘Filesa case', another financial scandal involving high-ranking politicians, embroiled the nation.

Other cases thought to have influenced the results are the Gurtel investigation, allegations against the king's son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin, which is being heard here, and alleged acts of espionage in Catalonia.

Unemployment, which has now topped over five million people, remained the first concern for 79.9% of the 2'472 people surveyed.
Yesterday, Iñaki Urdangarin,who has been asked by Palma City Council not to use his title as the Duke of Palma in public, announced via his lawyer, that he will launch another appeal against the 8.2 million euro civil bail he and his business partner, Diego Torres were set by the Palma judge presiding over the investigation into his business activities.