Spain has cancelled a European Union ministerial meeting planned for Barcelona on October 16-17 for fear of violent street protests, Spain's Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba was cited by press reports as saying on October 10. According to Rubalcaba, the government decided to postpone the meeting of EU housing ministers on police advice. Several militant anti-establishment groups had threatened street protests during the meeting. Police also spoke of a heightened atmosphere of tension du...

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