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Spain to sell stakes in airport authority and lottery

Spain has announced plans to sell off stakes in the country's airport authority and national lottery as part of moves to improve public finances.

Companies will be allowed to take a stake of up to 49% in the Aena airport authority, the government said.

The state lottery will also see a 30% stake sold off, and a special payment for the long-term unemployed is to end.

Our Madrid correspondent Sarah Rainsford has more.

  • 01 Dec 2010