[ View the story "EU rules Spain's eviction law illegal" on Storify] EU rules Spain's eviction law illegal Spanish property repossession law countered by EU court decision.
The Stream· Thu, Mar 14 2013 13:06:24
For the past five years, Spain's property repossession legislation has
in hundreds of thousands of evictions. Following the ruling, which could stall ongoing foreclosures, netizens weighed in with pictures and tweets.
Spanish citizens recently organised a petition calling for their own government to reconsider policies on forced evictions. On Twitter, @rcana said 1,402,854 citizen signatures weren't enough for Spanish lawmakers to take action.
@PAH_LaRioja agreed with the EU court ruling and said the decision was rooted in "common sense."
The majority of tweets showed support for the EU ruling.
The #DesahuciosIlegales, and this is a victory for all of those who spent months stopping them: PAHs [a popular campaign for housing rights] those affected, housing assemblies, housing offices...
Los #DesahuciosIlegales, y esta victoria de todas las que llevan meses parándolos: PAHs, afectadas, asambleas vivienda, oficinas vivienda...lulm
As religiously as [Spanish Prime Minister] Rajoy adheres to what Europe dictates, it's time to do the same with the law of #DesahuciosIlegales.
Como Rajoy cumple religiosamente los dictados de Europa, es momento de que haga lo mismo con la Ley de #DesahuciosIlegales. #STOPDesahuciosJuan Miguel Garrido
While Europe says #desahuciosilegales, county evictions continue in Seville. #housingemergency
Many expressed disappointment in the Spanish government.
How bad are our politicians that we have to wait until those from the outside do justice.
Qué malos no serán nuestros políticos que tenemos que esperar a que vengan los de fuera a hacer justicia. #DesahuciosIlegales TJUEMorta
Few offered scepticism towards the ruling.
Some should go back to watching Sesame Street to learn something as obvious as the meaning of "illegal and abusive".
Algunos deberían volver a ver Barrio Sésamo para aprender algo tan obvio como el significado de "ilegal y abusivo". #DesahuciosIlegalesLuis Miguel Artabe
The next steps following the EU decision were also discussed.
Europe's ruling allows us to stop all the [eviction] procedures that are in progress.
"La sentencia de Europa nos permite parar todos los procedimientos que están en curso" @adacolau #desahuciosilegalesafectadosxlahipoteca