Members of the 'Platform for Mortgage Victims' celebrate inside and outside an apartment block on hearing that the planned eviction of Lourdes Segura and Isidro Pareja of the Dominican

 

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Members of the 'Platform for Mortgage Victims' celebrate inside and outside an apartment block on hearing that the planned eviction of Lourdes Segura and Isidro Pareja of the Dominican Republic had been suspended in Madrid, Monday Nov. 12, 2012. Spanish officials are opening talks aimed at creating new regulations governing the eviction of indebted homeowners, after the suicide of two people about to suffer that fate shocked the nation. Home owners, Spain's General Council of the Judiciary, a police union and even a bank have all said new legislation is needed to end evictions for such mortgage holders, especially during Spain's current economic crisis. The European Court of Justice's advocate general, Juliane Kokott, has said Spain's rules regarding evictions are at odds with European Union customer protection requirements. (AP Photo/Paul White)