Europe For many Spaniards, Princess Cristina's trial date is welcome news

Corruption remains endemic in Spain, a fact that angers many Spaniards. So the confirmation of a trial for a figure as elite as the king's sister is seen as a big step.

By , Staff writer

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In a country mired by corruption scandals and widespread mistrust of the elite, news that the sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, Princess Cristina, will become the first direct member of the Spanish royal family to stand trial for alleged tax fraud isn't a sign of defeat. Rather, it is seen as a potential turning point.