I don’t know where they get the 2 million resale figure from – no source is mentioned.
On the corruption front we have to give Spain credit for the fact that it is dealing with it, which is more than can be said for Bulgaria et all, or even Italy. The press here is full of stories of police operations against town hall corruption (almost always property related), the latest being El Ejido and Santa Colma de Gramanet. Mayors and developers are arrested, thrown in jail, and prosecuted. It is sending a strong message.