Translation of ax in Spanish:
- hacha (feminine (with masculine article in the singular)) the ax fell on public spending hubo recortes en el gasto público to give sb the ax despedir* or echar a algn I was the first to get o be given the ax fui el primero al que despidieron or echaron or pusieron en la calle the series was given the ax after only three episodes suprimieron or cancelaron la serie después de tan solo tres capítulos to have an ax to grind tener* un interés personal I have no ax to grind yo no tengo un interés personal en el asunto, a mí ni me va ni me viene [colloquial/familiar]
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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.