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Rajoy’s problems aren’t what they used to be

Mariano Rajoy

The Spanish government’s biggest worry isn’t the Bárcenas corruption case – it’s an economic crisis that refuses to fade.

April 30th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Resign? You must be kidding

Alberto Núñez Feijóo.

Spain’s recent glut of corruption scandals has been accompanied by an equally striking phenomenon: a refusal of those implicated to step down from their posts.

April 4th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Euro gains as Rajoy’s waiting game pays off

The euro continued its slow ascent against the pound and US dollar this week, bouncing back ever since its July nadir of 1.20 against the greenback.

October 19th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

EU praise can’t hide Rajoy’s bailout jitters

Mario Draghi.

With a rescue for Spain on the horizon, the big question is whether strict new conditions will be attached.

September 10th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Rajoy prepares for an autumn of discontent

Protests against Spanish government economic policy in Madrid.

The prospect of a sovereign bailout is not the only challenge facing the Spanish prime minister in the coming weeks. The political complexities of the Basque Country, social unrest and a lack of coordination within the government itself must all be confronted.

September 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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