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A dilemma for Spain’s Socialists

Rubalcaba

Opposition leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba is caught between offering a united front with the government and ripping its policies to shreds.

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

Time for Spain’s ‘indignados’ to prove their relevance

As the 15-M movement prepares for its first anniversary, it can look back on a year of limited but tangible achievements. But with the Spanish economy going from bad to worse, the organisation now needs to take a step forward.

May 11th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Is Catalonia going the way of Slovenia?

Spain’s restive northern region is talking of independence. But besides the political obstacles, the legal ones are substantial.

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Five things Mariano Rajoy has learned in his first 100 days

Record cuts, a key regional election, market hostility and a general strike – all in three months. What does all this tell Spain’s prime minister?

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

The Spanish economy’s sustainability dilemma

Benidorm

The new conservative government has promised to loosen environmental controls that restrict economic growth. But critics say such an approach could lead Spain back to disaster.

March 1st, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy, reform and the burden of employment expectations

The government says its labour market reform will tackle the country’s soaring jobless rate, but it could be some time before the benefits are felt in the Spanish economy.

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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