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History repeats in Portugal

Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates successfully cleaned up messy budget deficits when he came to power in 2005. But dealing with the deficit may not be quite so easy this time around.

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

How long can ETA ride on?

The Basque terrorist group has been severely weakened by a string of arrests and sustained judicial pressure on its sympathizers and supporters. But so long as it is able to recruit new members we might not see the end of ETA for some time yet.

February 24th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Laporta: first we take Barcelona

As the tenure of Barça’s controversial president comes to an end, he appears to be aiming his sights on the complex world of Catalan politics.

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Chickens, eggs, Telefónica and the internet pie

As the Mobile World Congress got underway in Barcelona, telecoms companies’ increasingly vocal hopes of boosting revenues by charging content and search providers for using their networks loomed ominously over the future of the internet.

February 18th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Jailed for telling the truth

Twenty-one month prison sentences for two journalists who published the names of political party members on the internet have baffled and alarmed observers, while raising questions about the protections afforded to online media by the Spanish Constitution.

February 18th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

The red-and-white underdog roars

It’s not easy being an Atlético Madrid fan. There’s the administrative and boardroom chaos, the unbalanced books and the revolving door of coaches, each hailed as a saviour before being dismissed as a false prophet. There are the financial scandals from the years when Jesús Gil was president, leading to his arrest in 2000 for […]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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