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Navigating the impossible?

Spain, once Europe’s economic growth engine, has recently found itself in the same boat as Greece as international investors have grown wary of big budget deficits and rising debt levels. Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is facing the makings of a perfect political and economic storm.

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

Never a prophet in his own land?

Perhaps Almodóvar is finally resigned to his status as Spain’s overlooked genius.

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Culture, Films | Read More »

Saving the pension system

Plans to raise the pension age to 67 have been met with anger and disbelief, but Spain’s demographics and its economic woes have made pension reform – painful as it may be – inevitable.

February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Kitchen Colossus takes time out

No more “carrot air” or “liquid ravioli”: Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli restaurant is to close for two years.

February 9th, 2010 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

Catalonia, immigration and populism

The town of Vic has flirted with the idea of refusing to register undocumented immigrants, therefore denying them access to healthcare and education. The move could spell the beginning of immigration as a major political issue as elections approach.

February 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Running on Ẽmpty

Austerity after stimulus. The government reigns in spending to calm jittery debt markets, but is an economy mired by recession and unemployment ready?

February 4th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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