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Spain’s cajas bank on reform

The Spanish government has passed legislation permitting the cajas de ahorros, many of which are in financial difficulties, to turn to normal capital markets to bolster their balance sheets. The legislation challenges a number of received notions about the country’s financial sector.

July 27th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

A nation united by World Cup glory?

Spain’s victory in South Africa was a welcome distraction from its regional tensions. But football won’t solve the country’s political problems.

July 24th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Freed Cuban dissidents adjust to life in Spain

The liberation of a group of political prisoners has sparked hopes of change on the Caribbean island. However, for those freed, their new life in Spain will be a challenge in itself.

July 21st, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Spain’s drug problem

Recent anti-drug policies in Spain and across Europe and the United States have failed to have the planned effect. Broaching the taboo of legalisation would provide a new approach, but few governments are willing to even entertain the idea of doing so.

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Catalan statute furore makes nearly everyone a loser

A top court’s painfully long decision on the legality of Catalonia’s revised relationship with Spain was relatively underwhelming. However, the ruling creates more problems than it resolves.

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Striker worry threatens to keep world from Spain’s feet

The Spanish team’s progress in the World Cup has masked some uncomfortable dilemmas for the squad’s coach.

July 5th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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