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Barcelona seek to extend Liga dominance

Once again Barça and Real Madrid are certain to hog the points in the Spanish football league. For the Catalans, maintaining the motivation that has seen them win three Liga titles in a row will be the big challenge.

August 17th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Football strike threat highlights Spanish cash shortfall

Spain’s soccer players have threatened to delay the start of the league season if the authorities do not introduce stricter measures to make sure clubs in financial difficulty pay wages. Spanish football may lead the world, but on this issue, it seems to be falling behind Europe.

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

In Catalonia, the fringe is setting the agenda

The moderate nationalists who govern the northern region are being heavily influenced by pressure from pro-independence radicals who represent only a small section of the populace.

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Anarchy in the UK, headed Spain’s way soon

So far, Spain has been spared the kind of rioting and violence that has plagued the streets of Britain this last week and on other occasions. But Spaniards shouldn’t assume that there is something special about their country that will protect them; the same social and economic forces that have shaped British society are at work here too.

August 11th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spain’s woes fail to deter Africans from life-threatening crossing

Why are immigrants still willing to risk their lives to come to a country that has a faltering economy and Europe’s highest jobless rate?

August 8th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Who benefits from Spain’s early election?

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Both the Socialists and the opposition Popular Party saw advantages in holding the general election in the autumn. But with current market speculation making the economy the only political talking point, the decision could work in the opposition’s favour.

August 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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