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Right sweeps to power in Spain, but don’t expect “miracles”

Rajoy election victory

A landslide election victory has given the centre-right Popular Party a blank cheque to tackle the economic crisis, but voters expecting immediate results will be sorely disappointed.

November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spain’s election will complete country’s swing to the right

Rubalcaba and Rajoy

The general election campaign has been deeply uninspiring, but the result of the November 20 vote will seal the dramatic transformation of Spain’s political map. Anything less than a parliamentary majority will be a failure for conservative Mariano Rajoy.

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

Real Madrid winning run leaves Mourinho smiling

La Liga’s most controversial coach has been remarkably reserved of late, reflecting the strong form of his players. But with a tough run of games to come in the next few weeks, Mourinho’s new-found calm will be tested.

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

Modern Spain’s legacy: airports, deficits and brutal cuts

Ciudad Real Airport

The economic downturn in Spain in recent years has followed a decade-long boom. It has also highlighted the bizarre way in which much of the good-times money was spent.

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

¡Sangre!

Menorca may not be known for producing great thinkers, but that overlooks Albert Camus’s Balearic blood.

November 14th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

The solution to the Catalan problem?

A possible pact involving fiscal controls and use of the Spanish language in schools might just soothe tensions between Madrid and Barcelona.

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

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