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Five things Mariano Rajoy has learned in his first 100 days

Try not to smile, Mr Rajoy. Photo: La Moncloa

Record cuts, a key regional election, market hostility and a general strike – all in three months. What does all this tell Spain’s prime minister?

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Pound slips on surprise UK GDP downturn

The UK pound lost a cent against the euro this week, as data reveals last quarter’s contraction in the UK was a bit deeper than previously thought.

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Latest ‘[REC]’ instalment offers schlock over terror

Wedding jitters: the latest [REC] movie offers more thrills than chills.

The Spanish zombie franchise takes its horror to a wedding party, with entertaining results. But if it’s sleepless nights you want, you’ll have to go elsewhere.

March 30th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

The myths about renting property in Spain

Renting property in Spain

“Spanish property market shrinks 28% in January”; “Bank of Spain warns of further house price fall” – If you are one of the people who has a home in Spain that you use, enjoy and want to keep for good, these headlines won’t really matter to you. The value of your property is in the pleasure you get from it. But behind these headlines are individual stories of people who need to sell for all kinds of different reasons and can’t. For them it’s not just a matter of pulling down the ‘se vende’ sign and riding it out.

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

La Liga: Spain’s title race is alive…just

The rest of the season suddenly looks more appealing for Leo Messi and Xavi Hernández. Photo: FC Barcelona

Real Madrid’s double slip sees Messi-inspired Barcelona close the gap and raise the question: “Hay liga?”

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Andalusia election gives Rajoy a reality check

Bittersweet victory for María Dolores de Cospedal and the Partido Popular in Andalusia.

Spain’s Socialists managed to cling on to power in their southern stronghold, delivering a heavy blow to the prime minister’s conservatives.

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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