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What now for Spain’s monarchy?

King Juan Carlos has apologised for hunting in Botswana while the Spanish economy was in crisis, but doubts still hang over his role and that of his family.

April 24th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Is Catalonia going the way of Slovenia?

Spain’s restive northern region is talking of independence. But besides the political obstacles, the legal ones are substantial.

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Pound looks to consolidate gains against euro

The pound could be set to consolidate its recent gains against the euro, as the prospect of a Francois Hollande triumph in the first round of the French presidential election causes nervousness.

April 20th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spanish government seeks to muzzle protest with reforms

A raft of changes to the Criminal Code seem designed to anticipate social unrest in Spain and the resurgence of the 15-M movement.

April 20th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Refurbishing your Spanish property

Casa en obras

‘Doing up’ your property can be a good alternative to selling. Rather than spending money on upsizing or downsizing, you put extra capital into making your existing premises more suitable. However, you should be aware that even minor adjustments to your property need permission from the Town Hall.

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Rubber bullet ban won’t solve Spain’s policing problem

Recent street demonstrations – against the government, or to celebrate football games – have exposed the need for better relations between police and the Spaniards they are supposed to be protecting.

April 18th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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