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Bankia: A tale of confusion, conflict and unnecessary haggling

Crisis-ridden Spanish bank Bankia.

Those involved in guiding the recovery of the Spanish banking industry must be recalibrating their future options in the wake of the recent nationalisation of Banco Financiero y de Ahorros and the panic that ensued amongst the retail shareholders of their subsidiary – Bankia.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Embassies and consulates in Spain

British consulate

If you own a property in Spain it is likely that at some time or another you will have contact with your national consulate or embassy. In Spain, different countries have an embassy in Madrid and consulates in other Spanish cities. In your own country there will be a Spanish Embassy in the capital and Spanish consulates in different regions.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Education strike highlights Spain’s teaching problem

Spain's education strike.

The unprecedented, across-the-board strike staged on May 22 by teachers, lecturers and students was aimed at government spending cuts. But the Spanish education system already had plenty of other issues to resolve.

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

La Liga: Real Madrid and Barça ponder life without Guardiola

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in action.

Spain’s top two soccer powers have pushed each other to incredible heights during the 2011-12 season, a trend they expect to maintain even though Barcelona will have a new coach this summer. But the bottom of the country’s primera division has also provided drama, particularly Villarreal’s relegation.

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s “technically impossible” euro exit

Spain's former currency, the peseta.

With the Spanish economy and banking sector creaking under the strain of market speculation, talk of the country needing a bailout, or even of eventually ditching the euro, is becoming more common. But would exit from the euro really be such a bad thing?

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Euro to end as Greece exit nears?

Speculation that the euro might soon run its course hit the headlines this week, as Greece could soon exit the common currency, and Spain banks sink deeper into the mire.

May 18th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain News | Read More »

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