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Euro up as Spain, Italy take a stand

Rajoy takes a stand

Question: How do you get a powerful country to take you seriously? Answer: Threaten to veto absolutely everything on their agenda, until they listen to you.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Spain’s true crisis isn’t economic, it’s institutional

The Spanish Bull's bones.

The ongoing economic slump has helped erode the credibility of Spain’s banks, politicians, judiciary and royalty. The much-vaunted Transition to democracy needs to be updated.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Why I no longer love Spain’s tiki-taka

The Spanish soccer team has achieved amazing things in recent years, but face it, their brilliance can be boring.

June 26th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Sports | Read More »

Spain’s Basque Country glimpses peace despite political barriers


On the anniversary of ETA’s bloodiest attack, there is hope that a definitive end to the violence is now looming.

June 25th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Ronaldo plans to cap a magic year by sinking Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal’s Real Madrid forward has had a phenomenal season with his club, and given his current form, he could cause the world champions severe difficulties in Wednesday’s Euro 2012 semi-final.

June 25th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Portugal News, Spain News | Read More »

Euro holds firm as crisis drags on

The euro has held more or less stable over the past week. Of course, this doesn’t mean to say nothing’s happening in Europe. So why isn’t the exchange rate changing? Why aren’t the markets reacting?

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

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