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Has Rajoy turned the corner? Of course he hasn’t

Victory in the Galician elections for his Partido Popular was a boost for the Spanish prime minister, but it wasn’t his doing.

October 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Bittersweet celebration for Basques a year after end of ETA’s violence

The Basque flag used by a matador during a bullfight in San Sebastián.

Gorka Landaburu has witnessed the brutality of the Basque Country’s troubles more closely than most. But his response is a lesson to those seeking a lasting peace in the region.

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

Euro gains as Rajoy’s waiting game pays off

The euro continued its slow ascent against the pound and US dollar this week, bouncing back ever since its July nadir of 1.20 against the greenback.

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

Jesús Eguiguren: the last negotiator

Jesús Eguiguren.

The president of the Basque Socialist Party has been a provocative figure in Spanish politics in recent years. But a year after ETA declared the end of its campaign of violence, it’s time to acknowledge his efforts to bring about peace in the Basque Country.

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

Gibraltar: Fish, football and frontiers

A Gibraltar ape at play.

Mariano Rajoy’s beleaguered government takes on Britain over the Rock.

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

Preview: Basque elections

Basques and Galicians will vote in regional elections on October 21st. Iberosphere editor Guy Hedgecoe looks ahead to the Basque vote and some of the possible post-election coalitions that could emerge from it.

October 17th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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