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Spain’s Socialists say sorry

A new video shows grass roots members of Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) apologising for the party’s handling of the economy when in power under José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Those featured cite the Socialist government’s austerity measures, such as cutting wages and freezing pensions, as among its many mistakes. “We favoured the interests of the few, those who were powerful, over the majority,” says one of the party members. Decisions on social policy are also rued, such as failing to change the religious freedom law, or introduce a dignified death law. The legacy of Zapatero’s handling of the economic crisis has severely hindered his party since it was voted out of power in November 2011 and the PSOE is still struggling to win back voters.

November 28th, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

La Liga: Espanyol’s Pochettino falls on his sword

Mauricio Pochettino.

Coach says he has reached “sell-by date” as team struggle at bottom of la liga. Mourinho’s Real Madrid fall further off the pace after Betis loss.

November 27th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

Catalonia’s gambler Mas fails with his biggest bet yet

Artur Mas

The Catalan premier’s poor showing in regional elections is a major setback for his separatist plans. But Mas’s manoeuvring over the last three months has brought independence into the mainstream.

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Artur Mas on Catalan independence

Catalan premier Artur Mas explains in English his plans regarding independence from Spain. He will seek reelection in a regional poll on November 25 and a mandate to hold a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain.

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

Signs of Chinese recovery lift the euro

It’s been one of those weeks in which the gap between the world of foreign exchange, filled with shifting economic trends and global data, and the real world, which rarely changes, has seemed especially large.

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Catalan election offers Mas hope of independence mandate

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia.

Separation from Spain has been the key issue throughout the campaign. But failure to clinch a majority will be a setback for the region’s gambling premier.

November 21st, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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