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Rajoy’s difficult year


The Spanish prime minister was facing a stiff challenge when he took power 12 months ago. So far, the benefits of his peculiar approach to governing are hard to see.

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

La Liga: Barça win again as Messi is crowned king

Leo Messi scores again.

Argentine striker breaks Gerd Müller’s record of goals in a calendar year despite the resistance of Betis. Meanwhile, Atlético Madrid’s own goal machine, Radamel Falcao, scores five against Deportivo.

December 11th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

Euro rally ends as ECB hints at rate cut

The euro’s six-week rally against the pound and US dollar has come to an unceremonious end, as the European Central Bank hints it might cut interest rates below 0.75% in 2013.

December 8th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Businessman’s arrest highlights Spanish corporate failings

Gerardo Díaz Ferrán.

For the last two decades, Gerardo Díaz Ferrán, the disgraced former head of the employers’ federation, was seen as all that was right about Spain.

December 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Spain News | Read More »

Choosing the Iberians of 2012

Iberosphere has drawn up its annual list of people of the year in Spain and Portugal. This is how we went about it…

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Iberian of the Year 2012: Artur Mas

Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas. In germinating the seeds that could one day blossom into a new Iberian state, Mas, for better or for worse, has been the most prominent Iberian of the Year.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberians 2012, Spain News | Read More »

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