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Here comes the sun

The Beatles can always make a difference… Six million unemployed in Spain and a youth jobless rate of over 50 percent. So three cheers for these musicians, organised by Carne Cruda radio, who made the day that bit sunnier for people queuing in an employment office…

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Time for Spain to defy expectations as it battles corruption

Former PP treasurer Luis Bárcenas.

Allegations about a culture of corrupt practices in the heart of the governing Partido Popular are just the latest in a litany of scandals.

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

La Liga: Depor find fortune on pitch despite financial woes

Domingos Paciência with Augusto César Lendoiro

Struggling Galicians show signs of turning form around under new coach, as Barcelona break another record and Real Madrid fall further behind.

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Rodrigo Rato: exiting through the revolving door

Rodrigo Rato

The former head of the IMF and Spanish economy minister has just landed a job at Telefónica, despite facing a judicial investigation into mismanagement while he was chairman of failed lender Bankia.

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Mario Draghi: the closest thing the Eurozone has to a leader?

Who leads the Eurozone? Having “saved” the euro last year, I think that title belongs to Mario Draghi, head of the ECB. This article looks at why that is, and why it’s less than ideal.

January 11th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Leaving the water running

In a landmark admission of guilt, Catalonia’s Unió party has admitted to corruption. But don’t start opening the champagne…

January 11th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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