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Farewell to ETA’s destroyer of peace

Xabier López Peña, alias Thierry.

Xabier López Peña, one of the Basque separatist group’s most notorious figures of recent years, has died. His legacy was disastrous, but fortunately not lasting.

April 1st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Another crisis for Spain’s Socialists

Carme Chacón.

The Catalan independence project opens up a damaging split between the Spanish Socialists and their long-time allies in Barcelona.

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

The Catalan spy game

La Camarga restaurant in Barcelona.

Claims that dozens of secret dossiers on Catalan politicians and their financial affairs are being circulated for sale to the highest bidder have provoked panic.

February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Ladies and gentlemen, the next prime minister of Spain…?

María Dolores de Cospedal.

María Dolores de Cospedal has tightened her grip on the Popular Party, and is the most likely person to succeed Mariano Rajoy if he doesn’t stand for a second term as prime minister in 2015.

February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos seeks to stem the opprobrium

Juan Carlos and Fernando Alonso.

The monarch’s eroding popularity was underlined once again at the weekend when he was booed at a sporting event. So far, his efforts to win back Spaniards’ support don’t seem to have paid off.

February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

The next Spain

Spanish flag.

It’s by no means certain that the Spanish state set up in 1978 will survive to hold general elections in 2015. Could Mariano Rajoy’s government be the last ever?

January 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

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