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Spain’s general strike: too much, too late

The organisers of the September 29 strike have sought to blame international markets and capitalism as much as the Zapatero government, but their protest nonetheless appears unlikely to have any major impact on policy.

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Political turmoil threatens to rock Spain’s recovery

Spain is attempting to perform a tightrope act as it emerges from recession. However, current political developments risk upsetting the economy’s recovery.

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Ideology is first casualty of Spain’s economic crisis

Both the government and opposition have failed to rise to the policy challenges of the current crisis. This bodes badly for the next general election.

August 30th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Zapatero’s summer of discontent

The Spanish government will have little time to enjoy an extremely narrow victory in pushing its austerity package through Congress. With the threat of a national strike –and possibly early elections– the prime minister can expect a torrid few months.

June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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