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Time for Spain’s ‘indignados’ to prove their relevance

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As the 15-M movement prepares for its first anniversary, it can look back on a year of limited but tangible achievements. But with the Spanish economy going from bad to worse, the organisation now needs to take a step forward.

May 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Catalonia’s immigrants face lonely road ahead

Funding for immigrants' integration has been slashed  - in Catalonia and across Spain..

The Spanish government’s cuts have included slashing the funds aimed at easing integration of immigrants.

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Five things Mariano Rajoy has learned in his first 100 days

Try not to smile, Mr Rajoy. Photo: La Moncloa

Record cuts, a key regional election, market hostility and a general strike – all in three months. What does all this tell Spain’s prime minister?

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Back to the future with Rubalcaba

Spain’s Socialists have chosen a veteran of two previous governments as their new leader. Given this baggage, his challenge is to show he can come up with new ideas.

February 5th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Tax hikes to hit residents

Spain: Tax hikes to hit residents

We all know that Spain, like many other EU countries, is in the doldrums as far as its economy is concerned and is expected to find the remedy, fast. Unsurprisingly, the PP government intends to try and address the deficit through cutting budgets and increasing revenue from taxes. A tidy sum of €8.9 billion is to be cut from government departments and €6.2 billion collected by the Tax Authority.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

How history will judge Zapatero

Zapatero: not feeling so lucky anymore...

Many will remember Spain’s socialist prime minister for his mishandling of the economic crisis. But his legacy in other areas – particularly social reform – is substantial.

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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