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Spain ahead of the US in bankers’ prosecution

Miguel Blesa

Crisis-hit Spaniards are furious with their banks and those who have been running them, but the country has been surprisingly tough on its lenders.

June 26th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Trouble in the air

Police clash with Iberia workers.

Iberia’s loss-driven strike, a property firm’s troubles and a cinema award howler.

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s evictions push the defenceless over the edge

Amaia Egaña with her husband.

Government and Socialists are forced to take action on mortgages after dramatic eviction deaths.

November 14th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

US dollar triumphs as Eurozone bank recapitalisation agreement unravels

The US dollar has triumphed against the pound and euro this week, as a Eurozone agreement dating back to June to break the link between indebted banks and governments unravels.

October 12th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Spain’s “technically impossible” euro exit

Spain's former currency, the peseta.

With the Spanish economy and banking sector creaking under the strain of market speculation, talk of the country needing a bailout, or even of eventually ditching the euro, is becoming more common. But would exit from the euro really be such a bad thing?

May 21st, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Squatting wave pushes for improved Spanish housing policy

The increase in evictions of families across Spain has made squatting an option for many and it has also sparked a response by activists.

Spain’s crisis and the country’s peculiar laws have left several million homes empty and hundreds of thousands of families with enormous debts. Many of those unable to pay their mortgage end up squatting.

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

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