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Catalonia is close to independence, despite Madrid

Diada, September 2012

The greater the stubbornness of Spain’s centralists, the greater the determination of those who wish to build a free and full statehood.

May 16th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Scrupulously ridiculous

Artur Mas (left) and Oriol Junqueras.

Wednesday’s first session of the new Catalan parliament was not dedicated to the economic crisis and the social hardships it has caused, but to the issuing of a Declaration of Sovereignty that is legally void and politically dubious.

January 25th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Looking ahead: Spain in 2013

Looking ahead: Spain in 2013

Iberosphere editor Guy Hedgecoe looks ahead to some of the political and economic issues facing Spain in 2013.

January 5th, 2013 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

2013: Another rough ride for Spain

A Surround Congress protester squares up to a policeman in Madrid.

Mariano Rajoy faces multiple challenges in the coming months, but his preferred ploy of buying time isn’t going to work for long.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

The argument for Spanish in Catalan schools

Catalan children arriving at school.

Catalan nationalists have made the question of teaching language into a central pillar of identity, defining those who dissent as unpatriotic – a deadly argument for any political debate. This is the second article in a two-part series.

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

The ‘Spanishization’ crusade of José Ignacio Wert

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The Spanish government claims its education reform is based on human rights and raising academic standards. But other motives become apparent in a law that seeks to roll back the use of Catalan in the northern region’s schools. This is the first article in a two-part series.

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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