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Iberian of the Year 2012: Artur Mas

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Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas. In germinating the seeds that could one day blossom into a new Iberian state, Mas, for better or for worse, has been the most prominent Iberian of the Year.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberians 2012, Spain News | Read More »

Artur Mas

Artur Mas

Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Artur Mas on Catalan independence

Catalan premier Artur Mas explains in English his plans regarding independence from Spain. He will seek reelection in a regional poll on November 25 and a mandate to hold a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain.

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

Pep’s legacy

Guardiola bows out.

Guardiola leaves Barcelona having managed a record-breaking trophy haul. But over the last four years he has faced plenty of challenges off the pitch as well as on it.

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

Bye bye to the bulls in Barcelona…

After Catalonia’s presumably last bullfight, Guy Hedgecoe asks whether the tradition is in its dying days across Spain.

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

In Catalonia, the fringe is setting the agenda

Who's leading the nationalist agenda? Photo: BarcelonaYa.

The moderate nationalists who govern the northern region are being heavily influenced by pressure from pro-independence radicals who represent only a small section of the populace.

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

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