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Catalan cuisine faces the future by returning to its roots

In recent years, Catalonia’s chefs have become renowned across Spain and around the world for their molecular gastronomy. But many chefs in the north-eastern region are now moving in a more traditional direction.

January 9th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain turns right, but where’s the far right?

Far-right in Spain

On November 20, 1975, Spain’s fascist dictator General Francisco Franco was pronounced dead. On that same day 36 years later, Spaniards went to the polls for a general election in which, unlike elsewhere in Europe, the far right was almost nowhere to be seen. But that doesn’t mean the country’s right-wing ghosts have been laid to rest entirely.

December 1st, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

The solution to the Catalan problem?

A possible pact involving fiscal controls and use of the Spanish language in schools might just soothe tensions between Madrid and Barcelona.

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Forget the Catalan ban, bullfighting was already in trouble

La corrida’s commercial viability is questionable and its shaky credibility undermines those who step into the ring.

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Two, four, six, eight, let’s hope they don’t emigrate

Josep Anglada

High unemployment and competition for social services between locals and immigrants has fuelled the rise of xenophobic politicians in Catalonia and elsewhere in recent months. But, despite the populist fear-mongering, immigrants remain a boon, not a burden, to Spain’s economy.

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

Economy the priority for Catalan election victors

The CiU nationalists’ overwhelming election victory has significance both in the northern region and in broader Spanish politics.

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

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