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Tales for Tapas: Irrational exuberance

Rajoy and Passos Coelho.

An economy minister’s upbeat outburst; Germany’s banking downer; and money for young talent.

May 17th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists are desperate for new blood

Eduardo Madina

Despite the government’s difficulties, the opposition party is struggling. Is Eduardo Madina the answer?

May 8th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Beyond their ken?

The Spanish and EU flags.

Spain’s economic problems now form part of such a complex web of cause and effect, action and reaction, that it is getting increasingly difficult for laymen, journalists and politicians alike to get to the core of what is actually happening.

April 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Has Spain’s economic contraction become self-perpetuating?

Pensions are putting increasing pressure on the Spanish economy.

The Spanish government has so far managed to avoid requesting a sovereign bailout and says growth will return by the end of 2013. But the bad news is that once again, recession still lurks on the horizon.

January 31st, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

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

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

In his southern Spanish town, the bearded, charismatic mayor claims to have established a socialist “utopia”, where cooperation, solidarity and relatively low unemployment buck the trend in one of the regions hardest hit by the recession.

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

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