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The private sector moves into Spain’s public hospitals


The regional government of Madrid’s health chief is pressing ahead with controversial privatisation plans despite lacking any independent evidence it will improve services and cut costs.

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Catalonia’s gambler Mas fails with his biggest bet yet

Artur Mas

The Catalan premier’s poor showing in regional elections is a major setback for his separatist plans. But Mas’s manoeuvring over the last three months has brought independence into the mainstream.

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Catalan election offers Mas hope of independence mandate

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia.

Separation from Spain has been the key issue throughout the campaign. But failure to clinch a majority will be a setback for the region’s gambling premier.

November 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Andalusia election gives Rajoy a reality check

Bittersweet victory for María Dolores de Cospedal and the Partido Popular in Andalusia.

Spain’s Socialists managed to cling on to power in their southern stronghold, delivering a heavy blow to the prime minister’s conservatives.

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s election will complete country’s swing to the right

Rubalcaba and Rajoy

The general election campaign has been deeply uninspiring, but the result of the November 20 vote will seal the dramatic transformation of Spain’s political map. Anything less than a parliamentary majority will be a failure for conservative Mariano Rajoy.

November 17th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Scrappy Spanish election debate leaves Rajoy in pole position

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (left) and Mariano Rajoy (right) ahead of Monday's debate.

Socialist candidate Rubalcaba was more aggressive and confident throughout Monday’s televised debate, but his opponent did enough to protect a massive poll lead.

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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