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The great Portuguese hollowing out

The Tagus river in Lisbon.

With every passing day Portugal has less and less economy left, while fewer and fewer people remain to pay down the debt.

February 25th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

EU praise can’t hide Rajoy’s bailout jitters

Mario Draghi.

With a rescue for Spain on the horizon, the big question is whether strict new conditions will be attached.

September 10th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

A victory for Hollande, a victory for Spain

Hollande's victory could help ease the deficit pressure building on Mariano Rajoy (right).

Conservative Mariano Rajoy will welcome the arrival of the French Socialist in power, given the unlikely deficit targets the Spanish economy is expected to meet.

May 7th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s smoke and mirrors have worked – for now, at least

Rajoy's 'retranca' shows up in Brussels.

The Spanish prime minister’s policy of breaking his own word when it comes to economic policy has bought him some time. But soon he’s going to have to communicate more directly with both Brussels and the electorate.

March 6th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

How history will judge Zapatero

Zapatero: not feeling so lucky anymore...

Many will remember Spain’s socialist prime minister for his mishandling of the economic crisis. But his legacy in other areas – particularly social reform – is substantial.

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy approaches the big job with his head down

Rajoy's strategy is to keep quiet. Photo: Partido Popular.

The Popular Party’s leader could be Spain’s new prime minister within a matter of months; which is why he needs to understand the responsibility he has not to further damage the country’s economic credibility with electoral scaremongering.

June 16th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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