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Morocco sets path for reform but questions of impact linger

Will Mohammed VI's reforms be enough - and can he finance them?

Morocco’s monarchy spent the better part of 2011 touting new political reforms. Now, following the first national elections under a new constitution, the country’s leadership is faced with the challenge of finding a stable way forward and the means to pay for its new spending plans.

December 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

Rajoy vs The Washington Post

Rajoy insists he is a moderate in the interview.

The man almost certain to win the upcoming election is refreshingly open in an interview with the US newspaper and in which he discusses Spain’s economy, its politics and his own image. His message: Trust me, I’m an ultra-confident moderate.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | 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 »

Spain’s Socialists scuttle the ship

Spain's Socialists are riding a storm.

As his second term draws to an end with the start of the general election campaign, Zapatero’s party is in a mess of its own making.

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Truth is the casualty as Spain’s campaign heats up

González Pons: Three-and-a-half million jobs? No problem.

As the November election approaches, public figures are taking a woefully cavalier attitude to facts and figures.

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, 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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