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Mixed feelings in Spain over Libya mission

Last month, Spain’s Congress approved a two-month extension of Spanish military support for NATO operations in Libya. Like the Socialist government’s initial backing for the UN-blessed operation, which began in March, it was not an overly controversial decision politically – only the small Communist-led United Left bloc opposed.

May 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

American breakfast and prayers for Zapatero

Zapatero’s apparent rapport with Barack Obama has brought an end to the frost of the Bush years, marking the latest development in Spain’s association with the United States. It has been a complex relationship which has seen plenty of twists over the decades.

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Spain, Europe and the world: Zapatero’s moment

The rotating presidency of the European Union could be a chance for Zapatero to boost his international profile. But with Spain still in deep economic crisis, is its prime minister really the man to lead Europe out of recession?

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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