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Turbo-charged exports won’t drive Spain out of the crisis

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There is a growing chorus of voices claiming that Spain’s exports are pushing the country out of economic trouble; but the reality suggests that much more than a healthy trade balance is needed.

June 11th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Education strike highlights Spain’s teaching problem

Spain's education strike.

The unprecedented, across-the-board strike staged on May 22 by teachers, lecturers and students was aimed at government spending cuts. But the Spanish education system already had plenty of other issues to resolve.

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Energy debt burden looms large in Spain’s deficit reduction push

Spain's renewable industry has suffered a crisis of confidence in recent years.

Besides its many other budgetary worries, the new Spanish government has to solve the issue of a €24-billion debt in the energy sector.

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

It’s the economy, stupid

Wallets, as well as hearts and minds, are driving the crowds to Puerta del Sol. Photo: Sas-Click

You study hard, you get a university degree and that, you would think, should put you in good stead to land a decent job. Right? No. In Spain, unless you are one of a lucky few, at best you can look forward to years of underpaid work in a sector that has nothing to do with your chosen career, at worst unemployment. Oh, and living with your parents throughout.

May 20th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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