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Rajoy’s difficult year

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The Spanish prime minister was facing a stiff challenge when he took power 12 months ago. So far, the benefits of his peculiar approach to governing are hard to see.

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Autumn challenges plague Rajoy

Autumn challenges plague Rajoy

Iberosphere editor Guy Hedgecoe looks ahead to the political, social and economic challenges the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face over the coming weeks.

September 5th, 2012 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Spain’s true crisis isn’t economic, it’s institutional

The Spanish Bull's bones.

The ongoing economic slump has helped erode the credibility of Spain’s banks, politicians, judiciary and royalty. The much-vaunted Transition to democracy needs to be updated.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Catalonia’s immigrants face lonely road ahead

Funding for immigrants' integration has been slashed  - in Catalonia and across Spain..

The Spanish government’s cuts have included slashing the funds aimed at easing integration of immigrants.

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Five things Mariano Rajoy has learned in his first 100 days

Try not to smile, Mr Rajoy. Photo: La Moncloa

Record cuts, a key regional election, market hostility and a general strike – all in three months. What does all this tell Spain’s prime minister?

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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