As economic disaster threatens to engulf Spain, the country’s prime minister faces his greatest challenge. But while Mariano Rajoy seems convinced about the measures needed to battle the ongoing debt crisis, he still hasn’t discovered how to communicate effectively with his electorate – or persuade them the economy is safe.
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.
The new conservative government has promised to loosen environmental controls that restrict economic growth. But critics say such an approach could lead Spain back to disaster.