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The private sector moves into Spain’s public hospitals

Lasquetty

The regional government of Madrid’s health chief is pressing ahead with controversial privatisation plans despite lacking any independent evidence it will improve services and cut costs.

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Nazis?

Escrache.

Leading Spanish conservatives are comparing recent anti-eviction demonstrations with Hitler’s Germany. This betrays a poor grasp of history and weak political acumen.

April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

The Catalan spy game

La Camarga restaurant in Barcelona.

Claims that dozens of secret dossiers on Catalan politicians and their financial affairs are being circulated for sale to the highest bidder have provoked panic.

February 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Ladies and gentlemen, the next prime minister of Spain…?

María Dolores de Cospedal.

María Dolores de Cospedal has tightened her grip on the Popular Party, and is the most likely person to succeed Mariano Rajoy if he doesn’t stand for a second term as prime minister in 2015.

February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s difficult year

rajoy

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 »

Spain’s evictions push the defenceless over the edge

Amaia Egaña with her husband.

Government and Socialists are forced to take action on mortgages after dramatic eviction deaths.

November 14th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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