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Rajoy’s smoke and mirrors have worked – for now, at least

Rajoy's 'retranca' shows up in Brussels.

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.

March 6th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

How Sarkozy “turned Andorran politics upside down”

Andorra's slowness on banking secrecy changes was hurting Sarkozy's credibility, he believed. Photo: Alfonso Benayas / Flickr.

US Cables released by Wikileaks state that the French leader lambasted the Pyrenean principality’s government over its foot-dragging on banking reform, thus influencing ensuing elections.

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Wikileaks | Read More »

Catalonia, immigration and populism

The town of Vic has flirted with the idea of refusing to register undocumented immigrants, therefore denying them access to healthcare and education. The move could spell the beginning of immigration as a major political issue as elections approach.

February 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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