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Rajoy’s difficult year


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 »

Euro plunges as Spain cuts deeper

Rajoy announces new cutbacks

The euro sits at multi-year lows against both the pound and US dollar this week on the back of Spain’s latest batch of tough austerity measures.

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Iberoblog | Read More »

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 »

Rajoy must take reins swiftly to avoid economic chaos

Rajoy supporters celebrate in Madrid after the election result.

In the wake of the Popular Party’s overwhelming election win, the prime minister-elect must act decisively ahead of his instatement in order to calm the markets.

November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Who’s in charge in Spain?

Zapatero (left) and Rubalcaba. Same party, different agendas. Photo: La Moncloa.

The problems caused by Zapatero’s political co-habitation with Rubalcaba are becoming increasingly apparent as the general election approaches.

September 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

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