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Pound gains as Spain teeters on the brink

Could Spain need an EU bailout? Speculation regarding this possibility has intensified this past fortnight, sending the pound to 1.21 against the weakened euro.

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

General strike hits Spain

General strike hits Spain

The first general strike against the centre-right government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who was elected in November, took place on March 29 as unions and workers took to the streets against a new barrage of austerity measures in the midst of Spain’s deep economic crisis. The Rajoy administration insists that cutbacks and labour reforms are needed to bring Spain’s deficit under control and introduce flexibility to the workplace in the face of 23 percent unemployment. Unions claim the government “wants to end labour and social rights and finish off everything.”

April 1st, 2012 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Privatisation through the back door

Rough times for public education in Spain.

We all know that times are hard and we’ve been told relentlessly that we must cut back. The austerity measures come as no surprise and it looks as though we must live through them whether we believe they will ‘solve’ the crisis or not. But there is something more disturbing going on under our very noses. The privatisation of our public services.

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

Is Spain set to follow Greece?

Is Spain set to follow the same terrible road as Greece, as Rajoy obeys German diktats?

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain News | Read More »

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