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Even Spanish TV feels the pain

Sending the wrong signal? RTVE's El Pirulí tower in Madrid (right). Photo: Skyscrapercity.com.

State broadcaster RTVE warns that a 20-percent reduction in funding means an end to big-budget original programming and more repeats.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Basque ceasefire offers Zapatero illusion of a lifeline

James Badcock examines the political implications of ETA’s latest ceasefire and sees little room for manoeuvre on the part of the Socialist government.

September 6th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Not yet a Greek tragedy, but still a Spanish drama

Spain may not be on the verge of seeking a Greek-style bailout, but the government’s slow progress on cutting a burgeoning budget deficit is doing little to calm jittery investors.

May 7th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

What now for the “PIGS”?

Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain have all been grouped together by some market watchers as potentially unstable economies due, supposedly, to their deficit and debt levels. But a closer look at the figures tells a different story.

April 24th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Navigating the impossible?

Spain, once Europe’s economic growth engine, has recently found itself in the same boat as Greece as international investors have grown wary of big budget deficits and rising debt levels. Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is facing the makings of a perfect political and economic storm.

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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