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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 »

The regions’ role in the seemingly unstoppable slide towards Spain’s bailout

Spain's finances are under severe strain.

No amount of austerity measures and reforms has managed to keep Spain out of the eurozone debt crisis and the free-spending of the country’s autonomous regions could be the catalyst for the much-feared bailout.

July 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Rajoy’s labyrinth

Mariano Rajoy

As economic disaster threatens to engulf Spain, the country’s prime minister faces his greatest challenge. But while Mariano Rajoy seems convinced about the measures needed to battle the ongoing debt crisis, he still hasn’t discovered how to communicate effectively with his electorate – or persuade them the economy is safe.

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Catalonia’s immigrants face lonely road ahead

Funding for immigrants' integration has been slashed  - in Catalonia and across Spain..

The Spanish government’s cuts have included slashing the funds aimed at easing integration of immigrants.

April 30th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | 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 »

Energy debt burden looms large in Spain’s deficit reduction push

Spain's renewable industry has suffered a crisis of confidence in recent years.

Besides its many other budgetary worries, the new Spanish government has to solve the issue of a €24-billion debt in the energy sector.

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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