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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 »

Andalusia election gives Rajoy a reality check

Bittersweet victory for María Dolores de Cospedal and the Partido Popular in Andalusia.

Spain’s Socialists managed to cling on to power in their southern stronghold, delivering a heavy blow to the prime minister’s conservatives.

March 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Read my lips: Why did Rajoy break one of his few campaign promises?

Rajoy gets moving. The new prime minister hasn't wasted any time with his austerity measures.

The transition from Spain’s outgoing Socialist government to the new conservative administration has been marred by an apparent lack of openness on both sides about the public accounts. This does not auger well for Spain’s political horizon or its economy.

January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s general strike: too much, too late

The organisers of the September 29 strike have sought to blame international markets and capitalism as much as the Zapatero government, but their protest nonetheless appears unlikely to have any major impact on policy.

September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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