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Andrew Eatwell

Andrew is a freelance journalist, writer and photographer. He is managing editor of Iberosphere.

Born in the UK and raised in Spain, his writing interests are eclectic, spanning politics, business and finance to science, technology and environmental affairs. He has worked for a variety of European media including Reuters, El Pais, AFP and for consultancies on EU-funded projects.

He enjoys traveling, immersing himself in different cultures and (unsurprisingly) exploring new cuisine.

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Portugal gets bailout as Sócrates eyes reelection

When Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates resigned in March after his debt-reducing austerity plan was thrown out of the Lisbon parliament many people thought it would be the end of the once popular leftist leader. They may have been wrong.

May 4th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Portugal News | Read More »

Mixed feelings in Spain over Libya mission

Last month, Spain’s Congress approved a two-month extension of Spanish military support for NATO operations in Libya. Like the Socialist government’s initial backing for the UN-blessed operation, which began in March, it was not an overly controversial decision politically – only the small Communist-led United Left bloc opposed.

May 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

With almost five million out of work, Spain’s unemployment crisis rages on

The number of people out of work in Spain hit a new record high in the first quarter of the year, but the government insists it will not surpass the five million mark. It made a similar prediction in 2009 – and was quickly proven wrong. Is this a case of history repeating itself?

April 29th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured | Read More »

Spanish home prices fall faster on tax changes

Homeowners have been able to write off part of their mortgage payments when they fill out their income tax returns for decades. But changes to Spain’s tax law from January 1 mean far fewer people will be able benefit, contributing to an acceleration in the decline in house prices since the start of the year.

April 20th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Sex for money… but don’t advertise it

The Spanish government is planning to ban newspaper advertisements publicizing the services of prostitutes and brothels in a seemingly short-sighted approach to an age-old problem.

April 5th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

Adios to Zapatero in 2012?

Spanish media are reporting that Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will announce tomorrow his decision not to run as a candidate in the 2012 general election… is anyone surprised?

April 1st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

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