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Nick Lyne

Nick Lyne has lived in Madrid for the last twenty years.

During that time he's worked as a freelance as well as for the EFE news agency, the Foreign Trade Institute, Reuters, and El País, setting up their English language edition with the International Herald Tribune. He's also set up a number of English language publications, and was launch editor for the first Time Out guide.

The private sector moves into Spain’s public hospitals


The regional government of Madrid’s health chief is pressing ahead with controversial privatisation plans despite lacking any independent evidence it will improve services and cut costs.

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists are desperate for new blood

Eduardo Madina

Despite the government’s difficulties, the opposition party is struggling. Is Eduardo Madina the answer?

May 8th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Almodóvar’s low-cost comedy fails to raise a laugh

Amantes pasajeros

The Spanish director’s latest, an up-in-the-air farce, is overlong and self-indulgent and relies on his stock-in-trade characters.

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts | Read More »

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 Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

It’s Goya time

Maribel Verdú in 'Blancanieves'.

This year’s Spanish Film Academy awards gala brings competing international, national, and arty interests into play, with ‘Blancanieves’, a silent telling of the Snow White tale, leading the pack.

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

Rodrigo Rato: exiting through the revolving door

Rodrigo Rato

The former head of the IMF and Spanish economy minister has just landed a job at Telefónica, despite facing a judicial investigation into mismanagement while he was chairman of failed lender Bankia.

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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