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Catalonia is close to independence, despite Madrid

Diada, September 2012

The greater the stubbornness of Spain’s centralists, the greater the determination of those who wish to build a free and full statehood.

May 16th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Scrupulously ridiculous

Artur Mas (left) and Oriol Junqueras.

Wednesday’s first session of the new Catalan parliament was not dedicated to the economic crisis and the social hardships it has caused, but to the issuing of a Declaration of Sovereignty that is legally void and politically dubious.

January 25th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

2013: Another rough ride for Spain

A Surround Congress protester squares up to a policeman in Madrid.

Mariano Rajoy faces multiple challenges in the coming months, but his preferred ploy of buying time isn’t going to work for long.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

The argument for Spanish in Catalan schools

Catalan children arriving at school.

Catalan nationalists have made the question of teaching language into a central pillar of identity, defining those who dissent as unpatriotic – a deadly argument for any political debate. This is the second article in a two-part series.

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

The ‘Spanishization’ crusade of José Ignacio Wert

The Spanish government claims its education reform is based on human rights and raising academic standards. But other motives become apparent in a law that seeks to roll back the use of Catalan in the northern region’s schools. This is the first article in a two-part series.

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Iberian of the Year 2012: Artur Mas

Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas. In germinating the seeds that could one day blossom into a new Iberian state, Mas, for better or for worse, has been the most prominent Iberian of the Year.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberians 2012, Spain News | Read More »

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