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The solution to the Catalan problem?

A possible pact involving fiscal controls and use of the Spanish language in schools might just soothe tensions between Madrid and Barcelona.

November 11th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Ahead of election, Spain’s next prime minister leaves everyone guessing

Usually when voters go to the polls they have an idea about competing politicians’ policies, and only a vague idea about which of them is going to win. But when Spaniards vote in early elections in one month’s time, they will know, almost for sure, who will win, though they’ve got only the faintest clue as to what that might mean.

October 19th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Fear and resignation in Spain’s deficit cap

An unprecedented agreement by the Socialists and opposition Popular Party seeks to alter the Constitution and keep jittery markets happy. So why aren’t Spaniards celebrating?

September 6th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Political turmoil threatens to rock Spain’s recovery

Spain is attempting to perform a tightrope act as it emerges from recession. However, current political developments risk upsetting the economy’s recovery.

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

What now for the “PIGS”?

Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain have all been grouped together by some market watchers as potentially unstable economies due, supposedly, to their deficit and debt levels. But a closer look at the figures tells a different story.

April 24th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

History repeats in Portugal

Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates successfully cleaned up messy budget deficits when he came to power in 2005. But dealing with the deficit may not be quite so easy this time around.

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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