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How Sarkozy “turned Andorran politics upside down”

US Cables released by Wikileaks state that the French leader lambasted the Pyrenean principality’s government over its foot-dragging on banking reform, thus influencing ensuing elections.

September 14th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Wikileaks | Read More »

In Catalonia, the fringe is setting the agenda

The moderate nationalists who govern the northern region are being heavily influenced by pressure from pro-independence radicals who represent only a small section of the populace.

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

Rajoy approaches the big job with his head down

The Popular Party’s leader could be Spain’s new prime minister within a matter of months; which is why he needs to understand the responsibility he has not to further damage the country’s economic credibility with electoral scaremongering.

June 16th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

All too predictable

Absolutely true to recent form, a week ago Tuesday the two immediately upcoming Spanish government bond auctions which were to lead up to the weekend’s municipal and regional elections were put into journalistic – and might we add – speculative play by an article in one of the world’s news sources of reference.

May 25th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Common sense prevails as Bildu is allowed to run in elections

Spain’s top court allows a nationalist coalition to participate in the May 22 local elections, reflecting a refreshing willingness by the judiciary to ignore political distractions and examine the facts.

May 6th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

A shift in the Basque Country despite Sortu’s prohibition

The Spanish High Court recently ruled that a new Basque nationalist party should not be allowed to run in upcoming elections due to its alleged links to ETA. However, while the tribal tone of politics in Madrid made that ruling inevitable, there are signs that there are many in the Basque region – and the judiciary itself – who disagree.

April 11th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

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