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Basque Country enters an era of uncertainty

Patxi López

The announcement of early elections was a chance for the Basque premier to highlight how far the northern region has come in recent years. But despite the decline of ETA, the political horizon now looks decidedly tense.

August 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

How do you choose the Iberians of 2011?

Spain's indignados in Madrid

Iberosphere has chosen a handful of individuals and organisations as Spain and Portugal’s people of the year. This is how we went about it…

December 12th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

The Basque radical left

ETA probably hasn’t been as prominent this year as it might have hoped. The political mainstream and many Spaniards received the armed Basque seperatist group’s January announcement of a “permanent and general” ceasefire with suspicion and a shrug. What people wanted to hear from the Basque terrorist organisation was a clear decision to end its […]

December 12th, 2011 | Posted in Iberians 2011 | Read More »

Rajoy vs The Washington Post

The man almost certain to win the upcoming election is refreshingly open in an interview with the US newspaper and in which he discusses Spain’s economy, its politics and his own image. His message: Trust me, I’m an ultra-confident moderate.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

How history will judge Zapatero

Zapatero: not feeling so lucky anymore...

Many will remember Spain’s socialist prime minister for his mishandling of the economic crisis. But his legacy in other areas – particularly social reform – is substantial.

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

The end of ETA violence offers Spain’s cynical politicos a fresh start

The Basque terrorist group’s announcement that it has ended its campaign of violence should end four decades of division and tragedy. But it also represents an opportunity for the country’s politicians to start showing some badly needed statesmanship.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

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