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Waiting for Washington

At the start of Obama’s presidency it looked certain that Madrid would melt the transatlantic frost of previous years and build a strong relationship with the new US administration. But despite his efforts, Zapatero has so far benefited relatively little from courting the US leader.

May 4th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

The curse of the EU presidency

Halfway through its six-month presidency of the European Union, Spain is struggling to score many positive marks at the helm of the 27-nation bloc. But given the tough political and economic circumstances, few observers should be surprised at the lacklustre performance.

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

American breakfast and prayers for Zapatero

Zapatero’s apparent rapport with Barack Obama has brought an end to the frost of the Bush years, marking the latest development in Spain’s association with the United States. It has been a complex relationship which has seen plenty of twists over the decades.

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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