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Vasconcelos finds a Baroque home in Versailles

Wine Pavilion, by Joana Vasconcelos.

Fêted Portuguese artist returns to France, where she was born, with a major show.

July 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Portugal’s spy who came in from the cold

Jorge Silva Carvalho.

The Portuguese secret service is in turmoil after a former intelligence director was charged with spying on major economic and political players on behalf of his new employer. Featuring corruption, state secrets and Freemasonry, this is no ordinary scandal.

June 6th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

And there was peace in Portugal

Political instability, protests, riots and strikes? No, not in the eurozone’s crisis-ridden, southernmost country.

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

Iberian architecture builds a modern legacy

Spain and Portugal have been enjoying something of a golden age in recent years when it comes to hosting major new architectural projects. What are the reasons for this success and can it continue?

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Portugal News, Spain News | Read More »

Getting to the bottom of Spain’s daunting unemployment rate

The country has an official jobless rate of nearly 23 percent, the highest in Europe. But does that figure reflect the true state of the labour market and the Spanish economy? Apparently not.

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Pedro Passos Coelho

Pedro Passos Coelho

How do you impose the toughest austerity measures a country has experienced in more than three decades and increase your popularity ratings at the same time? Ask Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal’s spendthrift but widely admired prime minister. Elected in June in a historic victory for his centre-right Social Democratic Party, the seemingly impermeable Passos Coelho […]

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

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