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Is Spain set to follow Greece?

Is Spain set to follow the same terrible road as Greece, as Rajoy obeys German diktats?

February 24th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain News | Read More »

Even Spanish TV feels the pain

State broadcaster RTVE warns that a 20-percent reduction in funding means an end to big-budget original programming and more repeats.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Tax hikes to hit residents

Spain: Tax hikes to hit residents

We all know that Spain, like many other EU countries, is in the doldrums as far as its economy is concerned and is expected to find the remedy, fast. Unsurprisingly, the PP government intends to try and address the deficit through cutting budgets and increasing revenue from taxes. A tidy sum of €8.9 billion is to be cut from government departments and €6.2 billion collected by the Tax Authority.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat | Read More »

A short honeymoon for Spain’s Rajoy

PP spending cuts

The new prime minister has justified his announced austerity package by citing the previous government’s overspending. But with Spain still at the heart of the eurozone debt crisis and more cuts to come, he needs to share his plans with the electorate.

January 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy must take reins swiftly to avoid economic chaos

In the wake of the Popular Party’s overwhelming election win, the prime minister-elect must act decisively ahead of his instatement in order to calm the markets.

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

Why open Pandora’s Box?

Making themselves heard: Protesters in Madrid against the reform of the constitution.

Spain’s two main political parties have agreed to reform the Constitution in an effort to rein in public spending. Will it work? Who stands to benefit? And why was nobody asked?

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October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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