Hace ya un mes desde que dejé de trabajar en The Spain Report. Fue una decisión difícil tras echarle tantas ganas durante el verano. Muchos lectores sabios me ofrecieron sus consejos sobre cómo podría solucionar los problemas, y agradezco la ayuda. Algunos aspectos del proyecto funcionaron de manera espectacular, otros no tanto. Hice algunas cosas […]
It has been a month now since I stopped work on The Spain Report. It was a very tough decision to make after working so hard on it over the summer. Many wise readers offered me sound advice on what I might do to try to fix the problem, and for their help I am […]
NEWS: Spanish TV channel Cuatro has published a video report in which: “we locate the exact spot in which the ultra-right-wing platform LEM meets in Madrid to, among other things, “burn separatist rags” as they organise to defend Spain at all costs”.
ANALYSIS: Registered unemployment in Spain rose in September following the seasonal summer fall, but less than during any other September since the beginning of the crisis. Edward Hugh, Daniel Lacalle and Pilar García de la Granja explain what’s going on.
NEWS: Registered unemployment rose again in September in Spain following the habitual fall over the summer months, although the rise is the lowest in September since the financial crisis began and forms part of a clear slowdown in total unemployed.
NEWS: The author of a viral YouTube video showing Spanish teenagers at a village festival representing the mock assassination of Gibraltar residents by Civil Guard agents has told The Spain Report it was ‘reprehensible’ and criticised sloppy journalism.
TOP STORY: Catalonia’s first minister Artur Mas yesterday told the Catalan parliament that if the Spanish government were not agree to a referendum in 2014, he would once again call early regional elections as a plebiscite on the question of independence.
Spain ends its Afghanistan war after 11 years, 100 dead Spanish soldiers and €3.5 billion of treasure
TOP STORY: The Afghanistan war officially ended today for Spain, after 11 years in the country, 100 Spanish soldiers killed and €3.5 billion of Spanish treasure spent. Spain’s Minister of Defence flew out to Qala i Naw to mark the moment.
TOP STORY: Spanish and Catalan opposition and minority parties have rejected the governing Popular Party’s suggestion to form a common anti-secession front to counteract the influence of the pro-independence governing coalition in Catalonia.
TOP STORY: Spanish newspapers have reacted positively to the news of Angela Merkel’s election victory in Sunday’s vote in Germany, and wonder how such a resounding triumph will affect Spain’s place in Europe.
TOP STORY: The Spanish King is to have an urgent new hip operation at Madrid’s Quirón Clinic on Tuesday to combat a localised source of infection, and will be represented in official engagements—where practicable—by Prince Felipe.
NEWS: Amid doubts over the true reasons for the worsening of King Juan Carlos’s health, the Royal Household says he is to have an urgent new operation in Madrid after consulting with US-based doctor, and denies rumours the King is to abdicate.
NEWS: EC Vice President Joaquín Almunia has today reiterated that a hypothetically independent Catalonia would not automatically become a new member state of the European Union and that the situation “worries him a lot”.
BREAKING: Artur Mas, the First Minister of Catalonia, has written an op-ed article in The New York Times in favour of independence from Spain, on Catalonia’s National Diada Day.
OPINION: Ambrose Evans Pritchard, in his latest Telegraph column, says young Spanish EMU refugees are Spain’s loss and Britain’s gain.
MULTIMEDIA: El País has uploaded the audio file of the conversation between the driver of the Alvia train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela at the end of July and his control room in Atocha, moments after the accident, whilst he was still trapped in the cab.
TOP STORY: In a chaotic global economic environment, and despite moving up one place since 2012, Spain continues to struggle with its process of economic renovation and is severly hampered by government policies towards investment.
BREAKING: A motorbike ride on Gibraltar organised on Facebook by 13 Spanish motorbike enthusiasts has been worrying some residents of the Rock and causing sensationalist headlines to be written.
BREAKING: Markit’s Spain Services PMI—a leading indicator of economic activity in Spain’s service sector—turned positive for the first time since June 2011, but sustainable growth remains elusive.
BREAKING: A British MP has suggested to Foreign Secretary William Hague that the Spanish Ambassador to London should pack his “sombrero, straw donkey and sangria and go” over Gibraltar tensions.