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Elections européennes : le Parti populaire espagnol mise d'abord sur l'équipe de campagne NEW
Etoile 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
"C'est un homme politique et un citoyen exemplaire" avait déclaré Mariano Rajoy, président espagnol, à l'égard de Carlos Fabra, ex élu local de la région de Valence. Cet homme puissant au sein du Parti...
How to lose friends and alienate people, Spanish government edition NEW
Eurointelligence 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
In the middle of October, as the Spanish government and business leaders were on a media blitz to...
The historic hurdles to Catalonia's independence | Enric Juliana NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Spain stands in the way of an independence referendum. But Sunday's regional elections may offer another routeThe Catalan question is ancient. It dates back to the 17th century, when tensions first developed between Spain's centre and its periphery.
Euro-separatism III: Catalonia’s bid for independence NEW
Vox Europa 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 16 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
With unemployment hitting 25% of the active population and austerity for the foreseeable future, more and more people are leaving Spain. Now, an entire region wants to leave the country. After Belgium and Scotland, this third post on Euro-separatism...
Mas Power for Catalonia NEW
Real Time Brussels - WSJ 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Artur Mas, the president of Catalonia, tells Brussels of his plans for the Spanish region to become its own state within the EU.
LIVE @13h00: Debate with the President of the Government of Catalonia NEW
Debating Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 36 Minutes ago
Today at 13h00 Brussels time (GMT +1), Debating Europe will be liveblogging Friends of Europe’s Policy Spotlight discussion with Artur Mas, President of the Government of Catalonia. Mas, who assumed office in 2010, is the leader of Democratic...
Industria demora el pago de las ayudas a las empresas escudándose en la UE NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
LA CRÓNICA DE LEÓN 7/ 11/ 2012 LeónM. GARCÍA Decepcionante. Ni sindicatos, ni empresas mineras, ni el propio Ministerio de Industria fueron ayer capaces de explicar el contenido del encuentro mantenido en la Comisión Europea para que la U...
«No hacen falta estos trámites para que el Gobierno pague las ayudas al sector del carbón» NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
LA NUEVA ESPAÑA  7/ 11/ 2012Mieres / Langreo,Andrés VELASCOEl sector minero no tuvo ayer buenas noticias desde Bruselas. Es más, noticias tuvo pocas. La reunión entre los emisarios del Ministerio de Industria y los miembros de la Comisió...
Spanien | Kampagne gegen Zwangsräumungen NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
El Periódico startet eine Kampagne gegen die Zwangsräumungen  Wohnungen, die wegen der Krise ihren Immobilienkredit nicht mehr tilgen können. „Schluss mit den Zwangsräumungen“, titelt die Tageszeitung, um auf da...
Španělsko | Odpor proti vystěhovávání dlužníků sílí NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
El Periódico se vydává do boje proti vystěhovávání rodin, které už nejsou schopné kvůli krizi splácet hypotéky. „STOP vyhánění,“ píše v...
Spain: Catalan Unionist Party Launches Controversial Viral Video NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
One of Catalonia's minority unionist parties, Ciutadans, made a splash on the Web with a viral video citing a controversial essay written by former nationalist president Jordi Pujol, containing derogatory statements against Andalusians.
Some more (draft) bad news for the Spanish government NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 52 Minutes ago
The European Commission is due to unveil its autumn economic forecasts on Friday, but El País has already seen a draft of what the Spanish government is going to be told - and, unsurprisingly, there seems to be no good news coming from Brussels.Firs...
L'esquerra i el país: sobre l'acte Carod-Maragall-Ramoneda-Romeva, ahir, al Col.legi de Periodistes NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Des que es va fer públic que en Josep Lluis Carod-Rovira, n'Ernest Maragall, en Josep Ramoneda i jo mateix participàvem en un acte conjunt al Col.legi de Periodistes (presentats per JM Balcells), han proliferat especulacions i comentari...
Spain’s Borrowing Conundrum NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
On Thursday, Spain will attempt something that it has not done in the debt market for about a year and a half: sell a government bond with a maturity of more than 10 years. But while the calm tone in financial markets has ensured steady demand for Sp...
Number of the day:4.8 million are now without a job in Spain NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 31 Minutes ago
The number of people looking for a job in Spain rose by 2.7% in October, according to new monthly numbers released by the Spanish labour ministry, writes the BBC. This is the third month in … Continue reading →...
"Changing the Political Clocks in Spain" by Hadleigh Roberts NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 37 Minutes ago
If you can’t move elections to suit events, you have to move events to suit elections. Such has been the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy’s, approach to the regional elections in Galicia and the Basque country. It was no surprise that Rajoy
16 Congreso del PP de Asturias NEW
Salvador Garriga 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
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Desahucios: el falso dilema entre ser justos y cumplir la ley NEW
Con acento hispano 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Según un informe elaborado por vocales del Consejo General del Poder Judicial, en los últimos cuatro año son 350.000 los desahucios producidos por la crisis económica. Si queremos que nos abrume más aún esta cifra podemos calcular que ya son 51...
Por qué fracasan los países. El fracaso de España es de manual..... NEW
Espacio de ideas - Espai d'idees 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Anoche acabé de leer el libro "Por qué fracasan los países: los orígenes del poder, la prosperidad y la pobreza" de los profesores Daron Acemoglu y James A. Robinson. Un libro denso y profundo, bien documentado y argumentado, que descri...
VI CURS UNIÓ EUROPEA A VILAFRANCA. NEW
eurolocal 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Introducció – Objectius: Un any més el Servei de Relacions Internacionalsi Cooperació organitza el Curs Europa a Vilafranca, per tal d’oferir als ciutadans unes jornades formatives i informatives sobre la Unió Europea. El VI Curs sobre la Uni...
Apoteosis NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
CARMEN GÓMEZ OJEA El Jarama es un río muy literario: título de una gran novela de belleza brutal y tenebrosa que se desarrolla durante las horas de un domingo en un pueblo bañado por sus aguas en las que tendrá lugar la tragedia que entre l...
Muerte en Halloween NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Me ha impresionado extraordinariamente la muerte de cuatro chicas en la fiesta madrileña de Halloween.Desde el terrible incendio de la discoteca de Alcalá 20, en Diciembre de 1983, se produjo una gran alerta sobre los recintos festivos juveniles y...
Changing the political clocks in Spain NEW
Hadleigh Roberts 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 36 Minutes ago
If you can’t move elections to suit events, you have to move events to suit elections. Such...
Basque Story in Bilbao an Inspiration to Native Americans NEW
German Marshall Fund Blog 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Fall 2012 American Marshall Memorial Fellow Ernest House writes that the Basque peoples' struggle for recognition of their cultural autonomy is an inspiration to his own Ute Native American nation.
Better Spanish Budget Data Fails to Convince NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Spain's central government appears on track to meet its budget deficit goal but the big unanswered question remains over those pesky regions, writes William Kemble-Diaz.
Transcript of Catalan Journalists' Video Against Their Libel Fine NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Discover the transcript of some parts of the video that the editors of the Catalan magazine Cafè amb Llet uploaded to YouTube to comment on their recent libel sentence and fine.
Spain: Journalists Fined After Revealing Corruption in Catalonia NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Marta Sibina and Albano Dante, editors of the citizen media magazine Cafè amb Llet, have been fined 10,000 euro for libel. They uploaded to YouTube a video strongly criticizing the lack of transparency in public healthcare financing in Catalonia, im...
Spain Retail Sales Fall at Record Pace NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 20 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Spanish retail sales plunged at a record pace in September as consumers cut spending following a sharp increase in the country’s value-added tax rate.
Realezas y realidades NEW
...Scenarios 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Como ya se habrán dado cuenta, ahora estoy escribiendo una vez cada 15 días. Aflojar un poco el ritmo me permite seguir escribiendo con ganas y sin agobios, así que espero que entiendan este cambio de frecuencia y que sigan visitando el blog como...
Diplomacia 3.0 en el s.XXI, más allá de 140 caracteres. España anclada en el siglo XX. #opengovernment NEW
Espacio de Ideas 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
El diaro EL MUNDO ha publicado un interesante artículo sobre la e-diplomacia a raíz de un reportaje en el diario The Economist sobre la Diplomacia virtual, en el que refleja cómo cada vez más países cuentan con una estrategia diplomática en las...
Spain: The Minister of Education's Many Gaffes NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
The Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, José Ignacio Wert, has sparked controversy after controversy since taking up his position less than a year ago. Netizens have not turned a blind eye.
Castells: pilar de valors, sinergia de voluntats (per a la revista Valors) NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 17 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Castells: pilar de valors, sinergia de voluntats (publicat a la Revista Valors, octubre de 2012, número 97) Per Raül Romeva i Rueda, dels Gausacs de Sant Cugat   Era la Festa Major de Mirasol de l'any 2010. L'acotxadora, menuda e...
CARTA A RAFAEL MONEO NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 12 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Estrasburgo, 23 de octubre de 2012Querido amigo:Bien siento no acompañarte en la ceremonia y prolegómenos del Príncipe de Asturias. Mis obligaciones de eurodiputado me retienen en Estrasburgo con votaciones ineludibles.Recuerdo la esperanza que pa...
Espanha | Avós para todo o serviço (Le Monde, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Vão buscar as crianças à escola, ajudam a pagar as despesas, sem falar da sua presença nos protestos contra a austeridade defendida por Bruxelas. Os “abuelos” tornaram-se um dos últimos pilares de uma sociedade sacudida. Ver mais.
Španělsko | Prarodiče, děvečky pro všechno (Le Monde, Paříž) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Čekají na děti před školou, pomáhají rodině vyjít s penězi a přitom nezapomínají demonstrovat proti bruselské politice úsporných opatření. „Abuelos“ se stali jedním z posledních pilířů vrávorající společnosti. Více.
Spanien | Oma und Opa müssen ran (Le Monde, Paris) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Sie holen die Kinder von der Schule ab, sie helfen am Monatsende finanziell aus und sie gehen auch gegen die Sparpolitik auf die Straße. In Spanien sind die „Abuelos“ (Großeltern) eine der letzten Säulen einer wankenden Gesellschaft. Mehr....
MittEuropa » Släpp fram kvinnorna i spansk politik NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Regionalvalet i Galicien blev en framgång för de konservativa. Socialisterna tappade i Baskien.
Pido la independencia, Señoría NEW
Europa451.es 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
ENFOQUE I La p [...]...
Garriga sale en defensa de las infraestructuras asturianas NEW
Salvador Garriga 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Ante el egoísmo nacionalista del eurodiputado TremosaGarriga sale en defensa de las infraestructuras asturianasEl eurodiputado asturiano del Partido Popular, Salvador Garriga, sale al paso de las declaraciones del eurodiputado por CIU Ramón Tremosa...
Que cadascú valori. Jo em ratifico. NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Aquesta és l'entrevista que m'ha fet aquest matí en Carlos Herrera (Onda Cero).  http://www.ondacero.es/herrera-en-la-onda/entrevistas/raul-romeva-cuando-uno-pasan-cazas-encima-cabeza-genera-incertidumbre_2012102400029.html Us c...
Y al tercer día Rubalcaba resucitó, Mariano dijo “Diego” y los nacionalistas venden una España prebélica NEW
Dadefinspeaking 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Bendito refranero español que permite crear títulos para entradas permitiendo transmitir mucha más información que de hacerlo de otro modo. Así ha sido, de nuevo, el Presidente del Gobierno y el líder del principal partido en la oposición pone...
Comment la mafia chinoise a gangréné l’économie espagnole NEW
L'Europe décalèe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
L’arrestation du “parrain” de la mafia chinoise en Espagne mi octobre a levé le voile sur la criminalité au sein de la communauté et réflète le pouvoir, la complexité et la cohésion internationale de ces groupes criminels, écrit El Paí...
Spanien | Chinesische Mafia: „ein Staat im Staate“ (El País, Madrid) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Die Festnahme des chinesischen Mafiabosses Gao Ping Mitte Oktober führte zur Aufdeckung der Kriminalität innerhalb der chinesischen Gemeinde in Spanien. Die Ermittler waren von der Macht, der Komplexität und dem internationalen Zusammenhalt der ch...
Madrid’s Pulled Bond Might Not Matter NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 12 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
The region of Madrid's pulled bond sale Tuesday looks bad -- very bad -- but in the end it probably doesn't matter, writes Art Patnaude.
Espanha | Máfia chinesa, um “Estado dentro do Estado” (El País, Madrid) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
A detenção do "padrinho" da máfia chinesa em Espanha, em meados de outubro, levantou o véu sobre as práticas ilegais no seio dessa comunidade e reflete o poder, a complexidade e a coesão internacional dos grupos criminosos chineses. V...
Španělsko | Čínská mafie: “stát ve státě” (El País, Madrid) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 13 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Říjnové zatčení “kmotra” čínské mafie ve Španělsku odhalilo nelegální praktiky uvnitř této komunity a ukázalo, jak mocné, propracované a mezinárodně propojené jsou čínské kriminální skupiny. Podle vyšetřovatelů je to s...
Rue Wiertz, 60: "Las palabras del caballo" NEW
Salvador Garriga 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
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Carta a Reding: la UE ha d'aturar d'arrel les amenaces de resposta militar NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Des de l'èxit de la manifestació de l'11 de Setembre en què 1,5 milions de persones sortiren al carrer per reclamar que Catalunya sigui un Estat Membre de la UE, diverses persones han amenaçat el poble català amb un...
Spain’s socialists get a drubbing but Rajoy shouldn’t be smug NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
More than a confirmation of Mariano Rajoy’s mad austerity policies, this weekend’s local elections in Galicia and the Basque country confirmed the Spaniards’ enduring distrust of the socialists. The party that ruled Spain for almost...
Taking A Man At His Word NEW
A Fistful of Euros 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Legendary hedge fund supremo Ray Dalio is in ebullient mood. Following a series of moves by Mario Draghi to underpin European government financing Dalio told Bloomberg that, in his opinion, the euro will now “likely” stay together because existin...
José Ignacio Torreblanca sobre el Consejo Europeo de octubre y el rescate a España NEW
El Blog de ECFR Madrid 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
José Ignacio Torreblanca comenta la actualidad en torno al Consejo Europeo de octubre y al rescate de España en Diario de la Noche (Telemadrid). “Nosotros hicimos la letra grande y Alemania hizo la letra pequeña. En el Consejo de junio se de...
Elections au Pays basque : une victoire pour l'Europe ? NEW
Le Taurillon 2 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Dimanche 21 octobre 2012 ont eu lieu des élections au Pays Basque. Le Parti nationaliste basque (EAJ-PNV) et la coalition de gauche indépendantiste Bildu sont arrivés en tête. Analyse du vote. « Le jour viendra où un seul État englobera toutes...
EU-Gipfel | Mit verdeckten Karten Richtung spanische Rettung (El Periódico de Catalunya, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blog (DE) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
Mehr denn je glich der jüngste EU-Gipfel einer scharfen Pokerpartie. Die Bankenunion ist dabei nur eine Karte. Denn im Spiel geht es auch um die Kontrolle der Staatshaushalte oder die Rolle der EZB. Die Frage ist, unter welchen Bedingungen Spanien...
Evropská rada | Zákulisí kolem záchrany Španělska (El Periódico de Catalunya, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogy (CZ) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Bankovní unie, na jejímž vzniku se evropští představitelé nyní dohodli na summitu, je jen součástí daleko větší hry. Do ní se zahrnuje evropská kontrola národních rozpočtů i role Evropské centrální banky. Ve všech těchto man
Spanish regions: We hate to say 'We told you so', but... NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 1 Minute ago
In July, we published a briefing looking at the potential impact of regional debt problems on the Spanish economy. In particular, we noted that Spanish regions were expected to make swingeing cuts to meet the overly ambitious regional deficit targe...
Conselho Europeu | O jogo de poker do resgate espanhol (El Periódico de Catalunya, Barcelona) NEW
Presseurop Blogue (PT) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
A união bancária sobre a qual os líderes europeus chegaram a acordo, a 18 de outubro, é apenas uma peça de um jogo mais amplo que também inclui o controlo dos orçamentos nacionais e o papel do BCE. E o fim das manobras é saber se, e como, Esp...
Merkel lämnar Spanien utan val NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Spanska krisbanker kommer inte att rekapitaliseras av EU:s krisfond om Tyskland får bestämma.
Kein Geld für Spaniens Banken NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 13 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Die umstrittene Bankenunion wird den maroden spanischen Banken nicht helfen. Dies machte Kanzlerin Merkel nach Ende des EU-Gipfels in Brüssel klar. Bis zur gemeinsamen Bankenaufsicht würden noch viele Monate vergehen. Danach müsse noch eine Rechts...
UBS Has Gloomy View on Spain NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Spain is the golden boy of Europe's government bond markets at the moment, with its debt trading at the strongest levels in six months. But Swiss bank UBS AG reckons this may all end in tears.
How much humiliation can Spain cope with? NEW
Global Dashboard 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The FT’s Gillian Tett reports today on a conference presentation given by historical sociologist Dennis Smith, who’s been working on the question of how humiliation operates at the cultural / collective psychological level – and wha...
Beslut om bankunion fördröjer spansk bankhjälp NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
EU-länderna väntar med de praktiska detaljerna för en bankunion till 2013, vilket omöjliggör skyndsam krishjälp till spanska banker.
Delegación española del PPE en Bucarest NEW
Salvador Garriga 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
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Spanish Bondholders Benefit to Germans’ Cost NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Two diametrically opposite bits of news came out of Spain this morning, writes Alen Mattich.
Garriga en mi blog NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Como no me duelen prendas de reconocer lo que el adversario político escribe cuando lo considero no solo acertado sino digno de difusión, reproduzco aquí el artículo de Salvador Garriga Polledo, con el que me he enfrentado en los comicios europeo...
Columna de José I. Torreblanca en Financial Times: Europe must show Spain it is the solution NEW
El Blog de ECFR Madrid 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 18 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Por José I. Torreblanca para Cafe Steiner – Blog El País Traigo a los lectores de Café Steiner una reflexión que publico hoy en una tribuna en el diario Financial Times (Europe must show Spain it is the solution) a propósito de la posibil...
Spain’s super-rich are having a good crisis NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
While the majority get poorer, Spain’s super-rich get richer. Fresh evidence of a widening gap between the one percent and the rest. Read my piece on Liberal Conspiracy blog...
The Catalonian problem NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
By Maria Dolores Amoros The problem with Catalonia is not its desire for independence, but that the Catalan public has fallen into the trap of Convergence and Union, or Convergència i Unió (CiU), headed by Artur Mas, the Senyoret. Mr. Mas has shown...
Freie Bahn für Spanien? NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Die Bundesregierung sträubt sich offenbar nicht mehr gegen einen Hilfsantrag Spaniens, der das umstrittene EZB-Anleihekaufprogramm auslösen würde. Ein entsprechender Bericht von Bloomberg brachte heute die Märkte in Kauflaune. Allerdings werden d...
Spain Considers EU Credit Line NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 14 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Spain is considering a request for a line of credit from the European Union's new bailout mechanism, a senior Spanish Finance Ministry official said Monday, giving the first details of the country's plans for seeking help to avoid its debt problems s...
A virtual Spanish bailout? NEW
Open Europe blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
In case you’re wondering, we not talking about a bailout on Facebook or the like.No, we’re referring to the quite strange comments by a Spanish finance ministry official reported in the press this morning. The official reportedly stated that Spai...
Catalonia could ask Europe for help / Barcelona Chronicles NEW
EUobserver Blogs 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
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Oro för Italien fördröjer spansk låneansökan NEW
Europabloggen 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Ett skäl till att Spanien har dröjt med att begära krishjälp från EU är oklarheter om konsekvenserna för Italien. >>>...
Daily Digest: Spaniards are fleeing away from the economic crisis NEW
Beyond Brussels 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours ago
  Nearly half a million Spanish people have left the country since January. Around 60,000 of them are Spanish citizens. The number is worth noting, because it shows gains in the number of Spanish people … Continue reading →...
Spain: Anti-austerity referendum campaign kicks off NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
A coalition of 150 Spanish civil society organisations and unions have begun collecting signatures for a referendum on the brutal austerity programme of the Popular Party government of Mariano Rajoy. The complete mismatch between the right wing Gover...
EUR Bulls Still Waiting for Spain to Ask NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The European Central Bank's latest big bailout idea hasn't been pressed into service yet, but, nevertheless, euro bulls obviously still approve.
El Big Bang español NEW
...Scenarios 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
España es una especie de aplicación nacionalista de la teoría del Big Bang: hace más de quinientos años explotó un núcleo denso de españolidad que se fue expandiendo por todo el planeta desde Castilla hasta Filipinas, pasando por América y s...
Time does not cure everything NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
By Pedro Angosto After the Allied victory in World War II, Europeans, especially Germans, French and Italian collaborators had to undergo a thorough process of introspection that led them to be aware of the horrors they had caused. The new democratic...
Spain Downgraded. So What? NEW
WSJ: The Eurocrisis 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
The latest ratings agency downgrade of Spanish debt doesn't matter in any practical, market sense. But it matters in terms of confirming the gloom.
Spain downgraded to near 'junk' status as death spiral continues NEW
PublicServiceEurope.com editor's blog 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Spain's long list of problems includes an economy in chaos, a political system threatening to turn in on itself and higher borrowing costs resulting from a lack of eurozone support - warns ratings agency...
Why Spain’s students and their families are turning up the heat on Rajoy NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Rising student fees, regressive education reforms, a €4 billion cut to state education and the firing of thousands of teachers are set to be contested by students and their families as they step up protests in the coming week. Until now, it has bee...
"Catalonia and the Trilemma" by David Lizoain NEW
Social Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours ago
According to Dani Rodrik’s political trilemma, “We cannot have globalization, democracy, and national sovereignty simultaneously. We must choose two among the three.” A massive demonstration was held a few weeks ago in Barcelona in unwitting de...
Calls for independence in Catalonia are part of an evolution of Spain’s democracy that the country’s constitution may have to come to accommodate. NEW
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Elections are due to be held in Catalonia in November, with President Artur Mas also promising to hold a referendum on Catalan self-determination. Montserrat Guibernau assesses the prospects for the referendum, noting that the Spanish constitution cu...
Should Catalonia be independent? NEW
Debating Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 18 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Back in May, we asked you whether Scotland should be independent, and put some of your comments to Scottish National Party MEP Alyn Smith for his reaction (we also picked up on this topic more recently, when we looked at how …...
Nationalism and individual sovereignty in the case of Catalonia NEW
Protesilaos Stavrou 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
"Catalonia is not Spain". Picture credit: Wikipedia The heated discussions on the possible secession of Catalonia from the Spanish state (officially the Kingdom of Spain) provide an ideal opportunity to elaborate on some of the cardinal themes of po...
Spain: We must mobilise! It affects us all, says union NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
By Cándido Méndez On October 7, we have to speak out to tell the government that enough is enough! Of an economic policy that comprises only cuts to social and labour rights and involves more recession and unemployment. An erroneous and unfair poli...
Uno de los nuestros NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Ayer, aprovechando mi sincera felicitación a la Corporación por la concesión a distintas vías de nombres imprescindibles para entender la pequeña historia de Oviedo (entre otros, Carmen Ruiz-Tilve, Carmen Prieto, Matilde Escortell, Rosa Esbert,...
Javier Fernández reelegido NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Magnífica su intervención en la jornada inaugural del 31 Congreso de la FSA-PSOE...
Spain: “Carne Cruda” Cancellation Stirs Debate on Censorship NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
Fears of state censorship and declining freedom of expression rise as the influential, political satire programme "Carne Cruda" found itself unexpectedly cancelled from national radio.
Geduld der Bevölkerung auf der iberischen Halbinsel NEW
Karpfenteich 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 5 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Es ist nicht zu übersehen, dass die Geduld der Bevölkerung auf der iberischen Halbinsel zu Ende geht. Die Frustration nimmt zu, weil trotz Sparpolitik keine Besserung der Lage, kein Licht am Ende des Tunnels zu sehen ist. Zugleich wächst die Unzuf...
Cut and Bleeding: Austerity-bitten Spain stands up in fury (RT Video) NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Protests against biting spending cuts continue throughout Europe, as people vent their anger over bailout sponsored austerity. Mass demonstrations in Madrid turned to violence earlier this week, as police were forced to fire rubber bullets to calm th...
Llegó el temido octubre NEW
...Scenarios 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 6 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Queridos lectores, ya llegó el temido octubre de 2012, pero no hay nada de que preocuparse. El Gobierno ha decidido recibirlo presentando unos presupuestos divertidísimos para 2013 y los españoles le han dado la bienvenida saliendo a la calles tre...
Spexit NEW
Revolting Europe 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
By Vincente Navarro Given the enormous financial and economic crisis prevailing in Spain, there are three alternatives. One is to continue the austerity policies of the Popular Party government, following the instructions of the European Council (dom...
Mariano Rajoy, jugador de poker en partidas simultáneas NEW
Con acento hispano 2 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Cada gobernante tiene su método y cada presidente su peculiar carácter que marca sustancialmente la manera de encarar las decisiones. Los hay firmes y determinados, como los hay dubitativos y sinuosos. Ni los unos mi los otros tienen la fórmula de...
Behind Spain's turmoil lies a cronyism that stifles the young and ambitious | John Carlin NEW
Comment is free (Europe) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 2 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
The country needs more than a bailout. It needs a revolutionary change in its hidebound social structuresHere's the news from Spain last week, in case anybody missed it: huge cuts in government spending; higher taxes; biting austerity; unemployment h...
Les paraules de Vidal-Quadras NEW
Raul Romeva (MEP) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 16 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Les declaracions d'Alejo Vidal Quadras a la cadena Intereconomía demanant a Rajoy que preparés un general de brigada (minut 2:34 del vídeo), 'de la guàrdia civil preferentment', per a aturar el procés d'independ&egr...
Ecos de la Diada NEW
Antonio Masip 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours ago
Ruidoso el eco de la Diada, excesivo, para lo que Europa y España deberían integrar saludable y fiscalmente, en momentos de otras protestas  más legítimas.Insistiendo en la confusión, dos eurodiputados catalanes se declaran independentistas...
Will Catalonia Become Independent Soon? NEW
Place du Luxembourg 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 23 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
My answer to the question is no. Eventually I think it will, but not soon. Here’s why:   Catalonia, Portugal and Spain: Selective Historiography Independentist claims from Catalonia are centuries old, although with differing levels of int...
"Man muss es erklären" NEW
Lost in EUrope 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Spanien beschließt einen neuen Sparhaushalt, um die Vorgaben von EU und EZB zu erfüllen und in den "Genuss" des neuen EZB-Anleiheprogramms zu kommen. Doch die geplanten Einsparungen... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...