- June 12, 2012
CELEBRATIONS are always premature in the manic depressive world of the eurozone, and Spain’s conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy should have known better than to present Sunday’s bailout deal as a victory.
By Monday evening German politicians were disputing his claim that the deal came with no strings attached, and insisting that the Spanish economy will have to be subjected to Greek-style external supervision.
Now the two main unions have announced a general strike on 18 June in the provinces of Asturias and Leon, where Spain is currently embroiled in a major industrial dispute that has so far received little attention in the Spanish and international press.
My piece in The Week/First Post on the Asturian miners strike. You can read the rest here.