- 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...
- August 17, 2011
I’m writing from Barcelona, where I lived for nine years during the 1990s. The early 90s were boom years for the Catalan capital, as they were for Spain in general. It was a period in which the Barcelona town council and the regional government was pouring money into public building...
- May 21, 2011
Astonishing events are unfolding in Spain, where anti-austerity protests have been taking place across the country on the eve of regional and local elections. 20,000 people have turned the Puerta del Sol in Madrid into a mini Tahrir Square.
Last week there were protests in more than fifty cities, in what appears to be a spontaneous...