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As Spain’s historic December 20th election inches ever closer,
the Popular Party’s finance minister, Luis de Guindos, is

appearing more and more in the national and international media,
pushing the story of Spain’s economic recovery.






Pushing the recovery

(SUR in English 4th December 2015)

Animal rights activists say the idea of teaching ‘tauromachy’
in training schools is making a joke of the country’s education
system






Bullfighting training programme proposal
meets with opposing views


(SUR in English 4th December 2015)

I love bullfighting. I also love animals. That may seem like
a paradox, but I know it to be true of most  people I know
who also appreciate bullfighting - people who, like me, go to
the bullring not to take bloodthirsty pleasure in an animal’s
suffering or death, but to appreciate an art form, to be moved,
and to experience something unique and profound.






Controversial training


(SUR in English 4th December 2015)

(SUR in English 11th December 2015)

In Spain, there is widespread public opposition to air-strikes
in Syria, so Mariano Rajoy is well aware that adopting such
a strategy could weaken his chances of re-election in Spain’s
December 20th general election.







Deciding factors


(SUR in English 11th December 2015)

The future of the Spanish economy has headlined the two political
debates staged  so far between the leaders of Spain’s major
parties, along with concerns over corruption…….







Policies under scrutiny


What occurred in the aftermath of Portugal’s general election in
October must be making Luis de Guindos and Mariano Rajoy
nervous, despite their outward shows of confidence about
winning Sunday’s national vote.






(SUR in English 18th December 2015)

Austerity test


(The Spectator December 23rd 2015)

Spain is a long way from being Greece or Portugal, but in Sunday’s
historic general election, Spaniards sent out the same message that
the Greeks did in July and the Portugese did in October – namely,
a resounding ‘No’ to austerity economics.





Spain has rejected austerity. So what does it do now?


(SUR in English 25th December 2015)

Spaniards have rejected the PP’s line that an austerity-driven
approach is the best bet for Spain’s economic future, and
collectively voiced a desire for a new approach.






Another ‘No’ to austerity


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