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The city that offers a sense of distinction
(Sur in English 23rd  June 2017)

Reading Laurie Lee on Seville, you quickly realise that
you’re in the company of a man completely
in love with
the Andalusian capital. He
would probably still be charmed
by his beloved “mistress” today



And the winner is …
(Sur in English 23rd  June 2017)

This week saw the latest development in Spain’s ongoing
campaign for greater integration within the EU when it was
announced that the EU has been awarded Spain’s Princess
of Asturias 2017 Concord Prize for maintaining harmonious
relationships between its member states.



Come together
(Sur in English 16th June 2017)

Luis de Guindos, the Spanish economy minister, has
apparently turned into the EU’s biggest fan.



Granada, still ‘a rose preserved in snow’
(Sur in English 16th June 2017)

The city has changed in many ways since Laurie Lee’s visit
sixty six years ago, but the people have kept their
‘mala follá’     



Message not received
(Sur in English 9th June 2017)

A series of recent polls suggest that an
increasing number of Spaniards are not only
disenchanted with the political elite, they are
no longer listening to them.  



In search of pure sources of feeling
(Sur in English 9nd June 2017)

How much of the Algeciras captured by English writer
Laurie Lee in 1955 remains in the city today?



Weak foundations
(Sur in English 2nd June 2017)

Luis de Guindos, the Spanish economy minister,
stated this week that GDP growth might well exceed the
official prediction of 2.7% this year and could reach over 3%.
The problem, though, is that this apparently dazzling economic
performance is not supported by  strong foundations.



M a r k   N a y l e r

freelance journalist