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October 2017


In the dark

(Sur in English 27th October 2017)

Spain is heading into uncharted waters as Mariano Rajoy’s
government prepares to invoke Art. 155 of the Constitution.
Absolutely no-one knows what is going to happen next.

San Sebastian, sheer elegance
(Sur in English 27th October 2017)

This northern Spanish city, known for its fine dining and
curved beaches, wears its classiness lightly

From bad to worse
(Sur in English 20th October 2017)

With Madrid poised to impose direct rule on Catalonia, the
entire saga is proving to be
a masterclass in how to
exacerbate further a serious and divisive political problem.

(Sur in English 13th October 2017)

Although Catalonia's president, Carles Puigdemont, has
called time-out on secession proceedings in the hope that
negotiations can begin with Madrid, the omens are not good.

What now?
(Sur in English 6th October 2017)

Luis de Guindos, Spain's economy minister, has been
re - assuring the markets that despite the recent referendum
on Catalonian secession, everything is fine and there is no
need to panic. For how long will they believe him?

Catalonia’s president refuses to back down
after referendum violence

(Sur in English 2nd October 2017)

Despite the violence which marred Catalonia’s independence
the region’s president is confident that Catalonia
has won the ‘right to an independent state in the form of a

M a r k   N a y l e r

freelance journalist