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If an independent Catalan state is to succeed it must be pro-capitalism

If an independent Catalan state is to succeed it must be pro-capitalism

Matt Jackson October 5, 2017 0

Prior to Sunday’s contested Catalonian referendum, local media reported around 1.5 million pro-independence posters were removed from the region. Two publishing centres were closed down, several were arrested. It didn’t work. Visiting the area

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Catalan Independence Could Reverberate Far Beyond North-Eastern Spain

Catalan Independence Could Reverberate Far Beyond North-Eastern Spain

Matthew Cowley July 28, 2016 0

It may have gone unnoticed by the majority of the international media, but a decision taken by a regional Parliament in north-eastern Spain in the last week could have a profound effect on the

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The Gibraltar Problem

The Gibraltar Problem

Backbencher August 12, 2013 8

By MJ Couts Over the past two weeks, the Gibraltarian government has managed to ramp up the public relations battle with Spain to highs, not seen since the collapse of the Franco regime and

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7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

7 Reasons The Tories Are Smiling

Lee Jenkins August 8, 2013 2

Things always look better with a bit of sunshine on them, but for Conservatives, there’s extra reason to have a bit of spring in their step this summer. Economy All governments are judged primarily

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Spain’s Economic Woes Encapsulated In One Airport

Spain’s Economic Woes Encapsulated In One Airport

Backbencher August 8, 2013 1

Few sites so encapsulate Spain’s economic woes as succinctly as Castellon Airport. Conceived of back in 1997, with the euro (and easy credit) just around the corner, big projects seemed a sound investment. Over

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The Eurocrisis: Austerity is a Prerequisite, not a Solution

The Eurocrisis: Austerity is a Prerequisite, not a Solution

Backbencher May 31, 2013 0

The crisis in the Eurozone will only end when politicians start focusing on structural reform. Imagine that you are a doctor. A patient hobbles to your desk with a twisted ankle. Would you not

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Syria’s civil war has parallels to Spain’s: It is not another Bosnia

Syria’s civil war has parallels to Spain’s: It is not another Bosnia

Jon Stanley January 6, 2013 5

  A rare TV address from Bashar Al-Assad shows the lion can still roar and there is no imminent end to the conflict in Syria.  It is unclear, however, whether rebels will break through

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Foreign affairs news round up week 49

Foreign affairs news round up week 49

Lee Jenkins December 6, 2012 3

There were renewed fears that elements of the besieged Syrian regime of President Assad may be planning to use chemical weapons in its seemingly endless battle against rebels. World leaders reiterated their warning that

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Enough is enough

Enough is enough

Oliver Demaine November 26, 2012 2

  The hot topic of everyone in the United Kingdom is Europe. You either love it, or loathe it, but whatever your opinion on it is, you know it isn’t currently running as smoothly

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Foreign Affairs News Round Up Week 46

Foreign Affairs News Round Up Week 46

Lee Jenkins November 15, 2012 3

Southern Europe was gripped by a new wave of anti-austerity protests, with Spanish and Portuguese unions coordinating strike action for the first time. Over 700 flights were grounded and even Spanish ministers admitted that

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