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Spain: the friends of the King

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Spain: the friends of the King

“All my warmest thanks for your appreciation. Go ahead, I will always be by your side” 6th May 2014. First speech after his abdication in the presence of the IBEX35 main business owners. [...]

June 19, 2014 Author: cafeAMBllet.com

Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

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Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

During the past two weeks, the residents of the Burgos neighbourhood of Gamonal have won “a great little victory” and have become a symbol of citizen participation in politics. Their protest against corruption, whose cause was their objection to the construction of a boulevard with a parking in their neighbourhood, has provoked a wave of [...]

January 19, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Europe’s Austerity Madness

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Europe’s Austerity Madness

So much for complacency. Just a few days ago, the conventional wisdom was that Europe finally had things under control. The European Central Bank, by promising to buy the bonds of troubled governments if necessary, had soothed markets. All that debtor nations had to do, the story went, was agree to more and deeper austerity [...]

September 29, 2012 Author: Paul Krugman