Mi entrevista sobre Arturo Barea en el Instituto Cervantes en Manchester

December 8, 2017

Inside Spain (19 October-20 November 2017)

Spain’s global presence in the UK equal to that in all Latin America.
Catalonia comes under direct rule and faces a snap election.
Second-highest life expectancy among OECD countries.
Bank of Spain warns of economic risks of Catalan crisis.
Ferrovial consortium wins €1.15 billion contract in Australia.

November 23, 2017

Arturo Barea y la forja de la intelectualidad

Entrevista en Cultura Badajoz.

November 21, 2017

The crisis in Catalonia

Spain is living through the most serious constitutional crisis since the failed coup in 1981 against the restored democracy, following the death of the dictator Franco. Unlike that crisis, however, the one in Catalonia has no easy solution.

My opinion piece in The Gibraltar Chronicle.

November 21, 2017

The Brexit challenge for Spain and Gibraltar, and the Catalan crisis

My talk at the Gibraltar Literary Festival.

November 18, 2017

Mi discurso en la entrega del Premio Arturo Barea en Badajoz

Premio concedido a Francisco Javier García Carrero por su obra, “Un siglo de historia de la Guardia Civil en Extremadura.”

November 9, 2017

The potential impact of the Catalan crisis on the Spanish economy

The crisis in Catalonia, sparked by the regional government’s illegal proclamation of an independent state last month, is already exacting a toll on the Catalan economy and threatens to seriously weaken the wider Spanish economy if the situation is prolonged.

November 8, 2017

Crisis in Catalonia

Spain is living through sad times. The Catalan parliament’s illegal proclamation of an independent state has sparked the most serious constitutional crisis since the failed coup in 1981. But unlike that crisis, this one has no easy solution. All the stereotypes that Spaniards are incapable of living together, epitomised by the 1936-39 Civil War, are being reinforced.
My post for Oxford University Press.

November 2, 2017

Brexit, Catalonia and other challenges for Spain

My talk at the Cañada Blanch Centre, London.

October 26, 2017

Inside Spain (19 September-19 October)

Government rejects Turkey’s request to extradite two writers.
Catalan president fails to clarify independence bid, raising prospect of direct rule of the region.
700 Catalan companies vote with their feet.
Spain, third EU country with most growth in risk of poverty.

October 19, 2017