Inside Spain (17 July-19 September)

North-Korean diplomat expelled.
Government ramps up pressure against illegal Catalan independence referendum.
UN refugee agency says Spain lacks the capacity to handle migration crisis.
Growth to be upgraded, underpinned by stronger consumption and exports.
Ferrovial enters US airport market.

Date
September 19, 2017

The conundrum of Spain’s recovering economy and stubbornly high unemployment

The economy has recovered from a deep crisis and is growing at more than 3% for the third year running, but the unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 17.2%, though well down on the peak of 27.1% in 2013.

Date
September 19, 2017

50 Years of Runnymede College, 1967-2017

My book on the 50th anniversary of Madrid’s Runnymede College, a secular, mixed school founded during the Franco regime when such things were unheard of.

Date
September 9, 2017

Entrevista en Carta España sobre Arturo Barea

Date
September 7, 2017

Tensions in Spain’s vital tourism

Spain’s tourism industry, a cornerstone of the economy, will set yet another record this year, with the number of tourists forecast at 84 million, but it is beginning to become a victim of its own success.

Date
September 6, 2017

Inside Spain (20 June-17 July)

King Felipe in state visit to UK calls for new ‘arrangements’ over Gibraltar.
Catalan push for independence moves towards showdown with central government.
Population rises for first time since 2011 due to migration.
Parliament ratifies EU-Canada free-trade deal after Socialists abstain.
State-controlled lender Bankia takes over BMN.

Date
July 20, 2017

Global Spain: the country’s economic, military and soft presence

Almost 500 years since Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the first circumnavigation of the world and a vast empire subsequently came into being, Spain has re-built a substantial but very different global presence.

Date
June 30, 2017

Global Spain: the country’s economic, military and soft presence

Almost 500 years since Juan Sebastián Elcano completed the first circumnavigation of the world and a vast empire was created, Spain has re-built a substantial but very different global presence.

Date
June 30, 2017

Inside Spain (16 May-20 June)

Spain holds firm in Elcano Global Presence Index.
Catalonia sets October date for illegal referendum.
Socialist Pedro Sánchez returns from the wilderness to win back the party’s leadership.
‘Failing’ Banco Popular sold to Santander for €1.
Tubacex wins €550 million oil pipeline contract with Iran.

Date
June 20, 2017

España global

Mi Tribuna en ABC.

Date
June 3, 2017