Spain’s continuing export boom

Spain’s exporting prowess continued in 2017 when sales of goods abroad increased for the eighth straight year and notched up a new record of €277.1 billion, close to one-quarter of GDP.

February 21, 2018

Inside Spain (22 January-20 February)

Economy Minister Luis de Guindos secures ECB vice-presidency.
Government digs in over Catalan independence crisis.
Spain barely remains a ‘full democracy’, drops in EIU ranking.
Exports of goods notch up yet another record.
ACS wins €3.3 billion contract for Montreal’s automatic passenger transport system.
Catalan independence crisis causes German company to cancel €6mn laboratory.

February 21, 2018

Typical Spanish

Mi participación en Typical Spanish, un programa de “Ochéntame Otra Vez” en La 1 que trata de construir el tópico para desvelar qué es real y qué es falso cuando utilizamos la expresión typical Spanish.

February 11, 2018

Inside Spain (19 December 2017-22 January 2018)

Spain to boost defence spending and send more troops abroad.
New Catalan parliament’s pro-independence speaker calls for deposed Puigdemont to be re-elected the region’s Premier.
Catalan electoral success propels Ciudadanos towards national victory.
Madrid fails to fully implement any of the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption measures.
Economy revives, but growth could be stymied by Catalan independence crisis
Spanish-built high-speed train in Saudi Arabia successfully completes first test run.

January 24, 2018

Barea: Las fosas del franquismo no sólo están en la tierra, están también en la memoria

Articulo de Julio Llamazares sobre mi exposición en el Instituto Cervantes sobre Arturo Barea

January 6, 2018

La sociedad española está envejeciendo rápidamente y eso supondrá un reto

Entrevista en

January 5, 2018

Catalonia secessionist parties regain control of the region’s parliament

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s gamble that the snap election he called would help return Catalonia, one of Spain’s richest regions, to ‘normality and legality’ did not pay off, as the three pro-independence parties again won a narrow majority in the Catalan parliament on under 50% of the vote and a record turnout of 82%.

December 23, 2017

Inauguración de mi exposición en el Instituto Cervantes sobre Arturo Brea

Intervenciones de Juan Manuel Bonet, director del Cervantes, William Chislett, comisario de la exposición, y Antonio Muñoz Molina.

December 21, 2017

Inside Spain (20 November -19 December)

Spain ‘pleased’ that Brexit Phase 2 can begin.
Catalans go to the polls in crucial election on the region’s future.
Spain’s population, second-fastest ageing after Japan.
OECD adds its voice to warning on Catalan crisis impact.
Técnicas Reunidas wins €3.5 billion refinery contract in Bahrain.

December 19, 2017

Arturo Barea: del Madrid de la Guerra Civil al exilio en la campiña inglesa

Mi ensayo en el catálogo de la exposición sobre Arturo Barea en el Instituto Cervantes, Madrid.

December 14, 2017