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Spanish PM Rajoy Turns Down King's Offer To Form New Government

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s incumbent conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy turned down an offer Friday by King Felipe VI to try to form a new gover...

Spanish Elections Heat Up While an Era Comes to an End

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

The only certainty in regard to the elections next Sunday is that on Monday, a new political era will begin in Spain. Farewell to the absolute majorities and to the monochrome governments -- Hello to negotiation and agreement.

Spain Backs Away From Anti-Abortion Reforms

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Kevin A. Lees

It's not just the United States that struggles over competing beliefs about abortion. In Spain, pro-choice advocates won one of their biggest international victories of the decade when the country's conservative government this week backed down on plans to implement a restrictive new abortion law.

The Free Movement Of People In Europe Must Be Affirmed

Mariano Rajoy Brey | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Mariano Rajoy Brey

If we put all our efforts into saving the euro, we must be prepared to safeguard free movement with the same conviction, as it is the very lifeblood of the single market and, hence, of our prosperity. Let me state this with total clarity: the free movement of people is as important as the free movement of services, capital and goods, and constitutes one of the basic pillars of the EU.

Spain: Recovery With Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

There is, sadly, a widespread passivity towards the institutions. New stories of corruption find their way into the news with monotonous regularity. Each one sounds like the one before. They involve not only the main political parties, the government and trade unions but even the royal family.

Has Europe Already Shown Us Who Will Win in November?

Joshua Franklin | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Joshua Franklin

Political commentators have, as usual, been searching for clues in U.S. presidential history to help predict how the race will turn out. However, it may be that the answers to 2012 are to be found not in the history books, but rather across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Spanish Roubinis

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

I anticipate changing times. I look at the future from the shoulders of Spanish Giants and see a brighter decade, a Decada Prodigiosa that will change Spain for good to start changing the world.