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Tens Of Thousands Rally For Spanish Anti-Austerity Party

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Home

By Julien Toyer MADRID, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched in Madrid on Saturday in the biggest show of support yet for Spa...

Spain's Catalans Vote For Independence In Symbolic Ballot

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | Home

By Inmaculada Sanz BARCELONA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Close to two million Catalans voted on Sunday in favor of seceding from Spain, the reg...

12 Things The World Can Learn From Spain

El Huffington Post | Margarita Lazaro | Posted 08.26.2014 | Home

If there’s a tradition that Spain can pass on to the world, and that the world has already begun to embrace, it is the siesta. The importance of res...

Meet The Colachos, Men Who Jump Over Babies During Feast Of Corpus Christi

Religion News Service | Gil Shefler | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

CASTRILLO DE MURCIA, Spain (RNS) It’s been three years since Juan Jose Duenas jumped over dozens of babies to the cheers of thousands of spectators,...

Spain's King Abdicated. What Now?

Octavio Salazar | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Octavio Salazar

After the surprising news this week -- which was not, in fact, surprising, given that the abdication of King Juan Carlos has long been bandied about as the most realistic way for the Spanish monarchy to bring its institutional crisis to an end -- the many questions now emerging are two-fold.

U.S. Amb. To Spain: If She Runs, 'Hillary Clinton Will Be The Next U.S. President'

Posted 04.08.2014 | Home

You don't often hear a traditionally educated diplomat making hard bets on politics. But James Costos, the U.S. Ambassador to Spain who was appointed ...

The Free Movement Of People In Europe Must Be Affirmed

Mariano Rajoy Brey | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home
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.

A Banking Union Must Be A Pillar Of Europe

Pedro Passos Coelho | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home
Pedro Passos Coelho

No one should resent the economic success of others. On the contrary. But in the same way that we stand for the ideal of equality of opportunity between individuals within our societies, we also need to deliver that equality of opportunity for every country within our great European society.

WATCH: BIG - 'Project Europe' Live Stream From Madrid

Posted 02.27.2014 | Home

The Berggruen Institute on Governance (BIG) is hosting the international conference Project Europe, which will bring together a range of European lead...

Spain: Recovery with Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

Homesick for the city where I grew up, I am drawn back to Madrid from time to time for a brief weekend. I was pleased to notice more activity this time -- more people eating out, dancing and laughing. New shops have opened. Trendy restaurants are fully booked. No time for a siesta, it would seem. The cosmopolitan center of the capital of Spain may not be representative of the state of the nation, yet it was a lot quieter two years ago. Is the crisis over?

Virginity Auctioned To Pay For Ecuadoran Mother's Healthcare

The Independent | Elizabeth Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A young woman living in Valencia has put her virginity up for auction to pay for care for her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer's. Evelyn Duenas...