Category Archives: Spain

Spain’s Rajoy enjoys mixed victory in regional vote – AJ

ILBAO, Spain — Voters in Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s northwestern home region of Galicia have given their support to his handling of the economy, but those in the turbulent Basque region handed a major victory to nationalist and separatist … Continue reading

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Spain’s Rajoy Delays Bailout Request

Conditionality is political poison in Spain on the receiving end and in Nor Euro without it.  Therein lies Europe’s conundrum. (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Spain’s Troubles Threaten Eurozone

At the end of the day it comes down to the European street, no? (click here is video is not observable)

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Europain: Young and Unemployed

The following chart from the Washington Post of Europe’s unemployed youth really captures the human suffering of the European debt and banking crisis.   It also illustrates why labor reform needs to be a key component of the structural adjustment in … Continue reading

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Germany’s FinMin says court to back European bail out fund

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Enter the Draghi (Plan)

The only thing new in the “Draghi Plan”, as far as we can see,  is the potential big bazooka #4  — unsterilized (?) purchases of periphery bonds by the  ECB. Still,  though, countries will have to submit to conditionality — … Continue reading

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No end in sight to Spain’s financial troubles

Hurry up, Mario! (click here if video is not observable)

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Spain Lobbying For Bond Purchases

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Spain bailout pressure mounts

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Stratfor: Europe’s Contradictory Answers to its Crisis

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