Topic archives: Spain

Catalan independence referendum turns violent as police storm voting stations

October 2, 2017 4

With national police raiding and closing dozens of voting booths yesterday, it is clear that the vote will not be recognised by the conservative People’s Party government in Madrid.

Voters get really stroppy: the top 10 elections of 2015

December 23, 2015 7

Just about everyone this year voted to kick this mob out.

Rundle’s Christmas Argument Clearing-House, Vol 2

December 21, 2015 5

Brush up on the Spanish election talking points ahead of your Christmas lunch. It's bound to come up.

Rundle: 2014 sounded the death knell of the Right’s ‘consoling illusions’

Rundle: 2014 sounded the death knell of the Right’s ‘consoling illusions’

January 7, 2015 29

How will the right-wing parties of the world respond to their losses in 2014? And how will they fare in the years to come?

Catalonia’s vote for independence reduced to ‘glorified opinion poll’

November 7, 2014

With Catalonia set for an independence "consultation" on Sunday, it's worth examining the legal war that has turned the campaign for independence into an anemic symbolic gesture.

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

July 25, 2014

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.

Follow Friday: @fiskeharrison on running with the bulls

Follow Friday: @fiskeharrison on running with the bulls

July 4, 2014 5

British writer Alexander Fiske-Harrison first entered the ring as a wannabe bullfighter, but has found his niche following in Hemingway's footsteps -- quite literally.

War of words over Gibraltar

War of words over Gibraltar

August 20, 2013

Spain and Britain are still arguing over the coastal territory, but the discussion is unlikely to spark another Falklands War, writes Charles Richardson.

Graphic designer to dishwasher: Spain’s ‘ni-ni’ gen move Down Under

November 8, 2012 6

Youth unemployment in Spain sits at 50%, prompting many to flee and try and make their way in Australia. Kevin Ponniah reports on the youth that were promised prosperity.

ECB plays its part, but will Europe’s pollies play theirs?

September 7, 2012 14

The European Central Bank has established a mechanism that should provide greater stability for the eurozone -- but will countries use it? Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane on the new lifesaver.

Crimes’ Gillard toon … Murdoch tweets back …

Crimes’ Gillard toon … Murdoch tweets back …

July 12, 2012 2

In Media Briefs: What's with the Canberra Times' Gillard toon? ... Murdoch hits out on Twitter ... Royals upset with Women's Day ... Scandinavian newspapers love paywalls and more ...

Packer plays polo … Fairfax journo lament … News Corp split ads pressure

Packer plays polo … Fairfax journo lament … News Corp split ads pressure

July 2, 2012

In today's Media Briefs: after a busy week Packer turns his attention to polo ... Front Page of the Day ... Fairfax journo tells of toxic newsroom ... Murdoch weighs in on TomKat and more ...

Global fear on the rise as Europe continues to founder

June 22, 2012 2

Comments from the Italian Prime Minister overnight reflect the growing fear that Europe is dragging the global economy into the mire.

If Gillard isn’t lecturing Europe, she ought to be

June 20, 2012 4

Australian journalists have missed the point that there is growing concern about the failure of Europe to understand how bad its problems are. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Will Gina learn from Lang’s mistakes in the newspaper game?

Will Gina learn from Lang’s mistakes in the newspaper game?

June 19, 2012 2

Gina Rinehart presumably knows the story of The Independent but I wonder whether she will find the outcome any different if she gets her way in controlling the Fairfax papers?

Too much air-time too often for leaders

Too much air-time too often for leaders

June 12, 2012 3

I heard an interesting observation on US National Public Radio at the weekend about the negative impact on the presidential image of the president being seen and heard talking too much.

Kohler: the elephant in the economic room

June 12, 2012 32

The Spanish bank bailout may have taken some heat out of the European crisis, but it's likely to be short lived as Italy's debt trap reminds the world why it should never have been admitted to the EMU.

Euro crisis: oils aren’t oils in debt-hit Spain

May 31, 2012 1

Spain has a real head of steam up as it moves into the overtaking lane ahead of plunging past Greece, and out of the eurozone. Just look at the way financial markets traded overnight ...

Is Spain the new Greece? Bankia bailout rejected, wobbles worsen

May 30, 2012

The chances of Spain overtaking broken Greece to become the new flashpoint for the wobbling eurozone rose this morning after the European Central Bank reportedly rejected the 19 billion euro bailout of Bankia.

Puzzled by the comments on the polls

Puzzled by the comments on the polls

May 1, 2012 2

I was puzzled last night, as I read the comments after William Bowe posted news on his excellent Poll Bludger blog of the latest Newspoll,.