SURPRISE SURPRISE! THE EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION IS HAPPY ABOUT PAY HIKE!

SURPRISE SURPRISE! THE EMPLOYERS’ CONFEDERATION IS HAPPY ABOUT PAY HIKE! »

29 Jan, 2020
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Antonio Garamendi, President of the powerful profit-driven Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations, didn’t seem to be even remotely put out by the 5.5% rise in the national minimum wage that the left-leaning Spanish Government has approved on 22 January 2020. But the Government wants another pay hike in 2021 and it looks like beyond a certain red line the business organizations will no longer play along. The era of a progressive government in Spain has started, after years of conservative rule that consigned 13% of the labor force to working poverty. How long will the new era last?

SKATEBOARD HERO RESCUES DISENCHANTED SPANIARDS

SKATEBOARD HERO RESCUES DISENCHANTED SPANIARDS »

18 Jun, 2017
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“Something so sad is turning into something so beautiful and great; it is making us love our brother, our friends and our country more.”

HOW TO BOYCOTT COCA-COLA FROM THE FAR LEFT

HOW TO BOYCOTT COCA-COLA FROM THE FAR LEFT »

22 Apr, 2017
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In a protest event organized by the Unidos Podemos radical left coalition, their leader Pablo Iglesias told the crowd: “ Let’s go on not drinking Coca-Cola because Coca-Cola is attacking workers’ rights.” But standing out on his lunch tray the coalition's spokesperson in the Senate were two Coca-Colas.

THE RAINDROPS WERE ALL THAT MATTERED

THE RAINDROPS WERE ALL THAT MATTERED »

14 Oct, 2016
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The only good thing that happened on 12 October was the rain!

SPAIN’S BEWILDERING POLITICAL PANORAMA

SPAIN’S BEWILDERING POLITICAL PANORAMA »

28 Jul, 2016
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Will there be a third election following the first two that failed to produce a government?

SPANISH POLITICS IS ALL SET FOR ANOTHER BLASTOFF

SPANISH POLITICS IS ALL SET FOR ANOTHER BLASTOFF »

5 Apr, 2016
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Nobody's excited about a new parliamentary election in Spain. But at this late date the countdown is ticking away into (almost) inevitable blastoff

SPAIN POLITICS: NEVER DULL MOMENT IN AND OUT OF THE HEN HOUSE

SPAIN POLITICS: NEVER DULL MOMENT IN AND OUT OF THE HEN HOUSE »

11 Feb, 2016
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In their first session in the Congreso de los Diputados they made straight for the front row, complete with a baby in the arms of their co-founder. The next session they were sent to the hen house in the back of the chamber.

SPAIN IS TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF TREACHEROUS NEW ELECTIONS

SPAIN IS TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF TREACHEROUS NEW ELECTIONS »

29 Jan, 2016
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"If parliamentary elections were held again, the multiparty system would still be around, and so would political instability"

THE SCANDAL SHEET OF MADRID POLITICS: Versión Original, Truth or Censorship?

THE SCANDAL SHEET OF MADRID POLITICS: Versión Original, Truth or Censorship? »

23 Jul, 2015
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Controversy — just not to say scandal — is practically the second name of the City Hall of Madrid these days

THE FUTURE POLITICAL PANORAMA IN SPAIN VIEWED FROM THE RECENT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

THE FUTURE POLITICAL PANORAMA IN SPAIN VIEWED FROM THE RECENT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS »

19 Jul, 2015
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Will the leftists, after gaining power in the post-municipal elections, win the general elections too? Who could tell for sure?