Lowering the Minimum Age for Voting: Good or Bad Idea?

In this term Spain’s Parliament refused to give to those who are under 18 the right to vote. Concretely, this proposition, which was redacted by Esquerra Republicana (left wing of the Catalonian independents), was rejected by the votes of Popular Party (PP)… Continue Reading →


After three years of brutal civil war and more than thirty under a dictatorship, Spain opened the doors of freedom in 1978. The Spanish Constitution voted the 6th December 1978 meant the commitment of Spaniards to a future built upon… Continue Reading →

A spectre is haunting Spain, the spectre of the third elections

Santiago Campos Ruiz studied Law at Carlos III University (UC3M), and Universidad de Alcalá (UAH) where he collaborated with the UAH Student Council to fight for the rights of undergraduate students. After briefly working for a legal firm in Madrid he… Continue Reading →

Post-bubble Spain (II): The consequences of being austere

by Luis Vilacha Fernandez. Originally published on 2014/03/06 Spain has changed dramatically. Four years after the budgetary measures began; the government realized that it would not be possible to keep the welfare state as it was until today. After the… Continue Reading →

Post-bubble Spain (I): Deconstructing the “Spanish Miracle”

by Luis Vilacha Fernandez. Originally published on 2014/03/05 Spain never looked so much like its stereotypes as it does today in the post-bubble period. When the economic crisis blew up in 2008, no one in Spain would have expected that… Continue Reading →

Catalonia and the EU in the face of the regionalist trend

by Amandine Charley. Originally published on 2013/10/11 As every year, on September 11, many Catalans celebrated La Diada, the national day in Catalonia, commemorating the siege of Barcelona against the Bourbons in 1714, which dramatically reduced Catalonia’s autonomy. This year… Continue Reading →

The Spanish Public Television under Political Pressure

By Eulàlia Mata. Originally published on 2013/02/17 The Council of Europe recently released a report that warns that political pressure is being put on Spanish public television broadcasting (Televisión Española, TVE). The report draws attention to similar situations of politics… Continue Reading →

Secessionism in Times of Crisis: The Case of Spain

By Lorenzo G-A Llamas. Originally published on 2012/12/03 On September 11th 2012, Catalonia, as happens every year, took to the streets to celebrate its day – la Diada. Without warning, without preview and in one instant, Spain witnessed how a traditional celebration… Continue Reading →

The Civil War politics behind the trial of Spanish Judge Garzon

Originally published on Mar 18th, 2012 Three tri­als con­cern­ing accus­a­tions of cor­rup­tion and abuse of office have been taken against cru­sad­ing Span­ish Judge Baltasar Gar­zon, known inter­na­tion­ally for his work invest­ig­at­ing crimes against human­ity. The ver­dict of one trial, delivered… Continue Reading →

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