Godot Economics - Spain, Portugal, EU and other stuff

Spain – a pyrrhic recovery in unemployment

Spain – a pyrrhic recovery in unemployment

It is a tragedy of such enormity, anything short of panic seems complacent

 Santiago Niño Becerra

What has changed in Spain?

What has changed in Spain?

How is it possible that we are suddenly being bombarded with wonderful news about Spain’s current situation – no longer at a cross roads – and colorful future?

 Luis Martín

Rajoy optimistic about Spain’s economic outlook, denies illegal political financing

Rajoy optimistic about Spain’s economic outlook, denies illegal political financing

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy talks about the country's labor market, the European Union bank bailout program and a probe into allegations that Rajoy and officials accepted cash payments from a slush fund. Rajoy spoke with Bloomberg's Sara Eisen yesterday in New York. (Source: Bloomberg)

Rajoy talks about the country’s labor market, the European Union bank bailout program and a probe into allegations that Rajoy and officials accepted cash payments from a slush fund

 WEAYL: Godot Economics

Beware of Olli Rehn and his siren call for flexibility

Beware of Olli Rehn and his siren call for flexibility

Olli Rehn laments the “lack of fleixibility” in Spain’s labour market but his call for flexibility is a siren call.

 Luis Martín

Spain: Fiesta or Siesta?

Spain: Fiesta or Siesta?

Aa time when Spain is back in the limelight on account of its ever-sprouting corruption scandals, the government is trying to switch public attention to the prospect of impending economic recovery.

 Luis Martín

The Canary Islands, Spain’s Paradise Lost

The Canary Islands, Spain’s Paradise Lost

The country’s hard-won welfare state system is in reverse gear, with rights and social justice being handed back to charities, as was the case in pre-constitutional Spain.

 Peter Tchir

Rally Is Starting to Run Out of Steam

Rally Is Starting to Run Out of Steam

Spain ‘Most Undervalued’ Stock Market, Tchir Says (Video)

 Redacción

The Great Spanish Crash (subtitulado)

The Great Spanish Crash (subtitulado)

Documental de Paul Mason (BBC) sobre el colapso económico de España.

 Luis Martín

Washington’s European Cliff

Washington’s European Cliff

The concern today, especially for Washington, is to keep the European utopia alive for as long as possible.

 Luis Martín

Why Spain is edging to the brink

Spaniards are now rejecting the cynical confiscatory policies that aim to bailout an insolvent system managed by morally-insolvent politicians.

 Luis Martín

Esperanza Aguirre abandons Rajoy’s ship as political storm nears

Esperanza Aguirre abandons Rajoy’s ship as political storm nears

Esperanza Aguirre’s announcement last Monday that she will step down as leader of Madrid’s regional government comes at a delicate time for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

 Luis Martín

As The Euro Tumbles, Spaniards Look to Gold

As The Euro Tumbles, Spaniards Look to Gold

As the crisis deepens, there is still a window of opportunity for Spaniards to turn to gold as a means to protect their wealth against the risks of increased foreign exchange volatility, forced re-denomination, or even a total currency collapse.