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19:04

Opinion

Too close to call?

Mark Nayler

...a very close relationship between law and politics when it comes to Catalan separatists - and not necessarily one that will benefit the ERC's imprisoned leader.

20:58

Opinion

Back and forward

Mark Nayler

In this, the last column of 2019, I thought it would be appropriate to look back at the last twelve months as well as looking forward to 2020. What have we learned about Spanish politics this year and what should we expect to happen (or not to ... happen) in the one that's just around the corner? First off, 2019 has shown that Spain isn't immune to the far-right ideology that's seeped into the politics of Italy and Germany, where Lega Nord and AfG, respectively, have made recent and substantial ... support. Vox is now the third most powerful force in Spanish politics and cannot be ignored. Secondly, another general election early next year - which would be the fifth in just over four years - is distinctly possible. Just as in 2015 and 2016, the two

17:31

Opinion

Outside in

Mark Nayler

Vox, will be dismayed that a radical left-winger is in charge of such an important portfolio, but this is the new reality of Spanish politics. Members of congress now represent everything from quasi-Franco nationalism to Marxist economics, thus

12:10

Opinion

Identity politics

PETER EDGERTON

Notaries' offices are unfailingly dour and austere places to be. Nonetheless, the notaries themselves often try to lighten the mood by saying not very funny things, while grinning like Tommy Cooper. You'd be grinning too, if you were charging five ga

17:56

LifeStyle

1 November 1910: The anarchist CNT union is founded

FRANK GAVURIN

On 1 November 1910, restive workers in the city of Barcelona formed the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo, an organisation that would leave a significant mark on Spanish politics in the following decades. Traditionally, employers in Barcelona

11:34

Local

Alcaucín mayor faces vote of no confidence over lack of dialogue

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

...mayor again "to give credibility to this vote of no confidence". He went on to say, "This isn't about removing someone from office for me to return." He added that he entered politics in Alcaucín to try to solve the problems of the irregular houses in

12:43

National

Politics tarnishes Madrid Pride as Cs are booed off the parade route

ANDER AZPIROZ

The Pride march in Madrid last Sunday was one of the biggest ever, marking the fiftieth anniversary of New York's Stonewall riots. However, in among the good-natured revelry, a political fight broke out after the delegation marching from Ciudadanos (

11:16

Local

Former Malaga mayor to step down from politics

SUR.

A former mayor of Malaga who is known for her outspoken character and who went on to be a high-profile minister and MP on the national-political stage is to step down. Celia Villalobos (69) has been an MP for Malaga province for 30 years and was c

13:39

Opinion

High-flying

Mark Nayler

Sánchez has been pushing for a Socialist to take control of the Commission, one of the bloc's most powerful bodies. Nevertheless, Borrell's ascension to High Representative would mark a return to frontline EU politics for Spain, whose only voice in top

18:37

Opinion

It's all politics

Mark Nayler the euro zone

...vote for Paris as the next base of the European Banking Authority. De Guindos - who worked for Lehman Brothers and BMN before moving into politics - also received Portugal's blessing, in return for Spain having backed Mario Centeno as president of ... Agency. It's all politics at the ECB. The Spanish minister clearly can't wait to leave his current role. In the spring, De Guindos will move from his office in Madrid to one in the ECB's glinting skyscraper in Frankfurt - the EU equivalent of a

13:55

Local

Coín mayor announces retirement from politics

Fernando TORRES.

After 16 years in the public arena and two full terms at the helm of the council, Coín's mayor Fernando Fernández has announced that he will not run in the 2019 elections. The Partido Popular has appointed Francisco Santos, current councillor for t

12:02

Gibraltar

A look back at the Gibraltar news in 2018

Debbie Bartlett

2018 was dominated by Brexit, but other things did happen on the Rock, as this round-up shows. January Sir Joe and Susana DÍaz It was a happy start to the year in Gibraltar, with news that former chief minister Joe Bossano had been awarded

11:41

Opinion

Say hello, wave goodbye

Peter Edgerton

Crumbs, it's all been happening in Spanish politics this week. I'm sure that it won't have escaped your attention that Mariano Rajoy has been ousted from his position as prime minister of the country after the list of corruption cases associated

14:40

National

Former conservative PM in Malaga to talk politics with SUR

A. M. ROMERO

...leader and Aznar, who is on the right of the party, stressed his view that the centre-right of Spanish politics is at a crossroads and needs to reinvent itself. He refused to say which candidate he supports.

12:45

LifeStyle

From selling houses to the world of politics

ASH BOLTON

Video Club Square Eyes. Before Dean stepped into the world of politics in June 2011, he ran a successful estate agent in Torreguadiaro for ten years - before he decided to close it down in 2010. Helping people every day As for how he got into ... politics, he told SUR in English: “I've always been interested in politics. It puts you in a position of power where you can help people every day. “I never had any intention to get into politics. I started off doing sofa politics, reading the paper and

18:40

LifeStyle

23 February 1981: Antonio Tejero leads a coup d'état against Spain's government

BEN CLARKE what happened today?

The events of 23 February 1981 still weigh heavily in the collective Spanish mind today, as a resurgence of strong-arm politics that posed a direct threat to the fledgling democracy in Spain that had only emerged following the death of the dictator ... Franco six years previously. The army, which had played a crucial part in government during Franco's military regime, was concerned about the shortcomings of democratic politics in solving some of the problems that Spain faced. Economic crisis in the

15:08

Opinion

Take a guess

Mark Nayler

...therefore unlikely to dent Spain’s economy in the medium term. Those who thought that politics and economics were inextricably connected, especially in present-day Spain, thereby stand corrected. Even so, it’s probably best not to take guesses - sorry,

13:01

Opinion

Invader birds

IGNACIO LILLO

...they get as far as farmers’ crops as researchers predict. So while the spirit of the initiative is positive, the problem here is, as in many other matters, that politics is put before scientific criteria, or that urgent measures are ignored to pacify

13:16

Local

Strike by judges and prosecutors affects over 500 Malaga city court cases

ÁLVARO FRÍAS / JUAN CANO

After various part-stoppages over the last few weeks, judges and public prosecutors working in courts across Malaga province took part in a national strike on Tuesday. They are asking the government for more resources and more independence. In Mala

13:16

National

New UK ambassador officially meets the King

SUR

...process, which, outside the politics of Westminster, has seen both UK and Spanish governments make reassuring moves to support the protection of British expat rights.

13:09

Opinion

Either or

Mark Nayler

First of all, one has to think about what “stable” means in the wider context of modern Spanish politics. As Dombrovskis implied, a very basic test of any government’s functionality is whether it can formulate and pass a new budget every year (forget,

12:52

Opinion

Flip-flop

Mark Nayler

...abstention in the upcoming investiture sessions. It's a situation that highlights the complexity and fragmentation of Spanish politics, and a very unpleasant one for the acting prime minister. But compromise and dialogue, as Sánchez was so fond of saying

14:13

Opinion

Chef politicians

A. J. LINN

...towards the Egyptian government. Anthony Bourdain was interviewed in New York last week on TimesTalk TV, but he did not contain his anger when accused of criticising politics and politicians. “What could be more socially significant than food?” the ... highly-respected chef who is a spokesman for the campaign against food waste universally, shot back. There are clearly many chefs prepared to get involved in politics, but are there politicians prepared to do much more than turn up at gastronomic events - for

15:44

Gibraltar

Picardo wins Gibraltar general election

Debbie Bartlett

...to withdraw from politics for personal reasons. Marlene Hassan Nahon of Together Gibraltar.EFE GSD: Damon Bossino, Daniel Feetham, Keith Azopardi, Roy Clinton, Elliott Phillips, Edwin Reyes. Together Gibraltar: Marlene Hassan Nahon. The

15:40

Sport

Just about ticking over

Rob Palmer

...persuaded Madrid to break the bank, but we are waiting for the Real deal. Hopefully all that is missing is the explosive ingredient of the Clásico. We'll not get into the politics of re-arranging the fixture but the clash of the giants and the hype that

10:44

Gibraltar

Gibraltar, red, white and proud as always on National Day

Debbie Bartlett

...being part of the unique Gibraltarian community. It is a day of partying and politics, which is organised by the Self-Determination For Gibraltar Group (SDGG) with the government's Culture ministry, and it marks the anniversary of Gibraltar's first

14:48

LifeStyle

Sharing political ideas for integration

Jennie Rhodes

...is no stranger to politics, having been the first woman elected to Dungarvan Urban Council in her native Republic of Ireland . She was the 'Chairman' from 1975 to 1976; "There was no such thing as Chairwoman or Chairperson then," laughs Ria, who was ... houses (Senate) of the Irish parliament. She was narrowly beaten and decided not to stand again in the following election . "I would have had a good chance of winning but by then I had a young family and had to make a choice between family and politics ... ," Ria recalls. She adds that it was tough for women who wanted to get into politics in Ireland in the 1970s and jokes that Lynch didn't have "many women to choose from" at the time, despite wanting to encourage more women to get involved. Ria was also

11:13

LifeStyle

Birthday celebrations and a warm welcome

SUR IN ENGLISH

...first official reception since his arrival. The event was attended by representatives from the worlds of politics, business and the media. He said that his aim was to make the close ties between Spain and the UK even stronger. ARCH rescue centre

16:23

LifeStyle

"I was always the nominee; it has taken me 40 years to receive an award like Cannes"

FRANCISCO GRIÑÁN

...bitterness against anyone. I understand that is the way politics works, but never mind. And all the people who were involved in that commotion in some way are invited and I hope they will come to the theatre and enjoy it like anyone else in Malaga. We don't ... but I never tell anyone how I voted. Voting should be secret and personal. Are you bored with all these elections? Modern politics are very complicated. I'm afraid of Spanish politics becoming Italianised, and they won't be able to reach

13:33

Opinion

Revenge, a political weapon

ANTONIO M. ROMERO

The saying goes that revenge is a dish best served cold. Even in politics. Examples have emerged recently in two of the Costa del Sol's most important councils: Torremolinos and Mijas. Personal motives have gone before party directives or ... CIS (Spain's Sociological Research Centre): the general public's concern regarding politics, parties and politicians in general is higher than it has been since 1985, and is considered one of the three main problems affecting this country by 32% of its ... events certainly proved the saying that politics makes for strange bedfellows. Or maybe not so strange. We've since learned that the support has come with a reduction in councillors with full-time salaries, which is worse for the PP, and an increase in

10:45

Opinion

Set to repeat

Mark Nayler

...that he's striving for. The question is, how long after November 10th will it be before yet another election is called? Recent precedents in Spanish politics have demonstrated two things very clearly: first, that the traditional two-party democracy -

14:59

Sport

A senseless sacking

Rob Palmer

...billionaire owner who clearly understands the business world but hasn't quite grasped the world of football. Marcelino was exactly what Valencia needed. It was a dysfunctional club, pulled apart by politics, broken promises, an owner on a mission, the

10:38

Local

Acting Alcaucín mayor considers future following "xenophobic" message

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

Acting mayor of Alcaucín, the Belgian Mario Blancke, said on Wednesday that he was considering whether to stay in politics due to a "xenophobic" Whatsapp message shared among villagers. The handwritten message, which was photographed and shared ... continue working in local politics." Blancke, who has been mayor of Alcaucín for the last four years, has promised to make a decision by 15 June which is when councillors need to have reached agreements to be able to vote in a new mayor. The

11:30

Opinion

Laugh or cry?

Rachel Haynes

...leaders are also acting, in their case because the winners of the general election - which if we can remember that far back took place in April - have still not managed to form a new government. Politics surely is all about different people seriously

10:53

Local

New court investigation complicates Nozal's bid to be mayor of Mijas

I. GELIBTER

...due to alleged corrupt practice inquiries, is unlikely to instruct his councillors to vote for him. The option of Nozal resigning from politics to leave the way clear for a council run by a PP mayor supported by Ciudadanos gains strength.

15:23

Opinion

Doom and gloom

Mark Nayler

...launched Ciudadanos and leftist Podemos onto the national scene, much to the annoyance of the older parties - coalitions and deadlock have characterised Spanish politics, yet the country's GDP hasn't flinched. During 2016, when Spain lacked a functioning

13:15

Opinion

Difficult questions

Mark Nayler

...become one of the most contentious issues in Spanish politics. The fiercest criticism of both Sánchez and Proactiva Open Arms - a Barcelona-based NGO whose latest missions have raised complex questions about EU immigration policies - has unsurprisingly