surinenglish

16:14

the euro zone

Deal or no deal

The Sánchez-Iglesias spending plan needs more than just Podemos' support to be passed to the Senate - that's where the problems begin

Mark Nayler

16:08

Keep it down, please

The fact that Spanish people talk in loud voices is one of the first cultural differences that hits those of us brought up in quieter countries as soon as we step off the aeroplane

Rachel Haynes

16:00

Monumental effort

It's in the little Taj Mahals that surround us every day that the real beauty resides

Peter Edgerton

14:51

the euro zone

Going down

Just as Spain was emerging from a tortuous recession, it was revealed that between October 2010 and November 2011, Rato - then chairman of a collapsing Bankia - spent almost €100,000 on secret corporate cards

Mark Nayler

14:49

The Seine old song

Charles Aznavour was one of those international crooners that everybody liked, even people who said they didn't

Peter Edgerton

14:47

Unadventurous eaters

Left to their own devices, travelling Spaniards will happily munch away on what they normally munch away on when at home

ANDREW J. LINN

14:40

The voice of statistics

Unemployment figures come round every month to remind us, like Marcus Aurelius' slave, about the vulnerability and weakness of our economy

Héctor Barbotta

15:27

Cancer research

The silent and anonymous work being carried out by scientists has to be valued, praised and appreciated

Ángel Escalera

15:26

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Passionate about property

Whether for investment or speculation, it is important to be clear as to your motives and goals - before you buy

JEREMY BLATCH

15:24

The 'sobremesa'

When a Danish food writer asked me the other day about the meaning of the word, matters grew complicated

ANDREW J. LINN

15:22

The price is right

Having seen what goes on in the vast underbelly of a business, I never question anybody's prices anymore

Peter Edgerton

15:20

THE EURO ZONE

Risk v. reward

The Bank of Spain has lowered its prediction for Spain's GDP expansion in 2018, from 2.7% to 2.6%

Mark Nayler

13:18

'Contains sulphites'

The EU has been gradually reducing permitted levels over the years, but there are still winemakers who abuse the system

ANDREW J. LINN