surinenglish

16:07

THE EURO ZONE

In all but name

Sánchez can avoid the term "austerity" as much as they like, but it's hard to see how the government will be able to honour its costly welfare pledges at the same time as minimising Covid's economic impact

Mark Nayler

16:04

THE MUSIC MAKER

Dead grateful

How can it be that withdrawing a long-standing favour can be treated as a heinous crime?

Peter Edgerton

16:00

THE BOTTOM LINE

Disconnected villages

You can't expect villages to attract people to live there without bearing in mind that work, education, business, leisure and many other facets of daily life, have a telematic element that requires a lot of broadband

IGNACIO LILLO

15:59

food & drink

Restaurants as law enforcers

No-one is happy wearing a face mask but what is the alternative?

ANDREW J. LINN

15:04

Anyone for tapas?

The rule is that tapas come free, and if you get one with the first drink you never know what happens with the second

ANDREW J. LINN

15:02

THE EURO ZONE

Terms and conditions

The Socialist government of Pedro Sánchez has set its sights on as much as €140 billion from the EU, around €74 billion of which could be in the form of grants that don't need to be paid back, but the question of how the money should be used has sparked a row

Mark Nayler

14:59

THE MUSIC MAKER

Jailhouse rock

I realised in an instant that lolling about on the prison lawn with a few jovial shoplifters wasn't to be my remit. No, sir - I was, in fact, about to be introduced to some of the most dangerous men in the country

Peter Edgerton

14:56

THE BOTTOM LINE

The virus is still with us

Spain has managed to control the coronavirus and that the situation here is much better than in some other countries, but that does not justify leaving precaution to one side

Ángel Escalera

22:15

THE MUSIC MAKER

Let's work together

It's been generally wonderful to witness people supporting local businesses around Malaga city centre recently, as the town tentatively awakens and edges its way back to some semblance of normality

Peter Edgerton

22:14

THE BOTTOM LINE

The future of the guidebook

Pre-corona and against all digital odds, guidebook sales were slowly on the rise

JOSEPHINE QUINTERO

22:13

THE EURO ZONE

Spending spree

A hefty injection of funds into the country's post-Covid economy, according to Sánchez's administration, could in turn act as a stimulus to private investment worth €500 billion

Mark Nayler

22:11

food & drink

London's latest Blitz

Many of Britain's top chefs have found themselves in the dole queue as a result of the pandemic

ANDREW J. LINN

12:56

Tune out the noise and stay the course

By ignoring the noise and remaining rational, we will put the odds to achieve our desired investment outcome firmly on our side

jeremy blatch | jb@ehh.gi

17:16

THE EURO ZONE

It's all relative

Before the Covid crisis broke, two other key economic indicators were already in the red: public debt hovered at just under 100% of GDP and at 14%, unemployment remained the second highest in the EU after Greece

Mark Nayler

16:52

Intruders

So why are the Spanish - and French and Germans - so enthusiastic about maintaining endless rules and regulations? It can only be to reduce the competition

ANDREW J. LINN