Bullfighting in the Basque Region: An Insight into a Cultural Dilemma Peter Jenkins, Foreign Correspondent in the Basque region, Spain, discusses his cultural encounters and the persistence of outdated practices like bullfighting. The Basque region of Spain is a very interesting, some might say unique, part of modern Spain. As I will be calling this […]
Online Editor Ellie Cook delves into the deeply problematic issues surrounding the Valley of the Fallen and discusses what Franco’s exhumation means for Spain’s future.
Tom Broadbent, Foreign Correspondent in Spain, decided to challenge his students to engage with macro politics. He introduces an article by one of his students, María Garcia Gálvez, discussing why Spain has not yet made the most of solar power.
“The first time I was touched without consent was at the age of 13,” remembers feminist activist, Amarna Miller. “I remember because I was wearing my green and yellow uniform, with a wool skirt that made my thighs itch when I stood against the Metro walls. An elderly man stood before me, so close that […]
International media has been captivated by the referendum for Catalonia’s independence from Spain, which finally took place on October 1 after weeks of heated national debate. Despite resistance from military police and insistence from the Spanish government that said referendum was illegal, 90% of the almost 2.3 Catalonians who voted on Sunday have elected political […]
Switzerland v Poland Saturday 25 June, 14:00 BST, Saint-Etienne. BBC1 The Round of 16 will get underway with two as-of-yet unbeaten teams at the Stade Geoffrey Guichard, with Group A runners-up Switzerland meeting their Group C counterparts, Poland. Switzerland have made it to this stage having taken three points against Albania and recording a draw […]
Spain – Ollie Lund World Ranking: 6th Best Euro Finish: Champions (1964, 2008, 2012) The holders Spain go into the tournament as one of the favourites. A surprise defeat against Slovakia aside, they were superb in qualifying – picking up nine wins and eight clean sheets. The squad oozes quality with the likes of Sergio Ramos […]
Seville, or Sevilla in Spanish, is a small city that leaves a big impression on those who visit this slightly less well-known Andalusian gem. Situated in the heart of Spain’s most southerly region, the city offers an enviable mix of the traditional and the modern. It’s a place where a traveller can effortlessly transform from […]
Ask a Spaniard about politics, and, through gritted teeth, they’ll tell you “no nos podemos quejar” – “we can’t complain.” Sounds cheery, for a country with the fifth-highest rate of unemployment in the world. Far from cheerful optimism, though, this cynical answer sums the situation up beautifully. Spain is on the brink of uncertain times […]