European Union leaders will turn to one of the most crippling parts of the region's economies - tax dodging. Given the size of the underground economies in Spain and Greece, missing taxes are a large portion of the taxable revenue base. Show More Summary
An unemployed Moroccan, Canary Islands, Spain 2009 Joel van Houdt (b. 1981, the Netherlands) is an independent photojournalist based in Kabul, Afghanistan since 2010. He studied Photography and Design in Bradford, UK and graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2003. Before moving to Afghanistan he worked on stories in a […]
Born near Cologne, living in Antwerp after a long period in Italy, and active in the courts of Spain and England, Rubens (1577-1640) was an artist of European dimension. A renowned artist but also a diplomat, letter writer and entrepreneur, his work was very much determined by the European context in political, social, religious and economic terms. Show More Summary
Volunteer Park Even More Awesome Now: A gaggle of happy kids cut the ribbon on a new playground installed at the park. Woo! Anti-Capitalist Town Thrives in Spain: Unemployment is at a record high of 27% in Spain, except in one town where it's not an issue. Show More Summary
MADRID (Reuters) - Many duped savers at Spanish lender Bankia are shunning a state-supervised compensation scheme in favor of expensive lawsuits, prolonging a mis-selling scandal and complicating efforts to restore faith in the banking system.
Arbore, a flooring contractor in Madrid, Spain, created these awesome interlocking hardwood pieces in the form of M.C. Escher’s famous geometric Reptiles. [via Technabob]
David Beckham—like he's done so many times before—finished his career a winner, with Paris Saint Germain running out 3-1 winners over Brest in the final game. Having lit up the world with his dazzling skills in England, Spain, the United States and now France, Beckham's decision to call it quits did come as somewhat of a surprise. Show More Summary
The reusable olive oil bottle -- a staple on restaurant tables across Europe, evocative of summers in Tuscany and vineyards in southern Spain -- has been banned from restaurants by the powers that be in Brussels, in a move the European Commission has sought to frame as a consumer protection measure. Show More Summary
I love wandering around the back streets, alleys, and in the case of Girona Spain, stains of the medieval old town. These are cities not meant to be explored by car (good [...] The post Old Town – Girona, Spain – Daily Photo appeared first on Amateur Traveler Travel Podcast.
A reader writes: I take issue with the contention that George Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia” is “a model for modern war journalism.” I don’t feel that Orwell can accurately be categorized as a “journalist” in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell fought on behalf of one of the belligerent parties, and actively participated in the frontline […]
Atlético Madrid pulled off a shocker in winning Spain's Copa del Rey trophy today, upsetting favored Real Madrid in extra time and winning the national competition for the first time since 1996. They did this amidst a wild scene at Santiago Bernabéu that featured 15 bookings, a fight, and players being attacked by projectiles hurled by fans. Read more...
Spain could be downgraded later this year, some analysts believe.
Societe Generale’s review of the exchange-traded fund market this week includes an interesting look at where the shorts are. AFP Lately, it’s semiconductors, natural gas and certain parts of the European stock market. Notable increases in ETF short interest — meaning shares of the ETF that are lent out, usually to short sellers betting on [...]
Bloomberg: Banker in Jail Suggests Spain Is Calling Lenders to Account. Cypriot Bailout Program Faces ‘Unusually High’ Risks, IMF Says. Cyprus may need additional financing if its economy contracts more than expected or there are slippages...Show More Summary
When we think of Spain, immediately thoughts of a sun-scorched land, sweet sangria, and tasty tapas come to mind. No doubt that we indulged in all of those a lot on a trip to the Iberian Peninsula, but once we walked into Hotel Tres on the Balearic Island of Mallorca Hotels, we knew we had arrived in paradise. Show More Summary
MADRID (Reuters) - The arrest of a prominent former Spanish banker is raising hopes among campaigners that the hunt for those responsible for the problems inherited by Bankia and other failed lenders will deliver results.
Like this Small Cool 2013 contest entry? Favorite it below! Name: Matthew Location: Madrid Spain Square Feet: 395 Division: International What I Love About My Small Home: Its wonderful location and eccentric character. We moved from LA to the Malasaña neighborhood of Madrid a year ago, and this was the second apartment we saw. Show More Summary
Col·lectiu Emma (@CollectiuEmma) has published a statement on its blog which criticizes the way the Spanish government is dealing with the current political situation in Catalonia, where 55 % of the population favors independence [ca] from Spain, according to an official poll published in February 2013. The statement explains the...