Vicente Navarro

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    After Syriza’s victory, Podemos now poses a major threat to the Spanish political establishment

After Syriza’s victory, Podemos now poses a major threat to the Spanish political establishment

Following Syriza’s victory in the Greek elections on 25 January, a number of commentators have turned their attention toward Spain, where the left-wing Podemos, which originally emerged from the Indignados protest movement, has been receiving strong polling numbers since the end of 2014. Vicente Navarro writes on the growth of Podemos and his role in shaping the party’s economic […]

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    Spain’s labour market and social reforms have exacerbated the country’s unemployment problem

Spain’s labour market and social reforms have exacerbated the country’s unemployment problem

Spain was one of the countries hardest hit by the Eurozone crisis. Vincent Navarro writes on labour market and social reforms which have taken place within the country as part of the response to the crisis. He argues that policies aimed at deregulating the labour market have done little to solve Spain’s unemployment problem and have been more geared […]

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Germany must share some of the blame for the persistence of the economic crisis in Spain.

Spain has been hit hard by the Eurozone crisis, with unemployment levels pushing towards 27 per cent. Vicente Navarro writes on the role that Germany, the most powerful EU state, has played in the Spanish crisis. He argues that German banks must also share some of the responsibility for perpetuating Spain’s housing bubble, and that it is misleading to simply […]

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Spain is experiencing a period of intense social crisis.

The eurozone crisis has badly affected the Spanish economy, leading to rising unemployment and large cuts in public spending. Vicente Navarro writes that the crisis has now progressed into a frontal attack against the Spanish welfare state: already the smallest (in terms of spending as a percentage of GDP) among the EU-15 countries. The underfunded and under-resourced nature of Spain’s […]

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