Spain’s Post-Lockdown Culture War Has Only Just Begun
The coronavirus response has increased political polarization, threatening the country’s economic recovery.
Spain’s Right Wing Sees Coronavirus Crisis as Opportunity
Conservatives have framed women’s rights rallies in March as a source of contagion, threatening to undermine the surging feminist movement.
Are the Germans Edging Closer to True Fiscal Union?
In a striking reversal, Merkel joins with France in recommending a euro fund that could be a timid first step toward greater integration.
Sorry, Americans, You Haven’t Even Had a Real Lockdown Yet
Here in Spain, even easing measures leaves them stricter than in most of the United States.
Europe Needs an Alexander Hamilton, Not More Budget Hawks
Without mutual debt in the form of Eurobonds, the continent’s economic crisis will get worse, Euroskepticism will increase, and the EU could fall apart.
European Hopes for Coronavirus Relief Rise—and Then Fall Again
The curve appeared to be flattening at last, but the latest numbers augur a longer crisis.
Spain’s King Isn’t an Obstacle to Dialogue. Catalonia’s Separatists Are.
Repeated attempts by Catalan secessionists to break away are increasing polarization and preventing reconciliation.
Fighting Pandemic, Europe Divides Again Along North and South Lines
Southern countries push for a eurobond while the wealthy North says “nein.”
Europe’s Central Bank, in About-Face, Swoops in to Save a Virus-Afflicted Continent
Only a week after implying she didn’t care about shielding more debt-troubled economies, the ECB's Lagarde reveals a 750 billion-euro fix. But the bitter trade war with U.S. resumes.
Life Under Lockdown: Here’s a Glimpse of What’s Coming for You, America
It’s only day three, but it feels like day 30.
Trump’s Big Turnaround: Cash Payments Instead of a Payroll Tax Cut
Parsing the latest economic fixes to the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.
There’s a Solution to Catalonia’s Crisis. Spain’s King Is Standing in the Way.
Royal inflexibility is weakening Pedro Sánchez’s ability to negotiate while encouraging Catalan secessionists.
Washington’s War on Huawei Is Causing Angst in Madrid
The Trump administration’s ultimatums about the Chinese tech giant are forcing the Spanish government to choose between a close ally and a vital trading partner.