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.
How to Succeed at Seceding
As Scotland gears up for a second push for independence, Scottish nationalists should learn from Catalonia’s failures.
The Left Will Govern Spain, but the Far-Right Is the Real Winner
Spain used to be seen as Europe’s exception due to its lack of an ultranationalist xenophobic party. Now the upstart Vox holds more than 50 seats in the parliament.
Spain Isn’t Imposing Excessive Punishment on Catalonia’s Leaders. It’s Enforcing the Law.
The Spanish Supreme Court isn’t trying to make an example of Catalan secessionist leaders by handing down tough sentences. It is merely upholding the country’s constitution.
Tough Talk on Catalonia Might Win an Election, but It Won’t Unite Spain
Pedro Sánchez has turned up the heat on Catalan separatists in the hope of winning on Nov. 10, but his rhetoric and the Supreme Court’s harsh sentences of separatist leaders will only strengthen the secessionist movement.
Digging Up a Dictator Won’t End Spain’s Divisions
The Spanish government just moved a step closer to disinterring the remains of Francisco Franco. But as the country heads for yet another election, a new book shows that voters have other priorities.
There’s No End in Sight for Matteo Salvini’s War on Migrants
Italy’s interior minister has already passed draconian laws to stop humanitarian rescue ships. If he manages to become prime minister, it will only get worse.
Here’s How to Finally Solve Spain’s Governmental Standstill
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.
Spain’s Formula to Live Forever
The country is set to boast the world’s longest life expectancy by 2040. What are the Spanish doing right?