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During a recent interview published in Le Monde, Artur Mas, the President of the Catalonian government in Barcelona, has revealed plans to conclude a new fiscal pact with the central government in Madrid. This is viewed in Barcelona as a means to diminish pressure to move forward on the province’s independence, an option shared by… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

One of the most annoying consequences of the 2007-08 financial crisis, and now of the European debt crisis, is the re-emergence of religious fascism. We’ve seen it all before, in the 1930’s. In Spain, Franco’s fascist regime was strongly backed by the Catholic Church until the end of the ‘seventies. In Romania, Orthodox fascists calling… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

In the wake of the attacks on Greece, Portugal and Spain’s credit ratings, it is worth knowing how NY speculators – the same who provoked the 2007-2008 global financial crisis – are now using rumour-mongering and the subsequent investor panic to turn a profit. Pitiful, but true. In an editorial on the current debt crisis… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi