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Thursday, November 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4331" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Results of the 2008 General Election (blue is PP, red PSOE). How much more blue will we see after Sunday?"][/caption] Unless you don't live here in Spain, you will be aware that this Sunday is the General Election. Both major parties have been campaigning, but without much ...

15M goes global

Monday, October 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4113" align="aligncenter" width="578" caption="Demonstrators in Seville earlier this year."][/caption] Although I wasn't around to witness it myself (pressing prior social engagement), the indignados were back on the street again on Saturday - 15 October, following the lead of the original 15M (15 mayo) group who started the famous sit-in in ...

Cordoba – European Capital of Culture 2016?

Monday, June 27th, 2011

This year they are Tallinn (Estonia) and Turku (Finland). Each year, one or more European cities display the title "European Capital of Culture". And today Andalucia is abuzz with the possibility that in 2016, this title will be held by Cordoba, one of the three great historic cities of the ...

Stars in their Eyes

Monday, May 31st, 2010

If you're a sucker, as I am, for kitsch Euro TV, then you won't have missed last Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, from Oslo. This year's high-tech super-extravanganza of Euro-multiculturalism and, er, singing (worldwide audience: 120 million), was remarkable for two main occurrences, especially from the point of view of an ...

University in Andalucia

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

As in the rest of Spain, universities across Andalucia are working hard to meet the demands of the Bologna Plan. This plan is creating a Europe-wide system of higher education. Now it will be easier than ever to transfer from one university to another without losing any credit in the ...

Andalucia in London

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The World Travel Market fair in London runs from November 10 to 13 and has Andalucia running wild through the streets and metro and airports of London. In fact, our regional government is lavishing two million euros on an advertising campaign that will greet visitors at both Heathrow and Gatwick, ...