Irish Times. The Catalan conundrum. 17.09.2012

The Catalan conundrum

WHEN MARIANO Rajoy’s conservative People’s Party won Spain’s general election last November, there were many who said the 56-year-old was being handed a poisoned chalice. The main challenge facing him was to save his country from going down the same route as Ireland, Greece and Portugal, and being bailed out by Europe, and he has yet to prove that this challenge is surmountable.

At the end of August, Rajoy had a working lunch with European Council president Herman van Rompuy, after which the Spanish prime minister insisted his country was not negotiating a sovereign bailout. However, speculation has been rife he will not be able to avoid such a scenario.

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Posted on October 16, 2012, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, English, Ireland, Irish Times, september 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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