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Catalonia-Spain Endgame Scenarios: 2017

Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader.  In 2014, I charted five potential paths for the Catalan independence movement. I mapped the most likely progression for each […]

Entrevista con Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana

Common Sense tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar a Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, el Presidente de la Assemblea Nacional Catalana, una organización cívica dedicada a la promoción de la lengua y cultura catalana junto con la independencia de España. El Sr. Sànchez i Picanyol fue elegido en sustitución a  la Sra. Carme Forcadell i Lluis cuando […]

Interview with Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly

Common Sense had the opportunity to interview Mr. Jordi Sànchez i Picanyol, President of the Catalan National Assembly, which is a civic organization based in Barcelona and dedicated to promoting Catalan language, culture and Independence from Spain. Mr. Sànchez i Picanyol became the leader of the assembly after the former leader, Carme Forcadell i Lluis, […]

Incorrigible Spain

Spain held a second national election on Sunday, just six months after a December result that returned a fragmented and ungovernable Parliament. The current result has been a clear victory for the ruling Partido Popular and a vindication of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who had been under increasing fire from right and left for his […]

Spanish “Witch Hunt” Against Catalans Revealed

Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification of the veracity of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. 22 June 2016 Spanish online periodical Público.es revealed yesterday that it had access to recorded conversations between the Spanish Interior […]

Petition to the Senate to Condemn Spanish Harassment of the USS Florida

To the Honorable David Perdue and Johnny Isakson United States Senators for the State of Georgia   Dear Senators, I write to you to express my outrage at the wanton endangerment of the ballistic missile submarine U.S.S. Florida by a Spanish patrol craft during a port call at the Royal Navy base of Gibraltar on […]

“Creditors Stumble into New Black Hole at Energy Giant Abengoa” by Don Quijones

The article is reprinted with permission of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.   By Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at Wolf Street. May 10th, 2016 Over a month ago, it seemed that Abengoa, the global renewables giant headquartered in Spain, that […]

 “Catalonia Nears Default, Threatens Spain’s Debt” by Don Quijones

The article is reprinted with permission of the author. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.  The original article can be found here. Warning: In compliance with Spanish Intellectual Property law, Common Sense no longer quotes nor reproduces links to sites based in Spain. Verification […]

Implications of European Disunion on Small State Independence

Eight years after the eruption of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the European Union has failed to regain even a semblance of normalcy. Unlike the United States, which has returned to something approximating full employment[1], many member states remain stuck with stubbornly high unemployment, locked in deflation and experiencing almost non-existent economic […]

 Deloitte About to Pay for its Spanish Sins? by Don Quijones

Original article by Don Quijones, Spain & Mexico, editor at WOLF STREET. The views expressed are exclusively those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Common Sense.   Spain’s two biggest bankruptcies ever, Bankia (2011-2012) and Abengoa (2015-?), share one thing in common: their auditor. In both cases, the New York-based big-four firm […]

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