Opinion

Pedro Sánchez 3.0

All the good intentions of the Socialist Party’s governing program are going to clash with the difficulties of cobbling together majorities inside Congress

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The mistake made by Pedro Sánchez that will benefit Mariano Rajoy

The ethical imperative to oust Rajoy requires negotiations, not a request for unconditional support

EL PAÍS LETTER FROM EUROPE

Torra’s unnerving Catalan supremacism

Spain is a democracy trying not to succumb to populist politicians whose solutions lie in always blaming others for their problems

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An open letter: Why Germany should extradite Carles Puigdemont

The former Catalan premier has committed serious crimes, violated the Spanish Constitution, threatened our democracy and put social peace in jeopardy

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Anglocondescension

We are sorry to have disappointed you. But maybe we Spaniards have grown up and no longer need to be lectured

Catalan bid for independence

EL PAÍS analyzes 10 claims commonly made by separatists to support their cause

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The failure of Catalan nationalism

Castilian, Basque and Catalan nationalism have successively tried to impose their identities and exclude dissidents. Their failure due to their own excesses, opens up the possibility of a plural, open Spain

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The Anglo-American suicide

The US and the UK have renounced leadership, paving the way for China and others to shape the future

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The mysterious Sánchez

The PSOE should be an alternative to the PP, not an opposition to Podemos

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France as a target of terror

The attack, perpetrated on Bastille Day, shows that France is a key objective for jihadists

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No way out

All that remains of Brexit is lies, a botched job, and cynicism

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Trumpisms

The Republican candidate’s propaganda campaign will go down as a watershed in the history of political marketing

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Our American friend

Despite Europe being surrounded by geopolitical tensions and terrorist threats, Europeans still don’t realize what is going on

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Harnessing Spain’s “communist moment”

Where did Podemos come from and where is it taking Spain? José Ignacio Torreblanca, author of a book on the political force, analyzes the party’s origins in the 15-M protest movement

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Brexit: so what?

By holding the euro zone hostage, the British prime minister is only serving to antagonize its members

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Dirty realism

Universal justice is not only a good idea but a principle that ought to be obligatory

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The past as excuse

Germany should punch its weight and pursue a more active foreign policy

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Art of the impossible

On being elected, the French president promised to restore the dignity of a left-wing that had been bruised by the years of Sarkozy

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All’s well

The EU has kicked off 2014 with an unhappy concatenation of practical jokes

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Little England

What is happening to our English friends, who used to be a political, economic and even moral beacon for Europe and the world?

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Letter to Zapatero

It is sad that we have not learned of the ECB communiqué by our legitimate right, but rather by the supposed magnanimity of a former prime minister who concealed its existence

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Myopia

Tensions are rising in Europe, especially regarding the role of Germany, which is the target of mounting criticism in terms both of its actions and omissions

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Elect a president

The rise of the extreme right means that the much-neglected European Parliament is about to enter a political high-risk zone

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The dog that didn't bark

The spying scandal is collapsing like a soufflé, with some optimists seeing the affair as a "sputnik moment" for the EU

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Data addicts

The US administration may have been the victim of over-enthusiasm for new electronic espionage capabilities

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Institutional dysfunction

Between global and local the old nation-states muddle along, trapped between a territorial decentralization that produces fragmentation

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Sleepwalkers

An immigration policy worthy of the name ought to include a series of strategies aimed at some comprehensive means of dealing with the migratory phenomenon