Joe Haslam

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Spain’s Economy Minister Luis de Guindos addresses a recent news conference. He is opposing Ireland’s Philip Lane for the job of ECB vice-presdient

The nomination of Governor Philip Lane to contest the post as vice-president of the European Central Bank was a welcome one. Perhaps informed by the B(...)

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont and Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy. File photograph: Sergio Barrenechea/AFP/Getty Image

When Carles Pérez put in a prank call to Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy in January 2016, he did not expect to get through so easily. The present(...)

Some 8.2m people in Spain have bought something in Primark, more than even the Spanish home grown Zara, but you can detect a low level of anger. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

On the surface relations between the Irish and the Spanish have never been better. Last year over a million people from Ireland visited Spain, more th(...)

H&M has moved into Zara-owner Inditex’s ‘fast fashion’ space by offering a bigger turnover of styles. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The families behind Zara-owner Inditex and H&M will need to fend off fast-moving competitors if they are to replicate online the winning formulae(...)

The April decision by the ECJ to throw out Europe’s 2006 Data Retention Directive as well as the more recent ruling that Google is a data controller subject to national data protection laws in Europe which also can be forced to remove limited types of content on request, indicated the EU will prioritise personal privacy over certain business or government security arguments

In the wake of recent European Court of Justice decisions on privacy, and ongoing, divergent debates in the US and EU over net neutrality and copyrigh(...)

Conor O’Connor: “Many years from now, 2013 or 2014 will be thought of as when mobile travel really got started.”

“The economic crisis probably improved customer service in Spain, ” says Conor O’Connor. “Businesses live on repeat custom. When there’s a huge(...)