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The Post-COVID-19 Future of Europe

May 20, 2020

There will be many long-lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis on the world, but one of the most impactful is the way it will influence international politics.

Tensions have risen as Spanish voters have failed to understand the Catalan Crisis.

What the Spanish Far-Right Is Getting Wrong About the Catalan Crisis

November 18, 2019

The Catalan crisis might inevitably lead to a reconfiguration of power through which Spain is redefined based on its plurinational nature. The question is whether Madrid can come up with a way to accommodate and empower its diverse nations before Catalonia decides to ride freely.

The protests and civil unrest in Spain — like the Catalan crisis that sparked them — won’t end any time soon without strong leadership.

The Catalan Crisis Was Born in Madrid

October 30, 2019

The problem is that Spain cannot afford to hold a referendum in Catalonia because it is not politically and socially ready to reform its Constitution.

Javier Ortega Smith, secretary general of the Vox party, echoes fascist Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.

No Good Outcomes in Upcoming Spanish Elections

April 9, 2019

The global trend of strong, alt-right, semi-authoritarian, populist discourse fueled by the migratory crisis in the Mediterranean and the 2008 economic crisis has seeped into Spanish politics.

Bilbao, Spain is located in the northern tip of the country and is known to be a place where Spanish seniors spend their retirement.

Snapshots of Bilbao, Spain

January 22, 2019

Carson Thornton Gonzalez spent six months abroad flying to Lisbon, Portugal with her ultimate destination being Bilbao, Spain. Her photographs depict everyday life in this small northern city.

Both Light’s and Banitt’s love for travel compelled them to study in Granada, allowing both students to take these beautiful photos of their travels.

Studying in Granada: More Than Just Summer School

September 13, 2018

By GIANNA SMERAGLIA Asst. Features Editor When summer rolls around, many college students look forward...

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Study Abroad: Not a Walk in the Park

November 16, 2017

By ELIZABETH SULLIVAN Contributing Writer It was two days into my semester abroad in Alicante, Spain, and I was ...

The vibrant colors of Park Güell in Barcelona. (DEIRDRE MCGRATH/THE OBSERVER)

A Weekend in Barcelona

June 29, 2017

By DEIRDRE MCGRATH Contributing Writer When the plane landed in Barcelona and the flight attendant began to sp...

The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain is one of the many destinations James Berrigan has visited during his year abroad. (JAMES BERRIGAN/THE OBSERVER)

Gaining Two Perspectives: A Student’s Year Abroad

February 23, 2017

By JAMES BERRIGAN Contributing Writer They don’t tell you that your English will get worse. I ...

Santa Maria de la Alhambra; Granada, Spain. (Ian McKenna/The Observer)

An International Easter: The Procession of Santa María de la Alhambra

April 5, 2015

By IAN MCKENNA Editor Emeritus Published: April 5, 2015 [quote_center]On 'Sábado Santo,' or Holy ...

Spain has an opportunity to have the greatest single national team in football history (courtesy Carl Recine/Action Images/Zuma Press via ­­MCT)

Spain’s Quest for History in the World Cup

May 2, 2014

By CONRAD ZAJKOWSKI Sports Co-Editor Published: May 1, 2014 This upcoming World Cup will be sure to guarantee viewers drama that beautiful sport offers...

The park outside of the Museo Del Prado (El Prado) and the façade of the Iglesia de San Jeronimo el Real. (Ludovica Martella/The Observer)

When Abroad, Benefit from the Art

April 6, 2014

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