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  1. La Chatarrería
    Every day it seems to get worse with the number of polling calls requesting "a few moments" of our time to get our opinion. They seem to increase after anything particularly "astounding" happens in the media among the candidates, and come from all sides & political camps. It doesn't help to be...
  2. La Chatarrería
    I just stumbled on this in my news feed & put it on my Facebook page. I haven't posted a video commentary like this before, but I feel it was something that had to get more publicity. While watching it, all I could think of - in between laughing my butt off - is that "it's about time"...
  3. La Chatarrería
    I figured the title would get your attention, if you follow the posts & commenters on a regular basis It was purely intended as a humorous poke, but also a continuation of something Citlali posted about the other day. I found this article and gave it a read this morning called "Mexico Is Not a...
  4. La Tasca
    In his triumphant State of the Nation address today, President Rajoy announced that three million new jobs will be created, with annual growth rates of over 2%. Just as long as Spain doesn't "go off course" (i.e. fail to vote the PP back in). He's also announced a raft of measures to help the...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I have just moved into a little village about 20 minutes from Beziers. I'd love to meet up with other people, go out occasionally etc. If you are middle aged and like nothing better than a long chat about (left) politics, wine, food and music - well, so do I.
  6. Articles: Europe
    People in Switzerland have rejected a plan to implement widespread immigration cuts and the ending of tax breaks for rich expats. A vote did not back the so-called Ecopop initiative, which proposed that the number of immigrants must be severely reduced to save the country’s environment, with...
  7. Expat Media & Research Requests
    Hello! I am a student at the University of Southampton and I am working on a research project for a group called the New Europeans. We are trying to identify any barriers that non-national Europeans experience in their political engagement whilst living abroad. I would be very grateful if you...
  8. La Tasca
    This will be the first time voting in Spain for some of you, so here's how it's done. If you are registered on the padrón you should also be on the electoral roll and entitled to vote in the European election next Sunday, and also the municipal elections next year. You will be getting a...
  9. La Chatarrería
    I've decided to start this thread after reading today's' New York Times lead article about the President Obama budget proposal. Understand, I voted for him twice, I believed he was what the country needed and I am a life long Democrat. But now, I am sort of glad I'm here in Mexico and don't...
  10. Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt
    I'm a UK expat (female in late 40s) currently living and working in Switzerland. I've been trying to find another job for a year with no success (unhappy in my current one) but think I have enough money to live independently in Egypt. Specifically, at the moment, I am thinking about Al Ahyaa...
  11. La Tasca
    According to John Gray, Marx's analysis of the capitalist system was correct. It is unsustainable and ends up destroying its own social base; Marx called that the bourgeousie, today we call it the middle classes. So - what's to be done? Politicians got us into this mess - can we trust them...
  12. La Tasca
    Council employees in the border town of La Linea, who haven´t been paid since April, blocked access to Gibraltar for 30 minutes in a protest which involved burning tyres. They say they have run out of ways to get their plight noticed. Protestors set fire to tires, block access to Gibraltar ·...
  13. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Just a few days to go before the local elections on May 22. So here's a final thread for your comments The party in power in my town has printed a brochure complete with a photo of the mayor to deliver to all the households. Nothing wrong in that I hear you say. Yes, but it was paid for by the...
  14. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Well, we did wander off the point there a bit didn't we? But it got the ball rolling and here is something else over which to to chew the Iberian cud. If we are making comparisons between UK Town Halls and Spanish ones, and why not, we live here, should we seek to improve them? The Spanish ones...
  15. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    This may not interest you, local Spanish politics is not everyone's glass of warm vino, but I would value your input. There are 2 months to go before the local elections on May 22, and I have been making comparisons between my experience as a councillor in England what happens here. For example...
  16. Articles: Americas
    US economic experts are warning that a sharp increase in visa application fees could sour relations with India as it is a direct snub and send the wrong signals about US attitudes to global markets. ‘Regrettably, what might be good politics is bad policy for America,’ according to Jacob...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    This isn't advertising - I just wanted to alert people to this excellent free online publication which has many interesting articles about the politics, economics, culture and sport of our adopted country. QorreO | News, comment and analysis on Spain and the Iberosphere if you are on Facebook...
  18. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I was wondering if there are any English language debate societies existing here, preferably political or artistic debate with serious people that really want a good debate rather than an excuse to just hang out in a pub and meet some new people. Do any such societies exist? I know usually...
  19. International Expat Discussions
    First Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all :) So why is someone like me roaming the internet on Christmasday? Well it is not a sad story really. I celebrated Christmas with my mother and brother in England the day before yesterday. My wife is in Spain visiting and helping out her...
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