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That moment when I…

4 Dec

realise that Spain doesn’t have my future. When I ask myself do I want to study here? The answer is clearly no. Things have gone from bad to worse, and I can’t help that everyday I hate more and more the government. The EU. Economy and just the word crisis. So what to do? I guess that I need to (still) get a job, earn some money and get away before Rajoy turns out to be a new dictator. (Who the **** did vote for him?!)

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Where will I be going? Well, before making wild plans that I can’t efford, I’ll have to be sure. But I can tell you that I won’t go back to Denmark. I’m about to do a break up with Barcelona, not my boyfriend. But I have to do things more right this time than when I decided to move to Spain. I have to wait at least one year. I need to think about which country can give me the best opportunities. And together with my boyfriend.

To be honest this may sound that I’ve given up my dreams. But I haven’t, if I had I had left Spain months ago. But the fact is that I have to realise that even though that I love Spain and I am crazy about Barcelona, I can’t see any future here. I thought I could, but as I said things have gone from bad to worse. And it won’t stop until they change the government. So sad to announce that it won’t happen in at least 3 years.

After only 5 months in Spain… I’m so frustrated that there’s nothing to do but wait. Let’s see what’s going to happen. Maybe I’ll have a job tomorrow. Maybe never.

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It was expected

2 Dec

 

That Rajoy wouldn’t keep his promises he made to win the election in Spain the 11th of December last year. Honestly I don’t think that Spain will be able to survive that much longer with a politic such as the PP’s. I think it’s way more complicated than what people think. Something is going to change. Unfortunately I don’t think it’s going to be the government. I think we should go further and say that Germany needs to be changed. No more Merkel, no more Rajoy. As I’ve indicated in a previous entry I don’t like the PP. I mean… I hate everything about that party. To it’s politicians. And as they predict in the papers around Europe, 2013 will not be any easier. Though we are in crisis, people don’t need to suicide. People need education because it’s the future, and we need to invest. The other day I read, don’t forget that I’m being quite critical; the economy in the States isn’t too good either. Which definitely affects Europe.

The crisis is being a success!

The crisis is being a success!

 

Now, I wonder why Germany did give so many money to Greece. It’s like saying: You can always “borrow” money, we know you’ll never be able to pay back, but we’ll always stand by you”. In my opinion we should throw Greece out of the EU. Besides, we know that the Greek Government never will change. I think that the EU doesn’t throw Greece out because of the politicians who are trying to save the rest of a political victory.

So what about Spain? In my opinion the EU will not be able to survive without Spain. But the people here are desperate. And we can all write signs saying that we need to see actions and so on. The thing is that Rajoy and his people don’t give a damn. The king… don’t get me started! He is allowed to play a political role, but my question for him would be: Do you like to see your own country like this?

And what comes to the EU.. I have no words left for it. But I guess it’s what we can expect…

 

And I found this Facebook page (in Spanish), which I like because of its propaganda. Sometimes its content can be a bit over the top:

Por un País Libre de CoruPPtos y sin Rajoy. (For a country free of coruPPtion and without Rajoy).

 

Does solidarity exist in the EU?

26 Nov

This entry is part two of a series about Spain’s situation, España actual. Yesterday I wrote about the election in Catalunya.  I was kind of surprised when I heard this morning that Artur Mas will continue as president. But I really think that it’s better than the PP. And I find it incredibly hard to understand why the PP accuses Artur Mas for failing. I mean, take a look at Spain. It’s situation has gone from bad to worse with Rajoy as president!

 

And as an answer to the title, I don’t think that solidarity exist in the EU!

You’ve probably guessed it… I’m not Conservative. I think that the government of Spain is running away from its responsibility together with the rest of the EU. I try to be really critical about what I’m watching in the news. But as the Spaniards say them self, things are getting worse for every day that passes.

I’m not sure if there actually exists any solution to the crisis in the EU. It’s not only about the economy, but also the political. No one can agree and countries such as Denmark (so embarrassing), England and Germany only want discount in the budget! In other words they don’t think that the crisis in Spain is their problem. It sounds a bit morbid, but I would somehow love to see for example Germany and Denmark in the same situation as Spain. What would they do to fix it?

And it’s pretty clear that the money which hopefully is going to save Southern Europe, is also money which is impossible to pay back. We’ve seen it with Greece. Not only once but 4-5 times.

What do you think the EU should do? Will the EU be able to exist without Spain? Are you agree with what Rajoy is doing, and do you think that Artur Mas is the right winner of the Catalan election? And how do you think “Independence” will impact the EU?

Independence to Catalunya?

25 Nov

 

Tomorrow the Catalans are going to vote in regional election. I’m actually pretty excited! To know the result. I mean, the other day I was pretty shocked after knowing the result in Galicia. Somehow it’s really hard to understand why people who pretty much hate the government go vote for their party? It will furthermore lead to the debate of independence of Catalunya. It’s kind of hard to predict the consequenses though. We have to remember this: Tourism is a very important part of Spain. Catalunya pretty much saves the rest of Spain every year with tourism. And Catalunya is one of the richest regions in Spain. If you know a bit of Spain’s history, Catalunya does NOT includes it before around 1714!

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But I’m also pretty sure that the current president of the generalitat, Artur Mas, not will continue. Whatsoever the slogan of the PP doesn’t make any sense to what the minister of education, José Wert, has said: that for example Catalunya needs to be españolizada. (To me sounds like Franco!) The slogan of the PP is: Catalunya sí, España también (Catalonia yes, also Spain). It sounds like tolerance to me, and I really think that people should be able to be Spanish or Catalan without people are discriminating each other. Somehow it also sounds like a lie to win votes. Well, it really isn’t any new that the politicians are lying. The point is that it’s pretty obvious after Wert’s less lucky comment. Rather where the party stands.

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I find it pretty incredible that no one is able in Spain at this moment to accept or respect each other. Also the fact that the independence of Catalunya, rather the debate, is making people and the policians forget ANY solution of the crisis. The ability to think more reasonable. Also when the the governments all over the European Union have been meeting this week in Brussels.. for what exactly?! To talk about descounts in the European budget! Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. I mean, we need to have some sort of solution, but though I’m quite critical about news on the Internet, I’m unable to see any poltical nor economic solution.

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As said, I’m very excited to get to know the results of the Catalan election, though yet I’m not able to see any solution nor independence!