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Spain, undisputed leader in stock opacity.

. Today I receive this information from my broker: “Presently, the settlement period of stock exchange transactions across European venues is: trade date + 3 business days (T+3), except for German, Slovenian and Bulgarian markets, where the settlement period is T+2. Effective October 6th 2014, the following countries will change to T+2, which will have … Continue reading »

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The shortest full documentary about Poland ever made.

It happened just by chance; I didn’t plan it. I had just crossed the border and stopped in the first Polish village offering accomodation. After settling in at the hotel, I went for a walk and took the camera with me. I happened to take only two pictures, the only two things that caught my … Continue reading »

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Krimea is not Catalonia ·

. I’m very much afraid that, when seeing a correslation between Krimea and Cataluña, Spanish foreign affairs minister García-Margallo, along with many politicians and journalists, are all missing the point. Krimea’s present and past realities have nothing to do with Catalonia’s except for one thing: the referendum for independence is illegal. For the rest, Catalonia … Continue reading »

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The Ukraine which is Russia ·

There is a part of Ukraine which loathes Russia and wants to stress their differences as much as possible. They’re not–contrary to what The West insists on believing–a majority of Ukrainians; perhaps not even half of them; but they’re sure the noisiest. However, ironically, that Ukraine which loathes Russia is driven by a typically Russian … Continue reading »

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The Decalogue of illegal immigration

1. For admitting inmigrants in Spain, first we must make sure we want them. We don’t need more unemployed people. Charity, well understood, begins at home. Let kindness to the next not turn into lack of kindness to ourselves. 2. Once we’re sure we can provide for them, welcome those who come in legally. We … Continue reading »

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The voiceless Ukrainians

For the past two weeks, since all this problem sprung in Ukraine when their prime minister stepped back about some commercial agreements with Europe, presumedly influenced by Russia, and the ultra nationalists rioted and took the streets (with or without legitimate reasons, this I cannot tell), leading their own kin to predictable — almost suicidal … Continue reading »

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European foulness about Ukraine ·

. The hypocrisy of Europe with regard to the events in Ukraine is twofold and significant. On the one hand, most of the media–and probably society as well–goad (with an insane, innermost elation) those Ukrainians who are fighting and dying for an aproach to Euroope despite no country in the EU wants Ukraine to join … Continue reading »

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Fe de vida

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