For Spain’s Podemos, not much to celebrate over Macron’s win in France

El País - May 8, 2017

In Greece, the anti-austerity government has had to accept serious spending cuts in order to receive funds from international lenders. That was a huge blow for Podemos, “because no European government has been so close to putting up an alternative within the EU, but in the end it couldn’t,” says Héctor Sánchez, a researcher at the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB). As a result, “Podemos has tried to push the subject of Europe away from the center of the debate, instead prioritizing the domestic agenda.”

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