Edmund Burke, an 18th-century philosopher, once described Spain as “a whale stranded on the coast of Europe.” Now that the nation is embroiled in the European sovereign-debt crisis, what will become of this beached giant? getAbstract recommends Jaime Pinto’s article to policy makers, investors and followers of European politics. Pinto, a historian and political writer, clearly outlines the difficulties facing the Spanish government and the implications for the euro zone. Pinto presents well-structured opinions on the importance of Spain to the European Union.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why Spain’s economic crisis endangers EU stability,
- What internal problems the nation is facing and
- Why Spain continues to advocate a pro-European view.
About the Author
Jaime Pinto is a historian and political writer. His works include books on Portuguese history, political science and African affairs.