Spain: Business and Innovation

Ambitious economics meet precarious politics; getting tech on track; green energy and the ‘sunshine tax’; business and the Catalonia crisis; Trump tariffs squeeze olives; start-ups begin to shine; robots go to school

Minority government vows to help start-ups and tackle inequality — but can it survive?

Hostility to disruptive models has been fierce — but is a ceasefire on the horizon?

Change of government has brightened the outlook for a former European leader

Dire predictions over impact have so far proved overstated, companies report

Cutting edge projects contrast with slow take-up of tech by smaller companies

Automotive exports and steel are also among sectors targeted by US action

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