Spain: today’s issues & future challenges with William Chislett

In this second episode talking to writer & journalist William Chislett we look at current economic, societal and political problems that Spain is dealing with and the future challenges the country faces.

William talks us through the education system, unemployment, the Spanish economy, pensions and the implications of the EU’s €140 billion pandemic recovery fund that Spain is set to receive.

William is a former Madrid correspondent for the UK´s Times newspaper. He was based in Madrid and reported first-hand on Spain’s transition to democracy from 1975-1978. He even interviewed King Juan Carlos. He subsequently worked for the Financial Times based in Mexico covering Central America, before returning to the Spanish capital in 1986, where he still lives.

William has written numerous books on Spain including, Spain – What Everyone Needs to Know and he writes a monthly article called Inside Spain – A lively look at Spanish current affairs – for the Elcano Royal Institute think tank. Well worth reading if you´re interested in Spanish politics.

William´s work can be found at