FRANCE 24 met José Maria Aznar, Spanish prime minister from 1996 to 2004, and former leader of the conservative Spanish People's Party (PP).
Now president of the Faez fondation, the People's Party think tank, he discusses the hot topics making the news in Spain. With the economic crisis lashing at the country's economy, Aznar blames the incumbent left-wing government for the recent spike in unemployment.
Unsurprisingly, the former prime minister hits out at government plans for a sweeping reform of Spain's restrictive abortion law.
Aznar also takes issues with what he describes as the myth of climate change, and concludes with the war in Iraq, which he backed when in power and still considers a step forward towards democracy.