Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Close down Calais until the French get a grip'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Europe's new 'Iron Curtain'

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US gun laws criticised after fresh shootings

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Half of global internet users are on Facebook

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The hunter hunted

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

The hunter hunted

Read more

FOCUS

Colombian community takes on drug gangs

Read more

THE DEBATE

The allure of trade: French foreign minister seeking closer ties with Tehran (part 2)

Read more

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

FOCUS

FOCUS

Latest update : 2012-03-30

Living the vida low cost in Spain

Today in Spain, 63% of workers earn just 1,000 euros a month and 23% of the active population is unemployed. Cash-strapped Spaniards are now looking at alternative ways to get the goods they need, and bartering is making a comeback with shops introducing point systems. Protest groups are also emerging against the price of living and austerity measures, such as the "I'm Not Paying" movement. Our correspondents speak to some frustrated citizens in Madrid.

By Sarah Morris , Clément PERROUAULT , Adeline PERCEPT

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-07-29 Colombia

Colombian community takes on drug gangs

Buenaventura is Colombia's main port on the Pacific coast and local authorities and investors are eager to transform it into a touristic destination, but the town has fallen prey...

Read more

2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

Read more

2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

Read more

2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

Read more

2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

Read more