Next semester I'll study in Madrid at Universidad Carlos III - looking very much forward to that, I've just received a link from my Spanish friends in Madrid :
... this indeed seems like it will be an interesting time there.
We've just recently seen peoples fighting for democracy in the course of the so-called Arab Spring - obviously a completely different set of preconditions - but within the European Union, people throughout a whole country are taking to the streets demanding democracy from their states leaders?!!
*it remains to be seen how this will go on*