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      Rajoy wins support from centrists

      Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s caretaker prime minister, boosted his prospects of remaining in office when, after eight months...

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      Spain’s political deadlock has gone on far too long

      Spain has held two general elections in six months, and it may yet hold a third vote before the year is out. It has...

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    1. August 19, 2016

      Spanish parties sign anti-graft pact

      Spain’s conservative Popular party signed an “anti-corruption pact” with the centrist Ciudadanos party on Friday in a...

    2. August 17, 2016

      Spain’s political stalemate deepens

      Move over Belgium, Spain has your record in sight. After almost nine months without a government, Spain’s political...

    3. August 10, 2016

      Spain edges towards deal to end political deadlock

      Spain’s political leaders have taken a cautious but significant step towards ending the country’s political deadlock,...

    4. August 8, 2016

      Third Spanish election would extend political logjam

      Spanish voters would deliver yet another fragmented parliament without clear majorities if the current political logjam...

    5. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Spain's economy expands 0.7% despite political deadlock

      Spain’s economy still managed to clock up a robust rate of growth between April and June, a period that included the...

    6. July 13, 2016

      Mariano Rajoy scrambles for support to cement Spanish premiership

      Watching Spanish politics right now is rather like watching a romantic movie with the sound turned off: you know...

    7. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Fuel costs drive inflation pick-up in Spain and France

      Increased fuel costs and rising holiday prices ahead of the summer caused a slight increase in inflation in France in...

    8. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Spanish industrial production underwhelms in May

      Spanish industrial output shrank further in May, a month before the country went to the polls for the second time in...

    9. July 1, 2016

      Brexit: ‘We want to be Big Scotland’

      Andrew Veitch gave thousands of pounds to the campaign against Scottish independence from the UK in 2014. Now the...

    10. June 29, 2016

      Spain’s Rajoy opposes EU talks with Scotland

      Scottish hopes of retaining EU membership in the case of a British exit from the bloc were discouraged by Spanish prime...

    11. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Rajoy dashes Scottish hopes of EU membership

      Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has dashed Scottish hopes of retaining EU membership in the case of a British...

    12. June 27, 2016

      Spain’s opportunity to forge a new consensus

      In at least one European capital, mainstream politicians are pushing back against the populists. Spain’s second general...

    13. June 27, 2016

      Rajoy beats odds in Spain’s election but coalition challenge looms

      It was the night the political establishment struck back. Sunday’s general election in Spain delivered a surprisingly...

    14. June 27, 2016

      Spanish election: Rajoy’s opponents underestimated him

      Helmut Kohl, the former German chancellor, used to chuckle that he had built an entire political career out of his...

    15. Brussels Blog

      June 27, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: what now?

      To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here. After the shock, the reality. Across Europe, politicians,...

    16. June 27, 2016

      Five key takeaways from the Spanish elections

      Spain went to the polls on Sunday, six months after its last general election. The ballot offered voters the chance to...

    17. June 26, 2016

      Rajoy confounds expectations to emerge as winner in Spain poll

      Mariano Rajoy emerged as the clear winner of Spain’s general election on Sunday night, after his conservative Popular...

    18. June 26, 2016

      Spanish voters go to polls for second time in six months

      Spanish voters returned to the polls on Sunday, six months after an inconclusive general election that plunged the...

    19. June 23, 2016

      Spain faces another fragmented result in repeat election

      Spanish voters go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament. Polls suggest the result will be yet another...

    20. June 21, 2016

      Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces post-election leadership test

      Everyone knows that Mariano Rajoy can survive defeat. The question after Sunday will be: can he survive victory? With...

    21. Brussels Blog

      June 20, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Princes and populists

      Europe’s four most powerful men are in peril, fighting for their political lives in some choppy and unusual electoral...

    22. June 14, 2016

      Spanish party leaders’ TV debate offers familiar dilemma

      Spain’s election campaign kicked into a higher gear on Monday night as the first, and only, television debate between...

    23. June 2, 2016

      Spanish job numbers boost Rajoy’s poll prospects

      The number of unemployed workers in Spain fell below 4m for the first time in almost six years, offering valuable...

    24. June 2, 2016

      Four EU leaders warn UK voters of exit downsides

      Four European leaders have this week waded into Britain’s referendum campaign with unusually blunt warnings, telling...

    25. May 20, 2016

      Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s lord of misrule

      Ever since he became Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro has gone to ridiculous lengths to eulogise the memory of Hugo...

    26. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Portugal, Spain win budget reprieve from Brussels

      The European Commission has avoided imposing its first ever fine on member states despite a consistent breach of its...

    27. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Political deficits

      Welcome to Wednesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign...

    28. May 17, 2016

      Invisible Man Mariano Rajoy makes his presence felt

      For much of this year, Mariano Rajoy has been the Invisible Man of Spanish politics, watching and waiting while his...

    29. May 17, 2016

      Mariano Rajoy risks Brussels showdown with tax-cut vow

      Spain’s Mariano Rajoy is promising a fresh round of tax cuts if he is re-elected prime minister next month, risking a...

    30. May 10, 2016

      Spanish leftwing deal spells trouble for Socialists

      The deal was sealed with a theatrical flourish with the two party leaders embracing on the very square where Spain’s...

    31. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Spanish voters to return to polls on June 26

      King Felipe of Spain has dissolved parliament and called a repeat general election, ending 135 days of fruitless talks...

    32. Brussels Blog

      April 28, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Irish ayes

      Welcome to Thursday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    33. April 27, 2016

      Spain’s new elections: three possible outcomes

      King Felipe of Spain announced on Tuesday night that he was formally giving up the search for a new prime minister....

    34. April 26, 2016

      Spain to return to the polls in June after coalition talks fail

      Spain will return to the polls on June 26, after party leaders made clear to the king on Tuesday that there was no...

    35. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Spain set for June election after political impasse

      Spain will return to the polls on June 26, after party leaders made clear to the king on Tuesday that there was no...

    36. Brussels Blog

      April 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Endgame in Spain

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    37. April 19, 2016

      Spain poised to breach deficit targets for ninth consecutive year

      Spain is on course to post an excessive budget deficit for the ninth year in a row in 2016, after the government...

    38. April 10, 2016

      Spain’s reclusive Rajoy appears to have been written off too early

      Remember Mariano Rajoy? Since Spain’s inconclusive general election in December, the prime minister has lived the life...

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