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  1. The World

    June 2, 2014

    Juan Carlos and the end of Spain's transition to democracy

    The abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain, in favour of his son, Felipe, Prince of Asturias, has been on the cards for...

  2. February 8, 2014

    Spain: Princess Cristina de Borbón y Grecia testifies in corruption case

    The royal family in Spain suffered a day of anguish and humiliation on Saturday, as the king’s younger daughter appeared in...

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  1. Doing Business in the Basque Country 2012

    Peace shifts the focus to growth and investment...
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  1. January 10, 2014

    Juan Carlos: Spanish monarch struggling to revive a tarnished crown

    The King of Spain could not have wished for a better occasion, or more loyal company, to mark his return to public life on...

  2. The World

    January 9, 2014

    Public backing for EU crashes in wake of eurozone crisis

    Europe’s recovery proceeds apace – at least on bond markets. When it comes to public opinion, it’s a different story. A...

  3. October 11, 2013

    Pope is urged to block beatification in Spanish civil war dispute

    Pope Francis has been asked to halt the beatification of more than 500 “martyrs of the faith” killed during the Spanish...

  4. October 19, 2012

    Basque flourishes amid Spanish divide

    Bernardo Atxaga is a man whose thinking seems to be under constant review. “It is very odd to think that, in your own...

  5. September 11, 2012

    Crisis fuels Catalan independence push

    Catalonia no longer fits within Spain and needs to explore the option of independence, according to a leading nationalist...

  6. August 15, 2012

    Spain: Autonomy under fire

    The Spanish government, trapped in crossfire at the frontline of the battle for the euro, looks as if it is opening a second...

  7. July 23, 2012

    Madrid in duel with regions for aid

    When last week an expensive aeroplane sculpture was deposited on a plinth at Castellon airport in the Valencia region of...

  8. June 17, 2012

    Spain’s football unity shows regions the way

    If a stricken Spain is seeking a role model, the best available is probably the footballer Xavi. The Spanish team’s little...

  9. April 3, 2012

    Spanish minister presents ‘extreme’ budget

    Spain’s government, grappling with €57bn in combined annual costs for debt servicing and jobless benefits, will tolerate “no...

  10. March 30, 2012

    Europe warned crisis not over yet

    European finance ministers were warned on Friday that the underlying causes of the continent’s debt and banking crisis had...

  11. March 27, 2012

    Patxi López: End of Eta’s armed struggle ‘can unleash our full potential’

    Patxi López, the Socialist politician and current lehendakari, or premier, of the Basque country, is only one in a long line...

  12. March 9, 2012

    Spanish agony

    The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, by Paul Preston, HarperPress, £30, 720...

  13. February 27, 2012

    Spanish judge cleared of criminal wrongdoing

    Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge who has campaigned against human rights abuses, has been cleared by the Supreme Court of...

  14. January 23, 2012

    Human rights groups condemn Garzón trial

    Amnesty International and other human rights groups on Monday condemned the imminent trial of Baltasar Garzón, a prominent...

  15. January 19, 2012

    Spanish judge faces triple prosecution

    When Spain’s best-known judge appeared in the nation’s supreme court this week, he stood not as a judge, prosecutor or...

  16. November 29, 2011

    Move Franco’s body, says Spain commission

    A commission set up by Spain’s outgoing Socialist government called on Tuesday for the body of the late dictator Francisco...

  17. October 20, 2011

    Basque militants lay down weapons

    The militant Basque separatist group Eta has announced the “definitive cessation of its military activity” after more than...

  18. September 2, 2011

    Spanish MPs approve debt limit

    The lower house of Spain’s parliament has overwhelmingly approved a rushed amendment to the constitution to restrict future...

  19. June 7, 2011

    Biographical dictionary angers Spanish left

    Generalísimo Francisco Franco, the winner of the Spanish civil war who died in 1975, ran an authoritarian regime but was not...

  20. June 9, 2010

    Asturias: Chimneys and farms give way to IT

    The Principality of Asturias, one of the smaller of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain, is home to some of the most...

  21. November 20, 2009

    Secrets of Salamanca

    Madrid has always exercised a curious hold on me. I blame it on the fact that I was born there, only to be whisked off by my...

  22. October 8, 2009

    Spanish Popular party hit by graft scandal

    A widening corruption scandal, involving a suspected mastermind with the mafia nickname Don Vito, yesterday threatened to...

  23. October 8, 2009

    Spanish Popular party hit by graft scandal

    A widening corruption scandal involving a suspected mastermind with the mafia nickname Don Vito on Wednesday threatened to...

  24. August 19, 2009

    Flimsier footings

    Joaquín Sorolla, the sometimes audacious Spanish impressionist whose work is on show now at Madrid's Prado museum,...

  25. August 18, 2009

    Flimsier footings

    Joaquín Sorolla, the sometimes audacious Spanish impressionist whose work is on show now at Madrid’s Prado museum, portrayed...

  26. June 9, 2009

    Civil war legacy: Country still coming to terms with trauma

    On April 1 1939, General Francisco Franco, head of the new Spanish state, declared the three-year civil war over and the...

  27. April 25, 2009

    Spanish jobless numbers surge to record 4m

    Spain's army of unemployed swelled to a record 4m in the first quarter of this year as hundreds of thousands of workers in...

  28. April 24, 2009

    Spanish jobless at record 4m

    Spain’s army of unemployed swelled to a record 4m in the first quarter of this year as hundreds of thousands of workers in...

  29. April 15, 2009

    Spain's 'coffee for all' can be a bitter brew

    Galician nationalists have lost power in Galicia. Basque nationalists have lost power in the Basque country. At first...

  30. April 14, 2009

    Global Insight: Spanish brew has bitter taste

    Galician nationalists have lost power in Galicia. Basque nationalists have lost power in the Basque country. At first...

  31. February 27, 2009

    Female bullfighter admired in the Latin world

    Spain and its former colonies have long been considered laggards when it comes to women’s rights. While American women were...

  32. January 1, 2009

    Outside Edge: In Spain the gaffe is now an art form

    Spanish royals, politicians and company bosses, ever eager to catch up with more developed nations, have realised that it is...

  33. December 18, 2008

    Last Franco statue in Spain taken down

    The last public statue of Francisco Franco on the Spanish mainland was torn down on Thursday, ending an era in which the...

  34. November 28, 2008

    Outside Edge: Sex, drink and Benidorm’s heritage

    Benidorm, the mass-market Spanish seaside resort, has been the butt of British jokes for so long that its desire to apply to...

  35. November 15, 2008

    Spanish queen criticised for attack on gays and abortion

    "Why doesn't she shut up?" is not a polite suggestion to make about one's queen. Yet that was the front page headline in...

  36. November 4, 2008

    Mass graves reopen Spain's civil war wounds

    Hardly a month passes in Spain without the well publicised unearthing of another civil war mass grave containing victims of...

  37. November 4, 2008

    Mass graves reopen Spain's civil war wounds

    Hardly a month passes in Spain without the well publicised unearthing of another civil war mass grave containing victims of...

  38. November 3, 2008

    Mass graves reopen Spain’s civil war wounds

    Hardly a month passes in Spain without the well-publicised unearthing of another civil war mass grave containing victims of...

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