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    1. July 23, 2015

      Mariano Rajoy seizes on Spain’s falling jobless figures

      Mariano Rajoy seized on the biggest jump in quarterly employment in a decade as a sign of his government’s success at...

    2. July 19, 2015

      Catalan pro-independence leaders form joint platform

      For much of this year, the campaign for Catalan independence has appeared to be stuck in a rut. Absorbed by internal...

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    1. The World

      July 14, 2015

      Spanish bemoan humiliating defeat in Brussels

      It is not just the Greeks who are lamenting a humiliating defeat in Brussels. The Spanish government, too, has suffered...

    2. July 2, 2015

      For Spain’s Mariano Rajoy, Greece crisis is a political gift

      For at least one European leader, the Greek crisis is starting to look more and more like a political gift from heaven....

    3. June 25, 2015

      Spain’s recovery quickens as growth forecast rises to 3.1%

      The pace of Spain’s economic recovery continues to quicken, with new central bank estimates suggesting the country grew...

    4. June 25, 2015

      Spain’s recovery quickens but one in four still unemployed

      Amid the tidal wave of upbeat economic data coming out of Spain these days, it is often the small items that stand out....

    5. June 25, 2015

      Two-party system latest victim of Spain’s financial crisis

      The almost countless casualties in Spain who have suffered as a result of the global financial crisis include the...

    6. June 25, 2015

      Investing in Spain’s luxury property market could pay dividends

      Before Spain’s property bubble burst there was a time when it might have appeared it was impossible to lose money...

    7. June 9, 2015

      De Guindos fights for eurogroup job, with Spanish pride at stake

      Spain’s economy minister is set to formally declare his candidacy for the presidency of the powerful eurogroup, setting...

    8. June 8, 2015

      IMF raises growth forecast for Spain to 3.1% this year

      The International Monetary Fund has raised its growth forecast for Spain for the second time in three months, and now...

    9. May 25, 2015

      Confusion reigns after Spanish elections

      There is little doubt as to who emerged victorious in Spain’s regional and local elections. In no particular order, the...

    10. May 24, 2015

      Spain’s ruling party suffers heavy regional losses

      Spain’s ruling Popular party suffered heavy losses in Sunday’s string of regional and local elections, as two upstart...

    11. May 20, 2015

      Mariano Rajoy stresses economic cycle to woo Spain’s voters

      Spain’s prime minister arrives at his bicycle-themed campaign event on a bicycle, ready to talk bicycles. Bicycles are...

    12. May 9, 2015

      Spanish minister defends European aviation after A400M crash

      The deadly crash of an Airbus A400M military transport plane should not raise questions over the “credibility” of the...

    13. May 4, 2015

      Rivera hails ‘new era’ in Spain as Ciudadanos support surges

      Spain’s political scene used to be like a boxing match between two heavyweight parties. Now, it looks more like one of...

    14. April 27, 2015

      Spanish state broadcaster TVE accused of political bias

      For more than 50 years millions of Spaniards have sat down each night to watch the Telediario, the flagship news...

    15. April 23, 2015

      Spain adds 500,000 jobs as recovery spreads

      Spain’s economic recovery has put more than 500,000 people back to work over the past year, but the country’s broader...

    16. April 22, 2015

      Rato probe casts shadow over Rajoy government

      Spain’s centre-right government is battling to contain the fallout from a tax investigation against Rodrigo Rato, the...

    17. April 17, 2015

      Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

      The touch lasted only a few seconds, but it will be seared into the mind of Rodrigo Rato — and of millions of Spaniards...

    18. April 16, 2015

      Rodrigo Rato released from police detention

      Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was released from police detention in the early hours...

    19. April 7, 2015

      Mariano Rajoy seeks to quell unrest in Spain’s Popular party

      Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday sought to end simmering unrest inside Spain’s ruling Popular party, telling party leaders that...

    20. Brussels Blog

      April 2, 2015

      New eurogroup president: Dijsselbloem vs de Guindos

      The second quarter of 2015 will not only bring a crescendo in the ongoing Greek crisis for the 19 eurozone finance...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2015

      Nations in mourning

      French President Francois Hollande bows his head as he stands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime...

    22. March 24, 2015

      Spain’s recovery brings few political dividends for Rajoy

      Andalucia has always been a cursed land for Spain’s ruling Popular party. In more than three decades, it has never...

    23. March 22, 2015

      Socialists on course to win Andalucia poll despite Podemos challenge

      Spain’s Socialist party managed to defend its Andalucían stronghold in a closely watched regional election on Sunday,...

    24. The World

      March 19, 2015

      Popular parties blight Rajoy's electoral fortunes

      It seems as if good news is gushing out of Spain these days like water from a Seville fountain. The economy is...

    25. March 9, 2015

      Spanish housing prices rise at fastest rate in 6 years

      Spanish house prices have risen at the fastest rate since the start of the country’s financial crisis, fuelled by a...

    26. February 24, 2015

      Rajoy promises jobs and growth as fringe parties gain ground

      Mariano Rajoy has promised financial relief for Spain’s middle classes, more social spending and 500,000 new jobs...

    27. February 4, 2015

      Greece owes a debt to Spain

      What are Spaniards to make of the news from Greece? A radical leftwing party that barely existed as a political force...

    28. February 3, 2015

      Spain keeps hawkish eye on Greece as southern solidarity crumbles

      The travel schedule of Greece’s new finance minister says a lot about the state of the eurozone — and the political...

    29. January 23, 2015

      Spanish slush fund scandal re-erupts

      The slush fund scandal that has tormented Spain’s ruling Popular party over the past two years re-erupted on Friday...

    30. January 22, 2015

      Spanish job growth confirms recovery and boosts Rajoy

      Spain created more than 430,000 jobs over the course of 2014, confirming that the country is now well on the road of...

    31. January 14, 2015

      Spain’s politicians keep a nervous watch on the rise of Syriza

      As Greece heads towards a crucial general election later this month, few are watching the campaign more closely — and...

    32. December 15, 2014

      Spain to pay out benefits to long-term unemployed

      Spain has unveiled a series of measures to combat long-term unemployment, including a new monthly payment for about...

    33. The World

      December 7, 2014

      A new slant on the meaning of global lobbying

      After a frenetic period of travel involving 10 separate trips overseas in the past three months, I am trying to catch...

    34. November 27, 2014

      ‘Spain is not corrupted,’ says Rajoy, after minister quits

      Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain was not institutionally corrupt on Thursday, amid rising popular anger at scandals...

    35. November 26, 2014

      Spain’s health minister quits after judge’s comments

      Spain’s health minister resigned on Wednesday, making her the first senior politician from the government of Mariano...

    36. November 12, 2014

      Mariano Rajoy greets Catalan independence poll with a shrug

      Three days after more than 2.3m Catalans took part in an informal poll to test the Spanish region’s appetite for...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Britain and the cuts: Spain’s rising spend

      At the height of Spain’s economic crisis, no anti-government rally was complete without scissors. Some protesters held...

    38. November 10, 2014

      Unity of Catalan independence campaign faces political test

      The voting in Catalonia is over. Now watch the political scheming begin. Almost one in three Catalans – 2.3m according...

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