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    1. 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...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. Brussels Blog

      April 1, 2016

      Brussels Blog: More pain in Spain

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

    29. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Growth in Spain's manufacturing sector slows - Markit

      Spain’s manufacturing sector had a disappointing March, according to a closely watched survey of activity. The Spanish...

    30. Fast FT

      March 31, 2016

      Spanish deficit balloons past forecasts to 5.2% of GDP

      Spain has veered sharply off course in its protracted battle to reduce the public deficit, unveiling a 5.2 per cent...

    31. March 18, 2016

      EU and Turkey agree deal to return migrants

      The EU and Turkey have agreed a deal that would see nearly all migrants systematically turned back from Greek islands...

    32. March 4, 2016

      Sánchez vote leaves Spain in stalemate

      Pedro Sánchez on Friday failed to secure parliamentary backing for his bid to become prime minister of Spain for the...

    33. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Sánchez fails again in bid to become Spain's PM

      Pedro Sánchez on Friday failed to secure parliamentary backing for his bid to become prime minister of Spain for the...

    34. March 3, 2016

      Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez bids again to be premier

      Pedro Sánchez will table his second bid to become prime minister of Spain to lawmakers on Friday after a week of...

    35. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Pedro Sánchez fails in first bid to be Spanish PM

      Pedro Sánchez has failed in his first bid to become the prime minister of Spain, after only 130 out of 350 deputies in...

    36. February 15, 2016

      Corruption scandals threaten Mariano Rajoy’s future

      Political corruption scandals cast a deep shadow over the government of Mariano Rajoy for much of his four-year tenure....

    37. February 14, 2016

      Yawning budget hole awaits Spain’s new PM

      The name of the next Spanish prime minister will remain unknown for at least several more weeks. The first challenge...

    38. February 10, 2016

      Spain: Political stalemate in Madrid

      His face gave nothing away but the king had every reason to feel weary of the visitors arriving at the Zarzuela palace...

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