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    1. 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...

    2. 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....

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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....

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. Brussels Blog

      February 4, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Ireland and the bailout jinx

      This is Thursday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    18. February 2, 2016

      King of Spain calls on Socialist party to form next government

      The King of Spain has called on the leader of the Socialist party to form the next government, in the first serious...

    19. January 28, 2016

      Spanish unemployment falls to lowest level since 2011

      The Spanish economy created 525,000 jobs last year, helping to lower the country’s unemployment rate to 20.9 per cent —...

    20. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Spanish unemployment drops to post-crisis low

      The Spanish economy created 525,000 new jobs last year, helping to bring down the country’s unemployment rate to 20.9...

    21. January 25, 2016

      Q&A: King of Spain to hold talks to form government

      Spanish voters went to the polls more than five weeks ago, but they may have to wait a good deal longer for a new...

    22. Brussels Blog

      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

      This is the Monday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    23. The World

      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

      This is the Friday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    24. January 13, 2016

      Rajoy urges Spain’s centrist parties to join forces

      Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday urged Spain’s centrist parties to join forces and form a stable four-year government, in the...

    25. Brussels Blog

      January 11, 2016

      The endgame in Spain?

      To receive this new daily Brussels Briefing every morning via email, sign up here. It’s been three weeks since Spain’s...

    26. January 9, 2016

      Pro-independence parties to form new Catalonia government

      The two pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have struck a last-minute deal to form a new...

    27. January 5, 2016

      Spain and Ireland post steep falls in joblessness

      The number of registered unemployed workers in Spain has seen the biggest drop for at least a decade while joblessness...

    28. January 1, 2016

      Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists hold key to power in Spain

      It is almost two weeks since Spain held its general election, but for Pedro Sánchez the battle for political survival...

    29. December 29, 2015

      Spain’s business leaders warn on political deadlock

      Spanish business leaders are voicing growing alarm about the threat of prolonged political deadlock in the country,...

    30. December 23, 2015

      Socialists reject deal with Spanish PM

      The arduous task of assembling a new government for Spain got off to a bad start on Wednesday after the leader of the...

    31. December 22, 2015

      A golden opportunity for reform in Spain

      You would be forgiven for finding the outcome of Spain’s general election puzzling. All parties lost but all claimed...

    32. December 22, 2015

      Spain faces new political era stuck with old parties

      Spanish voters did a strange thing on Sunday: they gave birth to the new, but refused to kill off the old. They...

    33. December 21, 2015

      A historic blow to Spain’s two-party establishment

      Spain’s general election has produced the most confused and fragmented result since the country’s return to democracy...

    34. December 21, 2015

      Spanish banks: Rajoy there!

      Nobody expects the Spanish coalition. Hence the 3.6 per cent slide in Spain’s Ibex-35 share index on Monday after its...

    35. December 21, 2015

      Spain tries to form administration in fractured political system

      The stage from which Mariano Rajoy greeted his flag-waving loyalists on Sunday night was covered with a vast canvas...

    36. December 21, 2015

      Financial stocks fall and bond yields rise after Spanish poll

      The prospect of a period of lengthy coalition building and sustained political uncertainty in Spain after the weekend’s...

    37. December 21, 2015

      Spain’s markets rattled by inconclusive election

      Spanish bonds and stocks fell on Monday after a general election that delivered a deeply fragmented parliament and...

    38. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Olé? Oh no. Spanish bonds thumped after vote

      With grim predictability, Spanish bonds do not like the look of the election results. The election over the weekend...

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