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      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 Rajoy...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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 aloft...

    2. 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 to...

    3. November 5, 2014

      Rajoy must go if Spain is to confront the threats it faces

      A stable two-party political system has been among Spain’s greatest strengths in the post-Franco era. But since 2008 the...

    4. November 2, 2014

      Sorry does not expunge Spain’s political scandals

      Case by case, Spanish prosecutors are painting a disturbing picture of national and regional political structures riddled...

    5. October 29, 2014

      Spain’s voters are furious but refuse to punish corrupt leaders

      Spain’s political class can find no respite from the attention of prosecutors, and no shelter from the storm of popular...

    6. October 21, 2014

      Franco-Spanish energy spat tests EU

      When it comes to Europe’s energy networks, Spain is an island – and it blames France for its isolation. After decades of...

    7. October 17, 2014

      Catalan leader demonstrates talent for survival

      In recent weeks, Artur Mas has been mocked for committing career suicide and dismissed as a political zombie. Critics...

    8. The World

      October 16, 2014

      Spain gets some breathing space over Catalonia

      It was an interesting week to visit Spain. On Tuesday, I interviewed Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, on stage at...

    9. October 14, 2014

      Catalan leader calls off independence referendum

      Artur Mas, the Catalan president, has called off his government´s controversial plan to hold an independence referendum on...

    10. October 13, 2014

      Doubts emerge over Catalan independence vote

      Artur Mas, the Catalan president, seemed on the verge of calling off a controversial independence referendum planned for...

    11. October 13, 2014

      Spain’s Rajoy follows the fish through shark-infested waters

      There is a simple little chart that is doing the rounds in Moncloa, the government compound outside Madrid. Officials call...

    12. October 10, 2014

      Spain’s Ebola victim becomes subject of political fight

      Teresa Romero has spent the past four days in the silent world of an isolation ward at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital,...

    13. October 5, 2014

      Spain must steer away from a collision course

      The tug of war between Barcelona and Madrid about how or whether Catalonia fits into the Spanish state has reached a climax...

    14. September 29, 2014

      Madrid calls on court to block Catalan referendum

      Madrid has called on Spain’s constitutional court to strike down a planned independence referendum in the region of...

    15. September 27, 2014

      Catalan leader calls independence referendum

      BARCELONA, Spain — The president of Spain’s powerful northeastern region of Catalonia on Saturday formally called an...

    16. September 23, 2014

      Mariano Rajoy scraps plan to tighten Spain’s abortion laws

      Mariano Rajoy has dropped a plan to tighten Spain’s abortion regime, in a bid to prevent a backlash from centrist voters and...

    17. September 17, 2014

      Spain calls Scottish independence a ‘torpedo’ against Europe

      The Spanish government on Wednesday launched its most outspoken attack yet on Scotland’s bid for independence, describing...

    18. September 10, 2014

      Catalonia: Another country

      Lluís Ballús knows perfectly well that Berga, a small town in the foothills of the Catalan Pyrenees, is still part of Spain....

    19. The A-List

      August 26, 2014

      The French crisis reflects the eurozone's woes

      As soon as the latest gross domestic product figures emerged, showing that the French economy was becalmed in the second...

    20. August 25, 2014

      Angela Merkel backs Luis de Guindos to chair eurozone finance ministers’ group

      Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Spain’s bid to win one of the top jobs in the EU, declaring on Monday...

    21. August 12, 2014

      Catalonia’s shame, a stain on Spain

      Spaniards opposed to Catalan independence, who include Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister, must be rubbing their hands in...

    22. July 30, 2014

      Spain and Catalonia fail to narrow divide over breakaway quest

      The leaders of Spain and Catalonia launched a last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to halt an escalating confrontation over the...

    23. July 27, 2014

      Funds scandal hits Catalan independence campaign

      Catalonia’s independence campaign has suffered a setback after a leading figure of Catalan nationalism admitted keeping...

    24. July 24, 2014

      Spain’s labour market turns the corner

      Spain’s economic recovery has finally started to spread into the labour market, which recorded its first annual rise in jobs...

    25. June 23, 2014

      Spain’s jobs picture may prove vital to Rajoy election fortunes

      Mariano Rajoy knows that his chances of winning the next general election are likely to turn on one simple fact – whether...

    26. June 20, 2014

      Spain to cut taxes in bid to boost economic recovery

      Spain’s government will cut both corporate and income taxes early next year in an attempt to strengthen the economy and...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      June 19, 2014

      The newly crowned King Felipe VI

      Andres Kudack/AP Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Leonor arrive at the Parliament in Madrid....

    28. June 6, 2014

      Spain to repay part of EU bailout early

      Madrid will repay part of its €42bn EU bailout package earlier than planned, in the latest attempt to boost confidence in...

    29. June 2, 2014

      Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicates after nearly four decades on throne

      King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates King Juan Carlos is to abdicate from the Spanish throne, ending a four-decade reign that...

    30. June 1, 2014

      Spain aims to boost recovery with €6.3bn stimulus package

      The Spanish government is planning to bolster the country’s nascent economic recovery through tax cuts and a €6.3bn stimulus...

    31. May 18, 2014

      Austerity-battered Spaniards look set to return old guard

      After years of punishing austerity and a banking crisis that brought it to the brink of a humiliating international bailout,...

    32. May 13, 2014

      Parties cancel TV debate after politician shot dead in Spain

      Spain’s main political parties suspended campaigning for the second day on Tuesday, in response to the fatal shooting of a...

    33. May 5, 2014

      Time to tackle the Catalonia crisis

      Spain is starting to emerge from the crisis that has blighted the country, with recent data showing the economy growing at...

    34. April 23, 2014

      Catalonia to forge ahead with referendum on independence

      Catalonia’s president has vowed to press ahead with a fiercely contentious referendum on independence from Spain, warning...

    35. April 21, 2014

      Foreign investors snap up Spanish debt

      Strong demand from global investors for the bonds of former crisis-hit eurozone economies has pushed foreign ownership of...

    36. April 9, 2014

      Italy’s PM wades into CVC’s victory for Spain’s Deoleo

      A bidding war for Deoleo, owner of the Bertolli olive oil brand, took on an added piquancy on Wednesday, after London-based...

    37. April 8, 2014

      MPs to stoke tensions with refusal of Catalan referendum request

      The Spanish parliament has delivered the clearest signal yet that it will not tolerate any move by Catalonia towards...

    38. March 25, 2014

      Legal blow to Catalan vote

      Spain’s constitutional court has dealt a blow to the Catalan push for independence with a ruling that has nullified the...

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