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      Portugal's "anti-austerity" budget just passes test

      The new Portuguese government narrowly avoided having its first “anti-austerity” budget rejected by the European...

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      February 4, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Ireland and the bailout jinx

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    1. February 3, 2016

      Brexit: European press ponders Britain à la carte

      The draft EU deal that brought David Cameron a battering in the British press has been given more supportive treatment...

    2. February 2, 2016

      Spanish minister de Guindos warns against Podemos-backed government

      Spain’s economic recovery is strong enough to withstand the current political deadlock, but could ultimately falter if...

    3. 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 —...

    4. 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...

    5. January 25, 2016

      Catalonia seeks foreign support for breakaway from Spain

      The new Catalan government will press ahead with its plan to form a breakaway state from Spain over the next 18 months,...

    6. January 25, 2016

      Blockchain backers urged to consider protecting users from fraud

      Financial groups betting on the promise of blockchain technology should consider covering the cost of fraudulent...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. January 22, 2016

      Podemos proposes leftwing coalition to break Spain logjam

      The anti-austerity Podemos party on Friday made an audacious move towards breaking Spain’s post-election political...

    10. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Podemos proposes left-wing coalition government

      The anti-austerity Podemos party on Friday made an audacious move towards breaking Spain’s post-election political...

    11. January 20, 2016

      When an embassy becomes an art gallery

      Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will...

    12. January 14, 2016

      Spanish prosecutors demand jail sentence for Rodrigo Rato

      Spanish prosecutors are demanding a jail sentence of four and a half years for Rodrigo Rato, the former IMF head, if he...

    13. 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...

    14. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      BBVA poaches Barclays expert in digital push

      Spanish bank BBVA has poached a digital expert from Barclays to spur the development of its online and mobile services...

    15. January 10, 2016

      Catalonia elects Puigdemont as leader amid wider Madrid divisions

      The Catalan parliament voted in a new regional president on Sunday, as part of a last-minute deal that is expected to...

    16. The World

      January 6, 2016

      Madrid bemoans some very modern Magi

      It is hard to escape politics in Spain these days, but the controversy sparked by Madrid’s much-loved Cabalgata de los...

    17. 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...

    18. December 22, 2015

      Madrid officials to change street names marking Franco regime

      The leftist city government of Madrid has announced it will change the names of 30 streets and squares in the Spanish...

    19. December 18, 2015

      Newcomers seek to transform politics as Spain goes to polls

      One sports a pony tail and leather wrist-bands, the other wears skinny ties and hipster jackets. One is from Madrid,...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2015

      Poor reception in Salamanca

      A man consults a mobile phone beside a woman begging on the pavement outside a clothes store in Salamanca an upscale...

    21. December 16, 2015

      Frayed loyalties cast Spain’s parties into the great unknown

      All his life, Juan Martínez Alonso has voted for Spain’s centre-right Popular party. This time, however, could be...

    22. December 4, 2015

      Spain’s barnacle pickers face hard times

      Low tide is fast approaching, and the percebeiros of Muxia have a hard decision to make. They have gathered on a...

    23. December 2, 2015

      Terror attacks on tourism hit poor countries the hardest

      Killings at a Tunisian museum and on a beach. The downing of a Russian aircraft flying home from Sharm el-Sheikh. And,...

    24. December 2, 2015

      Rajoy kicks off Spanish election campaign by shunning rivals

      Spain’s election campaign officially kicks off on Thursday night, but the defining political image of the week appeared...

    25. November 27, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Pablo Iglesias

      The lunch venue selected by Pablo Iglesias is strange but compelling. The 8½ bookstore in central Madrid stocks...

    26. November 25, 2015

      Renewables group Abengoa sends Spanish bank shares tumbling

      Abengoa, the Spanish renewables company, announced the start of insolvency proceedings on Wednesday, sending shares in...

    27. November 24, 2015

      Catalan leaders angry at Madrid’s tightened financial control

      The Catalan government accused Spain on Tuesday of committing an act of “institutional aggression” by moving to tighten...

    28. November 14, 2015

      France on high alert since Charlie Hebdo attack

      Since the Charlie Hebdo assaults, France has lived on high alert. The French government has deployed thousands of...

    29. November 11, 2015

      Spanish PM accuses Catalan leaders of breaking national unity

      Spain’s government has struck back at the latest Catalan bid to form a breakaway state, issuing both a legal challenge...

    30. November 10, 2015

      Fringe CUP party emerges to drive Catalan independence

      Less than two months ago, the Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) was a little-known far-left party in Catalonia that...

    31. November 9, 2015

      How the Catalonia vote will ramp up tensions with Madrid

      The regional parliament in Catalonia on Monday passed a controversial resolution calling for the first concrete steps...

    32. November 3, 2015

      Aegon and CCB join ‘too big to fail’ list

      Global regulators trying to prevent another financial crisis are to subject Aegon and China Construction Bank to...

    33. FT Data

      November 2, 2015

      Could Wayne Rooney learn from Raúl's move to Schalke?

      Wayne Rooney’s recent form has been the topic of heated debate this season, with the Manchester United forward...

    34. October 19, 2015

      US signs declaration to help Spain clean up hydrogen bomb site

      The US has agreed to help with the final clean-up of the notorious Palomares crash site in southern Spain, where four...

    35. October 15, 2015

      Podemos and Ciudadanos are part of Spain’s political landscape

      The day after Spain’s national elections in December, the country’s citizens will almost certainly wake up to a...

    36. October 15, 2015

      No problem has been too large or lethal for Rajoy’s deputy

      It was the first week of September and the situation was starting to spin out of control. Thousands of refugees were...

    37. October 15, 2015

      Catalan election has solved little on secession

      The election night party outside Barcelona’s El Born Centre Cultural on September 27 was euphoric — at least on the...

    38. October 15, 2015

      Profits up and debts down for Spanish companies

      As general counsel of Dia, the international supermarket conglomerate based in Madrid, Miguel Ángel Iglesias Peinado...

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