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    1. May 19, 2016

      Flexible budget rules are in the eurozone’s interest

      Spain and Portugal are off the hook — at least for the time being. Wary of fuelling public resentment against austerity...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2016

      Tyre dump fire

      A helicopter drops water over tyres burning in an uncontrolled dump near the town of Sesena, after a fire brokeout. A...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Spain concedes it will miss budget target by wide margin

      The Spanish government acknowledged on Tuesday that it will miss this year’s budget deficit target by a wide margin –...

    7. April 12, 2016

      Spain values good service with a side order of respect

      It is not the most glamorous of contests, nor is it especially lucrative. The winner stands to take away prize money of...

    8. April 6, 2016

      Spanish left battles bank for €6bn urban wasteland project

      Few visitors to Madrid would notice the vast urban wasteland on the northern fringes of the Spanish capital. About the...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. Fast FT

      March 28, 2016

      Abengoa wins breathing room in bid to avoid bankruptcy

      Abengoa, Spain’s heavily indebted renewable energy giant, has won approval from 75 per cent of creditors for its plan...

    12. March 20, 2016

      ‘Independence or Union’, by Tom Devine

      Independence movements in the west wax and wane. Corsican nationalists last year swept the socialists out and took...

    13. March 18, 2016

      ‘This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World’, by Jerry Brotton

      In 1579 Bernardino de Mendoza, the Spanish ambassador in London, wrote to his masters in Madrid to report that numerous...

    14. March 17, 2016

      Catalonia can secede without Madrid’s backing, says new leader

      Catalonia can achieve independence from Spain without a deal with Madrid, the region’s new president has said, in...

    15. FT Data

      March 16, 2016

      Widening regional disparities in Europe

      Wealth disparities within EU countries were narrowing prior to the 2008 crisis, but since then the poorer regions have...

    16. 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...

    17. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      Mexican tycoon Slim makes bid for Spain's FCC

      Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has made a cash offer for all of FCC of Spain, in a bid that values the construction...

    18. 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...

    19. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Banco BPI trading suspended amid CaixaBank talk

      Trading in Banco BPI was suspended on Wednesday after shares in the Portuguese lender jumped more than 10 per cent amid...

    20. Fast FT

      February 26, 2016

      Telefónica results dragged down by restructuring costs

      Telefónica fell to a €1.83bn loss in the final quarter of last year, after booking a one-off charge of €2.6bn related...

    21. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Iberdrola shares fail to light up despite renewables boost

      Shares at Iberdrola are slightly down in early trading on Wednesday despite full year earnings at the Spanish utility...

    22. February 22, 2016

      Huawei sets out third stage of European strategy

      The meteoric growth of Huawei, the Chinese telecoms group, is reflected in its changing presence at Mobile World...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2016

      Protesting amongst the smoke

      People surrounded by smoke wave flags and shout slogans during a protest by a Spanish taxi drivers’€™ union in Madrid ...

    24. February 17, 2016

      Police raid ICBC offices in Madrid as part of money-laundering probe

      Agents of Spain’s national police force raided the Madrid offices of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China as part of...

    25. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Abengoa needs €826m this year for survival

      In an “Industrial Viability Plan” published late last night on the website of Spain’s stock market regulatory agency,...

    26. 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...

    27. February 9, 2016

      Glove puppets make political mischief in Spain

      The work of a radical glove puppet theatre has triggered a bewildering political scandal in Madrid along with a furious...

    28. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

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

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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 —...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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