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      ‘Spaniards ready to give us chance’, says Socialist leader

      When Pedro Sánchez took over the leadership of Spain’s venerable Socialist Workers’ party in July, he appeared to be...

    2. December 12, 2014

      A Spanish exodus to the cities leaves a desert in its wake

      The ghost villages of Spain People have been leaving the village of Motos for as long as Matías López can remember. Five...

    1. December 8, 2014

      Spain’s lauded transition to democracy under fire

      If there is one thing that the Spanish left and right can agree on, it is this: that the country’s transition from...

    2. November 27, 2014

      ‘Spain is not corrupted,’ says Rajoy, after minister quits

      Mariano Rajoy insisted that Spain was not institutionally corrupt on Thursday, amid rising popular anger at scandals that...

    3. November 26, 2014

      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...

    4. November 26, 2014

      Madrid says fresh Catalan independence push is ‘step to nowhere’

      The political stand-off between the Spanish government and leaders in the region of Catalonia has hardened further, after...

    5. November 21, 2014

      Spain’s surging Podemos party rushes to get to the top

      The faculty of political sciences at Complutense University of Madrid makes no secret of its ideological leanings. Its long,...

    6. 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...

    7. November 9, 2014

      Catalan leaders hope big turnout will send independence signal

      More than 2m Catalans took part in a symbolic vote on the political future of the northern Spanish region on Sunday, in the...

    8. 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...

    9. November 4, 2014

      Catalans to defy Spanish court on regional vote

      The Catalan government has vowed to press ahead with a planned regional vote on Sunday to test popular support for...

    10. November 3, 2014

      Leftwing party Podemos surges to lead Spanish polls

      Spain’s established political parties were on Monday scrambling to find an answer to the meteoric rise of Podemos, a...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. October 2, 2014

      Banks and investors awaken to Catalan independence debate

      The surge in political tensions between Spain and its Catalonia region has fuelled furious debate among the country’s...

    18. 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...

    19. September 26, 2014

      Spain raises forecast for economic growth

      The Spanish economy will grow faster than expected, and create as many as 350,000 jobs next year, according to a government...

    20. September 25, 2014

      Catalan leader to sign decree calling independence referendum

      Artur Mas, the Catalan president, will on Saturday sign a decree calling an independence referendum in the Spanish region,...

    21. 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...

    22. September 19, 2014

      Catalans remain defiant after Scottish vote

      The Catalan independence movement sought to shrug off the result of the Scottish referendum, and vowed to press ahead with...

    23. 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...

    24. September 17, 2014

      Madrid is determined to prevent ‘secession contagion’

      They are too polite to say so directly, even in private. But Spanish officials find it hard to disguise their baffled...

    25. September 17, 2014

      Fact and friction in Catalonia’s quest for independence

      I’m in a Scottish-themed bar in Barcelona, staring at the tartan-patterned chairs, listening to an old Phil Collins tune and...

    26. September 14, 2014

      Catalan activists look to Scottish campaign as an object lesson

      It hangs from thousands of balconies overlooking the great avenues of Barcelona. It flutters outside millionaires’ beach...

    27. September 11, 2014

      Catalans stage mass protest in Barcelona to back referendum

      The Catalan independence movement held a mass rally in Barcelona on Thursday as part of an intensifying campaign in support...

    28. 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....

    29. August 27, 2014

      European Council presidency race is wide open with six contenders

      The mounting consensus that Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini will be chosen as the EU’s next foreign policy chief...

    30. 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...

    31. July 16, 2014

      Spain ‘can cut taxes and tame deficit’

      Spain’s budget minister has dismissed criticism of the government’s controversial tax reform, insisting that Madrid can pull...

    32. July 15, 2014

      Madrid to approve Canaries drilling as oil trumps renewables

      Madrid is poised to grant final approval to a controversial €7.5bn oil exploration project off the Canary Islands, ending a...

    33. July 10, 2014

      Spain’s Socialists prepare to pick new leader

      Spain’s opposition Socialists will elect a new leader on Sunday, in a bid to reverse the party’s dramatic electoral decline...

    34. June 18, 2014

      Spain’s new king Felipe VI sworn in

      Spain prepares for day of ceremony Spain’s new monarch Felipe VI has been sworn in as head of state in parliament having...

    35. June 17, 2014

      Spain gets a king for austere times

      Spain will have a new king this week but anyone wandering the streets of Madrid would find it hard to tell. The image of...

    36. June 3, 2014

      Juan Carlos abdication gives Spain’s Republicans a brief chance

      For Spanish Republicans, the abdication of King Juan Carlos is more than just a moment to savour and celebrate. It is a rare...

    37. June 2, 2014

      Juan Carlos makes ultimate sacrifice to save Spain’s monarchy

      It is unlikely that Juan Carlos wanted it to end this way. Like most monarchs, the king of Spain had always made clear that...

    38. 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...

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