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    1. July 20, 2015

      Barcelona football legend to stand in Catalan poll

      When voters in Catalonia go to the polls in September, one name on the list of candidates pushing for independence from...

    2. July 19, 2015

      Catalan pro-independence leaders form joint platform

      For much of this year, the campaign for Catalan independence has appeared to be stuck in a rut. Absorbed by internal...

    1. July 14, 2015

      Manuela Carmena: Madrid’s mayor pursues ‘politics of the small’

      The people of Madrid have discovered a simple way of getting in touch with their mayor. All they have to do is join the...

    2. The World

      July 14, 2015

      Spanish bemoan humiliating defeat in Brussels

      It is not just the Greeks who are lamenting a humiliating defeat in Brussels. The Spanish government, too, has suffered...

    3. July 2, 2015

      For Spain’s Mariano Rajoy, Greece crisis is a political gift

      For at least one European leader, the Greek crisis is starting to look more and more like a political gift from heaven....

    4. June 9, 2015

      De Guindos fights for eurogroup job, with Spanish pride at stake

      Spain’s economy minister is set to formally declare his candidacy for the presidency of the powerful eurogroup, setting...

    5. June 2, 2015

      Spain’s fracturing politics may help cleanse its institutions

      There is much hand-wringing about political fragmentation in Spain these days and it is not hard to see why. Angered by...

    6. May 26, 2015

      Spain confronts an end to the old ways in politics

      In all of the countries hit by the eurozone crisis, national politics have fragmented as populist movements challenge...

    7. May 25, 2015

      Confusion reigns after Spanish elections

      There is little doubt as to who emerged victorious in Spain’s regional and local elections. In no particular order, the...

    8. May 24, 2015

      Spain’s ruling party suffers heavy regional losses

      Spain’s ruling Popular party suffered heavy losses in Sunday’s string of regional and local elections, as two upstart...

    9. May 20, 2015

      Mariano Rajoy stresses economic cycle to woo Spain’s voters

      Spain’s prime minister arrives at his bicycle-themed campaign event on a bicycle, ready to talk bicycles. Bicycles are...

    10. May 19, 2015

      Podemos may struggle in poll but it has ignited Spanish politics

      The wave of populism that has washed over Europe in the wake of financial crisis and recession is rightly considered...

    11. April 28, 2015

      The populist surge has peaked but it will leave a bitter legacy

      Europe’s populist political tide is on the retreat. Not everywhere and not always for entirely comforting reasons. But...

    12. April 27, 2015

      Spanish state broadcaster TVE accused of political bias

      For more than 50 years millions of Spaniards have sat down each night to watch the Telediario, the flagship news...

    13. April 22, 2015

      Rato probe casts shadow over Rajoy government

      Spain’s centre-right government is battling to contain the fallout from a tax investigation against Rodrigo Rato, the...

    14. April 17, 2015

      Detention marks new low for ex-IMF chief

      The touch lasted only a few seconds, but it will be seared into the mind of Rodrigo Rato — and of millions of Spaniards...

    15. April 16, 2015

      Rodrigo Rato released from police detention

      Rodrigo Rato, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, was released from police detention in the early hours...

    16. April 16, 2015

      The reel-life struggles of Spain’s footloose millennials

      Hugo and Braulio are twenty-something Spaniards caught up in their country’s post-recession malaise. Both are...

    17. April 9, 2015

      La Caixa: Spain’s quiet powerhouse

      On the Avenida Diagonal of Barcelona, not far from the Camp Nou football stadium, stand two dark towers. They were...

    18. April 7, 2015

      Mariano Rajoy seeks to quell unrest in Spain’s Popular party

      Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday sought to end simmering unrest inside Spain’s ruling Popular party, telling party leaders that...

    19. March 24, 2015

      Spain’s recovery brings few political dividends for Rajoy

      Andalucia has always been a cursed land for Spain’s ruling Popular party. In more than three decades, it has never...

    20. March 23, 2015

      A stumble in the march of Europe’s populists

      When the far left Syriza party won the Greek general election at the start of this year, some assumed its victory...

    21. March 19, 2015

      Impoverished south to test Spain’s political upstarts

      Susana Díaz makes her way slowly through the theatre of Alcalá de Guadaíra, her path blocked at every turn by crowds of...

    22. February 27, 2015

      Business seeks answers from Spain’s Podemos movement

      Spain’s Podemos movement has surged in the polls by denouncing the country´s political and economic elites, spreading...

    23. February 24, 2015

      Rajoy promises jobs and growth as fringe parties gain ground

      Mariano Rajoy has promised financial relief for Spain’s middle classes, more social spending and 500,000 new jobs...

    24. February 19, 2015

      Spanish politics: Podemos’ populist surge

      Podemos’ party leadership It was a moment to savour for Pablo Iglesias and his companions. “Remember this day,” one of...

    25. February 4, 2015

      Greece owes a debt to Spain

      What are Spaniards to make of the news from Greece? A radical leftwing party that barely existed as a political force...

    26. February 3, 2015

      Spain keeps hawkish eye on Greece as southern solidarity crumbles

      The travel schedule of Greece’s new finance minister says a lot about the state of the eurozone — and the political...

    27. January 30, 2015

      Ties with Syriza could leave Podemos in a bind

      “Syriza! Podemos! Ven-ce-remos!” The three words — the last translating as “we will win” — are likely to be on the lips...

    28. January 15, 2015

      Spain braced for political upheaval as Catalonia calls election

      Spain is bracing itself for a year of political upheaval and fierce campaigning, after the president of Catalonia...

    29. January 14, 2015

      Spain’s politicians keep a nervous watch on the rise of Syriza

      As Greece heads towards a crucial general election later this month, few are watching the campaign more closely — and...

    30. December 28, 2014

      Keep calm in the face of European populism

      Europe faces a busy electoral calendar in 2015. Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Denmark, Estonia, Finland,...

    31. December 21, 2014

      ‘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...

    32. 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....

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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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