Spanish royal family
King Felipe VI of Spain stands with his father Juan Carlos I (r) and one of his daughters Princess Leonor in 2018.

Political parties divided over former king’s decision to leave Spain

The rift is also apparent within the coalition government of the Socialist Party and the leftist Unidas Podemos, which accuses the emeritus king of fleeing the justice system


Juan Carlos I: a necessary distance

Spain’s former king is leaving the country to prevent his personal problems from affecting the monarchy

Spanish King Juan Carlos meets Corinna Larsen during the Laureus Award in Barcelona on 22 May 2006.

The downfall of Spain’s Juan Carlos I

Spain's emeritus king has been immersed in scandals since 2012, when he was caught in Botswana on a safari trip to kill elephants

Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas retires at age 39

Spain’s emeritus king Juan Carlos I to leave country amid tax haven scandal

Spain reports nearly 1,000 new daily Covid-19 cases

Coronavirus cases in Spain jump eightfold since end of state of alarm


American fascism?

What is truly alarming about the current moment is not the set of actions that the Trump administration is undertaking, but rather the historical context in which these actions are taking place


El Roto


Covid-19 hospital beds and abortion

There is hard evidence that the pandemic presents a heightened risk to reproductive health

Coronavirus patient, 28, in Spain’s ICU: ‘I wasn’t careful. I was walking around without a mask’

Why does Italy have fewer new Covid-19 cases than Spain?

Spanish health authorities warn about ‘acute’ Covid-19 cases among youths

Spain’s Covid-19 contact tracers: ‘All our energy is being put into containing the coronavirus’

UK advises against non-essential travel to Spain, including the islands

Catalan leader warns of stricter measures if coronavirus continues to surge

Rising number of coronavirus cases in Spain sparks concern in Europe

Spain to release funds for mass grave exhumations

Government announces €750,000 in grants, nine years after conservatives slashed the budget for historical memory projects

New law protecting Spain’s Mar Menor leaves nobody satisfied

Prosecutors continue to probe allegations of money laundering involving a foundation linked to Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the throne in 2014

Spain’s PM asks for spirit of consensus to aid recovery

Court strikes down Madrid Central low-emission zone over legal technicalities

Spanish Congress approves new proposals for coronavirus recovery effort

EU deal may help Spain pass budget, but limit labor reform

Court suspends flexible prison scheme for Catalan separatist leaders

WhatsApp confirms 2019 attack on Catalan politician’s cellphone

Gibraltar seeks to keep EU ties after Brexit transition ends

The British Overseas Territory is not ruling out joining the customs union or the Schengen Area, but its future relationship depends on the UK and Spain

Spain’s economy posts historic 18.5% quarterly fall due to coronavirus lockdown

Spain reports over one million job losses during coronavirus crisis

UK’s new quarantine rule spells disaster for Spanish travel industry

Selling the jewelry: the last resort of cash-strapped Spaniards

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

The real Covid-19 death toll in Spain: at least 44,868 victims

The problems Spain’s outdated data methods have caused during a 21st-century pandemic

ccu cgg cgg gca – The 12 letters that changed the world

The empowered women of the Spanish Middle Ages

New discovery fills gap in Atapuerca’s history of human evolution

Candiel, the alcoholic drink once given to children in southern Spain

The age of exploration: when Africa discovered Spain

Discovering Spain: Five little-known valleys in the Pyrenees

Five travel ideas to discover nature in Spain

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri: ‘Political conflict doesn’t save lives or create jobs’

The president of Spanish bank Bankia says politicians should make a concerted effort to understand one another

Antonio Huertas: ‘We have to break the mental confinement’

Ignacio Galán: ‘If we accelerate clean energy, we could create 300,000 jobs now’

Rafael del Pino: ‘We have to get people back to work as fast as possible’

Ana Botín: ‘Europe should understand that solidarity is not charity’

Fernando Simón: dissecting the public face of Spain’s coronavirus crisis

As the head of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, the 56-year-old doctor from Zaragoza, who turns up every day on his motorbike, found himself center stage during the pandemic in Spain

La Paz: a Madrid hospital at war against Covid-19

Coronavirus: The war of our generation

Višnja Pavelić: The daughter of a Croatian dictator who lived as a recluse in Madrid

The story behind the hoax English Edition headline that spread like wildfire on Twitter

The man who took the photo of the machine-translated webpage explains to Verne how an “innocent joke” among friends turned into viral sensation accusing EL PAÍS of incompetence

¿Qué? S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

Four ideas damaged by Covid-19

What do international cooperation, Washington’s prestige, fiscal austerity and globalization have in common?

Parking lots, coughing and the pandemic

Bureaucracies tend to hide their mistakes, especially in authoritarian countries

What else is going on?

Covid-19 is our most pressing problem, but other events are highlighting important global trends

Pandemic reactions, exaggerations and confusion

While it is too early to know the full extent of the fallout from Iranian General Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, there is no doubt that it will be significant

A personal blog about a global experience

US student Nell Snow was an intern at the English Edition of EL PAÍS in Madrid – until the coronavirus epidemic broke out and forced her to make some difficult choices

Five gems for travelers in undiscovered Spain

Why tourists are digging deep in Asturian mines

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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