INTERVIEW
Editorials

Catalan plurality

By calling elections, Mas is reducing the issue to a battle of secessionists versus centralists

AUSTERITY ANGER

Protestors return to Madrid streets amid claims of excessive violence

Police handling of Congress march criticized by leftist parties Security forces shown firing rubber bullets in busy train station

TRANSPARENCY

Ask me no questions... governance law retains right to hide expenses

'Negative silence' response leaves disclosure up to individual public bodies

DEBT CRISIS

Rajoy will seek second bailout if borrowing costs soar once more

Risk premium moves back above 450 basis points Government to create agency to police compliance with budget goals

ARTS

Saving the soul of a Stradivarius

Spain unveils restored cello, which was dropped during a palace photo session

OPINION

Independence?

The drainage of powers from the nation-state has been so complete as to denature it entirely

SOCIAL CRISIS

Government thanks police for calmness under protestors’ “attack”

Thousands converge in front of parliament in demonstration called to demand Rajoy's resignation Some 64 people were injured in the skirmishes, including 27 officers