ECONOMY

Workers’ purchasing power suffers biggest fall in 27 years

Labor Ministry reveals that salary increases are lagging further behind rate of inflation

WORLD CUP 2014

Will false nine fool France again?

Spain used system in only competitive win against ‘Les Bleus,’ at Euro 2012

Editorials

No space for Europe

Merkel’s veto against the merger of EADS and BAE is a blow to military integration

DISSIDENT DEATHS

Spaniard sentenced to four years for causing Cuban car crash

Ángel Carromero found guilty of negligent homicide of two dissidents Both Carromero and the prosecutor can appeal the sentence

NATURAL CATASTROPHES

You are now entering Disaster Avenue

Everyone knew Juan Sebastián Elcano street in Vera, Almería, was prone to flooding. It was built alongside the River Antas, which burst its banks in 1973 and 1989

PORTUGAL'S CRISIS

Government will remain unswayed by impact of austerity drive on ruling party, PM says

Portuguese government to unveil massive tax hikes after electoral setback for Passos Coelho in Azores

Mexico’s next leader promises to alleviate Spain’s economic straits

President-elect Peña Nieto wishes to open up oil firm Pemex to private investment and reform his country’s financing laws

EURO CRISIS

Italy warns of costs of second bailout for Spain on its economy

IMF team arrives in Madrid to supervise recapitalization of the banking system

ART

The artistic fruits of isolation

A new Madrid exhibition sets out to trace the idiosyncratic path taken by British creators The focus stretches from the Tudor period to the Thatcher years

BUSINESS
CRIME

Reform sought in wake of drugs robbery

A total of 290 kilos of cocaine and hashish were stolen from unguarded warehouse

TENSION IN CATALONIA

Catalan leader threatens to “internationalize conflict” with EU appeal

Mas accepts that an independent Catalonia would not immediately enter the Union Justice Minister Gallardón reiterates claim that “Spain doesn’t make any sense without Catalonia”

PUBLIC FINANCES

State budget 2013: fact or fiction?

Awaiting approval by Congress, the government's spending plans for next year are based on shaky foundations

TENSION IN CATALONIA

Artur Mas: “Catalonia will not survive without its own state”

Regional leader accuses PP of fascist attitude in reply to minister's 'hispanicize' comment Catalan bishops give blessing to sovereignty drive