LA LIGA

Aguirre handed task of hauling Espanyol out of mire

Relegation-threatened Barcelona club turns to seasoned Mexican after Pochettino’s departure

HALLOWEEN TRAGEGY

Fatal Halloween party was way over capacity

Madrid Arena count reveals 6,000 more tickets handed in than venue’s official limit

Tax fraud amnesty target is “mission impossible”

Amount of undeclared funds gathered so far equivalent to six percent of government’s objective

ELECTIONS IN CATALONIA

Catalan Republican Left says no to government coalition with Mas

Second-biggest force in regional parliament will help CiU leader stay in power as long as referendum plan remains on track

EDITORIAL

Palestine in the UN

Its new status in the international organization must serve to promote the peace process

MARKETS

Risk premium below 400 basis points for first time in a month

Bank of Spain warns that impact of ECB’s threat to intervene may be petering out

Bankia to make record loss of 19 billion euros this year

Bank expects return to profits in 2013 and will shed some 6,000 jobs under EC-imposed restructuring plan

Sabadell corruption scandal reaches as high as Catalan Socialists’ number two

Daniel Fernández and city mayor Bustos both step aside from party duties but retain official posts

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Is there such a thing as the Merkel effect?

The chancellor's invitation to Spanish engineers may not have lured that many abroad

LANGUAGE LEARNING

Why Spain is top for Erasmus students

The weather and the social life draw thousands of foreigners every year The southern city of Granada is the preferred destination of most

BOOKS
CULTURE

“Without the classics, we can’t know where we come from”

Greek and Latin scholar Rodríguez Adrados uses national prize as platform against dumbing down

Legal battle against gender violence still hampered by prejudice, says Amnesty

Spanish system undermining protection of victims, says NGO

Spanish banks receiving EC aid will have to cut balance sheets by over 60 percent

Brussels confirms funds of 37 billion euros for four nationalized lenders NCG and Catalunya Banc to be sold or wound up within five years

OPINION

Relief in Euskadi

The PNV has not been present in Mas' electoral campaign; nor has it paraded as a spearhead of secessionism, as it sometimes has in the past

CATALAN ELECTIONS

Mas seeks allies for parliament as 2013 budget augurs gathering storm

ERC offers hand but with veto over cutbacks, while Socialists turn down pact