Editorials

Inauguration of good works

The high-speed train line to the French border brings Spain closer to the rest of Europe

VALENCIA IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Splash out then watch the crash

Slew of reports on the ruinous finances of Valencia region puts officials on the defensive Tarnished reputation causes concern for tourism sector

THE CATALAN QUESTION

Catalan nationalists get ready for bitter battle as transition body is formed

All eyes will turn to Prime Minister Rajoy and regional leader Mas at rail-link opening on Tuesday

Valencia “yummy mummies” raise enough money to hire school bus

Women in crisis-hit town stripped off for erotic calendar to drum up funds

BANKING RESCUE

Banco de Valencia to lay off half of staff under bailout plan

Bank to shed 890 workers

EMPLOYMENT

Employers reject report they want further reforms to the labor market

Companies call for further measures that enhance flexibility and wage moderation

Spanish journalism legend signs off

Enrique Meneses, the first reporter to cover Fidel Castro’s revolution, has died aged 83

BUSINESS

Tapping the oceans of the world

Spanish companies are among the global leaders in desalination technology

POPULAR PROTESTS

Carrots for 13 euros? Finding new ways to fight the cuts

Professionals and the public alike are using innovative methods to defy savage austerity measures

REAL MADRID

A pawn in the Real game

Adán has had a traumatic first taste of Primera soccer

MOTORSPORT

Sainz reinstated as Dakar leader after organizers admit GPS error

Error in navigation system saw Spanish former champion lose more than 20 minutes

ECONOMIC CRISIS

Stretched households start to cut back on food purchases

Agriculture Ministry notes that consumption dropped in September and October

The faces of a company crisis

Roca is closing its bathroom fittings plant in Alcalá de Henares The move will deal a serious blow to the already-struggling local economy

NATURE

Ibex suspended: Spain stalls on plans to return mountain goats to Pyrenees

Scheme with France to reintroduce the animals to the area has been put on hold

OPINION

Why did Mas fail?

Overnight, everyone in Catalonia seemed to have turned secessionist; the news media, intellectuals and priests

FINANCIAL CRISIS

Bank of Spain “looked the other way” over malpractice, says damning report

Inspectors' association points to numerous "filters" between detection of wrongdoing and supervisor's reaction