OPERATION PUERTO

Puerto blood doping trial begins

International media descends on courthouse in wake of Armstrong confession World Anti-Doping Agency watching keenly to see if case goes beyond cycling

CRISIS IN THE EURO ZONE

EC drops hint of relaxation of Spain’s deficit-reduction targets

EU commissioner Olli Rehn says credit must start flowing again

UNEMPLOYMENT

Government readying measures to get young people back to work

Economy Minister Luis de Guindos describes unemployment as “biggest drag” on country

BANKING

Household and company deposits with banks rise at end of year

Pick-up follows decision to remove limit on interest lenders can offer

HOME LOANS

Mortgage market still languishing in the doldrums

Number of granted home loans falls for 31st month in a row, with pace of decline accelerating

Prisoners abroad marking time

Spaniards jailed in foreign countries face waits of two years or more to be returned home PP politician Ángel Carromero was fast-tracked from Cuba

Editorials

Establishing the truth

A commission is needed to determine exactly what happened in the stolen babies scandal

EU commissioner frets about youth unemployment in Spain

Labor Ministry considering offering social security discounts for self-employed under 30

GASTRONOMY

Creativity blooms at Madrid Fusión

Chefs continue to dazzle at the capital's international culinary event

OPINION

Healthcare: facts & lies

Most of the opinions in the media about our healthcare system are characterized by ignorance and/or political sectarianism

ECONOMY

Overseas investment in Spanish debt suffers biggest fall in 16 years

Foreigners’ holdings fell to 36.5 percent of the total last year from just over half

New dome covering Madrid's Las Ventas collapses ahead of inauguration

No one was hurt in the incident, which may have been caused by strong winds

New law planned to clip regions' diplomatic wings

Government wants to approve foreign visits by premiers

Inditex suspends links with suppliers after Bangladesh blaze

Factory did not have proper license from fire department