budget cuts

The addicts who may be forced to go it alone

A network of charity-run centers was set up to combat the 1980s heroin epidemic, but government cuts could see the Spanish system fall apart


New-look Portuguese government promises stability until end of term

After dramatic resignation, conservative leader Portas returns to bigger role in Passos Coelho’s administration


Rajoy talks up economic recovery but ignores corruption revelations

Prime minister blanks threat by former Popular Party treasurer Bárcenas to “topple government”

Now booking: Leticia, the Popular Party’s children’s entertainer

TV star stresses rightwing convictions to help secure performance deals


Spaniards pressure in Pyrenees

Froome retains Tour’s yellow jersey as Valverde and Contador both move up


Danger in Egypt

The military must end repression and set out the calendar for a return to democracy


Socialists tout new regional policy but sovereignty debate persists

Catalan Socialist leader calls Granada agreement “historic” while maintaining support for “right to decide”


Nation’s richest man Ortega must pay €33m after losing tax battle

Court rules against Zara founder but judges there was no attempt at fraud or concealment

The political dangers of setting an example

The mayor of a Madrid suburb claimed to have given up her official car, but she has had to go on the defensive after photos emerged of her using the vehicle