TERRORISM

Basque leader calls on ETA to “take next step” toward peace route

Urkullu to ask PM for changes to regional penitentiary policy

BUSINESS

FCC sells 51-percent stake in energy division to reduce debt

Sale forms part of construction and services group new business plan

CATALONIA

Foreign Ministry mobilizes envoys against Catalan independence

“Separatism breaks co-existence,” Margallo’s guidelines for embassies say

Editorials

A change of direction

The damage done by five years of crisis calls for another economic policy, backed by tax reform

ECONOMY

Retail sales climb an annual 2 percent in November

Employment in the sector continues to shrink despite the recovery

The last untouched kilometer

Green Party Mayor Monserrate Guillén has vowed to protect an unspoilt area of coast in Alicante But a motion of no confidence may see him kicked out of office

culture

Forty years of censorship

A new book recounts the alterations made to movies and their posters by censors during the Franco regime

business

A risky outlook for 2014

Investors looking for returns over the course of the coming year will have to use their imagination

ECONOMY

Central government public deficit exceeds target for full year

Shortfall in first 11 months was 3.96 percent of GDP, compared with goal for 2013 of 3.8 percent

A TOLERANT CONTINENT?

The specter of racism in Europe

Gypsies and Jews are facing growing institutional discrimination in the former Soviet bloc countries In the west, far-right parties are pushing an anti-immigration agenda

opinion

The thrill of prohibition

The return to power of the right under Mariano Rajoy has been accompanied by a highly ideological agenda that aims to restrict civil liberties

ABORTION REFORM

Galician PP leader throws support behind calls for abortion bill to be softened

Núñez Feijóo aligns himself with growing wave of dissent toward the planned reform of the law

OBITUARY

Germán Coppini, voice of ‘la movida’

Singer with 1980s bands Siniestro Total and Golpes Bajos died on Christmas Eve