Economy

Rescuing Europe

The EU has turned 60, but despite the successes, pessimism has taken hold. Can the union survive the politics of fear?

Corruption

Former ministers of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez hid €2 billion in Andorra

Leading politicians suspected of taking commissions of up to 15% for awarding state oil firm contracts

CATALAN ELECTIONS

Catalan campaign marred by harassment of anti-independence parties

Experts say that region is polarized like never before, and warn of threat of low-level violence

Catalan crisis

Belgian courts officially end legal proceedings against Puigdemont

Presence of sacked Catalan premier and former ministers was not required for brief procedure

Catalan secessionist bid

How the bid for Catalan independence swept corruption under the rug

The secessionist agenda was pushed forward while evidence of graft by the ruling party piled up

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, December 14, 2017

Hate crime

Shock in Spain after man murdered for “wearing colors of Spanish flag”

Suspect is grandson of admiral under regime of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet

ANIMAL rights

Animals to stop being “objects” under Spanish law

Unanimous support in Congress to reform legislation and bring Spain in line with other EU countries