CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Minister, Catalan interior chief agree on need for “neutrality” in public spaces

Representatives from the central and regional government held a security meeting today, at which the symbols in support of jailed pro-independence leaders topped the agenda

SCIENCE

Advances in DNA analysis help Spanish police solve old crimes

A legal loophole allows greater scope in turning genetic samples into leads that help nail suspects

IMMIGRATION CRISIS

Council of Europe slams conditions for migrants in Spain’s exclave cities

Report from Special Representative Tomáš Boček calls for an end to express deportations at Ceuta and Melilla and “legal and safe access” to the peninsula

HOUSING

Barcelona warns it will not grant license to controversial capsule apartment project

Company claims tiny pods are a good temporary solution for people struggling financially, but the city says they breach rules on minimum living space requirements

EDITORIAL

Torra takes the stage

Despite all the grandstanding, the regional premier failed to produce a real governing program

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 6, 2018

CARTOONS

Ros

Ros cartoon, September 6, 2018

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN SPAIN

Is it illegal in Spain to insult God and the Virgin Mary?

An arrest warrant has been put out for Willy Toledo, an actor and activist who has attracted a lawsuit from a Christian association over comments he posted on Facebook