CATALONIA

Madrid will send police to Catalonia if public safety is not guaranteed

The warning comes ahead of a Cabinet meeting that PM Pedro Sánchez wants to hold in Barcelona

BREXIT

Brexit pushes more Britons to apply for Spanish citizenship

The number of requests has tripled since 2015, the year before the UK voted to leave the EU

HEALTH

Number of smokers in Spain reaches pre-smoking ban levels

A new survey has revealed that 34% of Spaniards smoke cigarettes every day, compared to 32.8% when the anti-tobacco law was introduced

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 11, 2018

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Narco warfare on the rise on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Escalating violence over the last year is linked to rivalry between new organized crime gangs that have settled in the area

PROPERTY MARKET

IMF tells Spain to keep an eye on rising housing prices

The organization is not seeing signs of a new bubble, but wants tools in place to keep credit in check if necessary