Politics

Scuffles over seats, a sprained ankle, and an apology to Spaniards as deputies sworn in

Socialist Meritxell Batet is elected new Congressional speaker as parliament convenes, while far-right party Vox secures a high-ranking place on her committee

EDUCATION

Spain receives its worst ever science results in PISA test

Spanish students scored below the OECD average, ranking on the same level as pupils from Lithuania, Hungary and Russia

Politics

Spanish Congress convenes, but how long will it last?

The newly elected members of Congress and the Senate are being sworn in today, but after the last parliament lasted just seven months, there are doubts that the ongoing stalemate can be resolved

Immigration

As cold bites, Madrid residents step in to help stranded asylum seekers

WhatsApp groups, parishes and NGOs are filling the gap left by politicians who cannot agree on who is in charge of assisting the hundreds of people turning up outside social services

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 3, 2019

GLOBAL WARMING

Madrid Central reduces pollution by 20% in its first year

The beneficial effects of the low-emissions zone have extended to other parts of the Spanish capital