POLITICS

PSOE-Podemos governing plan will see hikes on taxes and the minimum wage

EL PAÍS has had access to details of the policies the parties will implement should their planned coalition government become a reality next week

POLITICS

Spain a step closer to having a government as PSOE, ERC finalize deal

The Socialist Party and the Catalan Republican Left have been negotiating for weeks in order to secure the latter’s abstention at an investiture debate that could see Pedro Sánchez voted back in as prime minister

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Solicitor general’s office calls for jailed Catalan politician to be allowed to serve as MEP

The legal representation of the Spanish state has, however, stated that the immunity granted to Oriol Junqueras by the European Parliament should be suspended as soon as possible

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 30, 2019

MIJAS TRAGEDY

Investigation continues into tragic drowning of British tourists in Mijas pool

The accounts of the Diya family and the Civil Guard as to how the father and two children could have died last week after getting into trouble in the water continue to differ

ENVIRONMENT

Heaven or hell? The declining state of Valencia’s La Albufera natural park

Lack of water, pollution from urban and industrial waste, unsustainable hunting and climate change are threatening the freshwater lagoon and estuary in the east of Spain