SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s prime minister plays down crisis with coalition partner over upcoming budget

Speaking on the Cadena SER radio network, Pedro Sánchez committed to a financial plan “that incorporates the governing agreement with Unidas Podemos”

SPANISH ECONOMY

Spain experienced Europe’s worst job destruction in first half of the year

A strict lockdown, reliance on tourism and a high rate of temporary contracts help explain why employment decreased by around 8%

CORONAVIRUS

Madrid municipalities close pools, restrict access to parks in bid to halt coronavirus spread

The capital city will see the public prohibited from entering green spaces between 10pm and 8am, while various authorities in the region will crack down on street drinking

CINEMA

Pedro Almodóvar shares preview of new short starring Tilda Swinton

The Spanish director's latest work will premiere at the Venice Festival, which opens on Tuesday amid heightened coronavirus safety measures

CORONAVIRUS

August ends with more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases a day in Spain, five times those detected in July

The Health Ministry has reported 23,572 infections and a further 83 victims since Friday, with one expert calling the progress of the epidemic “very worrying”