SPANISH POLITICS

PP chief says he won’t do deal with government on budget, renewal of institutions

Pablo Casado says he will not give the coalition support while the PSOE continues to govern with junior partner Unidas Podemos

CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s health minister rules out new lockdown, Madrid perimeter confinement

Speaking during a radio interview, Salvador Illa said such measures would not be “appropriate” at the present time, despite rising coronavirus infection rates

CRIME IN SPAIN

The Balkan mafias wielding their power in Spain

Members of around 100 criminal groups from Eastern Europe are living in the country, locked in a battle over control of the drug trade

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports 8,581 new coronavirus cases, but virus spread slows

Cumulative incidence in the regions of Madrid, the Balearics, Catalonia and Aragón has fallen slightly, while Covid-19 patients occupy 6% of hospital beds nationwide