CORONAVIRUS

Spain’s health minister predicts ‘short confinements,’ a ‘different Christmas’

Salvador Illa also said he thought that a vaccine would be ready by the start of next year. ‘There are between five and six complicated months left,’ he said

CORONAVIRUS

Shutters come down on Barcelona’s bars as coronavirus restrictions bite

EL PAÍS speaks to workers in the hostelry sector on the day that the regional government’s closures across Catalonia were backed by the courts

CARTOONS
THE JUDICIARY

Spain defends its judicial reform plans despite warning from Brussels

Government says reducing the required majority to name members of the CGPJ legal watchdog will help unblock stalled appointments, but EU cautions against a risk of ‘politicization’

SPANISH BUDGET PLANS

Spanish government planning to increase taxes by €6 billion in 2021

Public revenues are forecast to grow by €33.4 billion next year thanks to a rebound in the economy and new fiscal measures

CORONAVIRUS

Second wave ‘probably’ starting to stabilize in Spain, says Health Ministry official

The latest report presented on Thursday by Fernando Simón included 13,318 new coronavirus cases, after antigen test results were incorporated into the data

CORONAVIRUS FALLOUT

The perfect storm that dragged Spain to the bottom of advanced economies

Experts point to factors such as over-reliance on tourism, a stricter confinement than most other countries and the small size of businesses