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’


Gibraltar seeks to keep EU ties after Brexit transition ends

The British Overseas Territory is not ruling out joining the customs union or the Schengen Area, but its future relationship depends on the UK and Spain


Spain to get €140 billion from historic EU coronavirus recovery fund

The country becomes the second biggest recipient of aid after Italy, and €72.2 billion will take the form of grants that do not have to be repaid


EU recovery fund conditions could hinder labor law changes in Spain

If so-called "frugal" countries impose their demands for releasing Covid-19 grants, the Spanish executive may have to delay plans for revising 2012 reform that made it cheaper to fire employees


Spain’s nominee loses Eurogroup presidency in surprise defeat

Nadia Calviño was backed by Germany, France and Italy, and the reversal weakens the Spanish position ahead of a key summit on an EU coronavirus recovery fund


As EU prepares to reopen borders, Spanish experts stress importance of coronavirus safety measures

Epidemiologists share their recommendations to minimize the risk of contagion as the European Union agrees to allow visitors from 15 countries – but not the United States


Spain rejects EU migration plan for not including relocation quotas

Madrid feels that the project designed by the Commission could place an even heavier load on frontline countries


Spain’s economy shrank 34% in the first two weeks of the coronavirus lockdown

The government is counting on EU funds to help with the economic recovery, but faces political disputes at home over the use of the money


Spain could get €140 billion from EU’s Covid-19 recovery plan

If approved, the Spanish economy would be the second top beneficiary of the historic program after Italy


Spain proposes a €1.5 trillion coronavirus recovery fund financed through perpetual EU debt

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will be taking an ambitious plan to the upcoming European summit, but one that could be negotiated with northern countries such as Germany


“Do we have a deal, Pedro?”: an inside look at the clash at EU coronavirus summit

The six-hour virtual gathering on Thursday to agree on a joint statement has been described as one of the most fascinating in recent memory


In EU’s post-Brexit reshuffle, Spain drops out of race to replace Britain

Diplomatic sources say the new coalition government prefers ad hoc alliances to joining traditional French-German bloc


Spanish minister’s secret meeting with Venezuelan vice-president sparks political storm

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez claims that José Luis Ábalos “did what he could to avoid a diplomatic crisis” given that Delcy Rodríguez is banned from entering the European Union


Spanish PM takes leading role in negotiations for EU’s top posts

The inconclusive results of the European election put Pedro Sánchez in a privileged position to build consensus over the makeup of the new parliament

INTERVIEW | Pierre Moscovici

EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici: “We need a pro-European, proactive government in Spain”

The European official praises the strong performance of the Spanish economy but warns of the threat posed by far-right parties like Vox


Report: The return of ISIS fighters threatens European security

A new study explores how Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia are dealing with hundreds of returnees, and what effect this could have on the European Union


Iberia gets six months to adapt to EU ownership rules in the case of a hard Brexit

Air carriers must prove they are more than 50% controlled by European Union shareholders or face losing their flying rights within the bloc


Brussels fears Italy’s instability and populism could spread to Spain

Political fragmentation and the emergence of a far-right party has raised concerns that the fourth-largest economy in the European Union could fall prey to euro-skepticism


Spain rejects French-German plan to tackle Mediterranean migration crisis

Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska expressed veiled criticism for Italy and Malta – who would benefit most from the initiative – for not doing their part


Iberia warned it will not be able to fly within the EU under a no-deal Brexit

If the Withdrawal Agreement is not signed, the airline will lose its license to operate in Europe unless it can prove it is 51% owned and controlled by an entity in the continent


Spain rejects EU offer to create separate declaration on Gibraltar after Brexit

The Spanish government has reiterated its threat to veto the Withdrawal Agreement if the position of the British Overseas Territory is not clarified


Spain still ready to vote against Brexit unless it sees changes on Gibraltar

After a phone conversation with Theresa May, PM Pedro Sánchez says positions remain distant


EU, UK agree draft declaration on post-Brexit relationship, with no mention of Gibraltar

The text eliminates direct reference to Article 184 of the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement, the clause Spain objects to as it does not exclude the British Overseas Territory from talks


Tobacco complicates Brexit negotiations with Gibraltar

Talks between Madrid and London are making good progress but there are still some stumbling blocks


Pierre Moscovici: “Spain is not Italy: it complies with the rules”

The EU finance commissioner talks about the need for more economic reforms and the danger posed by illiberal forces as Europe faces elections next year


Andalusia, Catalonia want fairer distribution of migrant minors in Spain

Regions struggling with surge in unaccompanied minors say other parts of the country not doing enough


“I congratulate Spain for the ‘Aquarius’ but it can’t go on this way”

Ahead of a visit to Madrid, the EU Commissioner for Migration discusses strategies to address the immigration crisis facing Europe