SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s PM buys time with very narrow budget victory in Congress

Mariano Rajoy’s minority government manages to secure approval for its 2017 spending blueprint

FRANCO'S LEGACY

Spanish Congress approves removal of Franco’s remains from Valley of Fallen

Vote has huge symbolic importance, but does not mean exhumation will take place any time soon

POLITICS

Spanish Congress takes first step to change controversial ‘Gag Law’

But opposition divided over what should replace ruling conservatives’ Citizen Safety legislation

POLITICS

Spanish PM warns opposition lack of support could force new elections

Vulnerability of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s minority government shown over the last week

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s opposition teams up to probe ruling party over illegal financing claims

Pact between PP and Ciudadanos in trouble after government rejects calls for investigation

BANKING

Spanish Congress poised to greenlight investigation into banking crisis

Deputies expected to vote in favor of a committee to examine the bailout of Spain’s saving banks

FRANCO'S LEGACY

Spain’s Socialists ask for Franco’s body to be moved from Valley of the Fallen

But ruling conservatives have a history of ignoring pleas to bring changes to the dictator’s mausoleum

Yak-42 Accident

Defense minister apologizes “on behalf of the state” to victims of 2003 military air crash

Dolores de Cospedal offers relatives of 62 soldiers killed aboard Yak-42 “moral reparation”

Military disaster

Families win moral victory in saga of Spain’s Yak-42 plane crash

Council of State says Defense department knew of risks before accident in which 62 servicemen died

POLITICS

Will fear of a referendum slow constitutional reform in Spain?

Italian vote leaves ruling PP reluctant to push reforms that might require a plebiscite

SPANISH POLITICS

Bullish Spanish opposition calls on government to repeal “gag law”

Socialist-sponsored motion has no binding power but shows that PP no longer controls the lower house

SPANISH POLITICS

Government admits it will be forced to raise minimum salary if bill passes

Minority government opposes move but has no power to veto it; PM to meet union leaders on Thursday

POLITICS

Spain’s opposition flexes its muscle in Congress with minimum wage proposals

Prime Minister Rajoy’s minority PP government loses two votes in Parliament in one day

SPANISH POLITICS

King calls for end to “scourge of corruption” in speech made at opening of parliament

Monarch also makes reference to need for dialogue in wake of 10-month political impasse

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s opposition joins forces against government education law

Move to stop standardized testing shows Rajoy can no longer ram legislation through Congress

SPANISH ECONOMY

Spain faces budget battle in Congress as Brussels pushes for unpopular cuts

Opposition Socialists vow to block any “anti-social” draft by the PP minority government

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s Rajoy loses first investiture vote, prepares for Saturday victory

Left-wing groups call protest outside Congress; over 1,000 police officers called in

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s Rajoy set to become prime minister this weekend

Socialist abstention opens door to investiture at Congressional vote on Saturday

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s Socialists will allow PP to form minority government

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will return to office in early November

POLITICAL TRANSPARENCY

Can Spain’s first anti-graft commission restore voter confidence?

Body’s work begins against backdrop of huge corruption case involving Popular Party

SPANISH POLITICS

Congress rushes to change election date in case no governing deal is struck

Deeply divided Socialist Party has to quickly decide whether it lets acting PM form a government

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Time running out as Spain fights to avoid third election in a year

Socialist Party’s leadership crisis delays cross-party talks on forming government

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Socialists to propose law change in bid to avoid Christmas Day elections

The main opposition group believes that the Popular Party is using the date as a pressure tactic

POLITICS

Upcoming corruption trials to hamper PM’s bid to form government

Media spotlight will be on several senior figures from Mariano Rajoy’s Popular Party

POLITICS

Socialist Party assumes Rajoy will fail in bid to form government

Federal committee will meet in October after two key regional elections to review its position

SPANISH POLITICS

Acting PM Mariano Rajoy to attend investiture debate on August 30

Tentative deal struck with Ciudadanos. If incumbent fails in bid, third election could be held on Christmas Day

SPANISH POLITICS

As clock ticks, Spanish PM’s reinstatement bid is delayed again

Failure of main parties to reach agreement keeps fears of a record third election alive