Opposition Popular Party backs stricter lockdown, but slams government “improvisation”

Spain’s biggest labor unions also support the move, but businesses warn of “negative impact” on companies

“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

Coronavirus deaths in Spain now exceed 4,000, with 655 in just 24 hours

The total number of infections has passed the 56,000-mark, up 8,578 on the day before

War economy

The battle against the coronavirus represents an existential challenge for the eurozone, and member countries must mutualize the solution accordingly

Half of all Spaniards fear losing their jobs over coronavirus crisis

Bank of Spain warns that the economy will experience “an unprecedented disturbance” due to the pandemic

Spain announces €200 billion relief package against effects of coronavirus

PM Pedro Sánchez calls it "the greatest mobilization of resources in the country’s entire democratic history"

Commuters in Spain complain of overcrowding during coronavirus lockdown

Photos of packed trains fill social media, as passengers express concern that they are not able to maintain a safe distance to protect themselves from possible contagion

Spanish firms react to coronavirus with a wave of temporary layoffs, affecting more than 100,000 jobs

Seat, Burger King and Iberia are among the companies that have so far filed an ERTE, allowing them to suspend jobs “until normality is reestablished”

Madrid: Reporting from ground zero of Spain’s coronavirus lockdown

The Spanish capital has been transformed by new restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19, with funeral homes without wakes, taxi drivers without passengers and Mass without worshipers

Are pistachios the new ‘green gold’ in Spain?

Farmers in the Madrid region have been rushing to plant the fruit tree, which can yield up to €6,000 in just one hectare

Spain’s PM pledges millions of euros in relief for coronavirus emergency

Pedro Sánchez recommends remote working and the closure of schools across the country, not just in high-transmission areas

How to work from home during Spain’s coronavirus crisis

Six people who have been telecommuting for years share their advice on how to avoid distractions, stay focused and set defined schedules

Halfway measures

The European Union will not tackle the crisis of the coronavirus if it adopts insufficient initiatives

Coronavirus outbreak sparks panic buying in Madrid

Customers have been lining up to stock up on supplies as tougher measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 come into effect in the region

How price hikes in Lavapiés are changing one of Madrid’s most popular ‘barrios’

The neighborhood is undergoing a gentifrication process, forcing out many Asian and African immigrants who have made their home here

Plunging stocks, remote work: The economic effects of the coronavirus in Spain

Experts warn that the global drop in supply and demand could severely affect the tourism industry

“We are illegal people with legal clothing”

Papalae Abdoulaye never imagined he would leave Senegal to live in Europe. Today he is a member of a street vendors’ union and co-creator of the fashion brand Top Manta

EL PAÍS launches a digital subscription system

The daily is taking a major step to guarantee its future as a leading reference point in journalism

Fires, sandstorms and blackouts: The ‘annus horribilis’ of Spain’s Canary Islands

From extreme weather events to the collapse of the Thomas Cook travel group, the archipelago has faced a number of crises in the past few months

The story of the Spanish potato chip that walked Hollywood’s red carpet

Sales of the Bonilla a la Vista brand, which is still family-owned, have skyrocketed in Spain after the South Korean movie ‘Parasite’ triumphed at the Oscars

Tourism industry bracing for economic impact of coronavirus

Businesses in Spain are eyeing events in Italy but say that it is too early to feel effects ahead of the Easter break

Spanish government prepares measures to ease the country’s farming crisis

Proposed reforms caught in a difficult balance between seeking fair prices and the impossibility of regulating them

Spanish rail company wins €5.6 billion contract to operate high-speed network in the United States

Renfe will be responsible for the line between Houston and Dallas in what will be the largest ever deal reached by a state-owned company outside of Spain

Catholic Church gets a record €284m of donations from Spanish taxpayers

Citizens who file a tax return can opt to assign 0.7% of their contributions to the religious institution, the only one that enjoys such a privilege

Spain delays ‘Google tax’ until December due to US pressure

The government is planning on approving the signature policy today but will not collect any money for now, in the hope that the OECD soon comes up with a global digital levy

Why college graduates are leaving Spain’s deserted interior for Madrid

Faced with limited job opportunities, more and more young Spaniards are moving from their hometowns to find work in the capital

Spanish farmers stage fresh demonstrations in protest at low prices for their products

Hundreds of tractors took to the streets of Valencia and Córdoba on Friday, with protestors unhappy at the practices of major distribution chains