Civil Guard dismissal sparks political row in Spain

Deputy PM asks opposition whether it is encouraging insubordination by the law enforcement agency


Spain’s proposal for travel corridors could allow international tourists to visit before July 1

The measure would provide relief to the Spanish regions most dependent on tourism, such as the Canaries and the Balearic Islands


Spain deescalating coronavirus measures without testing all suspected cases

According to Health Ministry reports, most of the country moved to Phase 1 even though the primary healthcare services could test less than half of possible Covid-19 patients


Spanish Civil Guard official sacked over Covid-19 report

Interior Ministry denies the move is connected with a court investigation into the government's authorization of mass gatherings just days ahead of the coronavirus lockdown


Despite moving to Phase 1 of deescalation, residents of Barcelona confined to city

The choice by the Catalan regional government to designate the area as a healthcare zone means that inhabitants are now alone in Spain in being limited to such an urban area


Spanish PM considering lifting state of alarm in some regions before others

Speaking to regional premiers on Sunday, Pedro Sánchez said that the exceptional measures would begin to be lifted in the coming days “if nothing goes wrong”


Spain will have to do deals with other countries if overseas tourism is to restart

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that tourists would be welcome from July, but fell short of announcing details of how that will happen


Protestors take to Spanish streets in vehicles, at anti-government marches organized by far-right Vox

The route of the protest was brought to a standstill in Madrid, as motorists and passengers waved Spanish flags and cars honked their horns


Spanish PM: Overseas tourists will be able to return to Spain from July

During a televised address, Pedro Sánchez also announced that Spain’s top-flight soccer league, La Liga, will restart games next month


All of Spain will be at least in Phase 1 of coronavirus deescalation plan by Monday, government announces

The Madrid region will finally leave Phase 0, after two requests to do so were rejected by the Health Ministry. Castilla y León and Barcelona city will also enter this stage, which allows for social gatherings of up to 10 people


Catalonia notifies central government of 635 extra coronavirus deaths

Authorities admit that there has been an “error” in their tracking system, but denied that there has been a new outbreak in the region


Coronavirus daily death toll down to 56 in Spain

Government officials come out in defense of their deal with a Basque radical party and say there is no problem with street protests, as long as social-distancing rules are observed


Sent home over Covid-19, laid-off workers still waiting for their checks in Spain

Delays processing ERTE temporary layoff claims have left thousands of families in a precarious financial situation


Daily coronavirus deaths in Spain fall to 48, the lowest figure since the start of the state of alarm

Today’s report from the Health Ministry, however, does not include data from Catalonia, which has been the second worst-hit region after Madrid


Employers association breaks off talks with government over deal with Basque radical party

Surprise agreement with EH Bildu committing to repealing a 2012 labor reform has triggered a chain reaction of criticism from politicians and social agents alike


As Italy prepares to open borders to tourists, Spain opts for caution

Sources from the Spanish government say the prime minister is not willing to risk a new spike in coronavirus infections by reviving international tourism prematurely


In Spain, Valencia stands alone in not requesting looser lockdown

Unlike most other parts of the country, the Mediterranean region has not asked the Health Ministry to move to Phase 2 of the coronavirus deescalation plan

Confusion reigns in Spain over deal with Basque party to repeal labor reform

The agreement with EH Bildu, which was announced late last night to the surprise of other groups, was subject to a late-night “rectification” by the Socialist Party

Spanish PM finds support in Congress for fifth extension to state of alarm

The exceptional measures will now stay in place until June 7, with one last period expected to be voted on to cover the final weeks of the coronavirus deescalation phases


Daily coronavirus deaths in Spain rise slightly for second day running, to 95

This is the fourth day in a row that the total number of fatalities came in at under 100. New infections also rose on yesterday’s figure, to 416


Deescalation plans in Spain: Slower and stricter than those of its European neighbors

Wary of a new surge in coronavirus transmission, the executive is keeping more restrictions in place than Italy or France


Daily coronavirus fatalities in Spain come in under 100 for third day in a row

The number of Covid-19-related deaths was 83 on Tuesday, a slight rise from Monday’s figure of 59


How Europe underestimated the danger of the coronavirus pandemic

A review of the minutes from a meeting of the continent’s top health experts in February reveals that there was little understanding of how great a risk Covid-19 posed to the population


Hundreds of Spaniards march against government despite social-distancing rules

The far-right party Vox has encouraged the protests, which it frames as acts of freedom, but has made clear that it is not organizing them


Ana Botín: ‘Europe should understand that solidarity is not charity’

EL PAÍS is starting a series of interviews with the leaders of Spain’s biggest companies. The first instalment is with the executive chairman of Banco Santander. These directors describe their experience of the coronavirus health crisis and confinement, offer a diagnosis of the economic outlook and propose measures to take us into recovery


Spain’s Health Ministry will make masks obligatory beyond just public transit

Also announced today is a plan to scrap timetables for exercise in municipalities with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants


Spanish PM will request one last extension to the state of alarm, this time for a month

Speaking on Saturday, Pedro Sánchez also said he believed the deescalation process would be over in half of the country by the outset of summer