Spain reports nearly 1,000 new daily Covid-19 cases

As the country grapples with a surge in infections, authorities have requested financial assistance from a EU loan program to soften the effects of coronavirus on employment


Spain to release funds for mass grave exhumations

Government announces €750,000 in grants, nine years after conservatives slashed the budget for historical memory projects


Spain’s PM asks for spirit of consensus to aid recovery

Pedro Sánchez gave Congress details of the recent EU fund deal and urged the opposition to be open to similar agreements back home


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


Court suspends flexible prison scheme for Catalan separatist leaders

Prosecutors argued the move was not aimed at rehabilitating the prisoners, who were jailed for their involvement in the 2017 breakaway bid, but rather at softening their sentence


Court strikes down Madrid Central low-emission zone over legal technicalities

The ruling conservatives, who launched the battle while in the opposition, now face the prospect of losing millions in revenue from traffic fines


UK advises against non-essential travel to Spain, including the islands

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called the UK's quarantine requirement "not well adjusted" to the epidemiological situation in the country


WhatsApp confirms 2019 attack on Catalan politician’s cellphone

Roger Torrent, the speaker of the regional parliament and a supporter of independence, was targeted with a program used by government clients worldwide


Catalan leader warns of stricter measures if coronavirus continues to surge

Quim Torra has appealed to the public to act responsibility to help curb contagion, which he says has reached a “critical situation”


Spanish Congress approves new proposals for coronavirus recovery effort

The lower house voted in favor of three documents regarding the European Union, healthcare and the economy, but did not pass one on social policies


EU deal may help Spain pass budget, but limit labor reform

All parties hailed the €140 billion allocation to help fight the effects of the coronavirus, but the money comes with conditions that could cause friction between the coalition partners


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


Ex-Catalan premier Jordi Pujol and entire family facing trial over suspect fortune

A court says there is enough evidence to try the one-time regional chief, his wife and their seven children for taking bribes in exchange for government contracts and other favors


Spain holds ceremony in honor of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic

King Felipe VI presided over the event on Thursday, which also paid tribute to the essential workers on the frontline of the health crisis


The mystery of Madrid’s lack of coronavirus outbreaks

Despite reporting new infections every day, health officials claim there are only four clusters of related cases in the entire region, which has Spain's third-largest population


Spain’s intelligence service has spyware program that targeted Catalan politicians

Pegasus, supplied by an Israeli company called NSO, is alleged to have been used in an attempt to access the handsets of parliamentary speaker Roger Torrent and deputy Ernest Maragall


Spain releases more funds to fight Covid-19 as cases keep mounting

Barcelona reports three times as many infections from one week to the next, while other regions make face masks mandatory


Catalonia adopts more restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

The regional government has confined the Segrià ‘comarca’ without detailing the measures, while L’Hospitalet has limited movement in three neighborhoods


Spyware attack on Catalan leaders’ cellphones triggers political storm in Spain

The Interior Ministry, National Police and Civil Guard all deny having hired the services of NSO, the Israeli company that created the software


Catalan government confirms more flexible regime for jailed separatist leaders

The decision, which the public prosecutor will appeal, means that politicians such as Oriol Junqueras will be spending just four nights a week in prison


Catalan parliamentary speaker’s cellphone was targeted with a spy program only available to governments

According to an investigation by EL PAÍS and ‘The Guardian,’ Roger Torrent was one of many people targeted in 2009 by software which can only be bought by national security forces to fight crime and terrorism


The winners and losers from Sunday’s elections in Galicia and the Basque Country

The polls may have been regional, but they will have wide-reaching consequences on the national arena for groups such as the Socialists, the Popular Party and Unidas Podemos


Switzerland investigates €3.5m transfer from account held by Spain’s emeritus king to The Bahamas

Prosecutors continue to probe allegations of money laundering involving a foundation linked to Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the throne in 2014


Voters opt for traditional parties at regional elections in Galicia, Basque Country

The Popular Party's Galician candidate secured his fourth absolute majority on Sunday, while the ‘lehendakari’ will be able to govern with the support of the Socialists


Fernando Simón: dissecting the public face of Spain’s coronavirus crisis

As the head of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, the 56-year-old doctor from Zaragoza, who turns up every day on his motorbike, found himself center stage during the pandemic in Spain


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