POLITICS

Spain’s coalition government clashes over immigration crackdown

The Interior Ministry's announcement of tougher requirements for asylum seekers has upset Unidas Podemos, which argues the policy goes against the governing deal

Brexit

Spaniards still eager to study in British universities in spite of Brexit

Student applications have risen 30% since the 2016 referendum, but uncertainty remains over the future of the Erasmus exchange program

TRUE CRIME PODCASTS

‘Motive’ – The US podcast investigating an alleged rapist from the Spanish city of Seville

The eight-part series from WBEZ Chicago tells the stories of a number of American women who claim to have been drugged and assaulted by a tour guide named Manuel Blanco Vela

CATALONIA

Video suggests that dead birds found in Tarragona were hit by a vehicle, not killed by a toxic cloud

There are fears over the cause of the deaths, given that the animals were discovered near a Spanish chemical plant that recently suffered a major explosion

IMMIGRATION

Spain to introduce tougher asylum requirements

The Interior Ministry is planning more restrictions in order to adapt to European Union guidelines

NEWS

Dozens of dead birds show up near Spanish chemical plant that suffered blast

Investigators are ruling out a toxic cloud, but have yet to explain what killed around 100 starlings in Tarragona

TAX EVASION

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

INEQUALITY

No water, toilets or electricity: Life in Spain’s shameful shanty town

EL PAÍS visits the makeshift camp in Lepe, in Huelva province, described by UN expert Philip Alston as having among the worst conditions in the world

EUROPEAN UNION

Berlin, Paris hoping Spain will stay close to EU’s French-German bloc

The new Spanish foreign minister has said that the country could form different alliances depending on its interests

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

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

IMMIGRATION

European Court of Human Rights backs Spain in express deportation case

The magistrates ruled that the Spanish government acted lawfully when it returned to Morocco two migrants who had jumped the border fence at the exclave city of Melilla

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government and WHO question cancellation of Mobile World Congress

Organizers of the trade fair are citing causes outside their control to avoid paying compensation

CORONAVIRUS

Mobile World Congress organizers cite ‘force majeure’ for cancellation

Postponement or a smaller event were also on the table, says GSMA group, which was forced to take the drastic decision on Wednesday given the stream of firms pulling out over coronavirus fears

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress cancelled as firms drop out over coronavirus fears

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT Group and Nokia were among the latest companies to announce that they would not attend the upcoming tech event

SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

Donald Trump invites Spanish royals on official visit to the United States

This is the second time King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have been invited to the White House in less than two years, while Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has not yet been extended an invitation

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress overshadowed by coronavirus cancellations

Organizers say the global tech event will go ahead later this month, but as more and more firms drop out, a Friday meeting is likely to determine whether it gets postponed or even axed

INTERNATIONAL

Spaniard at center of Julian Assange spying accusations claims ambassador ordered espionage

David Morales told Spain’s High Court on Friday that Carlos Abad asked him to secretly record the WikiLeaks founder while he was staying in Ecuador’s embassy in London

ENVIRONMENT

Spanish beaches hit by Storm Gloria struggling to recover before vacations

Towns affected by last month’s extreme weather are rushing to clean up in time for the Easter break, as questions are raised about the sustainability of coastal management

CHILD ABUSE

New Spanish legislation aimed at protecting children from violence to be known as the ‘Rhodes Law’

Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias explained today that the measures against abuse would take their name from British pianist and campaigner James Rhodes

CORONAVIRUS

Sony, Amazon pull out of Barcelona Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears

Several major tech companies have withdrawn from the annual event due to concerns about the disease, which has so far infected two people in Spain

CORONAVIRUS

The Chinese residents of Spain who are opting for a voluntary coronavirus quarantine

AGRICULTURE

Hundreds of farmers rally in Madrid to demand fairer prices

Protesters are calling on the Spanish government to take action to address the crisis, which they say is threatening the future of the agriculture sector

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

US embassy issues security alert over rise in sexual assaults in Spain

The warning advises young women to take “precautions” and notes they may find it “very difficult” to handle the Spanish criminal system

CORONAVIRUS

Life in Madrid’s coronavirus quarantine

EL PAÍS correspondent Jaime Santirso, who was one of the 21 Spaniards evacuated from Wuhan, describes his ongoing isolation in a military hospital in the Spanish capital

AGED CARE

No visits or Christmas outings: The plight of seniors in Madrid’s nursing homes

The records in 11 residences in Madrid show that only 15% had anyone come to see them in summer and only 1% received a feel-good gift on King’s Day

IMMIGRATION

Morocco says it prevented 70,000 attempts at irregular migration in 2019

Increased security deployment has played a key role in reducing arrivals on Spanish shores

AIR SAFETY

Passengers on stricken Air Canada flight: “Everything was shaking”

A Toronto-bound plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Madrid on Monday after sustaining tire damage during takeoff