New Terror Arrests, Ecological Disaster In Murcia, New Tax Increases, Snub To Constitution Day
30 Nov 11:21 DAILY BRIEFING
King Juan Carlos To Cuba, Birth Control For Spanish Pigeons, New €1.5 Billion High-Speed Train Contract
DAILY BRIEFING: Call centre workers strike + new Director of Public Prosecutions + 22,000 tonnes of food for charity
28 Nov 18:15 DAILY BRIEFING
Rita Barberá, Former Mayor Of Valencia, Dies Aged 68
NEWS: The controversial former Mayor of Valencia, Rita Barberá (Popular Party), who held the post for 24 years and was lately a senator in Madrid, having...
23 Nov 10:16
Daily Spain Briefing: Thursday, November 10, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Child porn arrests + Jihadi mum repents + Life without parole + Trump and Catalan independence + Trump reactions
10 Nov 10:06 DAILY BRIEFING
Daily Spain Briefing: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Stock market after Trump + Politicians react to Trump + New 2017 GDP forecast + Crash investigation + Media profits
09 Nov 18:13 DAILY BRIEFING
Daily Spain Briefing: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Tax revenues off + PSOE budget refusal + Flag burning + Guindos on Spanish morale + New bill for self-employed people
08 Nov 09:34 DAILY BRIEFING
Daily Spain Briefing: Monday, November 7, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: High-speed train fraud + Murder trial sentence + Historic low for PSOE + Tweet trial + Rebel PSOE MPs letter
07 Nov 09:17 DAILY BRIEFING
Where To Now, Spain?
EDITORIAL: That's it, Spain has a new government after more than ten months of bickering, soporific waiting around and widespread political contempt for insti...
30 Oct 13:33 EDITORIAL
Mariano Rajoy Wins Confidence Vote In Parliament To Be Reappointed Prime Minister Of Spain
NEWS: Ten months after the general election of December 20, 2015, more than one year after parliament was first dissolved, after two other failed confide...
29 Oct 19:59
Pedro Sánchez Resigns As MP, Says Rajoy Not Worthy Of Respect Or Free From Corruption Suspicions
NEWS: Pedro Sánchez, who was ousted by Socialist Party rivals in an internal coup at the beginning of October, announced his resignation as a Member of P...
29 Oct 13:19
Brussels Demands €5.5 Billion In New Budget Cuts From Spain In Letter To Guindos
NEWS: Brussels wasted no time after the announcement of a new vote of confidence in Mariano Rajoy (PP) on Tuesday, dashing off a letter to interim Econom...
25 Oct 23:07
Catalan Socialists Rebel Against Rajoy Abstention And PSOE Declares "Unilateral Breakaway"
NEWS: The Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) voted 241-0 against supporting the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) decision to abstain in favour of Mariano Rajoy ...
25 Oct 21:47
Mariano Rajoy Accepts King's Invitation To Try Again
NEWS: Confident this time that he can win, Mariano Rajoy announced on Tuesday that he had accepted King Felipe's third invitation to try to form a new Sp...
25 Oct 17:40
Spanish MoD Confirms Russia's Kuznetsov Carrier Group Is Near Gibraltar En Route To Mediterranean
NEWS: The Spanish Ministry of Defence confirmed to The Spain Report on Tuesday evening that the Russian aircraft carrier and its accompanying warships we...
25 Oct 17:27
Spain Arrests Two Moroccan Imams In Ibiza For Teaching Islamic State Ideology To Children
NEWS: Spain's Civil Guard arrested two Moroccan imams in the town of Sant Antoni de Portmany (Ibiza, Balearic Islands) on Tuesday morning on glorificatio...
25 Oct 10:04
Daily Spain Briefing: Monday, October 24, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Rajoy PSOE reaction + King begins talks + Sept tourism + Catalan sedition charge.
24 Oct 09:12 DAILY BRIEFING
Spanish Socialist Party Votes In Favour Of Abstaining To Allow Mariano Rajoy To Govern
NEWS: The federal committee of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) voted in favour of abstaining to allow Mariano Rajoy to be re-appointed as Prim...
23 Oct 14:27
In Defence Of Legal Protest
EDITORIAL: This week in Spain, a lot of media attention has been spent highlighting and debating [a protest] at the Autonomous University in Madrid on Wedn...
23 Oct 14:02 EDITORIAL
Spain's Constitutional Court Overturns Catalan Ban On Bullfighting
NEWS: The Constitutional Court confirmed in a statement e-mailed to journalists on Thursday morning that a new ruling had overturned a 2010 ban on bullfi...
20 Oct 12:54
Adolfo Suárez Admitted Spaniards Wanted A Republic After Franco, Not A Monarchy
This week an extraordinary document was made public [for the first time][clip]. Former Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez, myth and maker of Spai...
20 Nov 21:20 EDITORIAL
The Last Of The Last
(*[Richard Baxell][richard] is a historian, author, research fellow, chair of the International Brigade Memorial Trust and the author of [Unlikely ...
28 Oct 23:38 IN-DEPTH
Podemos And Catalan Separatists To Snub Constitution Day
Podemos leaders Pablo Iglesias, Iñigo Errejón and Xavier Domenech, along with United Left leader Alberto Garzón, have said they will not be attendi...
01 Dec 13:19
Government To Raise Taxes On Alcohol, Cigarettes And Soft Drinks
Spain's Finance Minister, **Cristóbal Montoro**, announced on Wednesday that the new government is to **increase tax** on alcohol, tobacco and suga...
01 Dec 13:05
Two More Moroccans Arrested In The Basque Country On Terror Charges
Police arrested two more **Moroccans** in Spain on Wednesday for activities related to **Islamic State terrorism and propaganda**, the Home Office ...
01 Dec 11:20
Scientific Video Confirms Ecological Disaster In Mar Menor Sea
A new report and images published by the **Spanish Oceanographic Institute** (IEO) and the South-Eastern Naturalists Association (ANSE) show **85% ...
01 Dec 10:43
Spanish Police Arrest "Lone Wolf" Terror Suspect Near Madrid
Police in **Aranjuez** (Madrid) have arrested a **Moroccan man** living in the town on suspicion of terror activities related to the **Islamic Stat...
30 Nov 11:50
Spain Gets New Director Of Public Prosecutions
65-year old **José Manuel Maza** was sworn in as the country's new **Director of Public Prosecutions** on Monday morning before **King Felipe**, Pr...
28 Nov 19:42
Spaniards Donate 22,000 Tonnes Of Food To Charity Over Weekend
The **Spanish Federation of Food Banks** (FESBAL) announced on Monday that Spaniards had donated **22,000 tonnes of food** in the biggest collectio...
28 Nov 19:21
Spanish Call Centre Workers Strike Over Pay And Conditions
Trade unions **UGT** and **CCOO** said **70-75%** of some **90,000 Spanish call centre workers** had gone on strike for 24 hours on Monday, demandi...
28 Nov 19:00
Talgo Wins €1.5 Billion Renfe Tender For 30 New High-Speed AVE Trains
Spanish train builder **Talgo** has won the Spanish government's latest tender for **15 new high-speed AVE trains** for Spanish rail operator **Ren...
28 Nov 18:33