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
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
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
Daily Spain Briefing: Thursday, October 20, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: New Podemos stunt + 5-years without ETA …
20 Oct 09:50 DAILY BRIEFING
Daily Spain Briefing: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Immigrant centre + Legia Warsaw hooligans + Felipe González protest + Catalonia + Brazilian suspect back
19 Oct 09:34 DAILY BRIEFING
Four Competing Visions Of The Spanish Nation
EDITORIAL: National identity, beliefs and values can be sensitive subjects. Wednesday was Spain's National Holiday Day, previously known as Hispanic Day or Ra...
16 Oct 20:45 EDITORIAL
Daily Spain Briefing: Thursday, October 13, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Badalona anarchy + Correa fraud testimony + Artur Mas criminal charges + PP 3% + May-Rajoy Brexit comments.
13 Oct 09:45 DAILY BRIEFING
Daily Spain Briefing: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Hispanic Day parade + Alternative + More Islamic State arrests + ETA arms cache + PRISA sues El Confidencial + PSOE split.
12 Oct 11:57 DAILY BRIEFING
Daily Spain Briefing: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: New poll + Islamic State arrests + New royal talks + Huge drugs seizure
11 Oct 10:01 DAILY BRIEFING
Podemos Is Right To Return To Revolution
EDITORIAL: Pablo Iglesias is right when he says that Podemos should go back to its more revolutionary roots, even though every time he opens his mouth he gets...
10 Oct 19:45 EDITORIAL
Daily Spain Briefing: Monday, October 10, 2016
DAILY BRIEFING: Catalonia + Corruption PowerPoint + Rajoy Gürtel + Podemos Catalonia + New government pressure
10 Oct 13:14 DAILY BRIEFING
Constitutional Court Lets Public Prosecutor Decide On Criminal Charges For Catalan Speaker Forcadell
NEWS: Spain's Constitutional Court ruled unanimously on Thursday that the Speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell, had not complied with the c...
06 Oct 17:14
Spanish Flag Will Fly On Gibraltar "Much Sooner Than Picardo Thinks", Says Foreign Secretary In TV Interview
NEWS: On Tuesday night, Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo again rejected a Spanish proposal calling for joint sovereignty of the British overseas t...
06 Oct 11:14
PSOE Weakness Means A Third General Election Is Closer
EDITORIAL: The debates about the future of European socialism will have to wait. The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) is suddenly in a fight for its co...
06 Oct 01:24 EDITORIAL
Rajoy Congratulates New PSOE Administrator As Polls Suggest Socialists Could Be Hit Hard At A Third Election
NEWS: Socialist Party (PSOE) headquarters sent out a statement shortly after 5 p.m. announcing that the interim Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy (PP), had p...
03 Oct 18:36
In Defence Of Legal Protest
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
Pedro Sánchez's Resignation Statement: 10 Key Phrases
The key remarks made by Pedro Sánchez, the former secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), on announcing his resignation shortly af...
01 Oct 23:30 IN-DEPTH
Spanish Foreign Office Says Ceuta Visit By Russian Ships Cancelled
In a statement on Wednesday lunchtime, the Spanish Foreign Office said the Russian government has withdrawn a request for three warships to stop to...
26 Oct 15:09
Spanish Foreign Office Admits Existential Doubt Over Kuznetsov Fleet
Responding to questions from The Spain Report, the Spanish Foreign Office said on Tuesday evening that while Russian Navy refuelling stops had been...
25 Oct 20:26
NATO Chief Stoltenberg "Concerned" About Russian Fleet In Spain
In [comments] made on Tuesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance was "concerned" over the possibility Russian warships e...
25 Oct 20:14
British Government "Concerned" About Russian Navy In Ceuta
Asked by The Spain Report about the possibility of the Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and its battle group refuelling and resupplying a...
25 Oct 19:25
Catalan Councillor Refuses To Appear Before Court On Sedition Charge
A Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) councillor in the town of Vic in Catalonia refused to appear before a judge at the national high court in Madrid on...
24 Oct 20:15
Eight PSOE Regional Chiefs Plead For Minimum Possible Abstention
Eight Socialist Party (PSOE) regional bosses have sent a letter to chief administrator Javier Fernández pleading with him to only ask socialist MPs...
24 Oct 19:52
Spain Hotel Stays Increase 7.4% To September
Spain's tourism boom continued in September. Overnight stays in hotels in the country increased by 7.4% year-on-year from January to September, com...
24 Oct 18:04
King Felipe Begins New Talks In Dash To Avoid Election Deadline
Zarzuela Palace issued a statement on Monday morning confirming the timetable for royal audiences with Felipe VI as the country's political elite m...
24 Oct 11:13
Rajoy Says PSOE Abstention In His Favour Is "Very Reasonable"
Mariano Rajoy (Popular Party) said he thought the Spanish Socialist Party's decision on Sunday to abstain in his favour at a last-minute confidence...
24 Oct 10:04