Rajoy And Rivera Sign Stillborn Confidence Vote Deal
NEWS: A dull Mariano Rajoy and a more enthusiastic Albert Rivera signed their deal on Sunday morning in Congress to support Mr. Rajoy at a confidence deb...
28 Aug 14:45
New Animal Rights Scandal After Video Shows Baby Bull Being Tortured And Killed By Villagers At Local Fiesta
NEWS: A new animal rights scandal has erupted in Spain after the country's animal rights party PACMA published a new video showing a bull calf being bait...
27 Aug 20:32
Rajoy Says New Government "More A Wish Than A Fact"
NEWS: "Putting together a government in Spain is more a wish than a fact", Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday morning, speaking at a PP meeting in Pontevedra...
27 Aug 13:28
Daily Spain Briefing: Friday, August 26, 2016
SUMMARY: PP-Ciudadanos talks + Deputy PM warning + Iglesias on PSOE + Gerry Adams + Venezuela attack + Earthquake victim
26 Aug 21:00
Ciudadanos Gives PP 48 Hours To Sign A Deal
NEWS: "We're giving ourselves 48 hours to sign the deal with the Popular Party", said Ciudadanos spokesman Juan Carlos Girauta during a press conference ...
26 Aug 00:13
Two Months After Election, MPs Agree On Seating Plan
NEWS: Tomorrow, August 26, marks two months since the last inconclusive general election in Spain, on June 26. Nearly nine weeks; 50 or so days. There is...
25 Aug 14:36
Daily Spain Briefing: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
SUMMARY: Otegi + PP-Ciudadanos talks + Murder in Salou + Immigrants escape + Drought in Galicia + Santander + Spanish Nobel chances
24 Aug 20:42
Electoral Commission Rules Otegi May Not Stand In Basque Elections
NEWS: The Electoral Commission in Guipúzcoa (Basque Country) ruled on Wednesday morning that Arnaldo Otegi may not stand as a candidate for First Ministe...
24 Aug 10:49
Daily Spain Briefing: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
SUMMARY: Tourism + "Corruption" + PSOE pressure + Reservoirs + Child porn arrests + Wert's Paris garden + "Wolf"
23 Aug 17:55
Spain Posts New Record Foreign Tourist Total In July
NEWS: The number of foreign visitors to Spain rose above six million in July, a new monthly record, beating even the 5.8 million who visited the country ...
23 Aug 12:20
Daily Spain Briefing: Monday, August 22, 2016
SUMMARY: Forest fires + Gibraltar + Tourism + Government talks + Olympics + Traffic deaths + Almodóvar + Judge rants on youth
22 Aug 20:30
Polls Probe Voters On PSOE Abstention, Socialists Split
NEWS: Two polls published since Sunday attempted to shed some light on voters' perceptions of the current political stalemate and whether or not Pedro Sá...
22 Aug 11:22
Spain's Problem With Major Accidents And The Truth
EDITORIAL: 13 years ago, in May 2003, a Yak 42 aircraft bringing 62 Spanish soldiers back from a tour of duty in Afghanistan slammed into a hillside in Turkey...
20 Aug 20:54 EDITORIAL
Sánchez Repeats PSOE 'No' And Will Vote Against Budget If Rajoy Is Reappointed PM
NEWS: PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez responded to Mariano Rajoy's August 30 confidence vote and the threat of a Christmas election by announcing that the Soci...
19 Aug 12:58
Rajoy Bullies Sánchez With Threat Of Christmas Election
EDITORIAL: On Wednesday, Mariano Rajoy was non-committal about accepting Ciudadanos' six pre-conditions for talks, contemptuous of his supposed ally and journ...
19 Aug 11:30 EDITORIAL
Daily Spain Briefing: Thursday, August 18, 2016
SUMMARY: Rajoy confidence vote + PSOE-Podemos option + Irishman murdered in Mallorca + Arms cache seized + Lorca + Burkinis
18 Aug 21:02
Rajoy U-Turns & Says He's Ready For A Confidence Vote
NEWS: Mariano Rajoy announced he was ready to submit to the will of parliament at a confidence vote in Congress shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, less th...
18 Aug 17:16
Pablo Iglesias Reappears To Suggest Left-Wing Podemos-PSOE Coalition Possible If Rajoy Fails
NEWS: Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias reappeared after weeks of silence on Thursday to say that he had recently spoken to PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez by phon...
18 Aug 12:26
Spanish Papers Warn Of Third Election At Christmas After Rajoy Lies At Shameless Press Conference
VOICES: Spanish newspapers cranked into action overnight to express their dismay, shock and moral outrage at Mariano Rajoy [after he said yesterday] tha...
18 Aug 11:47 IN-DEPTH
The Abhorrent Killing Of Baby Bulls In Spanish Villages
Defenders of bullfighting in Spain argue that it is art, tradition, philosophy even, a way of representing man's struggle with the uncertain vagari...
28 Aug 18:45 EDITORIAL
Editorials Demand PSOE Abstention
Monday editorials in Spain and abroad pressured Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez into changing his party's 'no' vote to an abstention to allow ...
29 Aug 11:35 IN-DEPTH
Rajoy Says PSOE Doing Historic Damage To Spain
After meeting Pedro Sánchez in Congress, Mariano Rajoy said he would go to the confidence vote tomorrow with 170 votes in favour, six short of an o...
29 Aug 14:27
Podemos Leaders Criticise "Improper" Otegi Decision
Podemos leaders criticised the Electoral Commission's decision on Wednesday to ban Arnaldo Otegi from running as a candidate in the regional electi...
24 Aug 12:39
Speaker Announces Rajoy Confidence Vote For August 30
The Speaker of Congress, Ana Pastor, made a statement shortly after 6 p.m. Spanish time announcing that the confidence vote in Mariano Rajoy as can...
18 Aug 18:03
PSOE Denies Talks With Podemos On Alternative Government
The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) issued a statement at lunchtime denying Pedro Sánchez had negotiated an alternative left-wing government with Po...
18 Aug 17:27
Ciudadanos Shocked By PP "Non News" After "Seven Days Of Nothing"
Ciudadanos deputy secretary general José Manuel Villegas said that "we hoped to be able to use this press conference to talk about the possibilitie...
17 Aug 17:42
PSOE Says Rajoy's Press Conference "Takes Spaniards For Fools"
Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez appeared in a press conference shortly after Mr. Rajoy and labelled his comments "improper of a...
17 Aug 15:47
NATO Refuses To Comment On UK MPs' Gibraltar Letter
NATO refused to comment on the letter four British MPs sent to Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on July 20, which described Spain as an "increasi...
17 Aug 12:59
Five German Women Arrested Over Costa Brava Flashmob Panic
Five young German women, aged between 20 and 25, have been arrested by police in Catalonia for "a public order offence" after hundreds of people be...
03 Aug 10:20
Rajoy Warns Of Third Round Of Elections After PSOE Rejection
A third round of elections would be "bad" for Spain, said Mariano Rajoy after meeting Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday, and Spain "urgently needs a new gov...
02 Aug 13:33