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Madrid ends direct rule over Catalunya after new government is sworn in

It comes after the region's autonomy was suspended for seven months following the pro-independence referendum

Ferran Adria set to open food laboratory in iconic former El Bulli restaurant in Spain

El Bulli 1846 will be a centre for creating innovative gastronomic inventions and is set to open next year

Future of Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy under threat as opposition parties gain momentum at no-confidence motion debate

The decision of whether to oust Rajoy lies in the hands of just six MPs after the PNV have announced to side with the PSOE

Spain ‘will probably have new prime minister’ by Friday, sources claim

A source claimed PP leaders are starting to see defeat as the most likely outcome

Tensions rise as Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges Catalunya to form ‘viable’ government

It comes after Rajoy rejected newly appointed leader Quim Torra's selection of cabinet ministers

Mallorcan orchestra announces it will give preference to Catalan speakers

THE Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands has pitched in on the debate about using Catalan in the workplace. The group has announced that it...

German judges cast doubt over second charge against former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

German authorities have requested further information from the Spanish Supreme Court to decide if they can extradite Puigdemont on the charge of misuse of public funds

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont released on bail by German court

The separatist leader will be released with a €75,000 bail after German courts ruled the charge of rebellion as 'inadmissable'

Former Catalan police chief to face trial over independence referendum

THE former head of the Catalan police will stand trial for his role in Catalunya’s independence referendum, the Spanish High Court has ruled. Josep Lluis...

German prosecutors ask courts to extradite former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain

After being detained in Germany last week, regional courts must decide whether to send the former president to Madrid where he faces charges of rebellion

World renowned sailing race cancelled due to political unrest in Cataluyna

THE Barcelona World Race, which sees crews of two sailing across the world, has been suspended due to political unrest. It was announced on Thursday that...

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to appear in court today while violent protests break out in Barcelona

The former Catalan leader was arrested on Sunday and faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years

Protests erupt in Spain after Supreme Court rules 25 Catalunya leaders to be tried for rebellion – with some...

PROTESTORS hit the street Barcelona last night after the Supreme Court announced it would be stepping up its legal action against separatists.  It ruled that...

El Bulli restaurant owner creates Spanish culinary encyclopedia

The 35-volume collection, Bullipedia, will comprise of nine separate books on drinks alone

Policeman suspended WITHOUT PAY in Catalunya for completing reports in Spanish

A POLICEMAN in Catalunya has been suspended without pay after filling out reports in Spanish.  Mossos d’Esquadra, the region's police force, is preparing its case...

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Wall Street warns Calatan crisis is still risk to Spain’s economy

According to a report released by the bank, it outlined that Catalunya continued to dictate events not only in the Spanish banking system but also more globally. 

OUCH: 85% of voters in Spain don’t want Mariano Rajoy as prime minister

A WHOPPING 85% of Spanish voters want Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to hand over his leadership to someone else. A poll by Metroscopia also found...

Multiple cheeses withdrawn in Spain after meningitis found

A 39-YEAR-OLD man has been diagnosed with meningitis after ingesting raw sheep's cheese in Madrid.  The case has led to three different cheeses produced in...

Police in Spain fear imminent terror incident after truck similar to Berlin attack stolen

ceSPANISH police have issued a public warning about a stolen lorry similar to the one used in the Berlin Christmas market attack in 2016. Catalunya...

Suspected jihadist who plotted van attack in Spain told wannabe terrorists to ‘kill six or seven Spaniards’

AN alleged jihadist accused of planning a van attack allegedly told wannabe terrorists to 'kill six or seven Spaniards if they cannot make it...

FOUR MORE YEARS? Mariano Rajoy will seek third term as Spain’s prime minister

MARIANO Rajoy will run for prime minister again. The current Spain leader made the announcement during a radio interview this week, but said there were...

Catalunya now has its own parody complete with map, flag and president

Tabarnia, created by Spanish unionists, has become so popular that a recent press conference was set up in Barcelona with theatre actor Albert Boadella as ‘president’.

Russian hacking operations could intensify in Catalunya, according to new report

Robot accounts have been traced to a ‘troll farm’ near St Petersburg and have helped push social media traffic by 2,000% in Catalunya since the referendum.

SPAIN: Carles Puigdemont won’t return without us knowing, even in the boot of a car

SPAIN'S troops are on 24/7 alert to block Carles Puigdemont's return to the country, even 'in the boot of a car'.  The former Catalan leader...

Catalunya’s dominant democratic party slapped with conviction charges in court ruling

In the widely anticipated case, former treasurer, Daniel Osacar has been handed a jail term of four years and fined €3.7 million as well as former director of the Palau, Felix Millet, who got 10 years and fined €4.1 million.
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