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Ukraine’s President Zelensky to address Spain’s parliament next week

UKRAINE President Volodymyr Zelensky will address Spain's Congress of Deputies via a video link next week. The president of the Lower House, Meritxell Batet, sent...

Galicia president Feijoo gets unopposed run to be proclaimed as new leader of Spain’s Partido Popular

GALICIA president Alberto Nuñez Feijoo will succeed Pablo Casado as leader of Spain's conservative Partido Popular. Feijoo received over 55,000 nominations on Thursday after a...

Historic vote in Spain’s parliament approves investigation of sex abuses committed by Roman Catholic church

SPAIN'S first commission to investigate sex abuses committed by members of the Roman Catholic church was overwhelmingly backed by Congress on Thursday. The motion to...

Far-right Vox party gets first taste of regional government power in Spain

THE far-right Vox party has achieved its first foothold in running a regional government in Spain after it secured a coalition deal on Thursday...

Queue-jumping Costa Blanca mayor quits, 14 months after getting unauthorised Covid jab in Spain

ONE of three Alicante Province mayors who queue-jumped in January 2021 to get an unauthorised Covid-19 vaccine shot has been forced to resign. Ximo Coll...

OPINION: How Spain is outpacing the UK when it comes to women in politics

To mark International Women's Day campaigner Sue Wilson, MBE, explores how UK is falling behind Spain when it comes to political representation.

Transsexual woman wants to become the new leader of Spain’s Partido Popular

A transsexual woman from Gandia in Valencia Province says she wants to become the next leader of Spain's Partido Popular. Alexia Herranz, 29, plans to...

Galicia’s Alberto Nuñez Feijoo announces Partido Popular leadership bid in Spain

GALICIA president, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, has officially put himself forward as the next leader of Spain's conservative Partido Popular. The Galician leader has been the...

U-TURN: Spain will send weapons to help Ukraine fight Russian invasion

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has said Spain will send ‘offensive military hardware’ to Ukraine to help battle Russia’s invasion. Sanchez made the announcement in Spain’s...

Spain ‘strongly condemns’ Russia invasion of Ukraine and convenes emergency security council  

SPAIN'S King Felipe VI will preside over a National Security Council meeting called for noon on Thursday to analyse the situation after Russia’s overnight...

LATEST: Embattled PP leader Pablo Casado bows out of Spain’s parliament 

THE embattled leader of Spain’s conservation opposition party bade farewell to parliament on Wednesday and made his exit to a round of applause. Pablo Casado...

Pablo Casado: Leader of Spain’s conservative opposition party under mounting pressure to resign

THE leader of Spain’s main conservative opposition party looked set to resign after his supporters appeared to abandon him in droves. His role at the...

Power struggle: Bitter row erupts between Spain’s conservative Popular Party leaders Isabel Diaz Ayuso and Pablo Casado

MADRID’s conservative regional premier has accused the leader of her own party of plotting to destroy her in a bitter row at the top...

Blow for Pedro Sanchez socialists as far-right Vox party gets big boost in regional elections in Spain’s Castilla y...

FAR-RIGHT party Vox won 13 seats in yesterday's Castilla y Leon regional elections which will make it kingmaker in a Partido Popular-led coalition. The PSOE...

Spain’s fat cats under renewed investigation over corporate spying

SEVERAL of Spain’s most powerful businessmen are once again implicated in a far-reaching spying scandal. On Monday Spain’s High Court has placed Antonio Brufau, chairman...

Estrella Damned? How Boris birthday bash is proving great publicity for Catalan lager brand

THEY say that no publicity is bad publicity and while a photograph showing Boris Johnson clutching a beer during a lockdown event at Downing...

Spain passes labour reform in knife-edge vote thanks to opposition MP error

AN opposition MP accidentally voted ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ thereby allowing a controversial labour reforms to pass into law. Spain’s left-wing coalition government succeeded in...

Amnesty International slams Spain over failure to investigate nursing home deaths during COVID pandemic

AMNESTY International slammed Spanish prosecutors for their failure to launch proper investigations into the deaths of tens of thousands of elderly residents in nursing...

ANALYSIS: The meteoric rise of Spain’s far-right party – how far can VOX go?

Could an anti-abortion, anti-immigration party whose following is three quarters male somehow get into power in Spain, asks Heather Galloway

Gibraltar’s Chief Minister dismisses ‘false nonsense’ circulating over mark-up of lateral flow tests on the Rock

THE Gibraltar government was pushed to reveal details of the Rock’s procurement of Lateral Flow Tests (LFTs) after rumours circulated that it was profiting...

How Spain compares to the rest of the world over fighting corruption

THE image of how tough Spain is on corruption has barely changed in a year, according to the 2021 Corruption Perception Index(CPI). The CPI, published...

IN PICS: Farmers take over Madrid streets to protest Spain’s agricultural policy

THE countryside came to Spain's capital on Sunday when thousands of farmers marched through Madrid’s main thoroughfares in a protest against the government’s agricultural...

Spain introduces new rent benefit to encourage under-35s to leave home

THE Spanish government has given the green light to a new housing benefit to encourage young people to cut the apron strings and move...

Fact-check: Eight times Spain’s far-right VOX party was caught out lying in 2021

WE'RE not saying that left-wing politicians in Spain never lie, just their lies tended to be less satisfying to unpick. Lefty lies in 2021 were...

List of shame: Vast majority of Spain’s ‘most secretive’ town halls are in Andalucia

AN alarming three quarters of the least transparent town halls are in Andalucia. A survey of 500 councils has named and shamed the local authorities...

Ex-Valencia president, Eduardo Zaplana, in money laundering quiz over €1.6 million Madrid apartment purchase in Spain

FORMER Valencia region president, Eduardo Zaplana, has suffered a new setback in trying to rebuke money laundering allegations involving up to €20 million. A new...

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