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Leader of Spain’s opposition calls for changes so that most-voted party takes power

SPAIN’S national political system used to be a two-party one, with the Socialists and the conservative Popular Party taking it in turns to govern...

Thousands take to the streets of Madrid to demand the resignation of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

SOME 31,000 people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against the Spanish government, and demand the resignation of Socialist Party...

Doctor tells court that disgraced politician José Antonio Griñán should not go to jail

A DOCTOR has told the Seville High Court that former Andalusian president José Antonio Griñán should not go to jail due to the prostate...

New Year’s celebrations in Madrid’s iconic Puerta del Sol to be limited due to building work

MADRID City Hall will be putting a strict limit on the number of people who will be permitted to enter the central Puerta del...

Number of sex offenders whose sentences have been reduced thanks to new law in Spain hits 129

A TOTAL OF 129 convicted sex offenders have now benefitted from the Spanish government’s ‘only yes means yes’ law, which was aimed at putting...

Explainer: Why Spain’s government is rushing through changes to sedition and embezzlement laws

AS THE end of the year approaches, and with regional and national elections planned for next year, there is currently a flurry of legislative...

Poll: Splits in left could see PP, Vox take power at 2023 general elections in Spain

DIVISIONS among Spain’s leftist parties could see the right wing take power at the next general election, which is due to take place in...

Attempt to ban stamp celebrating centenary of Spain’s Communist Party has unexpected effect

THE STREISAND effect is the name given to the phenomenon where an attempt to hide or censor something has the opposite result, instead drawing...

Exhumations of Republican soldiers to restart at Spain’s Civil War ‘monument’ after legal appeals from right-wing groups flounder

A TEAM of forensic scientists that has been recruited by the Spanish central government will on Monday restart work to recover the bodies of...

Spanish government to study more changes to Criminal Code that could benefit Catalan independence leaders

THE SPANISH government is to study changes to the law covering the misappropriation of public funds, barely a week after proposing scrapping the sedition...

Spain’s government proposes changes to sedition law used to prosecute Catalan independence leaders

THE SPANISH government today proposed a change to the law that would mean a lower prison sentence for former Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont should...

Opposition party calls on Spain’s interior minister to quit over Melilla migrant tragedy that killed 23

SPAIN’S main opposition Popular Party (PP) has called on Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska (pictured above) to be sacked over the Melilla migrant tragedy in...

Explainer: How much is Spain’s prime minister paid, and how does it compare to other politicians’ pay?

THE current coalition government is run by the Socialist Party and junior partner Unidas Podemos. Next year, according to the 2023 budget, the politicians...

Spain’s prime minister announces more measures aimed at combating energy crisis

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday announced more measures aimed at easing the burden of energy bills, a move that is due to...

Explainer: What will be the effects of Spain’s new Democratic Memory Law?

EARLIER this month, the Socialist Party-led central government approved a new piece of legislation: the Democratic Memory Law. The legislation passed with 128 votes...

Madrid Socialists propose opening schools 12 hours a day, 11 months a year, to help working parents

The Madrid branch of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has come up with a novel idea to help working parents should it get into...

Andalucia unveils new government with more women than men in ministerial posts

THE re-elected regional president of Andalucia has unveiled the make-up of the new majority government announcing that women will hold the majority of ministerial...

PP fails in bid to overturn wolf hunting ban in Spain

A BID to overturn Spain’s wolf hunting ban by Spain’s conservative opposition party has been rejected by parliament. The Popular Party (PP), supported by several...

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...

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...

Spanish court hands jail sentence to ex-treasurer Luis Barcenas for using slush fund to pay for refurb at Popular...

SPAIN’S National court has handed down a two-year prison term to the former treasurer of Spain’s conservative party for using illicit funds to pay...

Benidorm politician slams Spanish government for ‘scaring tourists away’ with two-week quarantine for international travellers

TOURISM spokesman for the Partido Popular Agustin Almodobar has accused the Spanish government of 'scaring away' tourists. It comes after a two-week quarantine was...

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...

Spanish city bans ‘flaming bull’ runs citing animal cruelty

Funding for bull runs and bullfighting schools have also been cut

Spain enroute to new election as parties rule out last-minute deal

The King is still set to meet with the parties next week

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