Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos, has become a close ally of Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Of all the photo-ops in Greece during the country’s recent general election campaign, it may have been the one that sent the most shivers down the spi(...)

A government-run employment office in Madrid. Over the last 12 months, 434,000 jobs were generated, bringing the overall unemployment rate in Spain down to 23.7 per cent. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spain created more than 400,000 jobs in 2014, in a clear sign that the country is finally starting to emerge from its labour market crisis.Over the la(...)

Catalan premier Artur Mas, of the nationalist Convergence and Union  coalition, has brought forward the next election of the region’s parliament to September 27th. Photograph: David Ramos/Bloomberg

Separatists in Catalonia have welcomed the decision by the region’s leader to stage early elections in September, which they believe will be a majo(...)

 A Muslim protester holds a placard  during a demonstration  in Madrid against the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On Monday, Spain unveiled the latest version of the country’s electronic ID card, known as the “DNI 3.0”. At a ceremony in the Catalan town of Lleida,(...)

What makes a Spanish omlette? Unlike many other countries, Spain does not have a standardised test for those seeking to be naturalised. Photograph: Jose R Aguirre/Cover/Getty Images

What does it mean to be Spanish? It’s a question that tens of thousands of immigrants ask themselves each year, as they prepare to prove that they (...)

Portugal’s economy minister António Pires de Lima. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Just over a year after Portugal Telecom announced a planned merger with Brazil’s Oi, which aimed to create a leading global brand, both firms have bec(...)

The people have been arrested in Lanzarote in connection with an investigation into a smuggling and money laundering ring. Photograph: Getty

Spanish police have arrested two former IRA members who they believe were leading a smuggling and money laundering ring.The pair were arrested in Lanz(...)

Farmer Jacinto Serranos with a calf that has been killed by a wolf.  “I can’t sleep at night, I’m always on tenterhooks, wondering if the wolves are going to attack.”

“The calf was three days old and the wolves attacked it by taking bites out of its ribs and then they left it to die on its own,” says Jacinto Serrano(...)

Mariano Rajoy: so-called transparency portal is the flagship project of  the prime minister’s new transparency law. Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The Spanish government has unveiled an online database detailing wages and CVs of senior public figures, as well as contracts and subsidies approved b(...)

A portrait of Federico García Lorca hangs from a wall in a restaurant near the site where archeologists are searching for a mass grave of victims of the Spanish Civil War in Alfacar, near Granada. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

A group of researchers believe they are on the verge of finding the resting place of Spain’s most celebrated modern poet, Federico García Lorca, nearl(...)