People march  in Barcelona for Catalan independence on  Catalan  National Day. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Catalans staged a massive choreographed demonstration in central Barcelona yesterday, to mark both their annual national day and the beginning of an (...)

The Catalan flag on the facade of the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona during a ceremony to mark national day. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

September 11th is a date Roger Molinas has come to dread. It is when Catalans mark their national day, the Diada, and traditionally it has been an ann(...)

While the conservative government highlighted that Spain’s unemployment had dropped by 360,000 over the last 12 months, many observers have cast in doubt prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s assertion that the macroeconomic recovery is reaching ordinary Spaniards.  Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

“Pensioner offers €5,000 to the company that will employ his out-of-work son, who is qualified, responsible, hard-working, and has a good professional(...)

Regional premier Artur Mas intends to begin a unilateral secession from Spain if pro-independence parties gain more than half the seats in the Catalan election. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis/AFP/Getty Images

With less than a month until Catalonia votes in an election which nationalists hope will see their region start the process of breaking away from Spai(...)

Rodrigo Rato  leaving  his office in April after being charged with fraud. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In Spain, new political forces have been challenging the scandal-plagued traditional parties and promising to fight corruption. But another new arriv(...)

Activists lie half-naked covered in fake blood during a protest against bullfighting in Vitoria, northern Spain. Photograph: David Aguilar/EPA

A man stands face-to-face with a bull in a town square. Exhausted, the animal appears oblivious to the rifle in the man’s hands, pointing at its head.(...)

Spain’s King Felipe with Catalan governor Artur Mas after his arrival for their meeting at the Zarzuela palace in Madrid last month. Photograph: Andrea Comas/ Reuters

It was an awkward photo opportunity: King Felipe VI posing next to the regional premier of Catalonia, Artur Mas, ahead of their hour-long meeting at t(...)

Paco Arcadio: “We didn’t go there for money, we went there for a higher reason – because of our ideology, we went because of our principles.”

When Paco Arcadio, a 21-year- old history student, arrived back in his hometown of Madrid in July after six months travelling, he had more than the us(...)

The male-dominated domain of bullfighting has frequently faced charges of sexism, but as the northern Spanish city of Santander celebrates its annual (...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy greets people at the non-profit Tomillo foundation in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spain created more than 400,000 jobs in the second quarter, bringing the unemployment rate down to its lowest level since 2011. However, the oppositio(...)