In a televised address after Portugal’s constitutional court deemed recent deficit-cutting measures illegal, prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said he had no choice but to pursue alternative austerity policies, and vowed to cut spending in other areas. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Berlin and the European Commission have urged Portugal to stay on the path of austerity, after the country’s top court clashed with the governm(...)

Members of Spain’s royal family, including Queen Sofia, Princess Letizia and Prince Felipe, attending Easter Mass at the cathedral in Palma de Mallorca last Sunday. Photograph: Enrique Calvo

As he addressed a group of newly graduated judges yesterday, Prince Felipe called on them to carry out their duties with “prudence and strength”, a(...)

A Navarro bakery in Quart de Poblet, Spain. Photograph : Guy Hedgecoe

María Ángeles Andújar has plenty to worry about. Her 57-year-old husband has been unemployed for th(...)