Members of the Spainish Association of Victims of Terrorism gather to commemorate victims of terrorism and to protest against the court decision to annul the Parot Doctrine in the Basque region last month. Photograph: Juan Herrero/EPA

One freezing cold morning 40 years ago last month, a Dodge Dart car was driving through Madrid’s Salamanca neighbourhood when a bomb attached to it(...)

Spain’s Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz Gallardon (right) and Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz before a joint news conference in Madrid on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

A European court ruling against a Spanish legal mechanism that has delayed the release from prison of an Eta killer has raised the possibility of doze(...)