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(...)

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta enters the national anti-corruption prosecutors office  in Bucharest, Romania.  Photograph: Vadim Ghirda/AP

Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta has been charged with forgery and serving as an accessory to tax evasion and money-laundering, further tarnishing(...)

 Andrej Babis: Greece has ‘gone bankrupt four times in the last 200 years and should do so a fifth time’. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images 1:53

As the escalating Greek crisis continues, one issue that is likely to emerge as a key sticking point in the forthcoming negotiations is the question o(...)

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias embraces Panayota Maniou, a member of the Syriza delegation to the European Parliament, during a demonstration in Madrid in support of Greece. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

José Ignacio Ripoll (54), an architect, has been following the Greek crisis from Madrid over the past few months and he doesn’t like what he sees. “I(...)

Spain’s economy   minister Luis de Guindos says Spain’s economy  is in good shape. Photgraph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spain is one of the countries where the Greek crisis is being most keenly followed, due to its own economic characteristics which in the past have mad(...)

Dublin heavyweight CRH ended the day down 0.44 per cent at €25.62

European shares fell yesterday, with the Spanish and Greek stock markets hit by concerns about Greece’s debt problems and a poor local election resul(...)

Supporters of Podemos in Madrid celebrate after the regional and municipal elections in which the big loser was Spain’s ruling Popular Party. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

“The big cities are the engine of political change,” Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias told rapturous supporters after Sunday’s regional and municip(...)

People celebrate the results of leftist parties at the townhall square after the Spanish regional and local elections in Valencia, Spain

European stock markets edged lower early on Monday, tracking losses in the US market after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the cent(...)

People celebrate the results of leftist parties at the townhall square after the Spanish regional and local elections in Valencia, Spain early on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Heino Kalis

Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on Sunday after voters punished prime minister Mariano Rajoy for (...)

Pablo Casado, the ruling People’s Party’s campaign chief, talks to reporters after the regional and municipal elections in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) suffered significant losses in regional elections on Sunday, with Spaniards punishing prime minister Mariano Rajoy (...)