Ireland is not the only EU country to have experienced dramatic changes to its political landscape last weekend. Sunday’s municipal and autonomous com(...)

Podemos retreats in Spain

A new kind of politics for Spain was heralded four years ago today by the 15th of May movement, when masses of citizens initiated a summer of disconte(...)

Neither the old guard nor the new wave of Spanish politics has cause for complacency after last Sunday’s elections to the autonomous government of And(...)

Warring parties in Spain

The annual State of the Nation debate in Spain, which concluded yesterday, is usually a robust affair. And the claims made, especially by the prime mi(...)

Six years after the banking crisis plunged the European Union into uncharted waters, a new political tide has begun to change the direction of the uni(...)

The human suffering inflicted by the Madrid bombings, 10 years ago this week, is almost without parallel in the history of terrorist attacks in(...)

Ram Manikkalingam (centre), head of the International Verification Commission, shows documents listing arms and explosives belonging to armed Basque separatists ETA, alongside commission members Chris Maccabe (left) and Fleur Ravensbergen, in Bilbao. Photograph: Reuters/Vincent West

You could be forgiven for thinking that the bloody conflict between the Basque terrorist group Eta and the Spanish state was well and truly ove(...)

Employees of public broadcaster Radio Television Valenciana protest on November 6th after the regional government announced the closure of its TV and radio stations. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

It sounds like a dream for any TV journalist: working for a network whose ratings have soared and having absolutely zero interference from corporation(...)

Children hoist the Spanish flag  during a flag-honouring ceremony on the eve of the Spain’s National Day. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain celebrates its national day today, marking Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492, an historic event that would see the country’s influence(...)

Protesters march during a rally in support of striking teachers in Palma, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The teachers have been on an indefinite strike in protest at a law promoted by the local government to implement trilingualism (Catalan, Spanish and English) in schools. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

Efforts by the Balearic regional government to dilute the use of the Catalan language on the islands have led to a judicial battle, massive protests a(...)