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Pupils and teachers  at Vedruna Angels School in the Raval neighbourhood of Barcelona return to school in September 2020 after a coronavirus lockdown. Photograph: Lorena Ros/Getty Images

A dispute over the use of the Spanish language in schools has put the government of Catalonia at loggerheads with the judiciary and drawn calls for di(...)

 Pablo Casado: the Popular Party leader has been criticised after attending a Mass in Granada dedicated to the late dictator Francisco Franco. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

The leader of Spain’s main opposition party, Pablo Casado, is facing accusations of either being an extremist or of making a monumental blunder after (...)

On Thursday the Spanish congress voted on whether to appoint four new members of the constitutional court. Photograph: iStock

A contentious vote in Spain’s congress approving an appointment to a top court has paved the way for an end to a long-standing political impasse, whil(...)

Pope Francis: ‘I do not know if Spain is fully reconciled with its own history.’ File photograph: EPA

Pope Francis has urged Spanish leaders to put their ideologies to one side and embrace dialogue in order to resolve their country’s long-standing disp(...)

Santiago Abascal: the Vox leader described Ceuta’s Muslims as “pro-Moroccan” and “fifth columnists” and as a result was subsequently declared persona non grata by the city’s assembly. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

The uneasy relationship between Spain’s main parties of the right has come under scrutiny after the leader of the far-right was the target of a censur(...)

Jailed Catalan separatists leaders (from left) Jordi Sànchez, Oriol Junqueras, Jordi Turull, Joaquim Forn, Jordi Cuixart, Josep Rull and Raul Romeva  in Lledoners jail in Sant Joan de Vilatorrada, in 2018. Photograph: Omnium Cultural/AFP/ Getty Images

The Spanish government has issued pardons for nine Catalan politicians and grass roots leaders convicted of sedition, while calling for an end to year(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez speaking in Barcelona on Monday: ‘Time alone does not cure wounds, courage and willingness to take on our pain are also needed. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez has said he will issue pardons on Tuesday for nine jailed Catalan leaders, in a controversial effort to calm tens(...)

Uncomfortable position: Spain’s King Felipe. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Spain’s King Felipe has been dragged into a controversy surrounding government plans to pardon jailed Catalan independence leaders. The administratio(...)

Pere Aragonès, candidate for pro-independence Catalan Republican Left (ERC), with party leader  Oriol Junqueras after Sunday’s vote. Photograph: Alberto Estévez/EPA

Strong performances by moderates in both the unionist and independence camps in Catalonia’s election on Sunday are likely to pave the way for increase(...)

A nurse administering  the Moderna  vaccine to a medical worker at the Sant Joan de deu hospital in Barcelona, Spain.  Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Local politicians in Spain are among those under fire for allegedly exploiting their position to jump the queue and get vaccinated against Covid-19. (...)

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