Albert Rivera

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A student draped in the Spanish national flag stands between Catalan pro-independence students during a student demonstration “1-O, No Oblivion, neither Pardon” on the first anniversary of the Catalan independence referendum, in Barcelona. Photograph: Quique Garcia

Pro-independence Catalans marked the first anniversary on Monday of the controversial referendum that unleashed Spain’s deepest political crisis of re(...)

Pro-independence flags on bridge over Catalonia’s AP7 motorway. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Anna, a 42 year old with tattooed arms and aviator sunglasses, is standing on a bridge looking down on the AP7 motorway between Tarragona and Barcelon(...)

Catalonian regional president Quim Torra  at the National Theatre of Catalonia in Barcelona, on Tuesday. “We will never renounce our right to self-determination,” Mr Torra said. Photograph:  Alejandro Garcia/EPS

Catalan president Quim Torra has said that the staging of a referendum on independence is the only solution to Spain’s territorial crisis and warned (...)

The Valley of the Fallen mausoleum near Madrid, where the remains of dictator Francisco Franco have lain in  since his death in 1975. Photograph: JJ Guillen/EPA

Spain took another step towards dealing with the legacy of the civil war on Friday when the government approved the exhumation of the remains of the d(...)

 Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, welcomes Catalan regional president, Quim Torra (right),  at La Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: EPA/Ballesteros

During a highly anticipated meeting with Catalonia’s pro-independence president, Quim Torra, on Monday, Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez promised (...)

Spain’s new leader  Pedro Sánchez (left) shakes hands with deposed prime minister Mariano Rajoy  after Mr Sánchez won no-confidence motion in the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Friday. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Getty Images

The seven-year tenure of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy came to an abrupt end on Friday as he lost a parliamentary confidence vote led by Social(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a motion of no confidence debate at parliament in Madrid on Thursday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Reuters

The political career of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy appeared to be over on Thursday as support for a no-confidence motion against him gathere(...)

 Spanish Socialist Party announced on May 25th   the presentation of a motion of no confidence against the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy. Photograph: EPA/Chema Moya

The Spanish Socialist Party is struggling to gather support for a no-confidence motion it has brought against prime minister Mariano Rajoy and which i(...)

Girls skate next to a graffiti reading in Basque “ETA, the people with you” in the Spanish Basque village of Hernani. The militant separatist group announced its dissolution earlier this month. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Within a week of the disbandment in early May of the separatist terrorist group Eta, the Basque Country’s parliament started debating proposals for a (...)

Speaker of the Catalan parliament, Roger Torrent, watches as new Catalan president Quim Torra takes the oath of office at the regional government’s headquarters in Barcelona on Thursday. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

Spanish unionist parties are at loggerheads over how to manage the Catalan territorial crisis after outspoken separatist Quim Torra took the oath of o(...)

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