A boy walks past graffiti supporting Eta in Mondragón, Basque Country, Spain,  photographed in September  2010. File photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

If you know a better view at dinner time in the French Basque Country than the panorama from the terrace of the Hotel Barberaenea, in the tiny village(...)

The Catalan separatist flag lies on the ground as protesters shout slogans during demonstrations after the detention of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Photograph: Angel Garcia/ Bloomberg

Nobody could have anticipated the manner in which Spain’s justice system would finally catch up with Carles Puigdemont: after five months of self-impo(...)

Assempling a giant Estelada flag – Catalan’s separatist flag –  during a pro-independence rally in Sant Cugat del Valles, near Barcelona. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

El País newspaper has labelled it “the biggest taboo in the constitution” and the Basque Nationalist Party has called for it to be eliminated altogeth(...)

Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez speaking in Madrid on June 18th: “In recent times we forgot who we were.” Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Pedro Sánchez has tightened his control of a divided Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) at its two-day national congress, while announcing his intention t(...)

Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, Pedro Sánchez, speaking after his resignation. Photograph: Fernando Villar/EPA

A caretaker executive has taken control of the Spanish Socialist Party, as it struggles to unite following a split which has led to the resignation of(...)

Split down the middle . . . a poster showing Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez photographed in Madrid. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Long-time socialist voter Francisco Gómez chained himself to the railings outside his party’s local headquarters in the city of Mérida, in western Spa(...)

Basque Nationalist Party  parliamentary spokesman Aitor Esteban and Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy  talk during a meeting at La Moncloa Palace in Madrid on Wednesday. Photograph: Ballesteros/EPA

Nearly two weeks after repeated elections which it was hoped would end six months of political stalemate, Spain looks no closer to having a new govern(...)

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (right) and fellow party deputy Inigo Errejon: Iglesias has sought to dampen dissent in a message to party members. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Podemos, the anti-austerity force which was the sensation of Spain’s recent general election, has been rocked in recent days by a swathe of resignatio(...)

Under normal circumstances, six weeks after general elections, Spain would have a new government in place today. But the country’s de facto two-party (...)

At a rally in Madrid, Albert Rivera compared himself to Barack Obama, saying: “A lot of people told him he couldn’t govern the US, but in 2008 hope defeated fear.” Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

In a recent opinion piece in El País newspaper in which he presented his vision for the country, Ciudadanos (“Citizens”) leader Albert Rivera expresse(...)

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