Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy could find his position bolstered by regional elections in Galicia and the Basque country. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

As the possibility looms of a third Spanish general election in a year due to an unprecedented political stalemate, there is a feeling that a solution(...)

Former Spanish industry minister José Manuel Soria, whose proposed appointment to a  post at the World Bank has sparked outrage. Photograph: Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images

The proposed appointment of a disgraced Spanish former minister to a lucrative post at the World Bank has sparked outrage and threatens to hinder acti(...)

Volkswagen  admitted this week that 800,000 of its cars around the world have  faulty CO2 emissions.  Photograph:  Reuters

Volkswagen has promised to reimburse the Spanish government millions of euros invested in a subsidy for car buyers, following the news that the scanda(...)

Seat has admitted that more than 700,000 of its cars had been caught in the scandal. The Spanish government is demanding the VW Group refund a green tax.

Spain has joined the list of countries demanding Volkswagen pay back subsidies it received on its “green” clean diesel models. While the US$51 million(...)

A training exercise of a simulated helicopter crash in the National Maritime College of Ireland. The college in Ringaskiddy and SEFtec in Carrigaline have worked together to design, manufacture, develop and operate the Grupo Stier training centre in Las Palmas. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Offshore survival training at one of southern Europe’s rapidly developing oil and gas hubs is to be provided by the National Maritime College of Irel(...)

Bill Gates: José Manuel Soria, Spain’s industry minister, told Spanish radio yesterday that the Gates’ investment demonstrated that the country’s economy now generated “greater confidence and credibility”

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has made a big bet on the recovery of Spain’s construction sector by becoming the second-largest shareholder in FCC, (...)

 Telefonica says it has not received any verbal or written approach from AT&T. Photograph: Reuters

Shares in Telefónica, the euro zone’s largest telecoms group by market value, rose yesterday morning after the company was forced to deny reports in (...)