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Banco Santander: Spain’s mortgage tax varies from 0.5 to 1.5 per cent of the loan, depending on where it is collected. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

In a controversial decision, Spain’s supreme court has reversed a recent ruling, ensuring that homebuyers and not banks pay a mortgage tax. The court(...)

Spanish justice minister Dolores Delgado: relationship with a jailed former policeman is threatening to destabilise the Socialist government. Photograph:   Fernando Villar/EPA

The relationship between a Spanish minister and a jailed former policeman is threatening to destabilise the Socialist government as it grapples with a(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy: Although he now cuts an isolated and weak figure, the fragmented nature of Spanish politics could yet save him. Photograph: Reuters

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to face a parliamentary no-confidence vote in the coming weeks after a court found his Popular Party(...)

The “March for Women” in Vigo, Spain this week. Thousands attended the march ahead of International Women’s Week calling for gender equality. Photograph: Salvador Sas/EPA

In Spain’s fraught and fractured political arena there are few issues capable of uniting left and right – and feminism isn’t one of them. On Thursda(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy: under pressure. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

A series of revelations linking Spain’s governing Popular Party (PP) to alleged bribes and under-the-counter payments are putting prime minister Maria(...)

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont and Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy. File photograph: Sergio Barrenechea/AFP/Getty Image

When Carles Pérez put in a prank call to Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy in January 2016, he did not expect to get through so easily. The present(...)

The jerseys the Spanish national soccer team will be using at the 2018 Fifa  World Cup in Russia. Photograph: EPA

Few areas of Spanish life have been immune to the country’s ongoing territorial crisis and now even the national football team has been tainted. On M(...)

A man wearing a Spanish flag gives “free hugs” in central Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

Tensions between Barcelona and Madrid showed little sign of slackening ahead of a widely anticipated appearance in the northeastern region’s parliamen(...)

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