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Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (left)  with Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias. To be sworn in again as prime minister Mr Sanchez will need Podemos  support. Photograph: Getty

zThe failure of Spain’s main political parties to reach governing agreements has created a deadlock at a national level and in the Madrid region, rais(...)

Supporters of Catalan independence protest outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday  at the fact that three elected Catalan MEPs were not allowed to take their seats for its inaugural session. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Catalan nationalists have made a new call for Madrid to negotiate the holding of a referendum on independence for their region, amid frustrated attemp(...)

France’s president Emmanuel Macron and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel: at heart of surprise nomination of Ursula von der Leyen.  Photograph: Dominique Jacovides

The package of top jobs announced by EU leaders represents the continued domination of the institutions by pro-EU partiesand reinforces the Franco-Ger(...)

The basilica of the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) outside Madrid, where former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco is buried. Photograph:  Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

The Spanish government has become embroiled in a war of words with the Vatican over the handling of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco. Renzo (...)

Madrid’s Retiro Park in Madrid: The Socialist Party of Pedro Sánchez requires the support of other parties for Mr Sánchez to win an investiture vote.  Photograph: Juan Medina

Exactly two months after a general election, Spain has still not formed a new government and the possibility of a repeat vote is being mooted to break(...)

Barcelona’s new mayor Ada Colau (centre) walks next to Jaume Collboni, Ernest Maragall and Manuel Valls after her swearing-in ceremony, at Sant Jaume square on June 15th. Photgraph: Albert Gea/Reuters

As the dust settles on Spain’s recent electoral season, the country’s relationship with France has been in the spotlight. The day after last month’s E(...)

Portraits of Catalan separatists leaders:   the case is widely seen as the most important, and politically charged,  in Spain’s modern era. Photograph: Luis  Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-independence activists plan to assemble giant TV screens in town squares across Catalonia so that locals can follow events taking place sever(...)

Italian deputy prime minister and leader of far-right League party Matteo Salvini: League party took  34 per cent of the vote and swept past its coalition partner and rival, the Five Star movement. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo

The “squeezed middle” has become popular among political scientists and sociologists as a way of characterising the plight of the middle class in a ti(...)

Catalonia’s former vice-president and elected member of parliament Oriol Junqueras: in jail since autumn 2017. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty

Spain has issued a formal complaint to the United Nations about a human rights delegation that published a report calling for the immediate release of(...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a EPP leader meeting ahead of a special EU summit in Brussels, Belgium.  Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

The subtext to journalists from the EU leaders going into their summit dinner in Brussels on Tuesday night was clear. The gathering was part post mor(...)

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