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The Madrid People’s Party’s maverick leader, Isabel Ayuso, successfully presented this regional election as a national plebiscite on his struggling government. Photograph: Javier Soriano/ AFP via Getty Images

The seismic results of Tuesday’s elections to the Madrid region’s powerful autonomous parliament have shaken national politics, and sent ripples abroa(...)

Isabel Díaz  Ayuso: hands-off approach to the pandemic, along with her confrontational, arguably populist, style has helped make her an icon for those who oppose the leftist central government of Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/Europa Press via Getty

The sign hangs in the window of the Barca del Patio bar in the La Latina district of Madrid, advertising one of the dishes available inside: “Papas a (...)

The EU’s medicines regulator said this week that blood clots should be listed as a rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Photograph: Barbara Gindl /APA/AFP via Getty Images

Spain and Italy have moved to limit the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged above 60, in shifts that will complicate the countries’ e(...)

Migrants in the port of Arguineguín being cared for on the Spanish Canary island of Gran Canaria, November 2020. Photograph: Desiree Martin/AFP via Getty

The death of a two-year-old Malian girl who had been fighting for her life since reaching the Canary islands by boat last week has underlined the dang(...)

 Madrid’s regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso: Has  called a snap election for May 4th, claiming to be acting in a bid to pre-empt a Murcia-style no-confidence motion against her. Photograph:  EPA/ZIPI

A falling-out between two local government coalition partners in southern Spain has triggered several days of bitter intrigue which could end up resha(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont argues that the immunity waiver is driven by political persecution. File photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty

The European Parliament is expected to withdraw the immunity of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and two fellow MEPs next week, allowing pro(...)

Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) candidate Salvador Illa (right) and PSC leader Miquel Iceta celebrate their results in the regional elections in Catalonia on Sunday. Photograph: Cristina Diestro/ Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) / AFP via Getty Images

Last Sunday’s elections to Catalonia’s powerful parliament offer comfort both to Spain’s centre-left coalition government, and also to the Catalan ind(...)

The Socialists’ candidate is Salvador Illa, who stepped down as Spanish health minister to run in this campaign. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Catalans vote on Sunday in a tightly-fought election that is likely to set the tone of the relationship between Catalonia and Madrid for the coming ye(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan have both said foreign travel might be off the cards for most of 2021. Photograph: Getty Images

Right now, with Level 5 lockdown restrictions limiting people to travelling 5km from their front doors, the prospects of a holiday anywhere seem remot(...)

The  Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos), the mausoleum outside Madrid that held the remains of  Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. In 2019, the body  was moved to a private cemetery. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

On January 19th, in the southern town of Aguilar de la Frontera, a workman with an electric saw cut into the base of a tall stone cross outside a conv(...)

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