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Residents wearing protective face masks queue outside a mass coronavirus screening facility in Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

Spain’s regional governments have been told they should declare a state of emergency if necessary in the coming weeks as the country attempts to bring(...)

 Police officers asking  a man to wear a  face mask in Lleida, Catalonia. Regional authorities announced special movement restrictions  in the area of Segria in Lleida due to a coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: EPA/Ramon Gabriel

New outbreaks of coronavirus in Spain have raised concerns about the country’s ability to keep the virus under control during the summer season while (...)

Vox MP Macarena Olona walks past Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez during a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

It’s a horrific image. Dozens of coffins, each wrapped in the Spanish flag, filling Gran Vía, the main commercial street running through central Madri(...)

Quim Torra, Catalonia’s president, is to attend talks with Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

A highly anticipated series of negotiations is due to begin on Wednesday between the governments of Spain and Catalonia, aimed at resolving the countr(...)

The Catalan parliament has agreed to appeal against the decision to strip Catalan president Quim Torra of his seat. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo

The Spanish and Catalan leaders are due to meet on Thursday in a highly anticipated encounter that could open a new phase of engagement between Madrid(...)

Catalan president Quim Torra asks for the floor during a plenary session at the parliament of Catalonia on Monday, in Barcelona. Photograph:  Lluis Gene/AFP via Getty Images

Catalonia’s parliament has accepted a judicial ruling stripping the region’s president, Quim Torra, of his seat in a move that has divided the indepen(...)

Last month, the European Court of Justice  decided that Oriol  Junqueras should have received parliamentary immunity from the moment he won a seat in the EU chamber in last May’s election. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Spain’s supreme court has said that the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, should not be allowed to take up his seat as an MEP, de(...)

 Oriol Junqueras (right) leader of the Catalan Republican Left and the former vice-president of the region was one of nice Catalan leaders given jail sentences in October. Photograph: Ballesteros/EPA

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Spain should have allowed the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, to take up his(...)

A man burns a copy of the Spanish constitution during a protest in Barcelona. The future of Catalonia is back on the negotiating table after a year of electioneering in Spain. Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

At the back of a large garage in the Catalan town of Sabadell, the artist known as Werens unveils some of the works that are going to form part of his(...)

Catalan regional president Quim Torra at the courthouse in Barcelona, on Monday, ahead of his trial  over refusing to remove separatist symbols from public buildings during the parliamentary election campaign. Photograph:  Andreu Dalmau/AFP via Getty Images

Amnesty International has called on Spain’s judiciary to release two of the Catalan independence leaders given jail sentences last month, after deemin(...)

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