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(...)

Spanish matador Morante de la Puebla touches the horn of a bull during a bullfight at The Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville.  Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

A well-known matador’s treatment of the bull he was facing has drawn the ire of Spanish animal rights campaigners and once again thrown bullfighting i(...)

View of Ceuta from the city’s centre. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

In Ceuta’s bustling commercial centre, large panels on the pavement advertise the fact that the local Burger King’s meals contain halal meat. This mee(...)

Spain’s far-right Vox party regional candidate Francisco Serrano delivers a speech next to leader Santiago Abascal as they celebrate results after the Andalusian regional elections in Seville. Photograph: Marcelo Del Pozo/File Photo/Reuters

The involvement of Spanish far-right party Vox in a new governing agreement for Andalucía has ended four decades of Socialist rule in the southern reg(...)

Santiago Abascal, leader of Spain’s far-right party Vox. Vox has vowed to fight against what Mr Abascal calls “the dictatorship of the politically correct”, including a growing campaign for women’s rights. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

The far-right Vox party is threatening to scupper the formation of a new regional government in southern Spain if its demands, which include counterin(...)

The far-right Vox party leader Santiago Abascal: said it would “never be an obstacle” to a new government. Photograph: Luca Piergiovanni/EPA

Mainstream Spanish parties are under mounting pressure not to court the support of a far-right party as they attempt to form a new government in the s(...)

People hold Spanish flags during a demonstration called by the far-right party Vox against Catalan separatists on December 1st in Madrid. The Catalonia issue was a significant factor in Vox’s success in Andalusian elections.  Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign video ahead of Sunday’s Andalusian election, the leader of the far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, sat astride a horse as it cantered(...)