Protesters march during a rally in support of striking teachers in Palma, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The teachers have been on an indefinite strike in protest at a law promoted by the local government to implement trilingualism (Catalan, Spanish and English) in schools. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

Efforts by the Balearic regional government to dilute the use of the Catalan language on the islands have led to a judicial battle, massive protests a(...)

Empty terminal building at Ciudad Real. Photograph: Mary Boland

In the land of Don Quijote, where windmills whir among olive trees on dusty scrubland, stands a giant white elephant that would have made the chivalro(...)

The building at Plaça del Pedró in Barcelona that has been taken over by squatters. The original lock on the building’s front door has been ripped out and replaced, and each studio-apartment door bears the marks of a cutter where the lock has been changed.  Photograph: Mary Boland

In Barcelona’s medieval Raval neighbourhood, renowned for much of the 20th century as the hub of the city’s drug, prostitution and crime underworld, a(...)

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The latest spat between the UK and Spain over Gibraltar is one of those political hardy annuals that springs up in the fertile ground of the summer do(...)

An aerial view of Gibraltar. Photograph: Matt Morton/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron is “seriously concerned” by reports that Spain may introduce fees at the border with Gibraltar and close its airs(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

A corruption scandal that has been plaguing Spain’s governing Partido Popular (PP) for months has intensified, with new revelations prompting calls fo(...)

A rise in the use of the internet to book travel, and a dramatic decline in consumer spending on leisure and business, left Shandon Travel managing di(...)

Geoff Hill outside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Leaving Barcelona, how poignant it was to say farewell to young Peter Murtagh, the retiring Clancy correspondent of this very newspaper, since (...)

Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said his government would have to introduce “important cuts” in expenditure on social security, health and education. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Portugal’s prime minister has promised further cuts in government spending after the country’s constitutional court rejected austerity measures(...)

Anti-eviction protesters attend a demonstration in central Madrid. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

In November 2012 in Spain, public anger at the number of repossession orders issued against homeowners in arrears resulted in an agreement bein(...)

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