Dove-shaped balloons being released in Bilbao earlier this month at the end of the final meeting of  Basque peace association Gesto por la Paz after 28 years of existence, following Eta’s permanent ceasefire and cessation of armed activity in 2011. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

It is now more than 18 months since terrorist group Eta announced the “definitive end” of its armed campaign for an independent Basque state, in what (...)

Former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar who has burst into the political spotlight in recent days. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

He prides himself on his prowess as a long distance runner, but even some of José María Aznar’s long-time allies suspect he has overstretched h(...)

Gen Franco who triggered the three-year civil war by leading a military coup against the democratically elected Republican government. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s struggle to come to terms with the legacy of its civil war and the ensuing dictatorship has lifted it(...)

Spanish riot police attempt to prevent anti-eviction activists from approaching the house of Spanish parliament chairman Jesús Posada during a protest in Madrid. Photograph:Juan Medina/Reuters

Yesterday, the conservative premier of the Madrid region, Ignacio González, handed over the keys of a new flat to a man who ha(...)

Spanish newspaper El Pais published photographs of Galician premier Alberto Núñez Feijóo, taken in 1995 and 1996, with Marcial Dorado Baúlde, who is serving a 14-year jail sentence for drug trafficking. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Spanish politician is fending off calls for his resignation after it was revealed that he once had a close relationship with a notorio(...)

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