Mariano Rajoy

 
Catalans’ freedom quandary
Catalans’ freedom quandary
At Plaça Sant Jaume, near Barcelona’s Gothic cathedral and the town hall, sits an old Catalan man covered in red paint and wearing a red beret....
Spain takes step towards suspending Catalonia autonomy
Spain takes step towards suspending Catalonia autonomy
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday took the first step towards activating article 155 of the constitution, that would allow him to...
'Yes' wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos
'Yes' wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos
Catalonia's regional leader opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain after voters defied a violent police crackdown and...
An independent Catalonia will leave Barça in a catch-22
An independent Catalonia will leave Barça in a catch-22
Recent events in Spain have set the nation’s people on a possibly brutal collision course. Although this battle is being fought on the statesman’s field, it harks back to perhaps the most politically driven rivalry in sporting history....
More pain in Spain as jobless increase
More pain in Spain as jobless increase
With the economically vital tourist season coming to a close and the country sliding further into double-dip recession, Spain's dole queues are...
Merkel blindsided at euro summit
Merkel blindsided at euro summit
Angela Merkel was portrayed across Europe as the big loser of a euro zone showdown in Brussels after the German chancellor was forced to accept the...
Profligate regions turn to Madrid
Profligate regions turn to Madrid
The Spanish government is expecting to take direct financial control of at least one of the country's ailing regional governments by May, according...
European Union cracks down on rebellion
European Union cracks down on rebellion
Spain is on a collision course with the European Commission after Brussels fired a warning shot at the austerity-racked country for ­planning to...
Spain pushes farmers to grow more
Spain pushes farmers to grow more
The low-lying flatlands around Valencia are still given over to growing paella rice. More than 100 years ago Britain was importing the staple from...
Hundreds of thousands march against Spain's reforms
Hundreds of thousands march against Spain's reforms
Hundreds of thousands of people protested across Spain on Sunday against reforms to the labour market they fear will destroy workers' rights and...
Jobs shock puts pressure on EU
Jobs shock puts pressure on EU
Pressure on European Union leaders to relax their insistence on strict austerity measures intensified this week after Spain revealed its economy...
Spanish right celebrates landslide election win
Spanish right celebrates landslide election win
Spain's right stormed to its biggest election win ever on Sunday, unleashing dancing in the street by voters desperate for an end to soaring...

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