‘Spaniards are more critical of Europe now’

‘Spaniards are more critical of Europe now’

As protesters take to the streets in the Ukraine, The Local talks to Spanish foreign policy analyst Alicia Sorroza about the implications for Europe as a whole and Spain in particular.

Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or: Real boss

Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or: Real boss

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Friday it would be unfair if star striker Cristiano Ronaldo failed to win the Ballon d'Or for World Footballer of the Year in 2013.

Spanish bank debt to ECB hits new low

Spanish bank debt to ECB hits new low

Debt owed by Spanish banks to the European Central Bank fell again in November to its lowest level since February 2012, Bank of Spain data showed on Friday.

Countdown: Spain set for low-cost space trips

Countdown: Spain set for low-cost space trips

'Budget' flights into space are set to take off from Spain's Canary Islands within a matter of years.

Brits and Americans opt for Spanish jails

Brits and Americans opt for Spanish jails

British and American prisoners doing time in Spain's jails often have the right to serve out their sentences in their home countries. So why are they choosing to stay in Spain?

Police keep 24-hr watch over empty Xmas gifts

Police keep 24-hr watch over empty Xmas gifts

Police in the Spanish city of Vigo have been ordered to maintain an around-the-clock watch over a collection of empty Christmas presents, a task officers say is "humiliating".

€30-billion Eurovegas casino project scrapped

€30-billion Eurovegas casino project scrapped

Spain's plans for a gambling-fuelled exit from its economic crisis have been thwarted after the US group behind the Eurovegas mega-casino project in Madrid decided to pull out on Friday.

Spain’s gyspy adults head back to school

Spain’s gyspy adults head back to school

Sitting at small green desks, Spanish Roma adults, or gitanos, listen attentively to a teacher as they attend class at their children's school in Spain, in a project that aims to cut the minority's high dropout rate.

Google honours eccentric Catalan artist

Google honours eccentric Catalan artist

The world's biggest search engine has paid tribute to contemporary art genius Antoni Tàpies by using one of his paintings on its homepage on the 90th anniversary of his birth.

First Spain–Ireland ferry to boost tourism

First Spain–Ireland ferry to boost tourism

Irish tourists will soon be able to travel to Spain by ferry thanks to a new route between the two countries, the first of its kind, due to be launched in January 2014.

‘Catalonia won’t hold independence poll’: PM

‘Catalonia won’t hold independence poll’: PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed on Thursday to block an attempt by Catalan leaders to hold an independence referendum on November 9th, 2014.

Obama invites Spanish PM to White House

Obama invites Spanish PM to White House

President Barack Obama will welcome Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the White House on January 13, in the wake of US spying allegations that have rattled Washington's relations with Madrid.