Spain's top news in 2014: a sneak preview
The Local · 30 Dec 2013, 17:13
Published: 30 Dec 2013 17:13 GMT+01:00
What will be the front page stories in Spain in 2014? And who, or what, will hog the limelight? Here The Local looks ahead at what the country can expect in the year to come.
In 2013, it was all about the 'economy stupid' in Spain, and 2014 looks set to be no different with Spaniards eager to see whether this is the year when Spain turns the corner.
But while unemployment and economic growth will continue — deservedly — to take centre stage, other key issues look set to shape the next 12 months.
Will Catalonia hold a referendum on self-rule in November as promised? How will Spaniards react if a tough new abortion law is passed? And will Spain will the world cup in Brazil?
Click here to read about these and other issues in The Local's list of key themes in 2014.
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The unemployed queuing up outside a Madrid job centre. Photo: AFP
Spain's unemployment fell below 20 percent for the first time in six years, official figures showed on Thursday.
Suggested outfits from the Bishopric of Cadiz and Ceuta. Photo: Shower of Roses
Spanish bishops are urging good Christian children to forgo zombie, ghost and devil outfits and instead dress up as "saints, virgins and apostles".
Rajoy will try and form a government this week. Photo: AFP
Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned on Wednesday of a tough road ahead as he prepares to take power again at the head of a minority government with little support.
The aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov was due to dock in Ceuta
Russia has withdrawn a request for its aircraft carrier group to be refuelled at the Spanish port of Ceuta, authorities confirmed.
Two bulls will be patrolling the scrap yard in eastern Spain. Archive photo: AFP
Guard dogs were not proving enough of a deterrent to thieves at a car breakers yard in eastern Spain so the owner has brought in a pair of fighting bulls.
Scientists are studying the rare find. Photo: IBIMA / University of Malaga
Scientists at the University of Malaga found the embryo of a shark with two heads and just one body.
Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is due to arrive in Ceuta. Photo: Mil Ru / Wikimedia
Spain is facing international pressure to refuse permission for a Russian warship flotilla to refuel in Ceuta en route to continuing airstrikes against the Syrian city of Aleppo.
Mohammed Jahangir Alam was arrested n Tenerife. Photo: Crimestoppers.
Mohammed Jahangir Alam, one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, who fled the country in 2008 after allegedly raping a woman, was found working in Tenerife.
Spain's king on Tuesday tasked Mariano Rajoy with forming a government, taking the acting conservative prime minister a step closer to power again after a 10-month political deadlock.
The men were arrested in the resort of Sant Antoni de Portmany. Photo: Jose A / Flickr
Two Moroccan imams at a mosque on the Spanish resort island of Ibiza were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of backing the Islamic State group and inciting jihad.