EU acts to defend voting rights of expats in Spain

EU acts to defend voting rights of expats in Spain

British and Irish expats in Spain who are fighting to hold on to the right to vote in their home countries were finally handed a boost by the European Commission on Wednesday. But will it change anything?

Spain’s ‘black’ economy worth 25 percent of GDP

Spain’s ‘black’ economy worth 25 percent of GDP

Spain's underground or 'black' economy ballooned to almost 25 percent of the country's gross domestic product in 2012 as a result of the crisis, a new report shows.

European strike to hit Spanish air travel

European strike to hit Spanish air travel

Spanish air traffic controllers have warned passengers travelling to and from Spain that their flights may be affected by a pan-European strike they have chosen not to take part in.

One third of Spanish kids at risk of poverty

One third of Spanish kids at risk of poverty

More than a third of children in Spain live at risk of poverty, the aid charity Save the Children said on Wednesday, blaming austerity measures for worsening the situation.

Ten things Google wants to tell you about Spain

Ten things Google wants to tell you about Spain

Google's search engines have a habit of trying to finish your sentences, but what do their predictive algorithms have to say about Spain and the Spanish? We've chosen some of our favourites.

‘Saint Teresa is helping Spain in crisis’: Minister

‘Saint Teresa is helping Spain in crisis’: Minister

Events in the Spanish Parliament took a turn for the surreal on Tuesday when one political party presented a letter to the Prime Minister asking about the role of various Christian saints in the country's economic crisis.

Spain’s super-architect slips up again

Spain’s super-architect slips up again

Residents in the Spanish city of Murcia are continuously slipping over on the glass floor of a bridge designed by controversial architect Santiago Calatrava. The problem has not ceased even since Murcia town hall put a €60,000 ($82,000) carpet down to prevent any more injuries.

Spanish pilot blamed for deadly Cork crash

Spanish pilot blamed for deadly Cork crash

A plane crash in Ireland involving a Spanish airline in which six people died was caused by pilot error and a lack of oversight by Spain's aviation regular, Irish authorities said on Tuesday.

Jesé strike sends Real Madrid into Cup semis

Jesé strike sends Real Madrid into Cup semis

Real Madrid eased into the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 1-0 win over Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabéu on Tuesday to progress 2-0 on aggregate.