Why the EU elections actually matter to Spain

Why the EU elections actually matter to Spain

Spaniards are predicted to abstain from voting in record numbers in this Sunday's EU elections despite compelling reasons to cast their ballet. Here The Local speaks to Euro candidate Lucas Calvo about why every vote still counts.

Ex-head of German Nazi party opens bar in Spain

Ex-head of German Nazi party opens bar in Spain

The controversial former leader of Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has made a new life for himself by opening a pub on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca with his wife, a local paper reported on Wednesday.

Half-naked ‘secret agent’ hijacks ambulance

Half-naked ‘secret agent’ hijacks ambulance

A shirtless and barefoot 43-year-old man stole an ambulance carrying four passengers on Monday in the small Spanish town of Vélez-Malaga by pretending to be a secret agent.

Football fan excused from election duties

Football fan excused from election duties

A 43-year old Atlético Madrid supporter has kicked politics into touch by successfully using the European Declaration of Human Rights to dodge electoral duty and attend the Champions League final instead.

Spain’s royals unveil ‘polite’ Twitter account

Spain’s royals unveil ‘polite’ Twitter account

Spain's royal family launched their new Twitter account on Tuesday and are already asking users to be "correct" and "well-mannered" when leaving comments.

Spanish mayors fight over Columbus story

Spanish mayors fight over Columbus story

A heated debate over history broke out on Tuesday as the mayors of Spanish cities Huelva and Seville bickered over the real location of Christopher Columbus's departure point on his journey to discover the Americas.

VIDEO: Bulls wreak havoc in horror bullfight

VIDEO: Bulls wreak havoc in horror bullfight

A major bullfight in Madrid was forced to end early for the first time in 35 years on Tuesday night after all three 'matadors' were gored and seriously injured by the bulls.

Euro candidate ‘sorry’ over sexist remarks

Euro candidate ‘sorry’ over sexist remarks

It has taken several days but the top European elections candidate for Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) on Tuesday finally apologized for 'sexist remarks' he made about his socialist counterpart.

Tax axe finally falls on fraudulent royal

Tax axe finally falls on fraudulent royal

Tax officials have handed magistrates a report proving that the king of Spain's son-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, dodged €240,000 ($329,000) in taxes in 2007 and 2008, a document which could be key in finally putting an end to the long-running corruption scandal involving his business affairs.

Spain falls in popularity for immigrants

Spain falls in popularity for immigrants

The number of permanent immigrants entering Spain plummeted by over 20 percent in 2012, figures published by the OECD on Tuesday reveal.