‘This is a great time for entrepreneurs in Spain’

‘This is a great time for entrepreneurs in Spain’

He has been involved in 25 web start-ups in Spain and recently set up Bewa7er, an innovative stock market for cash-starved non-listed companies. Meet Madrid-based Belgian entrepreneur extraordinaire François Derbaix.

Black cat Spain’s first pitch invader of season

Black cat Spain’s first pitch invader of season

FC Barcelona started their La Liga campaign on Sunday with a 3-0 home win over Elche but the surprise appearance of a black cat pitch invader spelled bad luck for superstitious fans at a time of turmoil at the club.

Police find 150m tunnel in botched bank heist

Police find 150m tunnel in botched bank heist

Spanish thieves posing as builders were stopped from carrying out an Ocean's Eleven-style bank robbery after their sophisticated 150-metre (500 feet) tunnel was discovered by a security guard at the last minute.

Merkel backs Spanish MP for top EU finance job

Merkel backs Spanish MP for top EU finance job

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her powerful backing Monday to Spain's economy minister, Luis de Guindos, in his bid to lead the Eurogroup forum of eurozone finance ministers.

Up to 95 Spaniards are Syria Isis fighters

Up to 95 Spaniards are Syria Isis fighters

Spanish Police believe "between 30 and 40 people with Spanish passports", as well as many more Moroccan residents in Spain, have flown to Syria to fight as Islamic State rebels. Other authorities point to an even higher figure.

Merkel praises Spain on strong growth

Merkel praises Spain on strong growth

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the Spanish government for carrying out tough reforms and laying the groundwork for future growth in a press conference on Monday in Santiago de Compostela.

Police mistake Morocco’s king for people smuggler

Police mistake Morocco’s king for people smuggler

Spanish authorities have apologized to King Mohammed VI of Morocco after Civil Guards apprehended him while travelling by boat with his entourage in waters commonly used by human traffickers and drug smugglers.

Spain ‘would block Scotland from joining EU’

Spain ‘would block Scotland from joining EU’

UPDATED: Spain would veto Scotland's entry into the European Union if the country voted for independence in an upcoming referendum, an Irish politician and former top EU official said on Sunday.

Protests clash with police in Merkel’s Spain visit

Protests clash with police in Merkel’s Spain visit

UPDATED Police and anti-austerity protesters clashed in Santiago de Compostela on Monday during a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the city.