Several former officials from Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) and businessmen close to the grouping were sentenced from three to 13 years in jail, in what is only part of a wider corruption scandal.
The EU needs to get its act together, writes Sara Berg, a Swede in Catalonia.
The World Anti-Doping Agency expressed "alarm" on Friday after it emerged no binding drug testing has taken place in football by Spanish anti-doping authorities for nearly a year.
A new kind of pizza has been launched in Spain and it has divided the nation.
Vegetable lovers across Europe have been making hard choices this winter after storms battered fields in southeast Spain, the continent's main fruit and vegetable patch.