Spain's prime minister accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail on Monday after a newspaper reported it planned to declare independence unless Madrid lets the region hold a referendum on secession.
The EU on Monday kept France and Spain on notice for excessive public spending, but absolved bailed-out Portugal after it stayed within the bloc's deficit limit for the first time since 2007.
Thousands of Real Madrid fans converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club's 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday.
Pedro Sanchez, re-elected Sunday as leader of Spain's Socialists just seven months after he was ousted, has vowed to step up opposition to the country's minority conservative government.
Spain's opposition Socialists re-elected Pedro Sanchez, a fierce critic of the ruling conservatives, as their leader Sunday, in a political revival likely to threaten the country's shaky minority government.