SPAIN - CATALONIA
Catalonia calls early polls in fresh independence challengeCatalonia on Monday called early regional elections for September 27, polls that will serve as a proxy vote on independence from Spain and likely raise tensions with the central…
Spain raises minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16Spain has raised the minimum age for marriage from 14 to 16 to boost protection of minors and bring the country in line with its European neighbours.
Barcelona cracks down on AirBnB with new rulesBarcelona has become the latest European city to impose stricter rules on short-term rentals through websites like AirBnB. The new regulations require landlords to register, and…
Andalusian 'Twitterville' says farewell to bureaucracyA small town in Spain has started an experiment that could change the way we communicate with local authorities. In Jun, when residents turn to Twitter to complain or give…
SPAIN - GEECE
After Greece vote, what now for Spain’s Podemos?The eyes of Europe have been on Greece following the country’s decision to reject a proposed bailout and the austerity measures that went with it in Sunday’s referendum. But one…
FRANCE24 reporter on what Spanish citizens think of the 'Greferendum'FRANCE24 reporter on what Spanish citizens think of the 'Greferendum'
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Anger as Greek banks shut ahead of referendumLive from the newsroom, France 24's Oliver Farry provides an overview of stories making international newspaper headlines.
Governing in 140 charactersVirtual governance is a reality in Spain, where the town of Jun is administered using Twitter. Our special report looks at how it works. Next, we speak to Lama Mansour, founder…
UK court grants Rwandan spy chief bailRwanda’s intelligence chief Karenzi Karake was granted bail by a court in London on Thursday, nearly one week after he was arrested on a Spanish-issued warrant over his role in…
Spanish king strips fraud-accused sister of duchess titleSpain’s King Felipe VI stripped his sister Princess Cristina of her title as Duchess of Palma de Mallorca on Friday in the latest move to distance the royal family from the…
Leftist ‘hugging grandma’ sworn in as Madrid mayorManuela Carmena, a retired Spanish judge and labour activist, was sworn in as Madrid’s mayor Saturday in a wave of leftist leaders taking power in city halls across Spain.
FRANCE - SPAIN
Velazquez, Republican exiles greet Spain’s royals in ParisSpain’s new royal couple are set for a flavour of France’s Spanish – and Republican – elite as they begin their maiden state visit to Paris on Tuesday.