# Catalonia

(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado, far-left Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias, PM and PSOE candidate Pedro Sanchez and centre-right Ciudadanos (Citizens) leader Albert Rivera wait for the start of a televised debate in Madrid on April 23, 2019 ahead of this weekend's general election. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP
(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party […]

Spanish election: Five things to know

A third general election in less than four years, the emergence of the far-right, the Catalan crisis... Here are five things to know about Spain's early polls taking place on Sunday.
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU lr), CSU leader Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) and the chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Volker Kauder, strengthened themselves in the Parliamentary Society in Berlin after the exploratory talks on 18.10.2017 a Jamaican coalition between the Union and the FDP. Union, FDP and Greens start sounding for a Jamaican coalition. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merk […]

German coalition talks: the main battlegrounds

Leaders of the Christian Alliance, which belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats, are continuing consultations on Wednesday to form a governing coalition.
A steel tube is being produced at the Mannesmann Valourec steel tubes factory in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 15, 2013. Photo: A steel tube is being produced at the Mannesmann Valourec steel tubes factory in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 15, 2013. Mannesmann Valourec ist a venture of German Mannesmann an French Valourec steel factory and the leading company for premium steel tubes. Photo: Patrik Stollarz
A steel tube is being produced at the Ma […]

Europe’s recovery gathers pace despite crises

Europe's economic recovery is gathering pace despite the Catalan crisis and ongoing uncertainty around Brexit.
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