# Spain

Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists called a general strike and a mass rally. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP
Protesters use fences as a barricade dur […]

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists
Young people from all over Europe call out "No more hot air" in front of the Federal Chancellery during a demonstration against youth unemployment in Europe. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa
Young people from all over Europe call o […]

Eurozone unemployment falls slightly to reach the lowest rate since May 2008

The unemployment rate in the European Union has dropped in August, in comparison to the previous month and the same month last year. This rate is in fact the lowest joblessness rate the eurozone has reached since May 2008.
A Eurotunnel employee stands in front of a truck heading for Britain during Brexit test day at the entrance of the Channel tunnel in Calais, northern France on September 17, 2019. Photo: Denis Charlet / AFP
A Eurotunnel employee stands in front of […]

No-deal Brexit: How EU members are preparing

With the spectre of a no-deal Brexit looming on October 31, EU members are taking measures to cushion their economies, safeguard trade with Britain and protect citizens' rights
Several refugees are sitting at the stern of the ship "Open Arms" of the aid organisation Proactiva Open Arms in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lampedusa. The Spanish government has apparently offered the rescue ship "Open Arms" Mallorca as a safe haven in the struggle for a solution for the 107 migrants on board.
Several refugees are sitting at the ster […]

Spain offers closest ports as safe haven for migrant vessel

The EU has praised Spain for taking in the NGO vessel Open Arms, which has been denied entry to Italy with over 100 migrants on board.
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of an aid organisation just off the Libyan coast while attempting to cross over to Italy in the Mediterranean. Photo: Laurin Schmid/SOS Mediterranee/dpa
Numerous refugees are saved by a boat of […]

130 migrants forced to remain on docked Italian coastguard vessel

Italy will not allow rescued refugees from the Mediterranean Sea to enter its shores until the European Union clarifies which countries are willing to take them in.
(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.