A selection of my news coverage and analysis of Spain.
Basque regional elections
Sept 2016- Five years after the ETA ceasefire, the Basque Country has regional elections. What has changed since then and will this have any national repercussions?
The fight for the hijab in Spain
Sept 2016- After a girl was denied entry to a school for wearing a hijab, the Valencian government announced they would change the rules to ensure women are allowed to wear them. But what are the rules in the rest of Spain? What is it like to wear a hijab here?
Countdown on to third elections
Sept 2, 2016- Mariano Rajoy loses his investiture vote to form a government. He did not receive the support of the Socialists, so politicians now have two months to form a government or third elections will be triggered for December.
2nd elections: Political deadlock remains
June 2016- The second round of elections since December produced little change. The PP continues to hold a minority government but the prospects of forming a coalition are still bleak.
In September of 2015, Catalans elected a separatist government that has sworn to break away from Spain in 2017. Madrid has also promised that Spain will stay united. Below is a timeline to explain how the Catalan independence plan is progressing and what Spain is doing to stop it.