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Eta’s armed struggle is no more. Now Spain must end its brutality

On 2 May, the armed Basque organisation Eta issued a historic statement declaring a definitive end to its armed struggle, after six decades of political conflict. It was the last step of an internal process that had started years before, with crucial milestones along the way, including a statement …

World History

Which is the best language to learn?

Once a mark of the cultured, language-learning is in retreat among English speakers. It’s never too late, but where to start?<p><b>An introduction by</b> …

Eta: Basque group disbands but leaves deep wounds for Spain

<b>For Spain this is the end of an era. Separatist group Eta has formally announced it is disbanding, almost exactly 50 years after claiming its first victim.</b><p>A ceremony is set to take place later this week in the town of Cambo-les-Bains, in south-west France. But in a letter to Basque organisations, …

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont held by German police

German police have detained the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont under a European arrest warrant as he crossed from Denmark into Germany.<p>Puigdemont, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Brussels since October, was travelling in a car on the way from Finland to Belgium on Sunday …

Europe

International Women's Day: 'Millions' join Spain strike

<b>Women workers in Spain are marking International Women's Day with an unprecedented strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination.</b><p>Unions said 5.3 million women had joined the 24-hour strike, backed by 10 unions and some of Spain's top women politicians.<p>Hundreds of thousands of women …

General Franco's lavish Galician palace at centre of historical row

A historical row has blown up in Spain after it emerged that the heirs of the country’s former dictator, General Francisco Franco, have slapped an €8 million (£7m) price tag on a palace controversially given to the general by business leaders during Spain’s civil war.<p>It emerged on Friday that just …

Europe

Why you’re more likely to make an immoral decision when speaking a foreign language

If you had the option of saving five lives by pushing one person into an oncoming train, what would you do?<p>If asked this question in your native language, you’d likely refuse to make the shove, studies have shown. But if the question was posed in a foreign tongue, you’d more easily conclude that …

'Plagiarism': Spain's manchego makers in Mexican standoff over famed cheese

The producers of Spain’s renowned manchego cheese have accused their Mexican counterparts of “crude plagiarism” in a row that is holding back a new trade deal between the EU and Mexico.<p>“We have to defend our manchego tooth and nail,” says Francisco Tejado, walking through the factory of Spain’s …

European Union

'Public transport is cool': new Adidas trainers double as Berlin transit passes

Outside Overkill, a hip shoe store in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, breakfast is being served: Mettbrötchen, minced raw pork on a bread roll. “This isn’t a hipster breakfast,” explains Julian Kalitta of Overkill. “It is typical old-school Berlin – something you can imagine one of the city’s tram …

Shoes

Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

A Spanish journalist and human rights activist who is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to the plight of vulnerable migrants in the Mediterranean has appeared in court in Morocco over allegations that she has been colluding with people traffickers.<p>Helena …

Human Rights

Spanish army's elite La Legión regiment put on diet over obesity fears

The Spanish army has put soldiers in one of its most famous units on a diet amid fears some are becoming obese.<p>Members of La Legión, an elite infantry regiment founded almost a century ago, are nicknamed the Bridegrooms of Death and known for their toughness, distinctive pastel uniforms and rapid …

Pneumonia

Drag queen in Epiphany parade angers Spanish conservatives

Spanish conservative politicians have criticised Madrid city hall for allowing a drag queen to take part in an Epiphany feast parade, arguing it is “distorting” an event aimed at children.<p>La Prohibida (The Forbidden) will star on one of the floats in the event on Friday in the Puente de Vallecas …

LGBTQI

Breaking down the new Berlin wall: refugee guides show their side of city

Shaam is an otherwise unremarkable-looking Middle Eastern restaurant. There’s a menu on the wall showing pixelated images of falafel and kibbeh; a hunk of doner meat rotates slowly by the window. But the restaurant has become a place for new arrivals from Syria to congregate. “The name feels like …

Germany

Catalan secessionists face steepest challenge in Barcelona's bruised beltway

You won’t find Cornellà in a guide book. It lies to the south of Barcelona, just off the motorway and close to the airport, a town whose tower blocks house 86,000 souls, more than half of them born outside Catalonia, mostly elsewhere in Spain. But it’s as much a part of Catalonia as the pretty …

Europe

Mayor who helped refugees settle in German town stabbed in immigration protest

The mayor of a small German town that took in more than its quota of refugees has been injured in a knife attack by a man protesting against immigration.<p>Andreas Hollstein, the mayor of Altena near Dortmund, suffered a five-inch cut to his neck in the attack, which took place as he queued at a local …

Extremism

Catalan politicians struggle with Spanish prison regime

<b>"We're in here with murderers," noted one of the imprisoned Catalan politicians with incredulity.</b><p>Once he realised this was his new home, he decided to get down to practicalities. He got hold of a basketball and looked for a game of prison hoops.<p>Eight men and women who once governed seven million …

Flags, passion and anger: reporting from a divided Spain

At 7.50am on 1 October, a car tore down a narrow street in Barcelona’s gothic quarter, scattering the crowd that had been waiting in the dark and drizzle outside the Cervantes primary school for almost three hours.<p>The panic – this was only six weeks after August’s atrocities – soon gave way to …

Europe

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards call for ban on Franco foundation

More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament on Thursday asking the government to ban the National Francisco Franco Foundation (FNFF), which glorifies Spain’s former dictator.<p>“In Germany or in Italy, it would be unthinkable to have a Hitler foundation or a Mussolini …

World History

Controversial Spain football shirt causes anger

<b>In football, controversy usually surrounds the referee rather than the shirts the players are wearing.</b><p>Not this week in Spain.<p>The Spanish national team released a kit for next year's World Cup but it proved extremely divisive among the country's fans.<p>Critics say the colours of the shirt appear …

Catalan nationalism isn’t the progressive cause you might think

For many Europeans, it was impossible not to feel sympathy for Catalans when images of riot police suppressing an illegal election appeared all over the media at the beginning of October. Then came the dismissal of the Catalan government by Madrid after the Spanish senate approved the execution of …

Europe

Carles Puigdemont: This is not just about Catalonia. This is about democracy itself

Catalonia is right now the only territory in the European Union that has been denied the supreme law its citizens voted for; the parliament that its citizens elected; the president that this parliament elected; and the government that this president appointed in the exercise of his powers. Acting …

Europe

Catalonia's castells: Children scramble up human towers

Every year in Girona, the local community comes together to build human towers for the annual Sant Narcis festival.<p>It's a big tradition in Catalonia. People say the human towers represent the Catalan spirit - when they stick together they can achieve big things.

What Catalonia’s media dearly needs is neutral voices

Here’s a stinker of a question, the whole concept of press freedom tangled in its own contradictions. If you run a government-financed broadcasting system (say Catalan radio and TV) can some higher authority (say the Spanish state) take control of you when it steps in to run everything?<p>Maybe an …

Europe

Barcelona keeps cool as Madrid halts independence celebrations

After the real and figurative fireworks, the popping of cava corks and the tears and flag-waving that greeted Friday’s short-lived declaration of independence, Barcelona awoke on Saturday as a fair approximation of its old self.<p>The thousands of independence supporters who had jammed the streets may …

Europe

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont vows to resist Madrid

Madrid claimed direct control of Catalonia for the first time in nearly four decades on Saturday, firing the regional government and police chief after a unilateral declaration of independence. But the deposed Catalan leader immediately vowed there would be peaceful resistance to the takeover.<p>Hours …

Europe

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría - Madrid's enforcer for Catalonia

<b>The woman appointed by Madrid to restore Spanish rule in Catalonia is seen as a capable politician but one lacking in charisma.</b><p>In those respects, María Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría Antón, 46, mirrors to some extent Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whom she has served as deputy prime minister since he …

The Guardian view on Spain’s crisis: damage to Catalonia

Thousands of Catalans cheered, danced and downed glasses of cava to celebrate the regional parliament’s vote to declare independence from Spain on Friday. Less than an hour later, the national senate voted overwhelmingly to approve article 155 powers allowing Barcelona’s authority to be removed in …

Europe

The Guardian view on the Catalan crisis: wanted: an honest broker

Everything about the increasingly polarised stand-off between Spain and Catalonia suggests a crisis that could and should have been averted by earlier and wiser actions on both sides. Instead, the two antagonists are now becoming too deeply entrenched for either of them to de-escalate with honour …

Europe

In Catalonia and Spain we’re all asking: what have we done to deserve this?

For many years, independence in Catalonia has been portrayed as a happy, low-cost and easy path to a better world. People believed in the promised land of a richer, freer state that would enjoy Scandinavian-style welfare and be admired around the world: like a Denmark of the south, as the former …

Europe