Spain is a kingdom located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It also has several small territories on and near the north African coast.
Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe and a member of the European Union, but it also shows significant Arabic influence. Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. It has an Atlantic Ocean as well as a Mediterranean coastline. The Spanish global colonial empire in the 15th century, made Spanish the world's second most spoken first language.
On this week's show: Terror in London leaves the British capital on a severe alert level but parliament stands defiant - Remembering the victims of the Brussels attacks - The Global Laundromat - The Pulse of Europe - The life and legacy of Martin McGuinness - A call to put people first in Ukraine- The rocky road to the French elections - Why the far right barely figures in Spain
Spain is one country you might think would be fertile ground for the far-right. It had a devastating economic crash, an influx of migrants, and corruption scandals that left people fed up with politicians. But unlike much of Europe, Spain has no such far-right movement. Reporter Lauren Frayer investigates why.
Europe’s top court rules that companies can ban employees from wearing headscarf’s and other religious symbols. Could this open doors to discrimination?Also in the programme we will get to hear about the aftermath of the Dutch Turkey row, as President Erdogan hunts for Diaspora votes+++And Anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders fails to make a breakthrough in Dutch election