With growlth of 2.5% last year, the Spanish economy is growing at the fastest clip in the eurozone. But it also has more unemployed people than any other EU nation.
With just a week to go before EU elections, tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Germany in support of Europe. Concerned by the rise of the far-right, marchers hoped to motivate others to vote.
The Spanish separatist has scuppered a ban on contesting the European elections. A court ruled he still has a fundamental right to contest the election even though he has fled the country and faces arrest if he returns.
Spain will have another a left-wing minority government following its elections, analyst Salvador Llaudes tells DW. But it will not be unstable, he feels. And he downplayed the far-right successes at the poll.
Polls closed on the Spanish mainland with voter turnout higher than in previous elections. A far-right party appears poised to enter the Madrid parliament for the first time since the 1980s.
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