Inside Spain (17 November-16 December)

COVID-19 incidence rate drops to almost 200, but still far from target of 25.

New education law reignites language wars.

Pro-independence Catalan parties set to win 50% of votes in upcoming election.

Government secures sufficient votes for parliament’s approval of 2021 budget.

Spain in 14th position in new human development index.

Inside Spain (23 September-19 October)

Grappling with a second wave of the pandemic, as cases hit more than 1million

Judicial reforms heighten tensions with conservative opposition.

Government weighs up pardons for Catalan separatists.

Sánchez hopes EU’s recovery fund will create over 800,000 jobs.

Fiscal deficit forecast at 11.3% of GDP this year.

Inside Spain (20 July – 22 September)

Spain holds its position in global presence ranking.

New restrictions in Madrid amid second virus wave.

Spaniards against Juan Carlos’s departure and broad support for Felipe VI.

Government wrestles with 2021 budget and prepares for EU’s pandemic recovery fund.

CaixaBank and Bankia to merge and create largest bank in Spain.