Inside Spain (16 March-13 April)

Sánchez visits Africa in bid to curb migrants’ influx and boost economic links.

Squabbling Catalan independence parties fail to agree a new government.

Madrid heads to polls next month in bitter snap election.

Grappling with a fourth coronavirus wave.

Jobless inches down, IMF raises growth.

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Inside Spain (16 February-16 March)

Tax treaty with Gibraltar comes into force.

European Parliament strips Puigdemont of immunity, opening path to extradition.

Deputy PM Iglesias to run in snap Madrid regional election.

COVID incidence rate plummets, but restrictions remain in place.

Unemployment above 4 million, OECD lifts growth forecast.

Iberdrola and VW plan electric-car production.

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Inside Spain (18 January-15 February)

Official Development Aid to double.

Socialists win Catalan election but separatist parties boost their overall majority.

Spain slips in EIU Democracy Index but is still a ‘full democracy’.

Tourism prospects threaten to weaken economic recovery.

Navantia wins US navy contract.

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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.