INTERVIEW
Fernando Simón on the motorbike he rides to work every day.

Fernando Simón: dissecting the public face of Spain’s coronavirus crisis

As the head of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, the 56-year-old doctor from Zaragoza, who turns up every day on his motorbike, found himself center stage during the pandemic in Spain

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports 73 active coronavirus outbreaks, six more in 24 hours

Here is an overview of the main Covid-19 clusters by region. Despite the rise in cases, health authorities say further confinement measures are not needed yet

EU AFFAIRS

Spain’s nominee loses Eurogroup presidency in surprise defeat

Nadia Calviño was backed by Germany, France and Italy, and the reversal weakens the Spanish position ahead of a key summit on an EU coronavirus recovery fund

Sardines are measured as part of the study led by Marta Coll.

Microplastics and parasites: A look inside the fish of the Western Mediterranean

Spain’s Balearic Islands to make face masks mandatory in all public spaces except the beach

Spain records 257 new coronavirus cases, the largest daily rise since May

Spain’s Unidas Podemos party pushes for sweeping migrant regularization

OPINION

Scratches, scars, or permanent damage

A recovery plan that is as large and generous as necessary needs to be designed, without obsessing over the cost

CARTOONS

El Roto

OPINION

Covid-19 and the wounded uterus

There would be no death, bleeding or suffering if abortion were recognized for what it is: a medical necessity

Catalonia makes face masks mandatory in all public spaces

Coronavirus outbreak reveals shortcomings of Catalonia’s contact tracing system

No protocols, no guidelines: 71% of Spain’s health workers lacked means to fight coronavirus, poll shows

Catalonia may introduce home confinement to contain coronavirus outbreaks in Lleida

Couples separated by coronavirus travel ban: ‘If I’m hit by a car, he won’t be able to come see me’

Final round of coronavirus study confirms that 5.2% of Spanish population has antibodies

A snapshot of new coronavirus outbreaks in Spain: Two ‘comarcas’ confined and two buildings in quarantine

As the weather gets hotter, Spain’s remote workers move to the beach

Spanish tourism industry feeling the loss of high-rolling visitors

Brussels forecasts a 10.9% contraction of Spanish economy in 2020

Government, unions and business leaders sign deal to reactivate Spanish economy

Recipient of €65m from Spain’s emeritus king claimed money was a gift and not a bid to hide the funds

EL PAÍS has had exclusive access to a statement made in 2018 by businesswoman Corinna Larsen, who is being investigated over money-laundering allegations in connection with a transfer made by former monarch Juan Carlos I

Two businessmen caught flooding Barcelona’s supermarkets with fake condoms

Catalan police say the individuals have sold 15,000 packs of the counterfeit products and 41,000 more without proper EU accreditation

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders may be placed in more flexible prison regime

Spain resorted to ‘gag law’ more than ever before during coronavirus lockdown

Spain approves ‘new normality’ rules as Covid-19 cases rise

Spain’s security council downplayed risk of coronavirus pandemic in early March

Italian and Spanish PMs meet in Madrid ahead of EU recovery fund summit

The two countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic have a shared interest in overcoming resistance by member states who want to hand out loans rather than grants

Spain reopens border with Portugal after three-month closure due to coronavirus

The move comes after the EU began to reopen its borders to 14 countries that have been approved by member states

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

The problems Spain’s outdated data methods have caused during a 21st-century pandemic

Six Spanish provinces saw twice as many deaths during Covid-19 crisis as in a normal year

ccu cgg cgg gca – The 12 letters that changed the world

How to survive summer in Spain: Air conditioning or fans?

As the thermometer starts to soar, EL PAÍS looks at the advantages and disadvantages of each device with respect to both environmental and health factors

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri: ‘Political conflict doesn’t save lives or create jobs’

The president of Spanish bank Bankia says politicians should make a concerted effort to understand one another

Antonio Huertas: ‘We have to break the mental confinement’

Ignacio Galán: ‘If we accelerate clean energy, we could create 300,000 jobs now’

Rafael del Pino: ‘We have to get people back to work as fast as possible’

Ana Botín: ‘Europe should understand that solidarity is not charity’

The story behind the hoax English Edition headline that spread like wildfire on Twitter

The man who took the photo of the machine-translated webpage explains to Verne how an “innocent joke” among friends turned into viral sensation accusing EL PAÍS of incompetence

Fernando Simón on the motorbike he rides to work every day.

Fernando Simón: dissecting the public face of Spain’s coronavirus crisis

As the head of the Health Ministry’s Coordination Center for Health Alerts, the 56-year-old doctor from Zaragoza, who turns up every day on his motorbike, found himself center stage during the pandemic in Spain

La Paz: a Madrid hospital at war against Covid-19

Coronavirus: The war of our generation

Višnja Pavelić: The daughter of a Croatian dictator who lived as a recluse in Madrid

EL PAÍS appoints Javier Moreno as new editor-in-chief

¿Qué? S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

Four ideas damaged by Covid-19

What do international cooperation, Washington’s prestige, fiscal austerity and globalization have in common?

Parking lots, coughing and the pandemic

Bureaucracies tend to hide their mistakes, especially in authoritarian countries

What else is going on?

Covid-19 is our most pressing problem, but other events are highlighting important global trends

Pandemic reactions, exaggerations and confusion

While it is too early to know the full extent of the fallout from Iranian General Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, there is no doubt that it will be significant

A personal blog about a global experience

US student Nell Snow was an intern at the English Edition of EL PAÍS in Madrid – until the coronavirus epidemic broke out and forced her to make some difficult choices

Why tourists are digging deep in Asturian mines

Discovering Chillida Leku and the magic of San Sebastián

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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