2018 in Spain
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List of years in Spain
Events in the year 2018 in Spain.
- Ongoing — 2017–18 Spanish constitutional crisis
- 10 June — Human Chain for Basque Self-determination, 2018.
- 12 June — the ship Aquarius carrying 629 migrants that were rescued near Libya was denied entry to the Sicilian port by Italy's new interior minister Matteo Salvini and Malta. The Spanish government offered the Aquarius the chance to dock in the secure port of Valencia, Spain and the Italian navy offered full assistance and a marine escort for the trip.
- 4 July — the Spanish Government accepted another NGO vessel, in this case a Spanish NGO called Open Arms carrying 60 migrants after Italy and Malta rejected again open a port for the ship. The same happened two weeks later.
- 18 September – The sixth floor of the Hotel Ritz in Madrid collapses resulting in the death of one person while 11 others are injured. 
- 19 September – The Mossos d'Esquadra arrests in Tarrassaa man for planning the assassination of the Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez who was, angry with the plans to exhume Franco.
- 2 December - Vox 's results in the 2018 Andalusian regional election with 12 seats and 11% of the votes signalled the first time a far-right party had won seats in a regional parliament in Spain since the country's return to democracy, following the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
- 9 January – Victoriano Ríos Pérez, physician and politician (b. 1930)
- 14 January – Pablo García Baena, poet (b. 1921)
- 22 January – Emilio Gastón, politician, lawyer, and poet (b. 1935)
- 18 April – Luisa Pastor Lillo, politician (b. 1948)
- 24 April – Victor Garaigordóbil Berrizbeitia, Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1915)
- 5 May – José María Íñigo, journalist, radio and television presenter, and stage and screen actor (b. 1942).
- 20 May – Ramón Chao, journalist (b. 1935)
- 7 June – José Marfil Peralta, soldier, writer, fighter in World War II, and Holocaust survivor (b. 1921).
- Jones, Sam (8 March 2018). "More than 5m join Spain's 'feminist strike', unions say". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "Chaîne humaine de 202 km au Pays basque". Le Soleil (in French). 2018-06-10. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
- "Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts ports to migrant rescue ship". BBC News. BBC. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- "Spain offers to take in Aquarius ship carrying over 600 refugees". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera Media Network. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- AP (12 June 2018). "Boat with over 600 rescued migrants lies to in Mediterranean amid Italy-Malta standoff". Japan Times. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- "Spain will accept migrant ship Aquarius after Italy and Malta refuse entry". Deutsche Welle. 11 June 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
- Martín, María; López-Fonseca, Óscar; García, Jesús (2018-07-04). "Second migrant ship arrives in Spain after being rejected by Italy, Malta". El País. ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- "'Open Arms' migrant rescue boat heads for Spain amid row with Italy". euronews. 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
- "In first for post-Franco Spain, far-right elects regional MPs". Al Jazeera. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
- "Spain's Vox party wins seats as far-right party surges for first time since Franco". CNN. 3 December 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
- "Muere Manuel Olivencia, eminencia del Derecho Mercantil internacional". sevilla.abc.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 January 2018.
- "Muere don Ángel Peralta, el Centauro de las Marismas". abc.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 April 2018.
- Muere Javier Aller, actor de ‘El Milagro de P. Tinto’ (in Spanish)
- Muere Íñigo, el gran bigote de la tele (in Spanish)
- "Muere José Marfil, testigo del horror nazi en Dunkerque y Mauthausen". elmundo.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 June 2018.