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Most of the standard European domains you can get cheaper. We do...;)
Also based in Spain, doesn't limit your option. Most European countries don't have very much restrictions, or they're lifted in the near future, like with the French domain
.de : admin contact address in Germany needed. Some providers can provide this for you if you don't have an address.
.fr : you need to have a company based in France (with APE nr.) However on the 11th of may things will change. But you allways need to have an address in France.
.uk : it's co.uk (most regular one). There are no restrictions for you
.nl : you need a Dutch address for admin contact. Owner can be based abroad. Some providers can provide this for you if you don't have an address.
.pt : .com.pt has no restrictions. .pt has all known restrictions (company, name of company and domainname needs to be identical etc.)
.it : no restrictions if you're located in the EU
>Forgot about the hosting. You can host everywhere you like.
My take: Local ccTLD plus local hosting is the best you can do. But it's true that local ccTLD is more important.
Or if you use a CMS, like the opensource Typo3, you can redirect based on the domainname to the site in the correct language.