Sunday, February 25, 2018

Women in Malaga province paid 22% less than men while almost half paid less than minimum wage

WOMEN in Malaga province are paid an average 22% less than men for the same jobs, new figures have revealed. According to trade unions,...

Robots set to take a third of Spanish jobs within a generation

ROBOTS are set to take over a third of Spain's jobs by the year 2030. The study conducted by PwC and entitled 'Will robots steal...

Spain vows to send more police officers to combat ‘narcos state’ in Cadiz

Extra police have been drafted in to help ease the strain on existing forces who are struggling to keep up with the drug traffickers.

Spain’s SpaceX satellite launch in California delayed by four days

It is hoped the Starlink satellites will provide low-cost broadband on a global scale by a constellation of small satellites with limited service starting by 2020.

Spain’s finance minister fails to impress MEPs for European Central Bank role

The candidates were grilled on their approaches to monetary policy, with some MEPs expressing 'reservations for minister De Guindos's appointment', said Roberto Gualtieri, the committee’s chairman. 

Raining Renaults: Don’t be alarmed at the largest student rally in Morocco

We’re talking a pandemic of dinky French hatchbacks plastered with sponsorship stickers, travelling along the highways and byways of Spain in a contest to find the shortest route to Marrakesh.

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Madrid’s firefighters go green to reduce pollution in the city

It is estimated the move will save €18,000 and reduce emissions by 50 tonnes while the total cost of the fleet came in at €660,000.

First Gibraltar, now Spain! As government draws up Bitcoin legislation

Garcia also hinted at a lack of regulation to encourage initial growth in Spain but said 'we want to set up Europe's safest framework to invest in ICOs'. 

Cafe con leche? That’ll cost 0.000135606 Bitcoin please

A bar in Malaga is now accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment. Hermanos Madrid, in the La Roca neighbourhood of Malaga, will hand over...

EU provides record funding to build new power cable between France and Spain

The submarine cable, costing €578 million, will run for 230 miles across the Bay of Biscay to help ease one of Europe’s worst network bottlenecks.

Spain to announce new measures to be implemented in Catalunya

The new measures, broken down into education, healthcare and employment, are to bring about a degree of normality in the 'Catalan administration'.

Ryanair announces 29 new routes to Spain in time for the summer

The changes will see more flights coming from Valencia, Alicante and Sevilla as well as domestic flight paths from Sevilla to Alicante and the Canary Islands. 

Wall Street warns Calatan crisis is still risk to Spain’s economy

According to a report released by the bank, it outlined that Catalunya continued to dictate events not only in the Spanish banking system but also more globally. 

Metro poll shows 91% of people think Brexit should be stopped

More than 6000 people have voted in the poll, available to see in the link below, and was started after pro-Europe Tory MP Anna Soubry appeared on The Andrew Marr Show.

Spanish grandfather becomes Spain’s oldest Erasmus student

Miguel Castillo, from Liria near Valencia, won the grant to pursue his history degree at a university in Verona after enrolling at Valencia University two years ago. 

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar tells the Olive Press about looking on the bright side of Brexit

IF Brexit threatens to leave the British Territory of Gibraltar between a rock and a hard place, its fiesty Chief Minister has other plans. In...

Brits shun Spain for Middle East holiday rivals after Spanish hotels push up prices

BRITISH holidaymakers are looking east this summer after Spanish hotel bosses put up their prices to cash in on the recent surge in demand.      Thomas...

New reality TV show recruiting homeowners across the Costa del Sol

Every episode tells a different story with different people, also featuring their estate agents who are helping them buy or rent a property.

Ryanair threatens strikes this Easter thanks to ‘laughable demands’ from pilots in Spain and Europe

RYANAIR has said there may be strikes this Easter thanks to 'laughable demands' from its pilots in Europe who want conditions similar to high-cost...

Spain’s high-speed Renfe train to offer ‘low cost’ tickets

RENFE will launch a new 'low cost' service from 2019. The high-speed train, which travels from Malaga to Barcelona, Madrid and elsewhere, will be selling...

COIN PICAFORT: Property in Mallorca goes on the market in bitcoin, one of six in Spain

A HOUSE in Can Picafort has been put on the market with the option to buy in Bitcoin. The property is being sold on idealista.com...

Expat couple in Spain arrested for €700,000 ‘fake sportswear website’ on Costa del Sol

AN expat couple have been arrested over a €700,000 internet scam on the Costa del Sol. The French duo are suspecting of selling sportswear online...

BOOMING HOTELS: Hotel sector a growing industry in the Balearics

THE hotel sector in Mallorca remains one of Spain’s most profitable, despite its seasonal nature. Over the last seven years, the average price of a...
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