Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mallorcan orchestra announces it will give preference to Catalan speakers

THE Symphonic Orchestra of the Balearic Islands has pitched in on the debate about using Catalan in the workplace. The group has announced that it...

Stormy seas! Protesters gather to oppose cruise ship arrival in Palma

PROTESTERS gathered as the largest cruise ship in the world, the Symphony of the Seas, arrived in Palma on its maiden voyage. The Royal Caribbean...

ESSAY: Why do politicians in Spain never resign?

As more scandal emerges over a leading politician’s faked university degree, Lenox Napier asks: ‘why do politicians never resign in Spain?’ SPAIN’S leading political problem...

Tourist tirade about use of Catalan in Mallorcan church divides internet

A TOURIST from Granada has become an internet sensation after ranting about the use of Catalan during a Mallorquin church service. The unnamed woman fulminated...

Former Catalan police chief to face trial over independence referendum

THE former head of the Catalan police will stand trial for his role in Catalunya’s independence referendum, the Spanish High Court has ruled. Josep Lluis...

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to appear in court today while violent protests break out in Barcelona

The former Catalan leader was arrested on Sunday and faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years

Protests erupt in Spain after Supreme Court rules 25 Catalunya leaders to be tried for rebellion – with some...

PROTESTORS hit the street Barcelona last night after the Supreme Court announced it would be stepping up its legal action against separatists.  It ruled that...

SPAIN-ER IN THE WORKS: Brexit ‘breakthrough’ deal at risk after Madrid tables fresh Gibraltar demands

It comes after the UK conceded on fishing rights and immigration last weekend in a bid to seal the deal

Expats, Gibraltar and fishing rights: All you need to know about the latest ‘Brexit breakthrough’

A 'DECISIVE' step has been taken in sealing a Brexit transition deal.  That's the story from the UK's Brexit secretary David Davis and top EU...

A vote for life wherever you live… except if you’re British

Disenfranchised expats might finally be able to vote, writes Ray Jones

EXCLUSIVE: Gibraltar government refuses to change ‘draconian’ abortion ban which forces women to terminate in Spain or ‘do it...

THE Government has refused to consider changing a law, which is forcing women to travel abroad for abortions. It comes after a woman’s group launched...

NO WAY JOSE: British ministers to guarantee Gibraltar it cannot be excluded from Brexit deal by Spain

BRITISH ministers are set to guarantee Gibraltar that it will not be excluded from a Brexit deal by Spain.  The British Overseas Territory fears Madrid...

ONTO THE STREETS: Business owners take to the streets over upcoming draconian pavement rules

PROTESTERS have taken to the streets as the fight for Palma’s terraces continues. Dozens of angry restaurateurs gathered on Calle Blanquerna to voice their disapproval...

May warns of dissatisfaction over Brexit as she outlines initial EU trade plan

THERESA May has warned that ‘no-one will get everything they want’ out of Brexit. She maintained that the UK would leave the single market, customs...

Spain calls for ‘co-management’ of Gibraltar airport in return for Brexit deal

SPAIN has called for joint management of Gibraltar airport in the ongoing Brexit negotiations.  Foreign minister Alfonso Dastsis also said his country wants greater cooperation...

Spain falls behind on list of world’s most corrupt countries, ranks below Qatar, Poland and Botswana

SPAIN has dropped a place on the 'world's most corrupt country' list.  Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2017, released yesterday, places Spain at 42nd...

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.

Spanish singer Marta Sanchez causes controversy with rendition of national anthem

Famous for its lyricless form, Sanchez chose to sing her own lyrics to the anthem’s beat, which was composed so soldiers could march to a beat.

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. 

UN set to inspect migrant situation in Spain

During the trip, which takes five to 10 days and starts February 26, officials will meet with charitable groups directly linked to work with African migrants.

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.

Russia to open polling stations in Andalucia and Spain for upcoming presidential election

RUSSIA is to open four polling stations in Spain to allow expats to vote in their country's upcoming presidential election. Russian expats will be able...

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'. 

Human rights defender says Spain is ‘cruel’ to migrants

Speaking at the Joint Committee on Relations, ombudsman Francisco Marugan said there were 'major deficiencies' in how the media represented illegal migrants.

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'.
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