Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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'.

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.

OUCH: 85% of voters in Spain don’t want Mariano Rajoy as prime minister

A WHOPPING 85% of Spanish voters want Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to hand over his leadership to someone else. A poll by Metroscopia also found...

Lifting of voting ban for British expats in Spain will NOT include referendums

THE upcoming legislation to allow British expats in Spain and abroad to vote in UK elections will not include referendums. The Overseas Electors Bill is...

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...

UK government to lift voting ban for British expats in Spain and abroad

THE UK government has committed to lifting the 15 year voting ban on British expats living abroad. In a press release, the UK said it...

British expats in Spain one step closer to securing EU citizenship post-Brexit after landmark ruling in Netherlands

BRITISH expats will be able to fight for their EU citizenship at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after winning a landmark legal ruling.  It...

‘Drug-taking advice’ pamphlet by Spain town hall tells users to ‘crush their cocaine properly’ after comparing it to paracetamol

A SPANISH town hall has released a pamphlet offering advice on how to take drugs 'properly'.  The local government, a coalition of leftist parties Podemos, Izquierda...

Spain’s first female judge at the European Court of Human Rights is against gay marriage and thinks being gay...

SPAIN'S first female judge to be appointed to the European Court of Human Rights has failed to retract previous 'homophobic' comments.  Maria Elosegui Itxaso, 60,...

Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular would win Spain general election if it was held today

MARIANO Rajoy would win another four years as prime minister of Spain if a general election was held today. A new poll today shows ruling...

Spanish passenger boat sails past floating bodies of dead migrants off coast of Spain (WARNING: Distressing images)

A PASSENGER boat off the coast of Spain was forced to turn around after sailing by tens of migrant bodies floating in the water...

Spain cracks 500-year-old secret code used by King Ferdinand

KING Ferdinand's secret code used some 500 years ago has finally been cracked by experts in Spain.  The code was used in letters between Ferdinand...

NO MORE bar licences and music crackdown for more than 100 Malaga streets

MALAGA will not grant any more licences for bars and will crackdown on music-playing hours. More than 100 streets will be affected by the new...

Scientists create computer model to predict corruption in Spanish provinces

Interestingly, other risk factors for shady shenanigans include real estate tax, a housing price increase, bank openings and the creation of new companies, according to the study.

Spain moves to block Kosovo’s bid to be part of the EU

"The concept of 'WB6' does not fit the enlargement dynamic. Kosovo is not part of the enlargement process and has its own differentiated framework," the Spanish foreign ministry said in a letter sent to the European Commission.

Brits wanting to live in Spain could have until Dec 2020, pre-Brexit

This would be mean a nineteen-month extension from the current March 2019 deadline after the EU said a little more time will help ease Britain's exit from the bloc. 
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