Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘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. 

HUNDREDS of migrants including newborn babies rescued by Spain amid stormy sea conditions

HUNDREDS of migrants have been rescued by Spain amid stormy sea conditions.  Some 329 people, including newborn babies, had to be rescued after their wooden...

British expats are not registering on the padron and Costa del Sol towns are worried

COSTA del Sol towns popular with British expats are concerned at the rising number of unregistered residents.  It comes after new figures revealed at least...

Venezuela expels Spanish ambassador for ‘continuous aggression’ against the socialist state

Jesus Silva, had been ambassador to Caracas since March 2017 before the Venezuelan government declared him ‘persona non grata’.

FOUR MORE YEARS? Mariano Rajoy will seek third term as Spain’s prime minister

MARIANO Rajoy will run for prime minister again. The current Spain leader made the announcement during a radio interview this week, but said there were...

Spain pledges to boost defence spending to €18 billion by 2024

Cospedal said the increase was in line with the governments plans to increase military spending to ‘around 1.53 percent of GDP’ as it currently spends €10.4 billion, according to AFP figures.

King Felipe VI assures business leaders Spain’s economy is still strong

Speaking to leaders at the World Economic Forum, Felipe encouraged business leaders to keep investing in Spain because it is a ‘great country’, despite the ongoing Catalan saga.

Catalunya now has its own parody complete with map, flag and president

Tabarnia, created by Spanish unionists, has become so popular that a recent press conference was set up in Barcelona with theatre actor Albert Boadella as ‘president’.

Russian hacking operations could intensify in Catalunya, according to new report

Robot accounts have been traced to a ‘troll farm’ near St Petersburg and have helped push social media traffic by 2,000% in Catalunya since the referendum.

UK seeks closer military ties with Spain post-Brexit

THE UK wants to secure military ties with Spain post-Brexit.  As part of a charm offensive on the continent, British officials in Spain have vowed...

SPAIN: Carles Puigdemont won’t return without us knowing, even in the boot of a car

SPAIN'S troops are on 24/7 alert to block Carles Puigdemont's return to the country, even 'in the boot of a car'.  The former Catalan leader...

PSOE propose first year of university to be free for all Spaniards

Speaking in Sevilla, PSOE general secretary, Pedro Sanchez, 45, said the move was to make sure no one missed out on a university education because of financial concerns.

Spain sets sights on superstar Shakira in tax probe

The 40-year-old declared in 2015 that Spain was her official residence but the tax authorities say she was earning money and not paying tax before then.

Puigdemont arrives in Denmark despite arrest threat being issued from Madrid

The trip comes a day after Spain's Supreme court said it would 'immediately' issue an arrest warrant if he travels to Denmark. 

EXCLUSIVE: British couple win MAJOR demolition victory in Spain against ‘greedy’ Costa del Sol town hall

A BRITISH couple are toasting a stunning New Year victory after they reversed a draconian demolition order on their stunning Spanish villa. But Brits Valerie...

Please help us! Balearics top list of top region badly affected by Brexit

THE Balearics would be one of Europe’s worst affected areas in a no-deal Brexit. The government has reported its fears in a hard-hitting damage limitation...

Galileo satellite system installation moving from UK to Spain thanks to Brexit, EU announces

PART of the Galileo satellite system installation is to be relocated from the UK to Spain thanks to Brexit, the European Commission has announced. The...

EXCLUSIVE: British expats to lose thousands of euros following surprise road works in Costa del Sol hotspot

A BRITISH expat is set to lose thousands of euros in business after his town hall began digging up the road outside his business...


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