Monday, May 21, 2018

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...

END OF THE ROAD? Rajoy’s approval rating plummets to new low

Allies believe the 62-year-old has just 12 months to turn things around.

Catalunya’s dominant democratic party slapped with conviction charges in court ruling

In the widely anticipated case, former treasurer, Daniel Osacar has been handed a jail term of four years and fined €3.7 million as well as former director of the Palau, Felix Millet, who got 10 years and fined €4.1 million.

Spain to send more troops to Iraq ‘despite ISIS defeat’

SPAIN will not withdraw its troops from Iraq despite the recent 'victory' over ISIS.  According to head Spanish military trainer Luis Zaldumbide, the time has...

Spain to impose direct rule if Puigdemont tries to rule remotely in Belgium

This comes a week after separatist leaders agreed to re-installed Puigdemont as Catalunya's president of government but now the Spanish government has weighed in. 

Spain joins EU list of countries wanting to give Britain’s Brexit a go

Now Spain join the Dutch, and the leaders of Italy, Poland, Hungary and Ireland to not let the EU punish the UK during trade discussions.

Spain condemns plans for new homes to be built along the West Bank

The homes, most of which will be built in the Oranit settlement and some in Jordan Valley come as the US threatened to withhold funds for Palestine. 

Catalunya’s parliamentary speaker is latest casualty of independence crisis

It is not known who will fill her shoes after her supposed successor, Carles Mundo, the former regional justice minister, is also being probed on the same charges. 

Odds slashed on second Brexit referendum

IN ANOTHER twist to the Brexit saga, Nigel Farage is now calling for a second referendum. The former UKIP leader announced on Thursday that he...
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