Sunday, February 25, 2018

Javier Bardem leads the charge in support of Spanish activist on trial in Morocco

However, a petition, signed by more than 200 public figures including No Country For Old Men star Bardem are condemning the criminal case.

Pre-flight pints at UK airports could be banned by British government

BRITS love a pre-flight pint or gin and tonic before jetting off on their jollies. But this tradition could soon be a thing of the...

PSOE push for 8% ‘social justice’ tax on Spain’s banks to save failing pension system

THE PSOE have called for an 8% 'social justice' tax on Spain's banks in a bid to rescue the country's faltering pensions system. Party leader...

Andalucia asks EU for post-Brexit fund to counter potential tourism losses and Gibraltar border woes

ANDALUCIA has called for the EU to create a fund for European regions especially affected by Brexit.  Officials have raised fears of the impact on...

Manchego cheese row between Spain and Mexico blocking huge EU trade deal

AN argument over the origins of Manchego cheese is hindering the completion of a trade deal between the EU and Mexico.  It comes as the...

Spain’s traffic boss should be sacked over handling of ‘snow chaos’, says PSOE

THE PSOE have called for Spain's traffic boss to be sacked over what they say has been a total mishandling of the snow chaos. The...

Ciudadanos SURGE in polls by more than 50 seats, threatening Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular

A NEW nationwide poll has seen a surge in support for centre-right Ciudadanos. According to the Sociometrica poll for El Espanol this weekend, the orange...

Puigdemont says Rajoy should stop waiting to restore ‘legitimate’ government

However, Rajoy has dismissed the idea of Puigdemont governing from Belgium as 'absurd', after he fled there on charges of rebellion and sedition.

Spanish PM sets out timetable as Catalunya’s new parliament to convene in January 17

In an effort to reinstate a local government in the financial powerhouse, Rajoy has said that a vote to elect a new president must take place within 10 days of the parliament convening on the 17th.

Only child of Spain’s dictator General Franco dies from terminal cancer

THE only child of Spain's dictator General Franco has died from terminal cancer.  Carmen Franco, 91, was born in Oviedo in 1926, and is said...

Sóller Tunnel opens early to the public for free access

HOURS before the official opening, the Sóller tunnel was opened with free access for all. A ceremonial opening with President Francina Armengol  and Consell President...

Time is nearly up for Mijas town hall in another financial blunder

Back in August the town hall failed to pay social security for its staff and is now facing a fine of €190,000, which ONLY came to public attention in December.

Spain’s minimum wage set to rise so long as current economic growth is sustained

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy reached an agreement with trade unions to raise the minimum wage by 28.4 euros more a month in 2018, which means by 2019 it will rise to 773 euros a month and 850 euros by 2020.

Concerned Labour MPs demand Chancellor publishes Brexit studies

A GROUP of Labour MPs have written to the UK Government urging them to release the results of studies into the impact of Brexit...

King of Spain calls for Christmas Catalunya unity

THE King of Spain has used his Christmas message to urge for a peaceful outcome to the Catalunya crisis. Felipe VI emphasised the importance of...

Puigdemont vows to obtain independence for Catalunya after regional election success

The deposed former president of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, has confirmed he intends to continue his fight for the region's independence. His comments come after yesterday's...

CONFIRMED: British passport will return to blue after Brexit

THE BRITISH passport will no longer include the EU insignia and will change from burgundy to blue following Brexit. Redesigning and producing the document will...

A raise in minimum wage on the horizon

AN agreement to raise the minimum wage next year is likely to take place tonight (Tuesday) at 5pm. The meeting between the Minister of Employment,...

Over three quarters of expats oppose Catalan independence ahead of historic vote

OVER 75% of expats living in Catalunya are vehemently opposed to the region obtaining independence, according to a survey run by Spanish Property Insight. Shockingly,...

FIFA threaten to kick Spain out of 2018 Russian World Cup

FIFA are throwing the rule book at them saying they have the power to suspend membership if they feel elections are not independent.

British citizens’ rights group releases its demands ahead of phase two negotiations

The EU and UK must ensure the rights of British citizens living elsewhere in the EU, leading citizens’ rights campaign group British in Europe...

EU leaders agree to next stage of Brexit negotiations in Brussels

The leaders also adopted a set of guidelines detailing a rough timetable for a transition period and a schedule of deadlines to ensure negotiations remain fluid.  

Conservative party rebels inflict embarrassing Brexit defeat on Theresa May

THERESA May suffered a major blow to her Brexit plans after pro-European Conservatives supported legislation giving parliament a full vote on any Brexit deal...

MPs protest outside Parliament ahead of critical vote on final Brexit deal

Labour's Chuka Umunna, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Liberal Democrat Tom Brake and the SNP's Stephen Gethins joined campaigners from Open Britain to demonstrate outside Parliament.

Problems remain for British expats in Spain as group slams Theresa May Brexit ‘deal’

A GROUP campaigning for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU has revealed its outrage at Theresa May’s supposed phase one agreement on...
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