Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spain’s PP leading the polls four months ahead of general election

New numbers show the PP with a clear lead over other parties

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy staying in Spain for his summer holiday

The PP leader and his cabinet normally all go on holiday during the month of August

Pablo Sanchez tops list of hunky Spanish politicians

However Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias was up at arms at his exclusion and voiced his anger on Twitter

Seven of the most important women in Spanish history

As macho Spain votes in a Magnificent Seven of influential Spaniards, every one of them male, Nina Chausow asks: where are all the women?

Junta minister Angel Ojeda gleaned €50 million in bogus training centre scam

It is part of the on-going investigation by the police’s anti-fraud unit UDEF, which is estimated could be the biggest corruption investigation in Spanish history

Disgraced ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato accused of money laundering

The tax authorities insist Rodrigo Rato, an ex-government minister, used a number of companies to move money around

Soon-to-be Marbella police chief already under investigation

And his understudy is set to be disgraced ex-chief Rafael del Pozo

Foreign Office Minister Grant Shapps meets the Olive Press

Foreign Office Minister Grant Shapps met the Olive Press on his whistle-stop Spanish business trip

Fraud charges dropped against Podemos founder Juan Monedero

Right wing group Manos Limpios, accused Monedero of collecting €700,000 across three separate bank accounts with false documentation

Madrid mayor vows to block home evictions of 2,000 families

Public housing tenants faced losing their homes to so-called vulture fund investors

Former mayor of Tolox cleared in illegal construction case

The ruling revokes the ex-mayor’s 15-year prison sentence

Junta de Andalucia owes €279 million to town halls

Andalucian town halls criticise the Junta for extensive debts on jobs plans

Junta de Andalucia boss Susana Diaz gives birth to baby boy

Susana Diaz gave birth in a public hospital in Sevilla

Santander boss appointed to PM Cameron’s economic advisory council

Ana Botin, president of Santander since September 2014, becomes only non-Brit in Business Advisory Group

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith’s luxury Benahavis property

The leading conservative candidate tipped to succeed Boris Johnson as London mayor has been holidaying at his family’s lavish country refuge for years

Judge Alaya attacks replacement Bolanos in ERE case

Judge Mercedes Alaya criticized her replacement after demotion from head judge to reenforcement on the ERE case

Gibraltar petitions for increased military protection on coast

Gibraltar calls for military support from British government

EXCLUSIVE: Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar builds controversial wall extension at Marbella home

Concerned of prying eyes, Aznar and his wife Ana Botella - the former Madrid mayor - have extended an existing two metre wall by another two metres

Senior Madrid priest in money laundering probe

Dubbed the ‘priest to the nobility’ Montes is being probed over millions of euros hidden away overseas

Junta de Andalucia’s university chief sacked in ERE scandal latest

Francisco Triguero is the latest high-profile casualty in the ERE case

Roquetas del Mar mayor accused of favouritism

Gabriel Amat accused of 'keeping it in the family'

Only one in five Spaniards trusts the government

A report released by the OECD compared statistics from 2007 to 2014

Spain raises age of marriage and consent

The changes come after pressure from children’s rights organisations

Protesters in Pamplona after British teenager reports sexual assault

Protesters gathered in response to sexual assault reports

European Union investigating dangerous river claims in Estepona

High levels of methane have reportedly been detected in a river which could be a fire risk as well as a typhoid health hazard

Over 60% of Olive Press readers back campaign for Independent Republic of La Linea and Gibraltar

The ‘Referendum adhesion a Gibraltar’ Facebook group has gained 500 likes since it was launched


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