Monday, August 20, 2018

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

‘Call me Pepe’: Exclusive interview with new Marbella mayor Jose Bernal

The Olive Press meets Marbella’s new headbanging mayor Jose Bernal, after sacking his predecessor’s FIVE bodyguards, €20,000 in personal parking spaces and iron-fisted press control

European Union votes against Europe-wide ‘Google tax’

Proposals to reform copyright laws on online news stories have been quashed, following an European Committee vote

Greenpeace kicks off protests before ‘gag law’ is passed tomorrow

?Greenpeace activists kick off the anti-gag law protests by draping a yellow banner near parliament

Nerja’s new mayor Rosa Arrabal names her government

The new mayor of the Malaga town distributes councillor roles

Spain on high terror alert following attacks in France and Tunisia

Interior Minister Jorge Diaz confirmed that Spain had increased the terror alert from medium to high

Gibraltar Chief Minister awarded £30,000 damages in Manos Limpias libel case

Picardo took action against the group and its leader Miguel Bernard Remon after he described him in ‘scandalous and false’ terms in front of the European Commission in 2013

Madrid’s new mayor wants to turn renowned golf course into ‘urban farm’

Manuel Carmena, of Podemos-backed Ahora Madrid, has made the Club de Campo a symbolic target for the country’s political reform

Left to take a selfie in the lift  

The mayor was trapped inside a lift in a city hall on Friday morning along with Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and several other leftist party members

Supreme Court drags ex-Junta heads Chaves and Griñan into ERE case

They are both under suspicion of being involved in the multi-million euro scam which has rocked Andalucia’s political scene

What a Twit Zapata has been…

The Madrid councillor slammed for anti-semitic tweets years ago should know better, writes our man in the capital, Mario Alegria
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