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How Spain compares to the rest of the world over fighting corruption

THE image of how tough Spain is on corruption has barely changed in a year, according to the 2021 Corruption Perception Index(CPI). The CPI, published...

A Wasted Decade: How political corruption robbed Spain of success with renewable energies

Martin Tye of Mariposa Energia explores what's gone wrong with renewable energies in Spain.

Former priest refused bail in Gijon over child corruption charges

A FORMER priest who was arrested on suspicion of child corruption has been refused bail by the Court of Instruction number 1 in Gijón,...

Former police boss Jose Villarejo facing jail term for ‘running 20 year spying and corruption operation’ that implicated Spain’s...

WITH a network of crooked politicians, dirty cops, wiretaps and secret bank accounts, it might be the plot of a blockbuster Hollywood crime thriller. But...

Corruption: Police officers in southern Spain busted over pocketing €7,500 each to ignore drug shipments from Morocco

THREE police officers have been arrested and accused of charging smugglers thousands of euros to turn a blind eye to a 750kg shipment of...

CORRUPTION SWOOP: High-ranking politicians arrested in Spain’s Valencia on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for public contracts

According to police sources, firms paid illegal commissions in exchange for the right to purchase and build on publicly owned land in and around Valencia.

Mayor’s corruption quiz is delayed on Spain’s Costa Blanca but he still faces a resignation vote

ORIHUELA mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, will not be testifying tomorrow(April 30) over accusations that he embezzled over €200,000 of public money over a non-existent job. That...

Government of Spain’s Balearic Islands block anti-corruption investigation into vaccination of senior officials

An investigation had been opened over the controversial claim that six officials in Mallorca were among the first be vaccinated in the region

Mayor in power for 30 years on Spain’s Costa Blanca will face corruption court quiz

A Torrevieja court says there is a case to answer involving alleged corruption by the Los Montesinos mayor, Jose Manuel Butron. He is accused of...

Former FC Barcelona president arrested in police corruption probe over La Liga club in Spain

CATALAN police raided FC Barcelona's Nou Camp headquarters and various homes this morning(March 1) to arrest several people including ex-club president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. The...

Spain ranked at number 32 according to an annual survey of world corruption

SOMALIA and South Sudan are the most corrupt countries on Earth, with Spain ranking at number 32 according to an annual survey of world corruption.  Bribery...

The key players from the last 20 years of corruption on the costa del sol

FREQUENTLY named amongst the most corrupt countries in Europe, Spain has had more than its fair share of money-grubbing mayors, bullfighting impresarios, crooked police chiefs...

Corruption trial involving ex-mayor of Calpe gets delayed yet again on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE trial of ex-Calpe mayor Javier Morato for his alleged role in a fraudulent €4 million waste contract has been delayed yet again. That's because...

Former Spanish king Juan Carlos faces further corruption charges

SPAIN’S Supreme Court is investigating new charges of corruption against the country’s former monarch. The general attorney’s office has ordered anticorruption and organised crime prosecutors...

Mayor in power for 30 years faces corruption quiz on Spain’s Costa Blanca

LOS MONTESINOS mayor, Jose Manuel Butron, could be thrown out of office if he is found guilty of harassment, bribery, and prevarication charges. Butron has...

Judge in Spain examining spy network linked to infamous Gürtel corruption case that implicated top politicians

A HIGH court judge has started examining the findings of a report into a spying network that allegedly aimed to protect high-ranking politicians from...

President and officials at Port Authority in Spain’s Balearic Islands arrested in anti-corruption operation

President Joan Gual de Torrella woke up to being cuffed alongside three other high-ranking officials

Cash for trash: prosecutors to appeal after Costa Blanca businessman cleared in corruption case

ANTI-CORRUPTION prosecutors are launching an appeal against a verdict that cleared 34 people of taking bungs over the awarding of an Orihuela waste disposal...

Mexican oil boss arrested on corruption charges while hiding out in luxury urbanisation on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE former boss of Pemex, the Mexican state owned oil company has been extradited to Mexico to face corruption charges. Emilio Lozoya was arrested...

Former Manchester United star Ander Herrera among 36 players cleared of sport corruption by court in Spain

However, 15-month jail sentences were handed to former Zaragoza president Agapito Iglesias and former financial director Javier Porquera

SPECIAL REPORT: How €680 million of Junta de Andalucia cash was embezzled in ERE scandal, Spain’s biggest EVER public...

OVER €25,000 per month on cocaine, €400,000 for a fake chicken farm and thousands on bottomless gin and tonics

WATCH: Cocaine submarines, corruption and translation calamity – Olive Press TV news roundup November 24-30

This week, Costa Blanca reporter Joshua James Parfitt looks at the key stories covered by the Olive Press over the past week. Featuring: Spain's first-ever...

Ex-Junta de Andalucia president among 19 people jailed for total of 86 years in Spain’s ERE corruption scandal

Ex-Junta president Jose Antonio Grinan has been sentenced to six years jail and banned from office for 15 years

GUILTY: Ex-president of Junta de Andalucia gets six years in prison for role in historic ERE corruption case in...

EX-Junta de Andalucia president Jose Antonio Grinan has been sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the ERE scandal.  He has also...

Bank in Spain placed under investigation amid allegations of spying and corruption

These charges date back to 2004 and relate to BBVA’s dealings with former police chief Jose Manuel Villarejo

OPINION: The Junta de Andalucia’s budgets which benefit residents are a welcome sight after decades of corruption

This could go some way to undermining the grip of the local drug cartels, who benefit from grinding youth poverty and a lack of opportunity

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