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Spain’s new Covid vaccine gets massive EU order despite no official approval to use it

THE European Commission has agreed to buy 250 million doses of Spain's Hipra Covid-19 vaccine despite the European Medicines Agency(EMA) yet to formally approve...

EXPLAINER: How Spain will cap air conditioning in bid to save energy usage

NEW rules will come into force on August 8 to save energy at public venues across Spain. The Council of Ministers approved the first tranche...

People in Spain will not be ordered to reduce gas usage as part of EU plan

SPAIN'S government will not order people to cut their use of gas, as proposed by the European Union. Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera, said that...

Ex-Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont wins latest battle to stop extradition to Spain

EX-CATALUNYA president Carles Puigdemont has had his European Parliament immunity restored by the European Court of Justice(ECJ). It means that he cannot be extradited to...

Spain splashing out over €12 billion to develop micro chip sector over next five years

SPAIN'S cabinet has approved plans to spend €12.25 billion over five years in developing the country's micro chip and semi-conductor sector. The investment has gone...

Spain’s government rubber-stamps energy price cap which needs European Commission sign-off

SPAIN'S Council of Ministers formally approved a price cap on Friday that limits gas prices used to produce electricity. The 12-month concession granted by the...

European Union abolishes compulsory Covid-19 mask-wearing on planes BUT countries like Spain have ‘wiggle-room’ to continue

TWO European Union agencies have announced that mandatory mask wearing on planes and at airports will end on May 16. The EU Aviation Safety Agency...

Reduced power bills coming to Spain after it makes EU deal to slash wholesale electricity prices

WHOLESALE electricity prices in Spain will be capped for a year starting from May. Based on current wholesale rates, the move would produce an estimated...

Pedro Sanchez announces €11 billion investment for Spain’s microchip and semiconductor sector

SPAIN'S government is planning to invest €11 billion in the country's microchip and semiconductor sectors. Speaking at Monday's 'Wake Up Spain' economic forum in Madrid,...

Pedro Sanchez in talks with Emmanuel Macron as Spain backs off EU-wide cap on wholesale electricity prices

PEDRO Sanchez has appealed to the European Union to come up with a 'sufficiently balanced response' to wholesale electricity prices and energy supplies in...

Costa Blanca movie and TV studio in Spain that competed against Hollywood will reopen this summer

A major Alicante film and television studio forcibly closed by the European Union in 2012 over illegal public funding is reopening this summer. Ciudad de...

Struggling Dia supermarket chain in Spain unfazed by EU blacklist of Russian oligarch owner

SPAIN'S Dia supermarket chain says its business as usual despite its key figure getting onto an EU Russian oligarch blacklist in wake of the...

European MPs end fact-finding visit to polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain ahead of drafting crucial report

A three-day fact-finding trip to the Mar Menor area by European MPs has ended with one of the delegation stating that the pollution problems...

Spain’s wine trade breathes easy after European Parliament backtracks over ‘cancer warning’ labels

SPAIN'S wine industry has applauded a U-turn from European politicians who ditched proposals to slap 'cancer warning' labels on wine bottles. The European Parliament(EP) rolled...

European Commission threatens Spain over environmentally-damaging water extraction plans for Andalucia’s Doñana National Park

THE European Commission has threatened to penalise Spain if plans go ahead to extract more water from one of Europe's largest wetlands. The warning comes...

MUST READ: European Court of Justice rules against Spain’s Modelo 720 foreign asset law including system of excessive fines

EUROPE'S top court says Spain broke EU laws by imposing harsh penalties on Spanish residents who failed to declare property and bank accounts they...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Energy costs soar in Spain for the sixth day in a row amid warning to expect leap of €475...

ENERGY costs in Spain will increase by €475 this year, due to the high cost of natural gas and an increase of CO2 emission charges in Europe, warned the Bank of America.

COVID passports in Spain and rest of EU to expire after 9 months if there is no booster shot

EU COVID certificates will expire after 9 months if the holder has not received a booster vaccine dose. The European Commission this Tuesday confirmed a...

EU takes Spain to European Court for not stopping pollution of areas like the Mar Menor

SPAIN will have to answer to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg over not doing enough to combat nitrate pollution in areas like...

Spain signs up for first grab of European Union’s COVID recovery money

Spain has become the first European Union country to officially apply for a first €10 billion instalment of the Union's COVID recovery fund. This follows...

Migrants crammed into lorries operated by trafficking gang in Spain who ‘made millions’ for journeys to European Union countries

THE Policia Nacional have smashed a migrant trafficking gang based in Spain that charged up to €20,000 per person to gain access to a...

Spain makes fresh plea for EU to do more to fight rising energy prices

SPAIN has repeated its call for the European Union to do more to combat rising energy prices. EU leaders meet at a summit in Brussels...

Electricity price hikes take inflation in Spain to 13-year-high as government criticises the EU

SPAIN'S inflation rate has hit its highest mark since September 2008 due mainly to rising power prices. The National Statistics Institute(INE) said this Thursday that...

Campaigners send Mar Menor lagoon pollution complaint to EU which pins blame on Spain’s politicians

ENVIRONMENTALISTS have sent a formal complaint to the EU over the pollution problems at the Mar Menor lagoon in Murcia. The joint submission sent by...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots approved for Spain and the European Union

SPAIN is set to start dishing out booster COVID-19 vaccinations from October after official approval was given for a third vaccine shot. The European Medicines...

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