Friday, February 26, 2021

Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos coughs up another massive chunk of his tax bill

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos, who quit the country last August with financial scandals hanging over him, has paid a €4.4 million...

Two people in 100 are turning down chance of COVID-19 vaccine in Spain

JUST 2% of people offered a coronavirus jab have turned the chance down, according to the State Secretary for Health, Silvia Calzon.

18-year-old influencer is Spain’s new face of the far-right racism after viral march in Madrid

THE latest symbol of Spain's far-right has emerged as an 18-year-old Instagram influencer after a controversial speech during a Neo-Nazi rally in...

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by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial

SIBLING SHOCKER as children are jailed for killing their infirm mother and stealing her pension in Spain’s Aragon region

TWO siblings have been jailed after killing their mother, stuffing her body into a closet, and continuing to collect her state pension...

€11 billion fund to help pandemic-hit small businesses and self-employed announced by Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

SMALL businesses and the self-employed are to receive an aid package of €11 billion. Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez,...

THE SMALL PRINT: New bank charges introduced for receiving UK pensions in Spain

SEVERAL high-street Spanish banks have begun charging a fee for receiving money transfers from the UK. Nicole Chandler, 71,...

Spain extends ban on most UK arrivals until March 16 – but British tourists could see return from May...

SPAIN has extended its current travel restrictions against UK arrivals until at least March 16. Government spokeswoman Maria...

BREAKING: Spain is no longer at ‘extreme risk’ of COVID-19 contagion as incidence rate drops below 250 barrier

IT'S official... the average person in Spain is no longer at an 'extreme risk' of coronavirus contagion. It...

OPINION: It’s about time tax-avoiding social media giants paid newspapers for their content

A VITAL victory for the media has been won in Australia after Facebook was ordered to pay news outlets for sharing their...

Investment Alert! Are you invested in Momentum Harmony, Lombard Russell or Privee Select Funds?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial

Brexit, currency transfers and the law in Spain

As we adjust to life post-Brexit there are many things to consider, but if you need to move money abroad there is...

ONE WEEK ON: Riots over rapper’s arrest continue while issue deeply divides Spanish government and public opinion

Far from blowing over, the original issue has now split into several different directions.

Third night of rioting over arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel

LAST night (Thursday February 18) saw the third consecutive round of rioting in Catalunya and elsewhere over the imprisonment of rapper Pablo...

Spain could be added to UK’s ‘Red List’ as new COVID-19 variants surge

SPAIN's 2021 summer season could be in doubt as the British government is discussing whether Spain could be added to its Red...

SPAIN BURNS: Protests against the imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasel spiral into violence

Meanwhile, the issue is sending shockwaves through the Spanish political system.

More job cuts as children’s toy store becomes latest victim of Spain’s COVID-19 downturn

THE common sight of the unique twin arch entrances of toy store Imaginarium will soon be no more as the company announces...

LIGHTS, CAMERA… : New ‘Almodovar girl’ is from Valencia

IF there is one term that sums up Spanish cinema, it is ‘Almodovar girl’. The country’s most famous and...

EXCL: British expats furious and ‘disappointed’ as Spanish mayors refuse to resign after ‘jumping queue’ to receive COVID-19 vaccine

BRITISH expats are demanding the resignation of any Alicante politicians who jumped the queue to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Rapper in controversial free-speech jailing is forcibly removed from university campus in Spain’s Catalunya

SPANISH rapper Pablo Hasel was detained in Catalunya this morning(February 16) after a day-long stand off with police involving himself and dozens...

EXCL: British expat couple were forced to sleep three days at airport in Spain after airline refused green residency...

A PAIR of British pensioners are demanding compensation after being refused a flight to Spain despite having their green residency cards. 

Brits CAN holiday in Spain this summer without need to quarantine, says country’s own tourism minister

BRITS can holiday in Spain this summer AND “vaccine passports” mean they won’t have to quarantine on arrival - according to Fernando...

CATALAN ELECTION RESULTS: Socialist party wins, pro-independence platform obtain best ever combined result and Vox enter parliament

IT is now 11.30 pm on election night in Catalunya, and the final results are just in. Predictions published...

BREAKING: Predicted results of Catalan elections suggest victory for pro-independence sector

IT is now 8 pm on election day in Catalunya, and the first predicted results are just coming through on regional television...

Capital pleasures: Plan a trip to Madrid this Spring, it has so much to offer

IT was a bright, sunny New Year’s Day in 2007 and we were walking out of the Ritz hotel down Paseo de...

Catalan election day kicks off according to plan

However, not everyone is happy with the way things are going.

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Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos coughs up another massive chunk of his tax bill

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos, who quit the country last August with financial scandals hanging over him, has paid a €4.4 million...