Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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COMMENT: Valencia President Ximo Puig deserves credit for COVID fightback on Spain’s Costa Blanca but why can’t we raise...

THERE is no disputing the amazing turnround in the Valencian Community's COVID-19 crisis which saw the virus running amok in January to make it...

EXPLAINER: Left right, left right, centre, reverse – why Spain’s political landscape is in turmoil again

They say that a week is a long time in politics… And this week in Spain, that adage runs particularly true. Spain has seen an...

Spain becomes fourth country in EU to legalise euthanasia in landmark ruling

SPAIN has become the fourth country in the European Union to legalise euthanasia.  Parliament has given final approval for a bill this afternoon (March 18)...

Podemos leader steps down as Spain’s deputy PM to fight battle for Madrid

PABLO Iglesias, leader of the radical left Podemos group has announced his decision to step down as Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government of Pedro...

THE POWER GAME as Murcia’s Partido Popular president Fernando Lopez Miras overturns next week’s likely ousting

A move to oust the Partido Popular-led Murcia government next week has unexpectedly collapsed this morning(March 12). Today's shock development came after three Ciudadanos members...

Madrid shock: Regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso triggers snap election with resignation

Madrid’s conservative leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso stepped down and dissolved the right-wing coalition regional government on Wednesday triggering a snap election. The shock move, described...

Partido Popular could be ousted from controlling Spain’s Murcia region for the first time since mid-nineties

CORRUPTION allegations are behind a shock move that could end the Partido Popular's 26-year grip on Murcia's regional government. An unexpected motion of censure was...

Thousands of Brits signed up to the padron on Spain’s Costa del Sol in 2020

MORE than 2,000 Brits along the Costa del Sol signed up to the padron in 2020, figures have revealed. In expat hotspots like Mijas,...

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 earlier this evening fell short in...

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 station TV3. According...

Catalan election day kicks off according to plan

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

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED: Catalunya gears up for strangest autonomous elections ever in the midst of COVID

Tomorrow’s elections are a source of great speculation and excitement, as they could go almost any way.

Spain’s new gender bill will allow trans people to self-identify without medical intervention

SPAIN has drafted new gender recognition legislation which would allow transgender people to self identify without medical intervention.   Current legislation which requires an individual to...

Barcenas claims former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy knew of Gürtel slush fund

JAILED former treasurer of Spain’s Partido popular (PP), Luis Barcenas, has said ex prime Minister Mariano Rajoy knew about the illegal funding of the party. Barcenas...

Automatic renewals of job retention schemes inflate unemployment numbers in Spain

THE job retention scheme is exaggerating the downturn in the labour market, according to the Employment Secretary.  According to data released Tuesday by the Spanish...

BREXIT DEAL: The five biggest losses for Brits who regularly visit or live in Spain

BORIS Johnson is rejoicing tonight after finally securing a Brexit deal following days of tense negotiations. The talks came down to the wire in the...

Morocco’s PM says ‘time will come’ to ‘re-claim’ Spain’s two North African territories

MOROCCO'S prime minister has called for the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla to be 'returned' to the North African country. Saadeddine El Othmani...

WATCH: Message of solidarity from Spain to British expats as more than 50,000 UK nationals apply for TIE card...

MORE than 50,000 Brits have applied for the new TIE residency card since it was introduced in July of this year. According to the...

POLL: Right-wing government would hold onto Spain’s Andalucia if election held tomorrow following historic 2018 victory

ANDALUCIA would remain in the hands of a right-wing government if an election were held tomorrow, a new poll has suggested. The Partido Popular...

Boris’ Brexit dinner date in Brussels ends without a deal as talks are set to continue until Sunday

BORIS Johnson’s vital dinner with destiny, and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen, last night has ended without a Brexit deal.  Seemingly, the one thing...

Boris Johnson reveals Brexit trade deal is looking ‘very very difficult’ at the moment

BORIS Johnson has told reporters that achieving a trade deal with the EU is looking 'very very difficult'. It comes after weeks of EU...

UK officials believe Brexit deal could be reached in a matter of days

BRITAIN and the EU could reach a Brexit deal this week, Dominic Raab has told reporters. Speaking with Andrew Marr, the foreign secretary said...

The Spanish ‘businessman’ behind the NHS PPE scandal that cost British taxpayers millions

A SPANISH businessman was handed £21million of UK taxpayers’ money to help supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS at the height of...

Spain to unveil COVID-19 plan on Tuesday as Sanchez announces ‘substantial part’ of population will be vaccinated by mid...

A CONSIDERABLE number of the Spanish population will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first half of 2021i n a national fight-back against deadly...

Controversial education reform sees Spanish scrapped as common language in schools

A CONTROVERSIAL law scrapping Spanish as the common language in schools has been slammed as ‘linguistic genocide’ by critics.  The educational reform, which was passed...

Boris Johnson says EU deal ‘there to be done’ ahead of new week of negotiation

BORIS Johnson has assured his cabinet that a Brexit withdrawal with the EU is 'there to be done’, amid signs Joe Biden's US election...

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