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Fury after minister claims meat from mega farms is causing the ‘end of Spain’ – but is he right?

SUSTAINABLE meat production is dominating headlines after Spain's minister for consumer affairs claimed livestock mega farms are causing the ‘end’ of the very country. Alberto...

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.

Pedro Sanchez says Spain’s creating ‘quality jobs’ as unemployment tumbles in 17-year record fall

SPAIN created 782,232 new jobs in 2021 in the biggest annual fall in registered jobless since 1995. December's figures from the Labour Ministry saw 76,782...

FOCUS: Why Spain’s patchy LGBTQ+ rights are under threat

DESPITE the easy insult of “maricon” or “poofter” tossed around the Spanish school yard, Spain is known as a global beacon of tolerance and...

Year of decision beckons for Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

Is Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez enjoying a New Year's Day glass of cava as he mulls calling an early General Election in 2022? The leader...

IN PICS: Anti-vaxxers stage demonstration in Spain’s Barcelona against holiday season restrictions and need for vaccine passports

  HUNDREDS of protestors took to the streets on Christmas Day in Barcelona in anger at new restrictions imposed by the regional government in a...

Spain’s King Felipe uses Christmas message to reaffirm pledge to be an example of ‘public and moral integrity’

SPAIN'S King Felipe VI used his traditional Christmas Eve message to further distance himself from the reign of his father after the year ended...

Macabre Secret Santa-style present of a lamb’s head could destroy political coalition in Valencia region of Spain

AN angry row over a lamb's head threatens to end a political pact on a Valencian Community council. The Vinaros municipality in Castellon Province is...

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss flies in to Madrid to boost ties with Spain and “support 400K British expats”

THE UK’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arrived in Madrid for a two day trip designed to build “closer economic, tech and security ties” with...

Ex-Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy denies knowledge of illegal spying to track down smears against him

FORMER Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy appeared before a parliamentary committee on Monday to deny spying and smear allegations dating back nine years. Rajoy, Spain's...

PROFILE: The rise and rise of Isabel Ayuso, the saint and saviour of Spain’s right

The foxy – or voxy lady – at thewhose version of “freedom” has the capital and the international community in her thrall

Animals in Spain awarded new legal status as ‘sentient beings’ rather than things

DOMESTIC animals are now recognised as ‘sentient beings’ and no longer considered ‘objects’ in Spain, after new legislation was passed in a parliamentary vote on Thursday December 2.

Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos pleads immunity in English court citing 300-year-old Gibraltar treaty to avoid spying and harrasment charges...

A high court battle brought against Spain’s former monarch took a surreal turn this week, when his legal team cited a 300-year-old treaty that...

Brothel creeping politicians of Andalucia – funded by the EU!

IT was a fund set up to stimulate employment in Andalucia, the region with the highest jobless total in Spain. But in reality it did...

Vox voting young men: Survey reveals the profile of Spain’s anti-vaxxers

SPAIN has one of the highest vaccination rates in Europe at close to 90% of its population over the age of 12 but who...

Spain’s Vox wants to extend citizenship waiting period to 15 years for British expats

SPAIN'S far-right Vox political party has proposed a bill to the Spanish Congress that would see citizenship through residency take 15 years instead of the current...

Boris Johnson reveals recent stay in luxury villa on Spain’s Costa del Sol was freebie from Tory peer

BRITISH Prime Minister has revealed that his recent stay at a villa in Benahavis, inland from Spain's Costa del Sol, was a gift from...

Spanish court hands jail sentence to ex-treasurer Luis Barcenas for using slush fund to pay for refurb at Popular...

SPAIN’S National court has handed down a two-year prison term to the former treasurer of Spain’s conservative party for using illicit funds to pay...

EXPLAINER: The sex industry in Spain and why PM Pedro Sanchez wants to ban prostitution

IT MAY be the oldest profession in the world, but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pledged on Sunday to criminalise prostitution in Spain insisting the...

Minimum Living Income in Spain: All the changes you need to know about

UNEMPLOYED people in Spain will no longer have to wait a year to access benefits.  On Monday (October 18) the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security...

Spain gives the green light to grant residency and work permits for 15,000 young immigrants

SOME 15,000 asylum seekers will be given a home in Spain thanks to a new change in the country’s immigration laws.   The Council of Ministers...

Spain’s PM slams sovereign immunity and calls on King Juan Carlos to give public explanation of financial dealings

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has slammed the sovereign immunity that affords Spain’s monarchs protection from prosecution as “outdated and unnecessary” and called on the...

Who can request the new aid of €100 per child from the Spanish Government?

THE Spanish Government has given the green light to additional funding that the Minister of Social Rights hopes will help tackle child poverty in...

Politicians in Spain could get pay rise under new proposals – but where does all the money come from? 

MPs in Spain could receive a pay rise of just 0.9%  a year from next April under new proposals included in the General State...

Adios Boris: PM returns home to crisis-hit Britain after relaxing autumn break in hills above Spain’s Costa del Sol

BRITISH Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his pregnant wife Carrie and their son Wilf were seen leaving a villa in the hills above Marbella to...

Load of bull! Instagram removes Isabel Diaz Ayuso’s bullfighting photo in Las Ventas for ‘extreme violence’ breach

ISABEL Diaz Ayuso’s Instagram post has been taken down from the Community of Madrid Instagram after she shared photos of herself in the Las...

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