Tuesday, December 5, 2023


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On Podemos’ march to power

With just six weeks to the Andalucian elections, the Olive Press joined the hundreds of thousands of men, women and children on Podemos’ March for Change to try to understand what makes the party tick

Divide and conquer?

As Madrid Socialists cast out stalwart Tomas Gomez, PP ranks prepare for power play, writes Mario Alegria

Partido Popular’s Carlos Mazon invested as new president of Spain’s Valencia region

CARLOS MAZON from the Partido Popular was invested on Thursday as the new president of the Valencian Community with 53 votes in favour-made up...

Politician wanted for involvement in 2017 Catalan independence drive returns to Spain but fails to hand herself in

CATALAN politician Clara Ponsati, who is wanted by the Spanish authorities for her role in the 2017 independence drive in the region, has returned...

Spain shifts to the right at 2023 local elections

THE CONSERVATIVE Popular Party was the big winner at Sunday’s regional and local elections, at which 12 of Spain’s regions and more than 8,000...

Spain’s actions risk incident in Gibraltar and are a ‘threat to British security’, MPs warn NATO

They point to the more than 210 'unlawful incursions' of Spanish vessels

Spain slaps down Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit plan for separate Scotland deal

Spanish Secretary of State for the European Union insists government will only deal with Downing Street

UK Brexit divorce bill ‘honours its share of unpaid bills worth €50 billion’

There has been no final agreement on a final figure and senior officials think its share of unpaid bills, loans, pensions and other EU liabilities could total between €55bn to €60bn. 

OXFAM TO EU: Include Gibraltar in European blacklist of tax havens

Oxfam urges the EU to include Gibraltar in its list of tax havens ahead of its list to be published next Tuesday.

Three migrants found dead and another missing off coast of Spain

THREE migrant bodies have been recovered from the Straits of Gibraltar.  The Spanish coast guard also saved two migrants in the waters between Spain and...

Muslim population in Europe could triple by 2050

THE Muslim population in countries across Europe could triple by 2050, a report has suggested. Finland's Muslim population could increase by more than four times, while...

EXCLUSIVE: British expats to lose thousands of euros following surprise road works in Costa del Sol hotspot

A BRITISH expat is set to lose thousands of euros in business after his town hall began digging up the road outside his business...

SPAIN-ER IN THE WORKS: Brexit ‘breakthrough’ deal at risk after Madrid tables fresh Gibraltar demands

It comes after the UK conceded on fishing rights and immigration last weekend in a bid to seal the deal

Madrid ends direct rule over Catalunya after new government is sworn in

It comes after the region's autonomy was suspended for seven months following the pro-independence referendum

Russia and Spain agree joint cybersecurity group against fake news

Russia and Spain want to gauge the extent of the problem of fake news and analyse it to prevent it from becoming a source of friction

F-RIGHT NIGHT: France’s Le Pen and Italy’s Salvini congratulate Vox after far-right party becomes third biggest political force in...

FAR-right leaders in Europe are beaming with pride tonight after Vox surged in the Spanish polls to become the third biggest political force in...

Marbella demanding ‘urgent action’ over daily traffic hell between Puerto Banus and San Pedro as it seeks budget for...

MARBELLA town hall is set to ask Madrid for urgent action to tackle the daily traffic nightmare between Puerto Banus and San Pedro.  The A-7...

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail… and immediately demand independence from Spain

THE nine Catalan separatist leaders who walked free from prison on Wednesday after a controversial pardon by the Spanish government appeared not to have...

Regional government in Spain’s Andalusia rejects request from more than 70 municipalities to halt renewable energy plants

THE REGIONAL government in Andalusia has rejected a joint request from a total of 72 municipalities for a moratorium to be put in place...

Far-right Vox party humiliated in no confidence vote against Pedro Sanchez government in Spain

A MOVE by the far-right Vox party to oust the Pedro Sanchez government from office failed, as expected, in Congress on Wednesday. The Vox no-confidence...

No entry: Government minister stopped from attending parade at Madrid’s regional celebrations

THERE WERE extraordinary scenes at the Madrid region’s Dos de Mayo celebrations on Tuesday, as a regional protocol chief refused to let a government...

Spain’s government slams opposition leader for meeting with public prosecutors and pledging to repeal new laws

THE SPANISH central government has slammed the leader of the main opposition Popular Party (PP), Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, after he held a meeting with...

Conservative Partido Popular ousts left-wing coalition that has ruled Spain’s Valencia region since 2015

CARLOS MAZON will be the new Valencian government president after the Partido Popular(PP) topped the poll in Sunday's regional elections. Needing 50 seats to grab...

Madrid regional premier Isabel Diaz Ayuso undergoes surgery after suffering miscarriage

THE REGIONAL premier of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, was taken to hospital and underwent surgery on Tuesday after suffering a miscarriage. A brief statement...

Spain and UK sign new agreements to improve sustainability during the International Civil Aviation Organisation Summit

Spain and the UK signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) during the International Civil Aviation Organisation Summit on July 7th.  The agreements focus on promoting...

Ciudadanos leader says ‘change is unstoppable’ within Spanish politics

Ciudadanos leader, Albert Rivera, also rubbished comparisons with Podemos




Why Christmas lights are not twinkling yet in one major area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

CHRISTMAS lights have been switched on across the Costa Blanca but Orihuela council has been left on the starting line as politicians blame each...


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