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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

Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar defends Iraq war

Ex-leader writes letter claiming 'Spain came out a winner' over war

Millions of Spaniards head to the polls with no party likely to win an overall majority once more

PP expected to win most votes in first general election since Brexit

Theresa May ‘confident’ her government can reverse High Court ruling giving Parliament vote on Brexit

It is not yet known if the government will change their arguments

Spain opens Brexit desk at London embassy as Theresa May’s article 50 letter is received in Brussels

The letter informing the EU that it will leave the bloc has now been received by Brussels

Spain facing fines from the EU after failing to control pollution in urban areas

The European Commision have sent a 'final warning' to Spain for failing to comply with EU air pollution levels.

Spain’s first female judge at the European Court of Human Rights is against gay marriage and thinks being gay...

SPAIN'S first female judge to be appointed to the European Court of Human Rights has failed to retract previous 'homophobic' comments.  Maria Elosegui Itxaso, 60,...

ESSAY: Why do politicians in Spain never resign?

As more scandal emerges over a leading politician’s faked university degree, Lenox Napier asks: ‘why do politicians never resign in Spain?’ SPAIN’S leading political problem...

Andalucia calls for redistribution of migrant minors across Spain as infrastructure struggles to cope

Minors are being forced to sleep on mattresses on shelter floors

Hunters defend shocking video of dogs and deer falling off cliff as ‘isolated incident’ as politicians call for BAN

HUNTERS have hit back after a video of dogs and a deer falling off a cliff during a hunt went viral.  The footage has been...

BREXIT: Rights of British expats in Spain ‘will be preserved whatever’ Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has tried to calm British expats in Spain by saying a no-deal Brexit will not affect their rights. Even if...

ANOTHER Spanish warship enters Gibraltar waters playing national anthem in two-hour Royal Navy stand-off

It comes after a Spanish warship illegally encroached into Gibraltar’s waters back in December, also blaring the national anthem of Spain

Secretive anti-North Korean group claims break-in at Spain embassy

The declaration - entitled ‘Facts About Madrid’ - came just hours after Spain’s High Court named suspects in the investigation into the break-in

People with intellectual disabilities in Spain win right to vote in EU elections

The law change will mean around 100,000 people who had previously been barred from voting in Spain will have their voting rights restored

Gibraltar Chief Minister Picardo meets outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss Iran crisis and Brexit

British Royal Marines commandeered Iran's vessel off the Rock earlier this month on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria

Businesses on Spain’s border with Gibraltar asked to shut down in solidarity with Spanish workers in planned Brexit protest

BUSINESSES which operate on Spain's border with Gibraltar have been asked to remain closed during a planned protest against Brexit.  The Asctecg group, which represents...

WATCH: Gibraltar’s Fabian Picardo FUMING after squad of Spanish officers spotted on the Rock after driving across UK border...

GIBRALTAR is in uproar after a video purporting to show a group of Spanish officers having crossed the border in their car 'without being...

British Ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott to meet expats at key Brexit meeting on Costa del Sol

Elliott will be introduced as the event’s keynote speaker by local British councillor Dean Tyler Shelton

Emergency no-deal Brexit preparations called off in UK as Boris Johnson’s deal set to be approved

THE UK has called off its emergency preparations for a no-deal Brexit ahead of the expected approval of Boris Johnson's deal by British MPs. The...

Hospitals in Spain at ‘breaking point’ as stand in Health Director holds crisis meeting

SPAIN’S hospitals are near ‘breaking point’ with a deluge of critical Covid cases in the last few days. A total of six autonomous regions are...

Spain to hike taxes on big companies and high earners in bid to reverse COVID-19 slump

The Spanish government has revealed proposals raise large companies and high earners in a bid to boost the economy following coronavirus lockdown. According to...

Ultra right-wing extremists blamed for Molotov attack on Podemos HQ in Spain’s Murcia region

AN explosive device was thrown last night (April 1) into the Cartagena office of the far-left Podemos party and slogans daubed over the front...

State pension age in Spain could be raised to 67, says report

A REPORT for the government has raised the possibility that millions of people in Spain may have to work longer to qualify for a...

Spain overturns controversial ban on hockey matches with Gibraltar teams

The Gibraltar Hockey Association (GHA) was informed of the u-turn late on Friday night by the Royal Federation of Spanish Hockey (RFEH)

Brexit chaos offers a cautionary tale for US election

Brexit reaction from a concerned American

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