Monday, February 6, 2023

Politics

A raise in minimum wage on the horizon

AN agreement to raise the minimum wage next year is likely to take place tonight (Tuesday) at 5pm. The meeting between the Minister of Employment,...

PSOE would INCREASE its majority if general election held in Spain tomorrow

THE PSOE would win a majority if Spain held a general election tomorrow. That's the forecast being made by a 40dB survey, which showed current...

Vote Macron, urges Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez ahead of French presidential election

SPAIN’S Prime Minister has urged French voters to back Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election on Sunday. Publishing an op-ed in Le Monde alongside the...

Spain’s prime minister Rajoy rejects Theresa May’s Brexit proposal

Mariano Rajoy said that EU powers were 'not going to accept' a UK government attempt to rip apart the 'four key freedoms' enshrined in the EU single market to suit its own ends

Malaga likened to Magaluf after tourists get naked at the feria

Mayor Francisco de la Torre insisted the city will not become a party destination after images of naked men and women waving their underwear emerged from the week-long festival

Expat launches new petition to give all expats vote in June 8 general election

France resident Chris Madsen is behind the new campaign, which has gained several thousand signatures in less than 24 hours

Spain AGAIN labels Gibraltar a ‘colony’ in new bid to separate it from UK

It comes despite 99% of Gibraltarians rejecting shared sovereignty with Spain in the 2002 referendum

Social media giant blocks Podemos days before election in Spain

The left-wing party had been using Whatsapp to connect with tens of thousands of supporters and deliver campaign messages ahead of April 28

Susana Diaz will NOT resign after historic losses to far-right Vox party in Andalucia

The local leader said she would take her seat, even if the opposition parties formed a coalition

Puigdemont says Rajoy should stop waiting to restore ‘legitimate’ government

However, Rajoy has dismissed the idea of Puigdemont governing from Belgium as 'absurd', after he fled there on charges of rebellion and sedition.

Polls close for Spain general election with socialist PSOE set for slim win and far right anti-immigrant Vox predicted...

Voter turnout was last calculated at 6pm, when it was put at 56.8%, four points lower than on April 28

Five years later, 45 National Police officers could face trial for excessive force at illegal Catalan independence referendum 

A TOTAL of 45 officers from Spain’s National Police force could see the inside of a courtroom for their alleged excessive use of force...

Tourist tirade about use of Catalan in Mallorcan church divides internet

A TOURIST from Granada has become an internet sensation after ranting about the use of Catalan during a Mallorquin church service. The unnamed woman fulminated...

Spain’s gag law fight taken to European court

Group of journalists fight against ‘gag law’ which may decrease police accountability in Spain

Lord of the Rings theme park plans suspended

Rincon de la Victoria theme park and indoor swimming pool plans are on standby due to financial doubts

British tourists will have to pay for visa to visit Spain under new EU proposal

Britons will have to pay €7 to apply for an ETIAS visa to Brussels authorities

Spain’s climate change law is passed in Madrid to make country ‘carbon-neutral’ by 2050

SPAIN'S new climate change and energy law was passed by Congress in Madrid today(May 13). It aims to make Spain a carbon-neutral country by 2050. All...

Manuela Carmena wants to rename Franco’s Valle de los Caidos

Madrid mayor proposes calling controversial site 'Valley of Peace'

Spain’s left-wing parties close to parliamentary majority in general election

Podemos Unidos and PSOE close to hitting 176 target, polls show

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...

Pedro Sánchez says council will approve a ‘drastic reduction’ of the AP-9 tolls

PEDRO Sánchez has confirmed the  Council of Ministers will approve a ‘drastic reduction’ in tolls on the AP-9 in Galicia on Tuesday.  This announcement was made...

Podemos: Pablo Iglesias ‘resigns from politics’ after drubbing in Madrid election

PABLO Iglesias, the pony-tailed maverick who burst onto the political scene seven years ago with his radical left Podemos threw in the towel last...

Plea to Spaniards to support British expat petition for dual nationality

In the first ever OP Spanish splash, the Olive Press makes a plea for Spaniards to support British expats

Brexit Update: Assessing its Impact on the European Economy

We’re all well aware of the impact the Brexit vote had on the economies of the UK and EU states. Immediate chaos ensued, due...

Three sex offenders who raped minors see sentences cut under Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’ law

THREE more sex offenders in Spain have had their prison sentences reduced under the country’s controversial new ‘only yes means yes’ sexual assault law.  A...

Judge Alvaro Martin takes over ERE corruption scandal case

Five years after the billion euro ERE investigation opened in Andalucia, a new magistrate Alvaro Martin has been brought in to take over the case from Maria Nunez Bolanos

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