Sunday, May 9, 2021

Politics

Spain will host Brexit meeting on UK negotiations with southern EU leaders

They will meet at the El Pardo palace outside Madrid

Brussels slams Spain for being most corrupt country in the EU

It says Madrid is unable to control the councils and mayors in the autonomous regions

FAR-RIGHT: Vox agrees coalition deal in Spain’s Andalucia to end 36-year Socialist rule

It marks the first time a far-right party has had a role in Spanish regional government since Franco died in 1975

Spain’s conservative PP party funds ‘Cambridge Analytica-style’ dirty ad campaign targeting left wing voters in run-up to election

Advertising was ‘distributed in neighbourhoods that traditionally support the PSOE or United Podemos’

Spain’s PSOE leader resigns with Andalucia regional head Suzana Diaz favourite to succeed him

THE leader of Spain's Socialists, Pedro Sanchez, has resigned after losing a vote triggered by a party revolt. Sanchez  became party leader in 2014 and...

BREAKING POINT: Andalucia struggling to cope with migrant overload as numbers TRIPLE in one year

ALMOST 15,000 migrants have been rescued off Andalucia's coasts so far this year. According to the maritime rescue service, the figure (14,577), is three times...

Damning report blasts Spain’s treatment of migrants, Malaga facilities labelled ‘substandard’

A DAMNING report by Human Rights Watch has blasted Spain's treatment of migrants. The study, published today, claims asylum seekers and other migrants arriving by...

Race to head PSOE begins as Patxi Lopez announces leadership bid

Paxti Lopez is the first to announce his intention to stand in the contest for the secretary general post

Polls show Spain’s right-wing set to win big in Madrid regional elections

SPAIN'S main opposition right-wing Popular Party (PP) is poised to win the snap election in the Madrid region on May 4, returning Isabel Diaz...

Campaigners Brexpats in Spain to attend Sevilla Brexit conference

Journalists and academics to speak at University meeting

British Embassy in Spain reiterates that expats with existing residence documents do not need new TIE card

THE BRITISH Embassy in Madrid has emphasised that there is no need for expats with existing residencia papers to switch to the new TIE...

Spain’s Congress convenes as new speaker Patxi Lopez sworn in

Legislature convenes as PSOE and Ciudadanos pact decides Spain's new speaker

Spain could snatch €1 billion Royal Navy ship contract ahead of British firms despite wargames over Gibraltar

The British consortium on the shortlist for the contract includes Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce

Catalan separatist leader demands investigation into Spanish phone hacking scandal

A LEADING Catalan Minister has demanded the Spanish government publicly investigates alleged phone hacking. Roger Torrent, a key backer of Catalan's break-away efforts from mainland...

Spanish politicians given PowerPoint presentation on how to break campaign spending rules

Created in the height of the Gurtel scandal - for which dozens of former officials are currently on trial - it explained how to divert donations to different bank accounts

Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo delivers message of unity after record election win

Meanwhile, Together Gibraltar leader Marlene Hassan Nahon was the most voted member of the Opposition

UK rejects Spain’s claims that it owns the land Gibraltar airport built on

Spain refuses to acknowledge the UK’s sovereignty over the strip of land in the north of Gibraltar on which the airport sits

MI5 Spanish Civil War documents uncover British safety concerns

MI5 concerns from Spanish Civil War echo issues with Brits fighting with jihadists in Syria and Iraq

Time for change: In Andalucia

Excitement is building ahead of the Junta elections

Brexit gets all too real as Marmite and PG Tips pulled from supermarket shelves in UK price row

Their parent company is raising prices as a result of the pound's drop

Spanish politician claims wife’s money laundering confession was brought on by mental illness

Alfonso Grau, an ex-deputy mayor in Valencia, said depression caused Maria Jose Alcon to make the claims to her son in a 2015 conversation, which was recorded by police

‘The worst day in Britain’s history’: Expats react to shock Brexit result

Emotions were running high after shock result

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

Ex-Sevilla mayor accussed of accepting luxury handbag bribe to rig council vote

Ex-mayor of Bormujos Ana Hermoso will stand trial for selling her council vote in exchange for a €2,000 Loewe handbag

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