Saturday, September 25, 2021

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FREEDOM: Spanish government to pardon nine jailed Catalan separatists

SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said he will propose pardons for nine jailed Catalan separatists at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.  “Tomorrow, guided by...

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...

COVID-19: Pedro Sanchez receives first dose of coronavirus vaccine in Spain

PEDRO Sanchez has had the coronavirus vaccine. The prime minister, who is aged 49, received his first jab at Puerta de Hierro Hospital in the...

Brussels gives green light to Spain’s Recovery Plan with €69 billion grant

SPAIN will receive €69.5 billion in subsidies from the European Commission over the next five years to aid with the country’s coronavirus recovery plan.  This...

Pedro Sánchez could relax rules on wearing masks outdoors in Spain as he says ‘roadmap is clear’

PEDRO Sánchez has indicated when masks will stop being mandatory outdoors in Spain.  Most regions are hoping the masks can be ditched as soon as...

EXPLAINER: How to get your COVID passport in Spain, who can request it and where can you travel with...

SUMMER holidays could be back on the agenda after the Spanish government announced COVID passports will come into force from July 1.  The documents, also...

Spain to host next Nato summit in 2022

THE next Nato summit will be held in Spain in 2022. It will be Spain's first Nato summit since 1997, when it was hosted...

STOP FASCISM: Two participants in far-right march in Spain’s Valencia become the first to be fined for displaying Franco...

Glorifying fascism is a very serious offence punished with fines of between €2,000 and €10,000.

Spain’s regions given total freedom over nightlife restrictions from tomorrow

REGIONS in Spain have been given the freedom to decide their own coronavirus control measures for bars, restaurants and clubs.  From tomorrow (Saturday, June 12)...

Support for independence reaches historic low in Spain’s Basque Country

SUPPORT for breaking away from Spain has fallen to a historic low in the Basque Country which went through a forty year armed conflict...

Jailed Catalan leader admits unilateral independence route ‘no longer viable’

THE  jailed Catalan leader Oriol Junqueras has said unilateral efforts to break away from Spain were no longer viable.  Junqueras, who is serving a 13-year...

Spain welcomes fully vaccinated international travellers from today

TRAVELLERS who can prove that they have completed a full vaccination schedule can enter Spain without restrictions from today. Last month, Spain’s Prime Minister...

Spain donates millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Latin America

SPAIN has announced it will send 15 million vaccines to  Latin America to help support them in the fight against COVID-19.  President Pedro Sanchez confirmed...

Spain to offer home to 200 unaccompanied children following migration crisis in Ceuta

SPAIN has agreed to relocate 200 unaccompanied child migrants from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta to other regions across the country. The announcement comes after...

‘Morocco has no greater ally within the EU than Spain’ but migration crisis is at breaking point, warns Sánchez

EUROPE is facing an unprecedented crisis following a surge in immigration from Morocco, Pedro Sánchez warned.  Speaking in Brussels during an EU summit yesterday, Prime...

EXPLAINER: Is the Spanish border with Morocco in crisis?

MORE than 8,000 people, including around 1,500 minors, risked their lives swimming or wading around the border fence to enter the Spanish enclave of...

GLORIA STEINEM, an iconic fighter for women’s rights and equality, wins one of Spain’s top awards

GLORIA STEINEM, a massive figure within the American feminist movement, has won the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for communication and humanities. The awards are...

Spain’s Catalunya spared repeat election after two independence parties reach deal

TWO Catalan separatist parties said they have reached an initial agreement to form a regional government, sparing the voters the prospect of returning to...

CORRUPTION SWOOP: High-ranking politicians arrested in Spain’s Valencia on charges of accepting bribes in exchange for public contracts

According to police sources, firms paid illegal commissions in exchange for the right to purchase and build on publicly owned land in and around Valencia.

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...

Pablo Iglesias cuts off his famous pony-tail after leaving politics and quitting Spain’s Podemos party

A WEEK after announcing he was quitting politics after a drubbing at the polls in Madrid, Pablo Iglesias, the former leader of Spain’s radical...

OPINION: Why Madrid has rewarded the anti-lockdown right-wing leader Isabel Ayuso

Madrid-based Olive Press digital editor, Fiona Govan, explains how Madrid's incumbent leader, Isabel Ayuso, confounded the international consensus that lockdowns are overwhelmingly popular with the public when she secured a landslide win for her conservative Popular Party (PP).

Spain hits target early to fully vaccinate 5million people, Spanish government confirms

SPAIN has hit its target to vaccinate 5million people by the first week of May.  The Spanish Government revealed that more than 5 million people...

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...

Resounding victory for right-wing Covid rebel Isabel Ayuso in Madrid

SPAIN'S conservative Popular Party won a resounding victory in the Madrid region, more than doubling the number of seats delivering a blow to the...

Exit polls show big win for conservative PP leader Isabel Ayuso in Madrid but she’ll need Vox to govern

THE conservative leader of Spain’s Madrid region looked set to win big according to exit polls published when voting ended on Tuesday evening, but...

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