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Automatic renewals of job retention schemes inflate unemployment numbers in Spain

THE job retention scheme is exaggerating the downturn in the labour market, according to the Employment Secretary.  According to data released Tuesday by the Spanish...

BREXIT DEAL: The five biggest losses for Brits who regularly visit or live in Spain

BORIS Johnson is rejoicing tonight after finally securing a Brexit deal following days of tense negotiations. The talks came down to the wire in the...

Morocco’s PM says ‘time will come’ to ‘re-claim’ Spain’s two North African territories

MOROCCO'S prime minister has called for the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla to be 'returned' to the North African country. Saadeddine El Othmani...

WATCH: Message of solidarity from Spain to British expats as more than 50,000 UK nationals apply for TIE card...

MORE than 50,000 Brits have applied for the new TIE residency card since it was introduced in July of this year. According to the...

POLL: Right-wing government would hold onto Spain’s Andalucia if election held tomorrow following historic 2018 victory

ANDALUCIA would remain in the hands of a right-wing government if an election were held tomorrow, a new poll has suggested. The Partido Popular...

Boris’ Brexit dinner date in Brussels ends without a deal as talks are set to continue until Sunday

BORIS Johnson’s vital dinner with destiny, and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen, last night has ended without a Brexit deal.  Seemingly, the one thing...

Boris Johnson reveals Brexit trade deal is looking ‘very very difficult’ at the moment

BORIS Johnson has told reporters that achieving a trade deal with the EU is looking 'very very difficult'. It comes after weeks of EU...

UK officials believe Brexit deal could be reached in a matter of days

BRITAIN and the EU could reach a Brexit deal this week, Dominic Raab has told reporters. Speaking with Andrew Marr, the foreign secretary said...

The Spanish ‘businessman’ behind the NHS PPE scandal that cost British taxpayers millions

A SPANISH businessman was handed £21million of UK taxpayers’ money to help supply personal protective equipment (PPE) to the NHS at the height of...

Spain to unveil COVID-19 plan on Tuesday as Sanchez announces ‘substantial part’ of population will be vaccinated by mid...

A CONSIDERABLE number of the Spanish population will be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first half of 2021i n a national fight-back against deadly...

Controversial education reform sees Spanish scrapped as common language in schools

A CONTROVERSIAL law scrapping Spanish as the common language in schools has been slammed as ‘linguistic genocide’ by critics.  The educational reform, which was passed...

Boris Johnson says EU deal ‘there to be done’ ahead of new week of negotiation

BORIS Johnson has assured his cabinet that a Brexit withdrawal with the EU is 'there to be done’, amid signs Joe Biden's US election...

Vox party leader Santiago Abascal continues Trump support online as votes are counted in the US election

VOX party president Santiago Abascal has shown his support for Donald Trump as the result of the US presidential election hangs in the balance. Abascal...

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...

Junta will not restrict entry of visitors to Spain’s Andalucia

Junta Vice-President , Juan Marin, has said the possibility of restricting entry to Andalucia on forthcoming public holidays ‘is not being considered’, and ‘the important thing is to maintain normality’.

Spain’s 2021 budget will target plastic packaging with new green taxes

TAXES on plastic packaging are to be introduced in next year’s budget as part of attempts to cut environmental waste.  Spain’s government plan to limit...

Spanish Government works to repeal parental consent rule

THE Spanish Government says it wants to change the law to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to seek an abortion without parental permission. Politicians have been...

Spain’s Supreme Court confirms 18-month removal of Catalunya’s president

SPAIN'S Supreme Court judges have unanimously ruled that Catalunya president, Quim Torra, should be removed from his position. They upheld last December's Catalunya court verdict...

Judge in Spain examining spy network linked to infamous Gürtel corruption case that implicated top politicians

A HIGH court judge has started examining the findings of a report into a spying network that allegedly aimed to protect high-ranking politicians from...

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...

Grant to dig up Francoist mass graves throughout Spain approved by the government

NEW government grants totalling €750,000 were announced this week to complete the retrieval of bodies from mass graves dug during the Spanish Civil War.This...

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 judge turns to UK to investigate destruction of card stolen from Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias’ former adviser

The investigation is key in determining if Iglesias deliberately manipulated and disabled the card

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez and former Disney star, Miley Cyrus tweet each other regarding coronavirus and its impact...

PEDRO Sanchez and American pop star Miley Cyrus have tweeted each other regarding the coronavirus and its impact on minorities.

COVID-19: Spain extends state of alarm for final time until June 21

SPAIN'S sixth and last extension to the state of alarm has been approved. It means the current state of alarm – or lockdown – will...

Fear of coronavirus responsible for low turnout at 8-M Women’s Rights rally, according to Spain’s Equality Minister Irene Montero

IRENE Montero has been caught off camera blaming fear of the coronavirus as the reason why the 8-M march didn’t have as many people as previous years.

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