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Attempt to ban stamp celebrating centenary of Spain’s Communist Party has unexpected effect

THE STREISAND effect is the name given to the phenomenon where an attempt to hide or censor something has the opposite result, instead drawing...

Spain’s Equality Minister sparks outrage in Congress, accusing PP of ‘promoting rape culture’

SPAIN’S Congress of Deputies was once again witness to scenes of extreme political tension on Wednesday, as Equality Minister Irene Montero went on the...

Spain’s government unveils new plan to fight human trafficking

SPAIN'S Justice Minister, Pilar Llop, has unveiled plans for a bill to fight human trafficking and to help victims of it. A draft bill was...

New ‘rural’ political party formed in Spain to stand in next year’s elections

A new rural-based political party called España Vaciada(Empty Spain) with a main policy of reversing depopulation has been formed by merging existing parties in...

Member of notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang of rapists will not get reduced sentence under Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’...

ONE OF the members of the notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang, responsible for the rape of a young woman at the Running of the Bulls fiestas...

‘We cannot stay in this situation forever,’ warns Spanish foreign minister on Gibraltar negotiations

SPAIN’S Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares gave an update on Friday about the ongoing negotiations on the future of Gibraltar post-Brexit.  Talks ‘are in a...

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...

Spain cuts windfall tax grab on energy firms to win support of regional political parties

CONGRESS has approved a new windfall tax on excess profits made by energy firms but only after the government agreed to changes demanded by...

Spain’s equality minister left in tears after sexist comments made in Congress by far-right Vox

SPAIN’S Equality Minister Irene Montero was left in tears on Wednesday after once again being attacked in the Congress of Deputies by opposition politicians....

EXPLAINER: What you need to do in post-Brexit era to vote in May’s municipal elections in Spain

IT'S a busy election year in Spain next year with the general election, a large number of regional elections, and May's local council votes. Non-Spanish...

Spanish government to study more changes to Criminal Code that could benefit Catalan independence leaders

THE SPANISH government is to study changes to the law covering the misappropriation of public funds, barely a week after proposing scrapping the sedition...

Is Britain the Sick Man of Europe again?

FOREIGN nationals watching the UK’s political news could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Inglaterra’ changes its Prime Minister as frequently as some people change...

Analysis: Spain’s view of the UK’s political turmoil

LIKE MANY of their European counterparts, Spanish newspapers have recently been focusing on Brexit as the root of the current ills in the United...

Partido Popular of Marbella will ask the Spanish government to declare Marbella’s promenade a ‘space of public interest’ in...

MARBELLA’S governing Partido Popular (PP) has called an urgent council meeting to demand the city’s paseo maritimo (promenade) be declared a ‘space of public...

Explainer: The Spanish government’s latest tax plans

With regional elections approaching, governments in Spain’s autonomous regions have recently been announcing tax cuts, mostly for the wealthy and some for lower-income households....

Explainer: Which tax cuts are regional politicians announcing and how could they affect you?

As elections approach some of Spain’s regions are committing to slashing taxes, a move that has the central government on high alert  The year 2023...

Spain’s interior minister defends actions of border police during June incident that saw dozens killed

A video released by the NGO AMDH Nador after the migrants rushed the border SPAIN’S interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, on Wednesday sought to defend the...

Mayor of Spain’s Malaga to run for office again at 80 years young

FRANCISCO de la Torre, current Mayor of Malaga, has confirmed that he will run again for mayor of Malaga. Three months shy of turning 80...

Some 150,000 people take to streets of Barcelona to support Catalan independence

Around 150,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday September 11, to celebrate “la Diada”, often described as Catalonia’s National Day, and...

IN PICS: King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain and Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez express their condolences for the...

KING Felipe and Queen Letizia have expressed their condolences to UK ambassador Hugh Elliot over the death of Queen Elizabeth II. They visited the UK...

YOU WERE A WONDERFUL WOMAN:Tributes pour in from Spanish politicians and the Royal Family to Queen Elizabeth 

YOU WERE A WONDERFUL WOMAN:Tributes pour in from Spanish politicians and the Royal Family to Queen Elizabeth  SEVERAL leading Spanish politicians, including Prime Minister Pedro...

Boogie nights: Sacked Tory minister Michael Gove pictured partying in Ibiza

EX- minister Michael Gove has  been spotted raving in Ibiza in one of the most expensive clubs on the island. The 55-year-old was photographed on...

EXPLAINER: What Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’ law means for rape victims in Spain

SPAIN'S Congress approved a ‘yes means yes’ law on Thursday, qualifying all non-consensual sex as rape. The legislation passed with 205 votes in favour, 141...

Pedro Sanchez unveils surprising new energy saving tip for workers in Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez claims that workers can save energy by not wearing ties after appearing tieless at a Madrid news conference on Friday. He...

Outrage after curvy British model included in Spain’s body positive beach campaign without permission

A CAMPAIGN by the Spanish government to promote body positivity on the beach has sparked new criticism after a British model recognised herself as...

Andalucia unveils new government with more women than men in ministerial posts

THE re-elected regional president of Andalucia has unveiled the make-up of the new majority government announcing that women will hold the majority of ministerial...

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