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Spain’s Andalucia region gears up for election on June 19

ANDALUCIANS will go to the ballot box on Sunday, June 19. Regional president Juanma Moreno confirmed two weeks ago that he would dissolve the regional...

‘Steadfast’: Gibraltar Chief Minister meets Liz Truss to discuss post-Brexit issues at border with Spain

CHIEF Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo has met with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to discuss the ongoing issues at the border with Spain...

UK govt urged to address problems at Gibraltar’s border with Spain ‘as a matter of urgency’ 

CHAIR of the European Scrutiny Committee in the UK House of Commons, Sir William Cash MP, has called for Gibraltar border problems to be...

Spain rejects ending mask use on flights into the country

SPAIN has confirmed face masks will remain compulsory on flights into the country, despite the European Union lifting the obligation on member states. Spanish Health...

Murcia’s airport set to be renamed after local inventor despite opposition from government in Spain

THE battle to rename Murcia's international airport at Corvera in honour of a local air pioneer has taken a new turn. The region's Governing Council,...

Spain’s Economy Minister walks away from photo shoot where she’s the only woman

SPAIN’S Economy Minister, Nadia Calviño, refused to pose for a photo at the Madrid Leaders Forum in protest at being the only woman in...

Spain’s intelligence chief fired after admitting to phone-hacking Catalan politicians

SPAIN'S intelligence chief, Paz Esteban, has been fired by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, over the hacking of mobile phones belonging to Catalan politicians. Esteban, 64,...

Spain will be using its hospitals to treat wounded victims of Ukraine war

HOSPITALS in Spain will be opening their doors to wounded victims of the war in Ukraine. Full details of the plan have still to be...

British councillor announces resignation from Mar Menor council in Spain for health reasons

ILL health has forced a British councillor to resign from Los Alcazares council after being in post for just 13 months. Jo Scott filled a...

‘Disappointing’ turnout for International Workers’ Day on Gibraltar

UNION bosses have admitted their disappointment at the low turnout for International Workers’ Day in Gibraltar.  Unite the Union admitted it had hoped for a...

Problem, what problem?: UK’s Europe Minister James Cleverly ‘not aware’ of Gibraltar border issues

THE UK'S Europe Minister, James Cleverly, has insisted that recent issues with strict Schengen controls at the Gibraltar border are not a negotiating ploy...

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has mobile phone hacked by Pegasus spyware

A mobile phone owned by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, was hacked twice in May 2021 according to the Spanish government. The unit was hit by...

BEING INCLUSIVE: Andalucia scoops European prize for its treatment of Roma community

ANDALUCIA has won the European Commission’s first annual prize for the inclusion of the Roma community. The region came out on top thanks to its...

Pedro Sanchez wins knife-edge vote in Spain’s parliament for big economic recovery package

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, won a nail-biting vote in Congress on Thursday to secure a massive spending package of €16 billion to boost...

Andalucia outshines the rest of Spain in new unemployment figures

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen in Andalucia by the largest amount of all Spanish regions. During the first three months of 2022, 45,900 people in Andalucia found...

‘Europe wins’: Spain’s political class celebrate Macron’s victory (all except Vox)

POLITICIANS in Spain reacted to the news of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections on Sunday with all but VOX celebrating the...

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 PM Pedro Sanchez announces he will visit Ukraine ‘in coming days’

THE Spanish prime minister announced that he will travel to Kyiv ‘in the coming days’ to meet with Ukraine’s president,  Volodymyr Zelensky. The date of...

Spain won’t call general election until December 2023, confirms PM

SPAIN’S Prime Minister has confirmed that the next general election in Spain won’t be held until December 2023. In an interview with Espejo Publico on...

US govt Human Rights report slams both Vox and Podemos over press ‘harassment’

THE US State Department has slammed the political parties of Vox and Podemos over their ‘concerning’ treatment of the media in the annual human...

Right-wing weapons collector who made WhatsApp death threats against Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, is jailed

A 66-year-old right-wing gun enthusiast from Catalunya has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after making threats to kill Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. The National Court...

EXPLAINER: Has Spain healed the rift with Morocco? What you need to know about talks in Rabat

SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Rabat on Thursday to meet with Moroccan King Mohammed VI in what was widely viewed as an attempt...

Court dismisses corruption charges against Covid-19 queue-jumping Costa Blanca mayoral couple in Spain

A Denia judge has junked bribery and corruption charges against a Costa Blanca mayoral couple who got an early Covid-19 vaccination in January 2021. Els...

Ukraine’s Zelensky thanks Spain’s parliament for support but attacks companies still trading with Russia

UKRAINIAN president Volodymr Zelensky addressed Spain's parliamentarians on Tuesday in a special 30-minute session of Congress in Madrid. He appeared via video-link at the unanimous...

PROFILE: Who is Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, the new leader of Spain’s conservative Popular Party?

ON Saturday Spain’s conservative opposition anointed its new leader with the hope he would pick up the pieces of a party fractured by bitter...

Partido Popular in Spain to annoint Alberto Nuñez Feijoo as new leader at Sevilla conference this weekend

SPAIN'S main opposition party, the conservative Partido Popular(PP) will crown ex-Galicia region president, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo as its new leader at a special party...

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