Saturday, October 16, 2021

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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...

Madrid voters head to the polls for crunch regional election

POLLING stations in the autonomous community of Madrid have opened with extra COVID-related restrictions in place for an election that could reshape the political...

Mayor’s corruption quiz is delayed on Spain’s Costa Blanca but he still faces a resignation vote

ORIHUELA mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, will not be testifying tomorrow(April 30) over accusations that he embezzled over €200,000 of public money over a non-existent job. That...

Two bullets mailed to Spain’s ex-Prime Minister Zapatero in latest threat to politicians

FORMER Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has become the latest politician to be sent a threatening letter, accompanied by two bullets. Correos staff at...

More death threats: Bullets sent in post to regional PP leader Isabel Ayuso ahead of Madrid election

AN ENVELOPE containing two bullets sent to conservative chief Isabel Ayusos ahead of the Madrid election was intercepted by postal workers on Tuesday. Spain’s Interior...

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...

Far-right Vox party posters in Madrid area of Spain cause uproar over misleading child migrant claims

LEADING Spanish politicians have filed complaints about misleading billboards from the far-right Vox party. The posters falsely claim that unaccompanied child migrants are getting over...

Threatening letters containing bullets sent to Pablo Iglesias, Fernando Grande-Marlaska and Maria Gamez, director of the Spain’s Guardia Civil

A SERIES of threatening letters containing bullets have been sent to Spain’s Minister for Home Affairs, Fernando Grande-Marlaska; the candidate of Podemos to the...

‘JUST THE JOB’ as Orihuela mayor is accused of taking €200,000 for work he never did on Spain’s Costa...

ORIHUELA mayor, Emilio Bascuñana, will go to court to answer a charge that he embezzled over €200,000 of public money over a non-existent job. The...

Ultra right-wing extremists blamed for Molotov attack on Podemos HQ in Spain’s Murcia region

AN explosive device was thrown last night (April 1) into the Cartagena office of the far-left Podemos party and slogans daubed over the front...

Sanchez announces ‘Africa Strategy’ to build diplomatic relations with Spain by 2023

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has announced on Monday that he is fighting to strengthen ties with the African continent with a new 'Africa Strategy'....

Partido Popular ousted from running Murcia City Council in Spain for first time since 1995

THE Partido Popular(PP) has been removed from running Murcia City Council after 26 years of control. A censure motion was passed by just one vote...

Podemos threatens to walk out of Sanchez government if rent controls are not included in new housing bill

UNIDAS Podemos has said the PSOE will have to find ‘new partners’ unless a cap on rental prices is included in the pending housing...

COMMENT: Valencia President Ximo Puig deserves credit for COVID fightback on Spain’s Costa Blanca but why can’t we raise...

THERE is no disputing the amazing turnround in the Valencian Community's COVID-19 crisis which saw the virus running amok in January to make it...

EXPLAINER: Left right, left right, centre, reverse – why Spain’s political landscape is in turmoil again

They say that a week is a long time in politics… And this week in Spain, that adage runs particularly true. Spain has seen an...

Spain becomes fourth country in EU to legalise euthanasia in landmark ruling

SPAIN has become the fourth country in the European Union to legalise euthanasia.  Parliament has given final approval for a bill this afternoon (March 18)...

Podemos leader steps down as Spain’s deputy PM to fight battle for Madrid

PABLO Iglesias, leader of the radical left Podemos group has announced his decision to step down as Deputy Prime Minister in the coalition government of Pedro...

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