Thursday, February 2, 2023

Politics

Delays to new dual-carriageway for busy Costa Blanca road raised in Spain’s Congress

QUESTIONS have been tabled in Spain's Congress about the long delay to executing plans to convert the N-332 highway in Torrevieja to a dual...

High 10% inflation rate to continue for ‘rest of summer’ in Spain

THE Spanish economy will continue to be battered by a high inflation rate for the 'rest of summer' according to economy minister, Nadia Calvino. As...

Pedro Sanchez announces surprise windfall taxes on banks and energy companies in Spain

BANKS and energy companies in Spain are to be hit with new 'temporary' windfall taxes. The surprise announcement was made in Congress on Tuesday by...

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez under pressure to call general election in Spain

Nearly half of those surveyed by Spanish Newspaper El Mundo think that Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez should call a general election. However, Prime Minister Pedro...

Spanish Equality MP criticised for travelling in to New York via a private jet

THE MP for Equality, Irene Montero, has been heavily criticised by political rivals for flying to New York in the Falcon - a private...

Vox wants casual sex crackown in Spain

BY Livia Cockerell CASUAL sex and the ‘hypersexualisation’ of society is to blame for the the countries low birthrate, so says Juan Garcia-Gallardo, Vox’s deputy...

Families of NATO leaders enjoy final day in Madrid 

THE spouses of NATO leaders enjoyed an olive oil tasting session hosted by Queen Letizia of Spain on their last day in Madrid.  The Queen’s...

WATCH: Art and Spanish cuisine for world leaders as Prado Museum hosts NATO dinner in Madrid

NATO country leaders and guests were treated to the spectacular combination of the greatest art in Spain’s history combined with the best of the...

Pedro Sanchez announces new electricity bill tax cuts in Spain

TAX on electricity bills will be cut in Spain this weekend- the second time in less than a year. Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced in...

RUNAWAY VICTORY: Conservative People’s Party wins absolute majority in Spain’s Andalucia regional election

THE Conservative People’s Party has scored an overwhelming absolute majority in the regional election celebrated yesterday, Sunday June 19. PP chief, Juan Manuel Moreno, has...

Andalucian elections 2022: Who’s who in the race to lead the region

WITH the regional election campaign now in full swing ahead of polling day on Sunday, June 19, The Olive Press takes a look at...

OPINION: Give expats full voting rights in Spain

THE Right to vote is considered one of the most fundamental rights in a democracy. A mere century ago women were throwing themselves under horses...

Commons’ Committee launches inquiry into Gibraltar treaty progress amid border check controversy 

THE House of Commons’ European Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry into the progress of post-Brexit negotiations on the agreement of future trade and...

‘You’ve aged well!’ Obama jokes with Spain’s PM on visit to Malaga

FORMER US President Barack Obama met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during his visit to a tech conference in Malaga and the pair...

Franco supporter from Spain’s Valencia faces prison for making death threats against Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

A 51-year-old man from Paterna, Valencia Province, goes on trial on Thursday for posting social media death threats against Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Prosecutors have...

ROCKING IN: Former President Barack Obama heads for Spanish hotel where Guns N’Roses, Peter Andre and Gareth Bale normally...

HE is easily the hippest of ex-presidents, so it’s no surprise to learn he’s staying at a hotel normally frequented by rock and football...

Spain vows to ‘defend national interests’ as Algeria suspends cooperation treaty in diplomatic row over Western Sahara

SPAIN’S government vowed to ‘defend’ its national interests just hours after Algeria announced the decision to suspend a 20-year-old treaty of friendship and cooperation. Foreign...

Okupas: Spain’s lawmakers consider measure that would see squatters evicted within 48 hours

A PROPOSAL has been put forward in the Spanish Parliament that could see squatters evicted within 48 hours. The motion argues for a change in...

ETA member rearrested in Spain after brief release from 17 year sentence

A FORMER member of Basque separatist group ETA has been rearrested after losing an appeal to the Spanish Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court refused the...

Polls show PP set to win Andalucia regional elections but will need help from Spain’s far right Vox party...

SPAIN’S conservative Popular Party is set to win the biggest share of the vote in Andalucia when regional elections are held next month, according...

Ex-Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont wins latest battle to stop extradition to Spain

EX-CATALUNYA president Carles Puigdemont has had his European Parliament immunity restored by the European Court of Justice(ECJ). It means that he cannot be extradited to...

Hugs and explanations? Spain’s former King Juan Carlos returns to exile in Abu Dhabi after meeting with son King...

HE came expecting ‘hugs’ but what happened behind closed doors at Zarzuela Palace between King Juan Carlos and his son King Felipe VI remains...

Opinion poll reveals revitalised Partido Popular could form new government in Spain after December’s general election

A respected monthly opinion poll is spelling potentially serious problems for the left-of-centre coalition led by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Sanchez recently said that Spain...

Basque separatist group ETA dropped from US foreign terrorist blacklist

THE Basque seperatist group ETA is set to be removed from the United States foreign terrorist blacklist.  Under the full name of Basque Fatherland and...

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