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Spain passes controversial changes to sedition and misuse of funds laws in midst of constitutional crisis

THE SPANISH government’s controversial changes to the laws covering sedition and the misuse of public funds were approved by the Senate on Thursday, in...

Spain’s lower house of parliament approves new transgender and equal rights law

CONGRESS in Madrid passed a law on Thursday that allows people over 16 years of age to change their legally registered gender without any...

Pedro Sanchez says court veto over appointing judges is ‘unprecedented’ in Spain’s democratic history

A crisis has erupted in Spain after the Constitutional Court(CGPJ) blocked the Senate from voting on a bill to change the way that judges...

Spain approves law allowing 16 and 17-year-old girls to have an abortion without parental permission

SPAIN'S Congress approved a new sexual and reproductive law on Thursday which allows girls aged 16 and 17 to have an abortion without parental...

Spain announces extended holiday leave for working parents to spend more time with their children

Spain's government has announced details of a wide-ranging family bill which will allow working parents more time off to spend with their children. The package...

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...

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...

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: How much is Spain’s prime minister paid, and how does it compare to other politicians’ pay?

THE current coalition government is run by the Socialist Party and junior partner Unidas Podemos. Next year, according to the 2023 budget, the politicians...

Spain’s parliament green lights energy-saving measures

CONGRESS on Thursday backed the government's energy-saving plan by 187 votes to 161 with one abstention. The package, part of a European Union plan to...

Spain’s government changes inaccurate mask wearing announcement for air travel

CONFUSION reigned in Spain on Thursday after Transport Minister, Raquel Sanchez, said that mask wearing was ending for air travel- only for the government...

Spain announces details of new windfall tax on banks and fuel companies

SPAIN'S government has announced details of its new windfall tax on banks and fuel companies which aims to bring in €7 billion into state...

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...

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...

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...

Supermarkets in Spain will have to sell cut-price ‘ugly’ fruit and veg to reduce food waste

SUPERMARKETS will be ordered to sell 'out-of-shape' fruit and vegetables to cut down on food waste. The move is part of a new food waste...

Call centres in Spain could be fined if customers have to hang on for more than three minutes

A new consumer bill in Spain promises to fine utility firm call centres who don't answer client queries fast enough. The measure proposes a three-minute...

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...

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...

Spain makes it a crime for pro-lifers to harrass women outside abortion clinics

A new law came into force on Thursday which stops women going for an abortion being harassed by demonstrators outside clinics in Spain. The measure...

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...

Ukraine’s President Zelensky to address Spain’s parliament next week

UKRAINE President Volodymyr Zelensky will address Spain's Congress of Deputies via a video link next week. The president of the Lower House, Meritxell Batet, sent...

Spain’s inflation rate surges to 9.8%- highest figure since 1985

INFLATION in Spain has soared to 9.8% in March- the highest rate since May 1985, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE). The rate...

Spain will discuss changes to indoor mask wearing rules at top-level health meeting in early April

THE one main remaining Covid-19 restriction of indoor mask-wearing is likely to be discussed next week at a national level. The next Interterritorial Council meeting,...

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