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Is Mijas really a democracy?

If a government is acting on my behalf, I have the right to know what they are doing with my money, writes Bill Anderson

Almost 100 politicians and business leaders accused in Costa del Sol corruption case

Astapa was first uncovered on June 17 2008 as a result of a complaint filed by Socialist councilors David Valadez and Cristina Rodríguez

Cursach bows to public pressure and vows to re-open Megasport gym

EMBATTLED business mogul Tolo Cursach has confirmed that he will reopen his Megasport gym after former employees and members protested. More than 500 people took...

Gibraltar government under fire for lack of ‘clarity’ or comment on controversial al-Assad sale

Independent MP Marlene Hassan Nahon insisted the government needed to explain the deal to show it has a ‘moral conscience’, rather than burying it under ‘layers of legal jargon’

ESSAY: Why do politicians in Spain never resign?

As more scandal emerges over a leading politician’s faked university degree, Lenox Napier asks: ‘why do politicians never resign in Spain?’ SPAIN’S leading political problem...

Spain falls behind on list of world’s most corrupt countries, ranks below Qatar, Poland and Botswana

SPAIN has dropped a place on the 'world's most corrupt country' list.  Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index for 2017, released yesterday, places Spain at 42nd...

Chasing corruption: Tracking Spain’s nine biggest corruption cases in 2018

In 2017, Spain claimed 41st position in the global rankings of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), sharing the slot with Brunei and Costa Rica with a total corruption cost of €203 billion.

Scientists create computer model to predict corruption in Spanish provinces

Interestingly, other risk factors for shady shenanigans include real estate tax, a housing price increase, bank openings and the creation of new companies, according to the study.

Defences laid out in second day of historic ERE trial

THE second day of the long-awaited ERE trial has concluded.  Today saw ex-presidents of the Junta Manuel Chaves and Jose Griñan lay out their defence. They...

Andalucia Junta under Susana Diaz has only recovered 0.5% of almost €1 billion stolen in ERE corruption scandal

SUSANA Diaz's Junta has only recovered €16.5 million from the ERE and training courses scandals. Money recovered from the ERE scandal totals €4.6 million, just...

Expert claims Francisco Correa rigged contracts in latest development of Gürtel case

Correa, a businessman accused of bribing PP officials, supposedly reached out to 37 companies, all of which have affiliations with the PP, giving them a competitive edge through hand-me-down documents,

Spain urged to deal with systemic corruption by international watchdog

The body has called on the Spanish government to act immediately

Corruption, drugs and rock n roll: How a rising star’s Spanish dream became a nightmare

He spent three years behind bars in Spain but was never charged

Suspects dropped from huge Estepona Astapa corruption trial nine years after case opened

Politicians and council workers are among those who will no longer be included in the Caso Astapa, set up to investigate an alleged 40m worth of fraud and money laundering in Estepona in the early 2000s

Corruption report: Spain still one of the worst in Europe

Transparency International said that no nation in the world is doing enough

Disgraced Marbella Mayor could face further eight years in jail in upcoming corruption case

The prosecution has requested the prison sentence for former Marbella chief Julián Muñoz and his planning advisor Juan Antonio Roca, who are both due in court again from January 30

Ex-mayor of Alcaucín on trial over illegal Axarquia homes

If found guilty, he may face four years behind bars

Valencia ex-mayor Rita Barbera dies amid corruption probe

Rita Barberá, also a senator, has passed away aged 68, two days after giving evidence before the Supreme Court over alleged money laundering during her 24 year reign as mayor

Spain’s PP created a guide for officials on how to illegally exceed campaign spending limits

The document was used in at least Madrid, Valencia and the Balearic Islands

The court case for Spain’s biggest political corruption scandal in 40 years begins

As proceedings begin in the biggest political scandal to hit Spain in over 40 years, Rob Horgan takes a look at who is standing in the dock

OPINION: Spain, sort your corruption out!

Will it ever end?

Brussels slams Spain for being most corrupt country in the EU

It says Madrid is unable to control the councils and mayors in the autonomous regions

Fighting corruption costs the Spanish almost €90 billion each year

An average of ten new cases are discovered each month

OPINION: Long-awaited victory after dodgy dentist legal battle

The Olive Press feels vindicated, after warning our readers of this twice-struck-off professional lurking in our midst

Spanish corruption cases treble since 2011, government figures show

2015 saw record number of arrests and investigations by authorities

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