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How Spain’s Valencia region became the leader in organic farming

ORGANIC farming in Valencia has grown 81.2% in the past five years, more than anywhere else in Spain and exceeding Spain's average which is...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

ANALYSIS: Does Spain have a drinking problem?

Alcohol consumption has plunged over the past 30 years, but Spain still has the second highest rate of daily alcohol drinkers in the EU.

Andalucia-Algarve rail connection still a “dream” says Portugal’s Prime Minister

PORTUGUESE Prime Minister Antonio Costa has said that it is “a dream” of his to be able to unite the regions of the Algarve,...

NHS COVID-19 pass now accepted across EU in move that will ease travel for fully-vaxxed British travellers

THE European Commission has announced that from Friday October 29, the British NHS COVID pass will be accepted as full proof of vaccination, equivalent...

Tourism reboot: Balearics receive millions to develop new tourism strategy

THE Balearics are to get a €233 million tourism boost from the European Union. The €133 million will come from a €2 billion fund set...

EU demands countries use their ‘Covid passport’ to ease travelling restrictions from overseas

THE European Union is asking that restrictions on holiday travel from overseas are relaxed in line with use of a ‘Covid passport.” Under new plans,...

FROM FARM TO FORK: EU announces farming overhaul to improve animal welfare and tackle climate change

Other aims of the European strategy include tackling climate change, protecting the environment, ensuring fair economic returns for producers at every stage of the supply chain, and boosting organic farming.

FAT FIGHTERS: EU enforces limit on artificial trans fats in food products

Fried fast food is the most infamous culprit, although artificial trans fats can also be found in certain types of margarines and vegetable oils, bakery products and frozen pizzas, among others.

Spain’s financial capital set to triple thanks to ‘tsunami’ of money from EU

SPAIN is slated to receive a multibillion cash injection from the EU as part of a scheme to boost the economies of Member States...

Down in the dumps: Spain ignoring recycling targets

SPAIN has been ignoring critical European-wide waste recycling targets. The country has not just been missing a 50% recycling (or re-use) target set by the...

EU expected to help fund eco-friendly underground highway between Spanish coast and inland Costa Blanca

A MULTI-MILLION euro underground highway linking Torrevieja and Orihuela is to be discussed this week, with important funding from the EU. Speedy transport links have...

BREAKING: Brexit done deal!

A BREXIT trade deal has been done, according to Downing Street. A UK government source confirmed the news, with European Commission President Ursula von der...

Brits to be barred from entering Spain and any other EU country from January 1 under current COVID-19 travel...

BRITISH tourists will be forbidden from entering Spain and any other EU country from January 1, according to the current coronavirus restrictions  The rules dictate...

Last throw of the dice: UK and EU negotiators to try and overcome critical differences over Brexit trade deal

TALKS to hammer out a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU are set to resume today. The UK’s chief negotiator Lord Frost...

Trump says Spain ‘having hard time’ with COVID-19 and US coped ‘much better’ with virus than EU

The president told a White House press briefing on Thursday that he is confident his country has 'surpassed the peak' of infections

€140 billion COVID bailout for Spain announced by EU

SPAIN has hit the jackpot after an EU bailout fund to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was announced. EU leaders from all 27 member states...

EU plans to ban travellers from the US when borders open

TRAVELLERS from the US are set to be barred from entering the EU once borders reopen next week, it has been announced.

COVID-19: Spain opens borders to UK and EU visitors from June 21

BRITS will be allowed to holiday in Spain in a week’s time, the Spanish Government has said. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that Spain would...

COVID-19: EU recommends ‘partial and gradual reopening’ of borders for worldwide travellers from July 1

THE European Commission has recommended the 'partial and gradual reopening' of borders to countries outside of Europe from July 1. Only EU citizens are currently...

Spain among top 5 EU countries for recycling clothes

SPAIN is in the top five of EU countries for most Google searches regarding recycling clothes, it has been announced.

Spain and Europe’s COVID-19 response hampered by insufficient testing and lack of PPE, reveal minutes of EU coronavirus meetings

INSUFFICIENT testing hampered Spain and the EU’s COVID-19 response, newly-released documents have revealed. Minutes from the meetings of the European Centre for Disease Control and...

EU funding and Spanish teamwork ensures 700 tonnes of healthy food gets to vulnerable groups in region

MORE THAN 700 tonnes of fruit and vegetables has been distributed to vulnerable groups in the region, thanks to the EU and Spain’s Agriculture...

COVID-19: Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, 69, tests positive for coronavirus as EU-UK negotiations delayed and London ‘facing lockdown’

MICHEL Barnier has tested positive for COVID-19. The EU's top Brexit negotiator revealed his diagnosis on social media, adding that he was confident in his...

BREAKING: EU set to BAN all ‘non-essential’ travel for 30 days after becoming epicentre of coronavirus pandemic

THE EU is set to ban non-essential travel to the bloc for 30 days in a bid to reduce coronavirus contagion.  The measure has been...

COVID-19: RECESSION warnings for Europe as more than 120 infected in Spain and EU declares region as ‘high risk’...

ECONOMISTS have warned that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak could lead Europe into a recession and cut global economic growth in half in 2020.  According to...

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