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Spain and Ireland demand Brussels investigate Israel for potential human rights abuses in Gaza

THE leaders of Spain and Ireland have asked the European Commission to urgently review whether Israel is complying with its human rights obligations in...

Drought will cost Spain’s Andalucia €4.5 BILLION this year: The Junta’s stark warning as it asks the EU for...

THE ongoing lack of rainfall in Spain’s Andalusia is having a serious effect on the southern region’s economy, and is likely to cost as...

Will a cruise holiday in Europe count towards my 90-day Schengen limit? How some Brits are avoiding the post-Brexit...

EVER since Brexit, UK nationals who make regular visits to European Union countries have had to carefully monitor the number of days they are...

EU could block merger in Spain between mobile phone giants Orange and MasMovil

PLANS for a €18.6 billion merger between two of Spain's biggest telecoms companies Orange and MasMovil are under threat from the European Commission(EC). The news...

Plan for artificial reefs outside marinas to protect fauna of Spain’s Mar Menor lagoon

THE MAR MENOR may be getting a network of artificial reefs in its waters to protect the lagoon's marine ecosystem. The reefs can be made...

Record temperatures, ongoing drought and Doñana’s wetlands: Why water is the word on everyone’s lips this week

WITH 27% of Spain currently either in a drought ‘emergency’ or ‘alert’, record temperatures being registered for the month of April, and an ongoing...

Spain’s state train operator Renfe faces EU probe over refusing to supply content to rival online ticket platforms

THE European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether Spain's state rail operator Renfe has abused its dominant position in the country's...

British teacher says she’s barred from full-time public school jobs since Brexit on Spain’s Mallorca

A BRITISH teacher in Mallorca says she's being discriminated against since Brexit because she's not an EU citizen and is taking the matter to...

New plan to grant watering rights to farmers near Spain’s Doñana National Park sparks outrage

A FRESH row has broken out over the future of the Doñana National Park in Andalucia, after the regional parliament approved legislation on Wednesday...

All change? European Commission comes ever closer to scrapping one- and two-euro-cent coins

THE DAYS OF sorting through near-useless one- and two-euro-cent coins among your change could soon be over in Spain and the rest of the...

Valencia’s Air Nostrum in Spain and Ireland’s CityJet get EU merger approval for second time

VALENCIA'S Air Nostrum has been given the green light to merger with Ireland's CityJet to form Europe's largest regional airline. It's the second time that...

Spain wants extension of ‘Iberian exemption’ on gas prices used in electricity generation

SPAIN wants the European Commission to extend its temporary cap on prices for gas and coal used by electricity generation plans which is due...

European court slams Spain for not cutting vehicle pollution in Barcelona and Madrid areas

THE European Court of Justice(CJEU) says that Spain has breached air quality standards in the Barcelona and Madrid areas. A court ruling published on Thursday...

Spain’s Valencia celebrates being named as European Green Capital 2024

VALENCIA will be the European Green Capital 2024, after beating rivals including Murcia City and three Italian contenders. It's an award with which the European...

No winter energy rationing in Spain, says government minister

A government minister has ruled out any energy rationing this winter in Spain. Speaking to Telecinco on Wednesday, Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera, said: “Energy...

Spain’s new Covid vaccine gets massive EU order despite no official approval to use it

THE European Commission has agreed to buy 250 million doses of Spain's Hipra Covid-19 vaccine despite the European Medicines Agency(EMA) yet to formally approve...

Two of Spain’s biggest phone and broadband operators sign merger deal

TWO of Spain's biggest telecoms operators Orange and MasMovil have signed a formal deal to merge their operations in the country. The agreement is worth...

Spain’s Valencia City explains why it wants to become the 2024 European Green Capital

VALENCIA leaders have presented details on Monday on their bid to become Europe's Green Capital in 2024. Valencia City was officially declared a candidate in...

Spain’s government rubber-stamps energy price cap which needs European Commission sign-off

SPAIN'S Council of Ministers formally approved a price cap on Friday that limits gas prices used to produce electricity. The 12-month concession granted by the...

Reduced power bills coming to Spain after it makes EU deal to slash wholesale electricity prices

WHOLESALE electricity prices in Spain will be capped for a year starting from May. Based on current wholesale rates, the move would produce an estimated...

Spain’s wine trade breathes easy after European Parliament backtracks over ‘cancer warning’ labels

SPAIN'S wine industry has applauded a U-turn from European politicians who ditched proposals to slap 'cancer warning' labels on wine bottles. The European Parliament(EP) rolled...
European Commission Threatens Spain Over Water Extraction Plans For Andalucia's Doñana National Park

European Commission threatens Spain over environmentally-damaging water extraction plans for Andalucia’s Doñana National Park

THE European Commission has threatened to penalise Spain if plans go ahead to extract more water from one of Europe's largest wetlands. The warning comes...

MUST READ: European Court of Justice rules against Spain’s Modelo 720 foreign asset law including system of excessive fines

EUROPE'S top court says Spain broke EU laws by imposing harsh penalties on Spanish residents who failed to declare property and bank accounts they...

EU takes Spain to European Court for not stopping pollution of areas like the Mar Menor

SPAIN will have to answer to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg over not doing enough to combat nitrate pollution in areas like...

Pedro Sanchez gets his 2022 budget plans passed in Spain’s lower house of parliament

PRIME Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has seen his draft budget for 2022 approved by Spain's lower house of parliament. Thursday's Congress vote was a success for...

Spain signs up for first grab of European Union’s COVID recovery money

Spain has become the first European Union country to officially apply for a first €10 billion instalment of the Union's COVID recovery fund. This follows...

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