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Catalan politician Clara Ponsati, wanted by justice system for role in independence drive, arrested on return to Spain

Catalan politician Clara Ponsati, who is wanted by the Spanish authorities for her involvement in the 2017 independence drive in the region, was arrested...

Sedition charges dropped by Spain’s Supreme Court against ex-Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont

SPAIN'S Supreme Court has dropped a sedition charge against the exiled former Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont, but a new move will be made to...

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...

European MPs end fact-finding visit to polluted Mar Menor lagoon in Spain ahead of drafting crucial report

A three-day fact-finding trip to the Mar Menor area by European MPs has ended with one of the delegation stating that the pollution problems...

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...

Why the Mar Menor in Spain has become Europe’s saddest example of environmental vandalism

THE Mar Menor in Murcia is Europe's largest saltwater lagoon but also one of the continent's saddest stories over the ravages of pollution. It's an...

How to celebrate ‘Europe Day’ this Sunday (Brits welcome despite Brexit!)

PEACE AND UNITY across the continent is being celebrated this Sunday, as Europe Day is held online. Commemorated on May 9 every year, the Schuman...

Former Catalunya separatist president Carles Puigdemont faces Spanish extradition after losing EU immunity

EXILED former Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont who organised an illegal independence referendum in 2017 has had his immunity from prosecution stripped by the European...

Sanchez celebrates Spain’s Brexit ‘win’ over Gibraltar as May to issue stark warning to MPs ahead of vote

The Prime Minister will warn MPs of 'division and uncertainty' if they do not back her deal

Spain MEP defends women in European Parliament sexism storm

MEP Iratxe Garcia Perez, of the PSOE, condemned far right Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke women were 'too weak, small and unintelligent' for equal pay

Environmentalists fight back as 1,000-year-old olive trees are ripped out of the ground in Spain and sold for six-figure...

With trees selling for as much as €100,000, the Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente Foundation wants a law change to ban the uprooting and sale of these trees

King Felipe assures MEPs of ‘united and diverse’ Spain

Spanish King speaks out in Strasbourg during official visit

UKIP MEPs raise Gibraltar flag in European Parliament

The Gibraltar flag was raised in the European Parliament by UKIP MEPs

Gibraltar students visit European Parliament

The group toured the offices of the various political parties

Green groups denounce Junta de Andalucia’s mining plans

The plans involve creating new quarries and the reopening of quarry sites previously closed by Andalucia’s High Court.

Can Podemos really win?

Journalist Mario Alegria questions Podemos’ political weight in his debut column

Europe expected to give green light to GM crops in vote

Spain and UK backing the change in today's vote
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Podemos: Can they or can’t they?

The hurricane of political change sweeping through Europe is also gusting under Spain’s front door. Is it a new People’s Revolution or just more of the same? Imogen Calderwood and Jacqueline Fanchini report

Anti-Europe UKIP party takes seats in British local elections

Early results indicate European Parliament elections could go the same way

European election polls show two-party dominance set to stumble

After four decades of power, the PP and PSOE could have to change course

EU imposes strict rules on carbon emissions

Not everyone is pleased with the European Parliament’s 2020 target for cars
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Expats exposed to identity theft as public wi-fi ‘hands over’ information

Rise in European cybercrime leads to warnings against wi-fi
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New rights for EU flight passengers

No more extortionate fees to change boarding passes, as new regulations are set to improve flying conditions around Europe

Clampdown on finance rogues in Spain

EU to investigate unregulated financial advisors defrauding expats in Spain

EU supports shark finning ban

Olive Press steps in to support a European-wide ban on the practice of shark finning




Shooting in Mijas: Barricaded gunman opens fired on Guardia Civil in Spain’s La Cala de Mijas

A MEMBER of the Guardia Civil has received gunshot wounds after a gunman barricaded himself inside a property in La Cala de Mijas and...


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