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Spain looks to introduce low-cost shopping basket containing up to 30 basic foods

A senior government minister wants to set the price of up to 30 basic foods to create a low cost shopping basket. Labour and Social...

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...

Legal probe into Spain grossly overpaying for Chinese PPE gowns during Covid-19 pandemic

THE European Public Prosecutor's Office will investigate whether Spain's Health Ministry grossly overpaid for Chinese disposable PPE gowns during the early stages of the...

Spain’s government examines different options on nationwide toll road charging in 2024

SPAIN'S government has commissioned studies at how to introduce a nationwide road toll system from 2024. The measure is in return for receiving EU Covid...

Morocco to get €500 million from EU to fight illegal migration

THE European Commission could give Morocco €500 million to keep migrants out of the EU for the period of 2021 to 2027, the EU...

Week one of Spain’s energy saving measures produces 3.7% fall in consumption

ELECTRICITY usage in Spain fell by 3.7% in the first week of measures introduced by the government to reduce demand on gas generated energy. The...

Spain says vital new gas pipeline link to France could be working by next summer

A new gas pipeline connecting Spain and France could be ready in less than a year. Ecological Transition Minister, Teresa Ribera, told TVE on Friday...

Spain wants to ‘dose-spare’ monkeypox vaccine as supplies are scarce

SPAIN is planning to hand out smaller doses of the monkeypox vaccine as there are not enough supplies to go round. Over 5,000 monkeypox cases...

Workers in Spain get paid 20% less than average European Union salary

EMPLOYEES in Spain get paid 20.2% less than the European Union average according to the latest 'Adecco Monitor on Salaries' study reviewing 2021 wages. An...

Spain’s Valencia bids to become 2022 European Capital of Innovation

VALENCIA is bidding to win the 2022 European Capital of Innovation award. A formal application for the iCapital Awards has been co-ordinated and submitted by...

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...

Beekeepers try to swindle insurers out of €96,000 over bogus bee hive robberies in Spain’s Valencia area

TWO beekeepers made a fake €96,000 insurance claim by saying 1,200 bee hives had been stolen from their Ontinyent farm in Valencia Province. A father...

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...

People in Spain will not be ordered to reduce gas usage as part of EU plan

SPAIN'S government will not order people to cut their use of gas, as proposed by the European Union. Ecological Transition minister, Teresa Ribera, said that...

Spain signs big green energy deal including new electric car battery factory

Spain has signed a major agreement with Chinese green energy company Envision Group to set up four projects. They include an electric car battery plant,...

Costa Blanca train line in Spain with direct Benidorm link to reopen after six years

TRAIN services between Teulada and Gata de Gorgos on the northern Costa Blanca will resume this Wednesday(July 13). Travellers have had to make do with...

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...

Pedro Sanchez hints that power bill tax cuts and fuel subsidies will continue in Spain beyond June 30 end...

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, says the country's Finance Ministry is reviewing current crisis measures which are due to expire on June 30. Sanchez hinted...

Spain’s annual food shopping bill predicted to rise by average of €200 this year

ANNUAL food shopping basket costs are expected to rise by €200 in Spain this year according to the latest Allianz European Food Inflation report. The...

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...

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...

European Union abolishes compulsory Covid-19 mask-wearing on planes BUT countries like Spain have ‘wiggle-room’ to continue

TWO European Union agencies have announced that mandatory mask wearing on planes and at airports will end on May 16. The EU Aviation Safety Agency...

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...

Pedro Sanchez gives brand new estimate of Ukraine refugee numbers in Spain

AN estimated 110,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Spain since February's Russian invasion, according to Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Visiting a specially set-up reception centre...

Spain expels 27 Russian diplomats to follow lead of fellow EU countries

27 Russian diplomats and embassy staff are to be expelled from Spain. Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, said on Tuesday that their departure will take...

Pedro Sanchez announces €11 billion investment for Spain’s microchip and semiconductor sector

SPAIN'S government is planning to invest €11 billion in the country's microchip and semiconductor sectors. Speaking at Monday's 'Wake Up Spain' economic forum in Madrid,...

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