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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,...

Pedro Sanchez says Spain will reach total of 70,000 Ukraine refugees ‘in a few days’

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that the total of Ukraine refugees in Spain will reach 70,000 'in a few days'. Sanchez was speaking during...

Pedro Sanchez in talks with Emmanuel Macron as Spain backs off EU-wide cap on wholesale electricity prices

PEDRO Sanchez has appealed to the European Union to come up with a 'sufficiently balanced response' to wholesale electricity prices and energy supplies in...

Costa Blanca movie and TV studio in Spain that competed against Hollywood will reopen this summer

A major Alicante film and television studio forcibly closed by the European Union in 2012 over illegal public funding is reopening this summer. Ciudad de...

Oranges contaminated with banned pesticide bought by Costa Blanca wholesaler seized in Barcelona raid in Spain

CONTAMINATED orange imports destined for wholesalers in the Valencian Community, have been impounded after a Guardia Civil raid in Barcelona. 20 tons of oranges were...

Spain will send more weapons to Ukraine over ‘coming days’

SPAIN will be sending more weapons to the Ukrainian Army over the next few days according to Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares. Speaking to broadcaster...

Struggling Dia supermarket chain in Spain unfazed by EU blacklist of Russian oligarch owner

SPAIN'S Dia supermarket chain says its business as usual despite its key figure getting onto an EU Russian oligarch blacklist in wake of the...

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...

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...

Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez fires off ‘massive sanctions’ warning to Russia over Ukraine invasion

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has warned Russia about 'massive sanctions' if it attacks the Ukraine. Russia has built up an estimated 100,000 troops close...

No post-Brexit ‘rush’ for British expats to become Spanish citizens

BREXIT fears and consequences did not prompt a rush of British expats to become Spanish citizens in 2020. The latest figures from the National Statistics...

Costa Blanca orange growers cry ‘foul’ as Spain’s supermarkets squeeze them dry

ORANGE farmers in Alicante Province say crop prices have collapsed because of cheap imports from South Africa and supermarkets getting rock-bottom deals. The Alicante Young...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique gets big tax break from Spain’s Supreme Court

BARCELONA footballer Gerard Pique has landed a €2.1 million pre-Christmas windfall courtesy of Spain's Supreme Court. Pique, 34, has been given a refund of a...

COVID passports in Spain and rest of EU to expire after 9 months if there is no booster shot

EU COVID certificates will expire after 9 months if the holder has not received a booster vaccine dose. The European Commission this Tuesday confirmed a...

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...

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...

Brits advised to check passport is stamped while travelling in Schengen area

THE foreign office is advising British citizens travelling through European Schengen area countries to make sure they have their passports stamped. The 26 countries in...

Migrants crammed into lorries operated by trafficking gang in Spain who ‘made millions’ for journeys to European Union countries

THE Policia Nacional have smashed a migrant trafficking gang based in Spain that charged up to €20,000 per person to gain access to a...

Spain makes fresh plea for EU to do more to fight rising energy prices

SPAIN has repeated its call for the European Union to do more to combat rising energy prices. EU leaders meet at a summit in Brussels...

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