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Electric scooter riders reminded they can face fines of up to €1,000 in Spain

ADMINISTRATIVE traffic body the DGT has reminded those riding electric scooters that traffic violations could result in a fine of up to €1,000. It comes...

Call centres in Spain could be fined if customers have to hang on for more than three minutes

A new consumer bill in Spain promises to fine utility firm call centres who don't answer client queries fast enough. The measure proposes a three-minute...

Spain booted out of 2023 Rugby World Cup in France for playing an ineligible player twice

SPAIN has been thrown out of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France after fielding an ineligible player in two qualifying matches. The decision was...

Illegal parties banned in clampdown across Balearic Islands that could see revellers fined up between €300 and €30K

ORGANISERS of illegal parties face massive fines of up to €300,000 in a crackdown by the Balearic Island government. And guests could be left raving...

Barcelona in Spain bans smoking on all beaches from July to boost health and environment

BARCELONA'S beaches will become 'no-smoking' areas from this summer. The permanent ban on lighting up follows a successful pilot on four beaches in the Catalan...

Climate change activists smear red paint on Spain’s Congress building in Madrid

CLIMATE change protestors daubed red paint on the steps leading to Spain's Congress building in Madrid on Wednesday. Walls were also smeared as part of...

Man gets police fine after complaining over poor service from prostitute in Spain’s Valencia area

A man who paid a prostitute €30 ended up with a big fine after complaining about her to Albal's Policia Local. The disgruntled customer walked...

Benidorm seeks to sweep up dog dirt to improve image of Spain’s top Costa Blanca resort

BENIDORM is looking to fine more dog owners who don't pick up their pet's mess from streets and pavements. Police are focusing on city areas...

Beggars and prostitutes face fines of up to €3,000 in Spain’s Alicante City

FINES of up to €3,000 could be handed to beggars and prostitutes on Alicante streets after the city council passed a new wide-ranging ordnance. The...

HOURLY RATE: Spain fines 1,274 companies a total €1.5 billion over working hours violations

THE Spanish government has raked in more than €1.5 billion in fines on companies who failed to properly record their employees’ working hours. Since a...

DGT proposes to automatically issue fines for vehicles with no ITV circulating on Spanish roads

THE Director General of Traffic (DGT) is proposing - through the Congress of Deputies - that the hundreds of traffic cameras installed on...

Are town halls across Spain deliberately targeting expats for cash?

This is a question that begs to be answered after a spate of recent cases that have had devastating implications for expats living in Spain.

Spain to give back fines to people who broke 2020 emergency lockdown rules

FINES imposed for breaking Spain's 2020 'State of Alarm' COVID-19 lockdown are to be refunded. The Ministry of Territorial Affairs said it will start giving...

Staff shortages mean just 13% of COVID-19 rule breakers have been fined in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of...

LEGAL staff have only been able to process 13% of fines imposed by police for breaking COVID-19 rules in the Valencian Community. 208,000 infractions have...

Partygoers in Sevilla face fines after police evict 60 people attending music show

AT LEAST 60 partygoers in Sevilla are facing fines for breaching COVID-19 rules. Police were alerted to the get-together on Sunday morning (June 6) at...

Nearly one million COVID-19 traffic fines across Spain could be voided by slow administration

A RECENT investigation into the sanctions imposed during the first COVID-19 State of Alarm has revealed that almost 80% have yet to be processed....

More than 16,500 fines handed out in Spain’s Malaga for COVID-19 breaches since January

POLICIA local have reported that a total of 16,618 fines have been handed out in Malaga during the first quarter of the year for...

Over 500 fines handed out in less than 24hrs for not wearing mask in Spain’s Malaga

MALAGA’S Policia local have fined a total of 543 people for not wearing masks between Friday 26 and Saturday 27th March. The first two days...

Spain’s DGT on the lookout for drivers who do not wear a mask in the car, handing out hefty...

SPAIN’S Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) has warned of significant penalties faced by those who do not comply with mask wearing safety regulations while in...

Most frequent fines for electric scooter users in Spain

ELECTRIC scooters whizzing along city centre roads are becoming increasingly common, the popularity in e-scooters is also leading to an increase in accidents and, consequently,...

TORN DOWN: Illegal homes in Spain’s Andalucia targeted for demolition

OWNERS of illegal homes have started to tear them down to try and escape massive fines of over €600,000. It comes after the Junta finally...

Nearly 1,500 fined in Spain’s Malaga in one week for breaking COVID-19 rules

POLICIA nacional have reported that 1,500 fines have been handed out in Malaga in the last week for failure to comply with COVID-19 measures. The...

Malaga province hands out almost €2.5 MILLION in fines in less than a MONTH as almost 25,000 coronavirus rule...

MALAGA province has handed out 24,645 fines to rule breakers since the declaration of the second state of alarm.  According to Junta figures, accessed by...

Police in Spain’s Malaga to carry out surveillance on COVID-19 positive citizens

Those who do not self-isolate will be hit with fines of up to €60,000.

Hefty fines to people who break partial smoking ban in Spain’s Andalucia

The restriction also applies to the use of any other tobacco inhalation device, water pipe, bong or similar, including electronic cigarettes or vaping.

More than 3000 people fined for not wearing a mask in less than a month in Spain’s Malaga

On average, policia local impose 145 sanctions a day in the capital

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