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Spain sees record surge in tax revenues, partly due to Covid-19 pandemic

THE COVID-19 pandemic had a lot of different effects on the way Spaniards live, from an increase in home working to a change in...

Abusers of Spain’s free rail pass scheme will lose deposits and tickets from Wednesday onward

SPAIN’S state rail operator Renfe will be tightening up its conditions from Wednesday for anyone found to be abusing the government’s free tickets system....

Inflation to stay around 7% until end of 2022 in Spain as mortgage relief deal gets struck with banks

SPAIN'S Economy Minister, Nadia Calviño, says the annual inflation rate will stay at around 7% for the rest of the year before falling next...

Budget for Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia is frozen for third successive year

SPAIN'S government has frozen what it gives to the country's royals for a third successive year. The General State Budget(PGE) will pay out just over...

Explainer: What measures does the Spanish government’s 2023 budget contain?

THE Socialist Party-led national government in Spain today announced its budget plans for 2023, which will be the last year before the next general...

Transport sector calls on government to finally scrap masks on Spain’s trains, buses and taxis

Spain’s transport sector is calling on the Spanish government to scrap obligatory masks on trains, buses and taxis and instead simply recommend the use...

Pedro Sanchez unveils surprising new energy saving tip for workers in Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez claims that workers can save energy by not wearing ties after appearing tieless at a Madrid news conference on Friday. He...

Inflation rate busts 10% mark in Spain for first time since 1980s

INFLATION in Spain has broken the 10% barrier for the first time since April 1985, according to figures published on Wednesday by the National...

Opinion poll reveals revitalised Partido Popular could form new government in Spain after December’s general election

A respected monthly opinion poll is spelling potentially serious problems for the left-of-centre coalition led by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Sanchez recently said that Spain...

E-cigarette shops to close in Spain within five years after new law comes into force

SPAIN'S government has approved a new draft law to regulate the sales of electronic cigarettes. It means that e-cigarette shops will disappear within five years...

Pedro Sanchez wins knife-edge vote in Spain’s parliament for big economic recovery package

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, won a nail-biting vote in Congress on Thursday to secure a massive spending package of €16 billion to boost...

Spain’s Cabinet approves end of indoor mask wearing this Wednesday but with key exceptions

INDOOR mask wearing will end in Spain this Wednesday but with some key exceptions. The decision, which had been announced earlier this month, was formally...

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,...

Partido Popular in Spain to annoint Alberto Nuñez Feijoo as new leader at Sevilla conference this weekend

SPAIN'S main opposition party, the conservative Partido Popular(PP) will crown ex-Galicia region president, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo as its new leader at a special party...

Dry January raises drought fears in not-so rainy Spain as reservoir capacity goes down to 44%

THE second-driest January of the 21st century has sparked fresh fears of a drought in Spain. The government conceded this Tuesday that it was monitoring...

Spain extends pensionable retirement age

SPAIN has extended the pensionable retirement age due to pressure from the EU. The pension system has been the focus of a large portion of...

IN PICS: World’s largest sailboat becomes first cruise ship to dock in Gibraltar since pandemic hit

THE Wind Surf cruise ship glided majestically into port on the Rock for a short day trip, the first cruise to dock in Gibraltar...

Gibraltar budget 2021 confirms 2.5% corporate tax increase

CORPORATE tax will be increased to 12.5% in Gibraltar following a ‘revenue wrecking’ pandemic. In July’s 2021 Budget speech, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo announced a...

Petition calls on UK govt to allow vaccinated British expats to visit without quarantining

An official petition is demanding that the UK government allow all vaccinated British expats to visit the UK without quarantining. After the outrage from British...

Gibraltar Fair cancelled as country reports first hospitalised Covid-19 case in months

WITH cases of Covid-19 slowly creeping up, the Government of Gibraltar has cancelled upcoming events including the Fair and Saturday Night Live. The news comes...

EXCLUSIVE: British expat forced to demolish his own villa in Spain or face jail just weeks after wife died

British expat finally demolishes his 17-year home to live in a van on the land.

Spain’s Government continues to cut road tolls before 2024 reform, insists plan needs opposition support

THE Minister of Transport Jose Luis Abalos has responded to widespread criticism for his proposal to introduce tolls on all of Spain's road networks...

COVID-19: Spanish Government to extend Spain’s ERTE schemes until September 30

THE Spanish Government has said it will extend its ERTE schemes until September 30. The financial programmes, which allow employers to lay off or temporarily...

Gibraltar remains hopeful for tourism as COVID-19 temporarily shuts down industry

Gibraltar is hopeful for tourism in the future as COVID-19 wrecks havoc on the industry worldwide. There are now 20 active cases in the territory.

Spanish Government secures enough votes for final extension to state of emergency

PEDRO Sanchez has reportedly secured enough support for a sixth and final extension to the state of emergency.

Chief Minister thanks Gibraltar in Parliament for COVID-19 response

With the number of active COVID-19 cases rising to 11, the Gibraltar Parliament met today for the first time since March 20.

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