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Spain’s economy grew faster than expected in 2022 to beat recession fears

SPAIN'S gross domestic product grew by 5.5% in 2022 despite the global economic crisis which has caused rocketing prices. Figures released on Friday by the...

Elderly ‘lone wolf’ arrested for sending letter bombs in Spain

THE Policia Nacional have arrested a former Vitoria City Council official for sending six letter bombs late last year. The 74-year-old Spaniard was detained on...

Overnight hotel stays in Spain were just 6.5% down last year on record 2019 numbers

OVERNIGHT hotel stays in Spain reached 320.7 million last year- up by 85.6% on 2021, according to the National Institute of Statistics(INE). Stays were just...

Home delivery company Glovo fined €56.7 million for breaking Spain’s employment laws

Home delivery firm Glovo has been fined €56.7 million for breaking employment laws in Spain The Labour Inspectorate said the penalties were for taking on...

Spain’s recent letter bomb attacks were organised by extremist group in Russia

SIX letter bombs sent to targets in Spain late last year were posted by a Russian white supremacist militant group, according to US and...

Spain’s Vueling Airlines becomes first European budget carrier to accept cryptocurrency

SPAIN'S Vueling Airlines will allow cryptocurrencies as payment for fares later this year. The low-cost carrier says it will be the first budget airline in...

Tourism in Spain ‘totally recovered’ after pandemic, says industry study

TOURIST industry body Exceltur says that the sector has 'totally recovered' in Spain after the Covid pandemic and has predicted a bumper year for...

Spain’s Emeritus King Juan Carlos attends funeral of wife’s brother King Constantine in Greece

OVER 1,500 mourners attended Monday's funeral of Greece's last king- Constantine II- in Athens. Spain's Emeritus King, Juan Carlos, flew in from his self-imposed Abu...

Tiger mosquitoes carrying deadly diseases are flourishing in Spain’s mild winter

TIGER mosquitoes carrying serious diseases have found Spain's mild autumn and winter weather perfect for extending their seasonal presence. The species usually becomes active in...

Spain’s inflation rate was 5.7% in December

SPAIN'S inflation rate for December was 5.7%- a tenth lower than in provisional figures announced a fortnight ago by the National Institute of Statistics. The...

Spain’s King Felipe to reunite with father Juan Carlos at second royal funeral within five months

KING Felipe will reunite with his father, Emeritus King Juan Carlos at their second royal funeral service in five months. Felipe and Juan Carlos were...

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...

Gap between wage rises and inflation hit nearly 6% in Spain in 2022

SALARIES suffered badly in Spain last year with wage increases well below the high rate of inflation. Figures released by the Ministry of Labour on...

Women married to ISIS fighters repatriated to Spain and are arrested

TWO Spanish women who married ISIS extremists have been repatriated to Spain and arrested. They lived in squalid Syrian camps with 13 children- four of...

394 people died from unintentional drowning in Spain during 2022

393 bathers died from unintentional drowning in Spain last year according to the Royal Spanish Federation of Rescue and Lifeguards. It's a significant rise on...

Spain wants extension of ‘Iberian exemption’ on gas prices used in electricity generation

SPAIN wants the European Commission to extend its temporary cap on prices for gas and coal used by electricity generation plans which is due...

Spain’s main rail operator Renfe announces big investment in its freight operation

SPAIN'S national rail operator Renfe will spend €122.7 million on improvements to its freight network system over the next three years. The money will be...

Pedro Sanchez pledges Spain’s continued support in phone call with Ukraine’s Zelensky

SPAIN'S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has promised Ukraine the 'total support of the country until peace is reached'. The pledge came in the latest telephone...

Spain postpones introduction of nationwide road toll charges in 2024

SPAIN'S government will not introduce a national road toll scheme in 2024 due to the state of the economy. Spain has been under pressure to...

Consumer group in Spain says supermarkets are not lowering tax on some basic foods

SPAIN'S consumer organisation, Facua, has reported eight supermarket chains for failing to pass on tax cuts on food to customers. As of January 1, IVA...

Spain’s Emeritus King, Juan Carlos, celebrates another birthday in self-imposed exile

SPAIN'S Emeritus King, Juan Carlos, reached his 85th birthday on Thursday with close friends saying he is 'physically and morally very well'. He will celebrate...

EXPLAINER: A guide to Spain’s big January fashion sales

JANUARY is always the time when clothes shoppers in Spain can pick up a bargain in the big sales. Once Friday's Three Kings holiday is...

Two UK nationals in Spain included in New Year’s Honours list

TWO UK nationals in Spain have been named in the New Year’s Honours list.  Beverley Corbett, who is a volunteer at charity Noah’s Ark, has...

Mercadona supermarket chain in Spain announces staff wage rise in line with inflation

STAFF working for Mercadona supermarkets in Spain will get a 5.8% salary increase- in line with inflation- this January. Workers got a 6.5% inflation-matching rise...

Spain’s inflation rate tumbles to one-year low thanks to lower fuel prices

SPAIN'S inflation rate has fallen to a one-year low of 5.8% according to preliminary December figures published on Friday by the National Statistics Institute(INE). Inflation...

Spain’s postal service ‘Correos’ raises domestic mail charges in New Year

SPAIN'S postal service Correos is putting up prices for domestic mail on January 1. The cost of sending a letter weighing up to 20 grams...

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