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Spain’s government unveils new plan to fight human trafficking

SPAIN'S Justice Minister, Pilar Llop, has unveiled plans for a bill to fight human trafficking and to help victims of it. A draft bill was...

New ‘rural’ political party formed in Spain to stand in next year’s elections

A new rural-based political party called España Vaciada(Empty Spain) with a main policy of reversing depopulation has been formed by merging existing parties in...

Member of notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang of rapists will not get reduced sentence under Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’...

ONE OF the members of the notorious ‘wolfpack’ gang, responsible for the rape of a young woman at the Running of the Bulls fiestas...

Three sex offenders who raped minors see sentences cut under Spain’s new ‘only yes means yes’ law

THREE more sex offenders in Spain have had their prison sentences reduced under the country’s controversial new ‘only yes means yes’ sexual assault law.  A...

Spain cuts windfall tax grab on energy firms to win support of regional political parties

CONGRESS has approved a new windfall tax on excess profits made by energy firms but only after the government agreed to changes demanded by...

EXPLAINER: What you need to do in post-Brexit era to vote in May’s municipal elections in Spain

IT'S a busy election year in Spain next year with the general election, a large number of regional elections, and May's local council votes. Non-Spanish...

Spanish government to study more changes to Criminal Code that could benefit Catalan independence leaders

THE SPANISH government is to study changes to the law covering the misappropriation of public funds, barely a week after proposing scrapping the sedition...

Spain’s government proposes changes to sedition law used to prosecute Catalan independence leaders

THE SPANISH government today proposed a change to the law that would mean a lower prison sentence for former Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont should...

Is Britain the Sick Man of Europe again?

FOREIGN nationals watching the UK’s political news could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Inglaterra’ changes its Prime Minister as frequently as some people change...

Analysis: Spain’s view of the UK’s political turmoil

LIKE MANY of their European counterparts, Spanish newspapers have recently been focusing on Brexit as the root of the current ills in the United...

Explainer: How much is Spain’s prime minister paid, and how does it compare to other politicians’ pay?

THE current coalition government is run by the Socialist Party and junior partner Unidas Podemos. Next year, according to the 2023 budget, the politicians...

Spain’s prime minister announces more measures aimed at combating energy crisis

SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday announced more measures aimed at easing the burden of energy bills, a move that is due to...

Explainer: What will be the effects of Spain’s new Democratic Memory Law?

EARLIER this month, the Socialist Party-led central government approved a new piece of legislation: the Democratic Memory Law. The legislation passed with 128 votes...

Donald Trump among foreign politicians to send message of support to Spain’s far-right Vox

FORMER US president Donald Trump was among the foreign politicians to send messages of support this weekend to Vox, the far-right Spanish party that...

Catalan government left in crisis after pro-independence party withdraws its support

THE Catalan regional government has been plunged into a crisis after one of the governing parties, Junts per Catalunya, withdrew its support from its...

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez cites actions of UK politicians as ‘how not to run a country’

SPEAKING today in Congress during a debate with the opposition, and holding up the latest edition of The Economist newspaper, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro...

Pound Sterling tanks against Euro and Dollar following mini budget from Tories

STERLING has fallen to a historic 37 year low against the dollar and a recent low against the Euro this week, after the UK...

Mayor of Spain’s Malaga to run for office again at 80 years young

FRANCISCO de la Torre, current Mayor of Malaga, has confirmed that he will run again for mayor of Malaga. Three months shy of turning 80...

Last-ditch bid for talks to stop controversial housing development on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA mayor Carolina Gracia wants talks with all 'interested parties' to stop the controversial Cala Mosca construction project. The development envisages 2,274 homes being built...

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...

Pedro Sanchez announces surprise windfall taxes on banks and energy companies in Spain

BANKS and energy companies in Spain are to be hit with new 'temporary' windfall taxes. The surprise announcement was made in Congress on Tuesday by...

Families of NATO leaders enjoy final day in Madrid 

THE spouses of NATO leaders enjoyed an olive oil tasting session hosted by Queen Letizia of Spain on their last day in Madrid.  The Queen’s...

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...

Andalucian elections 2022: Who’s who in the race to lead the region

WITH the regional election campaign now in full swing ahead of polling day on Sunday, June 19, The Olive Press takes a look at...

Commons’ Committee launches inquiry into Gibraltar treaty progress amid border check controversy 

THE House of Commons’ European Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry into the progress of post-Brexit negotiations on the agreement of future trade and...

‘You’ve aged well!’ Obama jokes with Spain’s PM on visit to Malaga

FORMER US President Barack Obama met with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during his visit to a tech conference in Malaga and the pair...

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