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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...

Spain vows to ‘defend national interests’ as Algeria suspends cooperation treaty in diplomatic row over Western Sahara

SPAIN’S government vowed to ‘defend’ its national interests just hours after Algeria announced the decision to suspend a 20-year-old treaty of friendship and cooperation. Foreign...

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...

Polls show PP set to win Andalucia regional elections but will need help from Spain’s far right Vox party...

SPAIN’S conservative Popular Party is set to win the biggest share of the vote in Andalucia when regional elections are held next month, according...

Politicians force cancellation of popular fiestas in Costa Blanca town in Spain

BENEJUZAR has cancelled all of its 2022 fiestas after a council meeting voted down a proposal to pay for them. The news means the abrupt...

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...

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...

Spain’s Andalucia region gears up for election on June 19

ANDALUCIANS will go to the ballot box on Sunday, June 19. Regional president Juanma Moreno confirmed two weeks ago that he would dissolve the regional...

Valencia street to be renamed to honour cartoonist killed by Franco during Spain’s dictatorship 

VALENCIA city is to name a street after famous cartoon artist Carlos Gomez Carrera, also known as ´Bluff´, who was shot after lampooning fascist...

‘Steadfast’: Gibraltar Chief Minister meets Liz Truss to discuss post-Brexit issues at border with Spain

CHIEF Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo has met with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to discuss the ongoing issues at the border with Spain...

Murcia’s airport set to be renamed after local inventor despite opposition from government in Spain

THE battle to rename Murcia's international airport at Corvera in honour of a local air pioneer has taken a new turn. The region's Governing Council,...

Spain’s intelligence chief fired after admitting to phone-hacking Catalan politicians

SPAIN'S intelligence chief, Paz Esteban, has been fired by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, over the hacking of mobile phones belonging to Catalan politicians. Esteban, 64,...

Spain will be using its hospitals to treat wounded victims of Ukraine war

HOSPITALS in Spain will be opening their doors to wounded victims of the war in Ukraine. Full details of the plan have still to be...

British councillor announces resignation from Mar Menor council in Spain for health reasons

ILL health has forced a British councillor to resign from Los Alcazares council after being in post for just 13 months. Jo Scott filled a...

‘Disappointing’ turnout for International Workers’ Day on Gibraltar

UNION bosses have admitted their disappointment at the low turnout for International Workers’ Day in Gibraltar.  Unite the Union admitted it had hoped for a...

Problem, what problem?: UK’s Europe Minister James Cleverly ‘not aware’ of Gibraltar border issues

THE UK'S Europe Minister, James Cleverly, has insisted that recent issues with strict Schengen controls at the Gibraltar border are not a negotiating ploy...

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has mobile phone hacked by Pegasus spyware

A mobile phone owned by Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, was hacked twice in May 2021 according to the Spanish government. The unit was hit by...

BEING INCLUSIVE: Andalucia scoops European prize for its treatment of Roma community

ANDALUCIA has won the European Commission’s first annual prize for the inclusion of the Roma community. The region came out on top thanks to its...

Andalucia outshines the rest of Spain in new unemployment figures

UNEMPLOYMENT has fallen in Andalucia by the largest amount of all Spanish regions. During the first three months of 2022, 45,900 people in Andalucia found...

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...

‘Europe wins’: Spain’s political class celebrate Macron’s victory (all except Vox)

POLITICIANS in Spain reacted to the news of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections on Sunday with all but VOX celebrating the...

Right-wing weapons collector who made WhatsApp death threats against Spain’s PM, Pedro Sanchez, is jailed

A 66-year-old right-wing gun enthusiast from Catalunya has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after making threats to kill Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. The National Court...

Ukraine’s Zelensky thanks Spain’s parliament for support but attacks companies still trading with Russia

UKRAINIAN president Volodymr Zelensky addressed Spain's parliamentarians on Tuesday in a special 30-minute session of Congress in Madrid. He appeared via video-link at the unanimous...

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