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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...

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,...

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