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Spain summoned by EU over air pollution
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:11:33 +0200

NINE European Union member States - including Spain and the UK - have been summoned to Brussels over air-pollution levels ...
Puigdemont: "Catalunya is as important as Brexit for EU"
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:45:11 +0200

DEPOSED regional president of Catalunya Carles Puigdemont has likened the independence move to Brexit in his speech at Copenhagen ...
HIV self-test kits now on sale without prescription
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:42:48 +0200

HOME test kits for HIV are now available over the counter from today in high-street pharmacies without prescription in a bid to help ...
Italian mafia boss in hiding since 1993 caught in Alicante
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:10:07 +0200

AN ITALIAN mafia boss who has been on the run for nearly 25 years has been caught in Alicante, according to National ...
Ronaldo left with a 'shiner' after phone-mirror moment goes viral
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:43:15 +0200

REAL Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was sporting a black eye when he turned up to training today (Monday) after a blow to the face during yesterday's ...
Shakira in tax residence dispute with Spanish authorities
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:37:06 +0200

COLOMBIAN pop-rocker Shakira may be expected to pay 'tens of millions' of euros to Spain's tax authorities as they consider she should have ...
Franco's grandson on trial for dangerous driving and threatening police officer
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:21:02 +0200

DICTATOR General Franco's grandson could be jailed for up to six years for dangerous driving and causing injury to a police officer following a ...
Puigdemont's trip to Denmark could lead to his arrest, warns Spain
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:58:42 +0200

IF FORMER Catalunya regional president Carles Puigdemont attempts to travel to Denmark, Spain's State prosecution service will immediately issue an ...
Russian tycoon now majority shareholder in Dia supermarkets
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:39:00 +0200

A RUSSIAN billionnaire has become the largest shareholder in Día supermarkets after buying 25% of the nationa chain's ...
Ex-interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz 'stable' after heart attack
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:37:19 +0200

FORMER interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz has been admitted to intensive care after suffering a heart attack, ...
Diana Quer's father tells killer's mother: "You're not to blame"
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 04:35:54 +0200

DIANA Quer's father has contacted the mother of his daughter's killer and assured her he does not blame her, and that his ...
Women call for Woody Allen statue in Oviedo to be taken down
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:05:46 +0200

A WOMEN'S association in Asturias has called for the bronze statue of Woody Allen in the centre of the region's largest city, ...
Madrid's Plaza de Espana building to open as Riu hotel next summer
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:57:06 +0200

MADRID'S iconic Plaza de España building will finally open as a four-star hotel in summer 2019 under management of the ...
Ice-skater Javier Fernandez nets historic sixth European Championship on the trot
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:54:16 +0200

SPAIN'S 'ace on ice' Javier Fernández has won his sixth consecutive European championship title - a feat not achieved ...
Only six in 10 Spaniards ever read for pleasure, says publishers' research
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:41:52 +0200

OVER four in 10 Spaniards never read for pleasure, according to a publishers' association which surveyed men and women aged over ...
El Corte Ingles now selling its produce in Cuba
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:40:06 +0200

NATIONWIDE department store El Corte Inglés has started selling its grocery produce in Cuba following a deal with the Italian company Farmavenda, a spokesperson for the ...
'Smiley' Shakira and Pique pose together, belying rumours of a split
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:37:24 +0200

COLOMBIAN-BORN pop-rocker Shakira and her husband, FC Barcelona midfielder Gerard Piqué have published their first photograph ...
Madrid to take Galileo satellite centre from UK post-Brexit
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:59:49 +0200

MADRID is set to become the new venue for the Galileo satellite system after it leaves London following the UK's exit from the European Union.

Mechanic disguises old banger as Ferrari and puts it up for sale
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:58:04 +0200

NATIONAL Police have arrested a man from Torrellano (Alicante province) for 'doctoring' the bodywork of a mainstream family saloon and selling it as a genuine ...
Lactalis withdraws 37 more baby products from sale 'as a precaution'
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:47:51 +0200

LACTALIS has withdrawn a further 37 baby-food and milk products from the shelves in Spain in addition to the brands taken off the ...
U2 'one night only' in Madrid
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:35:29 +0200

LEGENDARY Irish rockers U2 have announced a one-night-only stop-off in Spain as part of their European tour.

Balearic Islands to ban plastic from 2020, starting with coffee capsules
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:56:30 +0200

BALEARIC Island regional authorities want to ban coffee machine capsules and various other plastic items from the year 2020 as a ...

Christmas lottery ticket worth €125,000 found on street
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:46:29 +0200

SANTANDER city council is searching for the owner of a Christmas lottery ticket bearing the second-prize number 51244, which is worth ...
Supreme Court upholds 70-year sentence for Ciudad Lineal paedophile
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:44:49 +0200

THE so-called 'Paedophile of Ciudad Lineal' sentenced to 70 years and six months in jail has lost his appeal after his ...
Lidl is first store in Spain to sell only free-range eggs
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:43:16 +0200

GERMAN supermarket chain Lidl has become the first store in Spain to refuse to sell any produce from battery hens.

Ruth and Jose's mum and Marta del Castillo's dad attend Diana Quer's funeral
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:41:54 +0200

FAMILIES whose children were murdered in high-profile cases were invited to Diana Quer's funeral yesterday (Wednesday) in a symbolic union to support each other and call ...

Fined for photographing a motorway speed trap
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:39:08 +0200

A MAN has been fined for taking a photograph of a speed trap on the AP-7 and uploading it onto social media.

Menopause drug side-effects spark legal action
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:59:33 +0200

WOMEN prescribed a drug to help with the menopause which produced severe and often irreversible side-effects have banded together to ...
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova release first picture of newborn twins
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:08:35 +0200

SECOND-GENERATION Spanish pop legend Enrique Iglesias and his retired tennis champion partner Anna Kournikova have released the first ...
Tax breaks for firms allowing home-working and flexitime on the cards
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:57:08 +0200

MADRID is considering offering tax breaks to companies which encourage working from home, or remotely, and may include those which give employees the ...
Lydia Valentin gets Olympic silver medal after 10-year wait
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:01:37 +0200

SPANISH weight-lifter Lydia Valentín has collected her Olympic silver medal - 10 years after she won it.

'Stigma' surrounding lung cancer hinders research resources, say oncologists
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:59:40 +0200

SPANISH Medical Oncology Society (SEOM) representatives have warned that lung cancer in western women is reaching 'epidemic ...
Nerja and Cadiz among top emerging destinations for 2018
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:02:03 +0200

TWO Spanish towns have made it into the TripAdvisor global list of 'top emerging holiday destinations' for 2018, voted among ...
Spain top of the world for transplants - again
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:58:50 +0200

SPAIN is still number one in the world for transplant operations, having beaten its own records for the fifth year on the trot, and ...
Panasonic, Mitsubishi and over 30 other firms move head offices out of Catalunya
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:32:58 +0200

PANASONIC, Mitsubishi Electric and La Tagliatella are the latest three firms to move their head offices out of Catalunya in light of ...
Catalan constitutional crisis: As the initial shock fades, foreign investors recover their appetite for property in Barcelona
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:21:48 +0000

Foreign investors are starting to take a more sanguine view of the political risk in Catalonia, whilst local demand appears unperturbed by the independence drive. When the Catalan constitutional crisis exploded back in October last year it set in motion (more…)
Positive trends for Spanish inheritance and gift tax
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:53:54 +0000

Residents and non-residents inheriting or donating property in Spain used to be treated differently when it came to tax. However, following pressure from the European Commission, a modified law was passed on 28th November 2014. This brought to an end the tax discrimination (more…)
Latest quarterly Spanish Property Market Report from Survey Spain
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:09:00 +0000

This is our 16th Quarterly Report. As requested, we have kept it brief and specifically relevant to the locations where our Network is most active. As part of the research, we have a number of wider and national property comments. (more…)
Madrid to regulate holiday rentals with suitability certificates
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:59:00 +0000

Madrid region will regulate all holiday lets with regulations that will include implementing suitability certificates. These will oblige owners to say where they advertise and to inform the police who stays in their property. Changes to the current law dating (more…)
If in financial distress, engage with your Spanish lender to protect your assets back home
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:12:27 +0000

EU Property Solutions regularly encounter overseas borrowers who have walked away from a property in Spain simply handing the keys back to the Bank. Many have a flippant attitude believing that Spain’s separate legal jurisdiction means no liability can be (more…)
Cowboy developers unlikely to return, but estate agents are another story
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:46:05 +0000

Adapted translation of a recent article published by the Spanish daily El Mundo A ripple of alarm has started to run through the property sector with the arrival of cowboy operations in the estate agency business. The appearance of these (more…)
Pound treads water despite Brexit pressures
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:24:49 +0000

The pound continues to defy the pressures of Brexit and steadily treads water in a tight range on a market that has stayed quiet as it emerges into 2018. I’d imagine that we are far more likely to see erratic (more…)
Spanish home sales keep up strong recovery in November
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:07:30 +0000

Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Registry were up by 21% in November, as the recovery into its fourth year gathered pace. There were 36,974 Spanish home sales inscribed in the Land Register in November, and 40,579 if you (more…)
Spain overtakes US as world’s second biggest tourist destination
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:16:22 +0000

  Photo: Marbella, Andalusia’s flagship resort town. By Raymundo Larraín Nesbitt Director of Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers 12th of January 2018 Spain became in 2017 the world’s second tourism destination overtaking the United States of America. In what has been an (more…)
Spanish house prices to rise 6pc in 2018
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:41:55 +0000

Spanish house prices will rise for the fifth consecutive year in 2018, forecasts the Instituto de Práctica Empresarial (IPE), a property-focused business school. The Madrid region will see the highest increase with a 10.8% rise, followed by Castilla y León with (more…)

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