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Students hand in petition for nationally-standardised university entrance exam
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:44:52 +0200

OVER 178,000 students have signed a petition calling for the university entrance exam to be the same across the country. Five candidates aged between 17 and 19 handed the petition in today to the ministry of ...
Correos to operate in south-east Asia
Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:41:11 +0200

SPAIN'S national post office has branched out into south-east Asia, investing €5.7 million in creating a new joint-venture company with Kerry Logistics and GFS. The first of these is an international logistics ...
Spain's best hidden beaches: Sunbathing without the madding crowd
Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:46:13 +0200

MAINSTREAM package trips to Spain inevitably seem to take you to the most built-up, rammed-full beaches, so infrequent visitors could be forgiven for believing the country's coasts are synonymous with mass tourism, fighting for ...
Wedding of the year: Sergio Ramos marries Pilar Rubio
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 10:52:04 +0200

THEY'RE the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Spain - Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, 33 and television reporter Pilar Rubio, 41, will marry today at 17.00 in Sevilla cathedral, the largest in Spain and at the heart of the ...
HRH Leonor to attend Princess of Asturias Awards for first time
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:56:10 +0200

PRINCESS Leonor of Asturias will help present the awards named after her - Spain's national 'Nobel' prizes - for this first time this year at the October ceremony, just before she turns 14. The heir to ...
Family of missing Mark Palmer urge expats to help in search
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:59:55 +0200

FAMILY and friends of missing 32-year-old Mark Palmer say they are 'getting desperate' after several trips to the Ontinyent (Valencia province) area and are continuing to crowdfund expenses so as many as them as possible can go ...
Vodafone launches 5G network in 15 cities - a first for Spain
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:29:28 +0200

MOBILE phone and internet operator Vodafone has announced a 5G roll-out starting this Saturday (June 15) in a total of 15 cities in Spain. According to chief executive António Coimbra, Vodafone is he first network ...
'Pet poo detectives' to keep town clean
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 20:02:36 +0200

PRIVATE plain-clothes detectives have been taken on to patrol the streets of a Salamanca-province village in a desperate bid to get dog-owners to clear up their pets' excrement. A 'legitimate, necessary and ...
That's paella?! Twitter user sparks horror among Valencians
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 02:46:16 +0200

VALENCIAN social media users are incensed once again after the latest offence of 'taking paella in vain' - a Twitter post showing a colander of boiled rice with a slice of processed meat on top has brought forth a volley ...
Was 'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner in Benidorm?
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:29:40 +0200

FANS of cult historic fantasy series Game of Thrones have been plunged into confusion with conflicting stories about whether or not Sansa Stark - known in real life as Sophie Turner - spent her hen weekend in ...
Interest rate rise postponed for at least another year
Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:21:49 +0200

THE EUROPEAN Central Bank's (BCE's) decision to postpone interest rate increases across the board means mortgages and credit in general in Spain and other common currency countries are likely to remain stable for some ...
Norwegian opens direct Barcelona-Chicago flight
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:36:40 +0200

LOW-COST airline Norwegian has announced a direct route from Barcelona to Chicago (USA) which will run eight times a week from now until October 26. Flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 164 ...
'Mobile police stations' launched in seven Spanish cities
Tue, 11 Jun 2019 14:24:17 +0200

NATIONAL Police 'offices' are now patrolling seven of Spain's metropolitan areas, allowing detectives to carry out work they would normally have to do back at the station. The new hybrid iZ patrol cars - ...
‘Barcelona London Day’ bigs up Catalan capital’s investment opportunities to an upscale London crowd, first Spanish city to do so
Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:17:37 +0000

The association ‘Barcelona Global’ organised a two-day roadshow in London this week to promote the Catalan capital as a place to visit, work, and invest after a rough patch for the city’s reputation, the first time such an event has (more…) The post ‘Barcelona London Day’ bigs up Catalan capital’s investment opportunities to an upscale London crowd, first Spanish city to do so appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Pound buffeted by politics and headlines – but would new PM bring stability to GBP/EUR?
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:47:46 +0000

The Pound to Euro exchange rate put in a slightly weaker performance today following a mixed performance throughout the week. The pair was trending just below the week’s opening levels at the level of €1.1224 at the time of writing. (more…) The post Pound buffeted by politics and headlines – but would new PM bring stability to GBP/EUR? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spain’s monumental glut of new homes is still a massive problem with no end in sight
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 12:21:06 +0000

New figures from the Spanish Government show how slowly the new homes glut is being absorbed by the market, and begs the question will it ever find a buyer? Every year since 2009 the Spanish Ministry of Public Works (Fomento) (more…) The post Spain’s monumental glut of new homes is still a massive problem with no end in sight appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
SPANISH HOME SALES – APRIL 2019: Market shrinks, seasonality partly to blame
Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:07:21 +0000

Spanish residential property sales data published for April 2019 shows home sale deeds inscribed in the Land Register down 2.3% in April (if you count VPO subsidised housing, 3.4% if you don’t) according to figures from the National Institute of (more…) The post SPANISH HOME SALES – APRIL 2019: Market shrinks, seasonality partly to blame appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Euro Volatile amidst Mixed Messages from the ECB
Sat, 08 Jun 2019 17:47:20 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate fluctuated last week, with the pairing witnessing some particularly notable movement following the European Central Bank’s latest policy meeting. Euro Fluctuates as ECB Pushes Back Next Rate Hike The Pound to Euro exchange rate initially slumped (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Euro Volatile amidst Mixed Messages from the ECB appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
8 tips on buying a home in Spain
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 20:00:50 +0000

Lawyer Raymundo Larraín gives us a few insider tips on buying your dream home in Spain. Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Lawyers has over 16 years’ taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 40 legal and (more…) The post 8 tips on buying a home in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Ultra high-end case study: Casa La Manzana in Sotogrande asking price down to €9.9m after more than a decade looking for a buyer
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:58:58 +0000

Casa La Manzana in Sotogrande was the most expensive house on the market in Spain back in 2006 when I went to see it for the Sunday Times. Thirteen years later it is still looking for a buyer, but with (more…) The post Ultra high-end case study: Casa La Manzana in Sotogrande asking price down to €9.9m after more than a decade looking for a buyer appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Construction unemployment: Another dramatic chart showing the boom-to-bust-and-back-again of the Spanish real estate sector
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:45:27 +0000

When the Spanish real estate bubble burst back around 2008/9 it officially threw almost 600,000 construction workers onto the street, but the latest figures show sector unemployment levels are almost back to where they were before the bust started, despite (more…) The post Construction unemployment: Another dramatic chart showing the boom-to-bust-and-back-again of the Spanish real estate sector appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Handing back the keys – am I still liable?
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 12:11:06 +0000

Many owners of negative equity or unaffordable property in Spain who contact us advise that they simply handed back the keys to their overseas lender and walked away after the market collapsed. A significant majority believe this ended their overseas (more…) The post Handing back the keys – am I still liable? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Property Buyers Checklist – Essential items you should ask for before signing any paperwork
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 18:04:44 +0000

Just like most other countries in the world, Spain has very good planning and building regulations related to residential property. The problem is that these can be ignored by landowners, developers, and all the professionals being paid by them; glossed (more…) The post Property Buyers Checklist – Essential items you should ask for before signing any paperwork appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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