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Toll motorway swansong: AP-41 next to pass into State hands
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:05:36 +0200

THE State officially took over running the AP-41 Madrid-Toledo motorway at midnight tonight (Thursday), which joins the AP-7 Alicante ringroad and Cartagena (Murcia) to Vera (Almería), plus the M-12 Madrid airport link road and ...
Catalunya shutdown: General strike and mass protests
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:15:31 +0200

PROTESTS in Catalunya today (Thursday) have led to major roads and city-centre routes being blocked, 37 people injured including 12 police officers, and three arrested. Pro-secession group CDR barricaded roads, and several ...
Ed Sheeran: "Real Madrid, please sign me up"
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:43:34 +0200

BRITISH singer Ed Sheeran says Real Madrid CF should sign him up - after he discovered how bad he was at playing football. Celebrating his 28th birthday whilst on tour in Brazil, Ed - who comes from the ...
Summer in February? Mercury to soar to 28ºC
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:07:43 +0200

A FREAK hot spell rarely seen in February - the coldest month of Spain’s year - is on its way, with temperatures reaching almost 30ºC in parts during the day, according to the State meteorological agency, ...
Telefonica to sell its executive aircraft for €20m
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:36:52 +0200

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Telefónica has just put its luxury airline up for sale for between US$21.9 million and US$22.9m (€19.3m to €20.2m). Once the largest aircraft owner in the IBEX 35 - Spain’s ...
Nationwide Vodafone shutdown may continue until Thursday
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:57:57 +0200

VODAFONE has gone down across the whole of Spain, leaving customers offline, according to IT technicians in the operator’s customer service department. The announcement came at 11.40 this morning (Tuesday) and the ...
Spanish citizenship testing for applicants who cannot read or write
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:19:29 +0200

TAKING Spanish nationality normally involves a language exam and a multiple-choice test on Constitution, culture and society to show ‘integration’, and both are relatively simple: only 15 correct answers out of a total of 25 ...
Cantabria ablaze: 15 fires out of 32 still burning, but no risk to residents
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:40:30 +0200

BY WORKING round the clock since the early hours of this morning (Monday), Cantabria firefighters have extinguished over half of the mass infernos reported in the northern coastal region in just one day. At the time of ...
Spanish MEPs visiting Venezuela deported at Maduro's orders
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:36:18 +0200

VENEZUELAN former president Nicolás Maduro has expelled European Members of Parliament (MEPs) from the country after they travelled to Caracas to meet with new leader Juan Guaidó. Spain’s Esteban ...
Spanish military craft orders British ships out of Gibraltar's waters
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:21:31 +0200

A FRESH incident in the bilateral tug-of-war over Gibraltar sparked fury among the Rock’s government yesterday (Sunday) when Spanish Naval officers ordered British trade ships to leave the port. Although Spain recognises ...
Spain's political challenges for 2019: Brexit, refugees, climate change…
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 02:49:57 +0200

GENERAL elections aside, Spain’s role on the global political stage is set to be more crucial than ever in 2019 - and, especially in terms of its membership of the European Union, the country will be ‘very much in ...
New education law: Greater flexibility, critical thinking skills and 'social awareness'
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:01:20 +0200

SPAIN’S current government is determined to go ahead with its planned schools reform, despite having called a general election on April 28 - over a year and a half earlier than scheduled. Even with this ...
Former Genesis front man Peter Gabriel backs Catalunya protest movement
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 07:41:39 +0200

EX-GENESIS front man Peter Gabriel has ceded the rights to his song In Your Eyes to the Catalunya National Assembly (ANC) allowing them to use it, along with its protest-filled video, for their planned international ...
Franco's family given 15 days to decide burial site
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:42:40 +0200

IF THE family of dictator General Franco does not give the government a decision on where his remains should be placed within the next two weeks, the State will decide on their behalf, says justice minister Dolores ...
Sanchez calls general election for April 28
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:55:25 +0200

PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez had announced a snap general election for Sunday, April 28, meaning Parliament will be dissolved on Tuesday, March 5 at the latest. “I’m going to humbly ask for the trust of the ...
Spanish property market growth slows down in 2018
Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:27:30 +0000

The number of Spanish home sales inscribed in the National Land Registry rose by 11% in 2018 compared to the previous year, show the latest figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), as illustrated by the chart above. There (more…) The post Spanish property market growth slows down in 2018 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound edges lower as May loses Brexit vote
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:48:02 +0000

The Pound to Euro exchange rate was left trading in the region of €1.1370 on Friday, down slightly on the week’s opening levels. Although the Euro has been feeling the pressure this week as data indicates that growth in the (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound edges lower as May loses Brexit vote appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
HolaBank is for you (publicity)
Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:26:44 +0000

As an expat or if you own a second home in Spain, HolaBank is the bank for you. As a foreigner with banking needs in Spain, not just any bank will do. You need products and services tailored to your (more…) The post HolaBank is for you (publicity) appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Climate Change, it’s becoming more relevant.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:06:03 +0000

I’ve often wondered about that phrase; should it be Sea Change or C-Change? It refers to a 180 degree change of direction so C-Change seems more appropriate. It’s the same as One of or One off? Whatever the answer is (more…) The post Climate Change, it’s becoming more relevant. appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
8 tips to get ready for life after Brexit
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:26:23 +0000

Lawyer Raymond Nesbitt explains eight key points British nationals should be mindful of if they plan to remain in Spain in a post-Brexit world. Article copyrighted © 2019. Plagiarism will be criminally prosecuted. Image credit: Theophilos Papadopoulos By Raymundo Larraín (more…) The post 8 tips to get ready for life after Brexit appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound Fluctuates on Weak PMI Figures, BoE Rate Decision
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:24:23 +0000

The Pound reeled last week in the face of some abysmal UK PMI figures, leading GBP/EUR to drop from €1.14 to €1.13 before rebounding after the BoE’s latest policy meeting. Pound Rallies as Carney Rules out Rate Cut The Pound (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound Fluctuates on Weak PMI Figures, BoE Rate Decision appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Cool Casa: Refurbished flats for sale in Barcelona’s beachfront Poblenou district
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 13:17:42 +0000

Heads up on an couple of flats just finished and on the market in Barcelona’s Poblenou district close to the beach. Both flats have been refurbished by the builders I used to renovate my own home, which is why I (more…) The post Cool Casa: Refurbished flats for sale in Barcelona’s beachfront Poblenou district appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Chinese demand for Spanish property appears to be cooling down. Why?
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:58:37 +0000

Chinese demand for property in Spain has been growing strongly since 2013, but the last three quarters have seen the number of Chinese investors stagnating and even declining for the first time in years. What factors might explain this change (more…) The post Chinese demand for Spanish property appears to be cooling down. Why? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Reasons not to buy a property in Spain
Sat, 02 Feb 2019 09:50:53 +0000

I can think of some good reasons not to buy a home in Spain, and I know of many people who rue the day they ever bought a Spanish property. But whilst you’re bombarded from many quarters with a narrative (more…) The post Reasons not to buy a property in Spain appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
2019: Year of Spanish property debt collection
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 17:39:41 +0000

Spanish banks have been making major moves lately to offload their non-performing loan books. This means 2019 will be a busy year for property debt collectors! If you have a Spanish mortgage, chances are you could be affected. Just before (more…) The post 2019: Year of Spanish property debt collection appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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