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Economy: Spanish premier calls for EU recovery action

Jack Troughton | June 2, 2021 close
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Pedro Sánchez wants funding released by Brussels SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has urged the EU to quickly approve the recovery package for member states and release funding. The bloc has put together a €750 billion war chest – partly financed by borrowing – to help the fallout from the […]

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Shock as electricity prices soar

Jack Troughton | June 2, 2021 close
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Traffic light system introduced THE price of electricity in Spain has skyrocketed with a leap of over 45% on a year-on-year comparison – an average consumer facing a €26 higher bill. At the most expensive rate, power will cost 32 cents per kilowatt hour – the cheapest tariff is 14 […]

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Love Island returns home to Spain

Jack Troughton | June 1, 2021 close
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Villa rebuilt in Mallorca ahead of 2021 series LOVE ISLAND is set to return to Spain this year after claims it was to move to the UK because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Management at makers ITV said Mallorca was still ‘home’ to the show despite the programme being cancelled last […]

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Spain: judges say independence leaders have ‘no regrets’

Jack Troughton | May 27, 2021 close
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Supreme Court recommend no pardon for Catalan 12 PRIME Minister Pedro Sánchez must decide whether to pardon Catalan rebel leaders after judges said they had seen “any evidence or sign of regret”. The Catalan 12 were jailed or fined for their roles in the region’s failed bid for independence in […]

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Food: delivery company Glovo has appetite for expansion

Jack Troughton | May 27, 2021 close
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Takeover of German-based company on the menu SPANISH food delivery success Glovo is hungry to acquire the operations of Germany’s Delivery Hero in six eastern European countries in a €170 million deal. Glovo recognised an emerging market in the region where people are increasingly using delivery platforms to put food […]

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Travel: holiday islands considered for green list

Jack Troughton | May 27, 2021 close
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UK traffic light travel system reviewed on June 7 ISLANDS could soon be on the UK government’s ‘green list’ bringing popular Spanish holiday destinations within reach of English travellers without the need to quarantine on return. The Canary Islands and Balearics could become a ‘go to’ destination from June 7 […]

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A farewell to arms – Spanish Civil War veteran dies aged 101. ...

Jack Troughton | May 26, 2021 close
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Josep Almudéver with an International Brigades flag with his name on it. Photograph: Oscar Rodriguez/Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales (AAIB). THE man believed to be the last surviving veteran of the 35,000-strong International Brigades who volunteered to travel to Spain to fight against Franco’s fascist rebellion has died in […]

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Morocco accused of security lapse

Jack Troughton | May 26, 2021 close
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Diplomatic crisis continues over Spanish enclaves SPANISH Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has accused Morocco of failing to protect its borders after thousands of migrants last year crossed into the north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla last week. The migrant crisis and allegations of Moroccan security taking no action has […]

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Spain to allow UK visitors from Monday

BayRadio | May 21, 2021 close
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Spanish authorities have confirmed that UK holidaymakers can visit Spain without the need to quarantine or present a negative PCR test from next Monday, May 24th. British nationals will be able to visit Spain for non-essential reasons such as holidays, but will have to factor in that Spain is currently […]

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Ceuta crisis: image of caring volunteer goes viral. Red Cross ...

Jack Troughton | May 21, 2021 close
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THE striking image of a young Red Cross worker hugging a distressed migrant who arrived on the beach at Ceuta this week went viral – but saw volunteer Luna Reyes Segura bombarded with sexist and racist messages. The 20-year-old has since seen a wave of support from politicians and celebrities […]

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Science hopes to end dispute over Columbus’ birthplace, DNA ...

Jack Troughton | May 20, 2021 close
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SCIENTISTS hope to answer an ongoing controversy, where the famous 15 th Century explorer Christopher Columbus was born using DNA samples. Historians believe he was a son of Genoa and born in 1451 but various theories over the decades claim the discoverer of the New World hailed from Portugal or […]

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Migration crisis: Spain vows to protect borders

Jack Troughton | May 19, 2021 close
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More than 7,000 swim and wade to Ceuta SPANISH prime minister Pedro Sánchez has promised to take “all necessary measures” to protect the borders of Ceuta after a flood of migrants entered the north African enclave. He vowed the “territorial integrity” of the city would be defended after more than […]