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High cost of cutting prescription charges

Aid towards prescription charges, provided by the regional government for vulnerable collectives, amounts to €47 million for 2022 and a total of €354M since...

EU cash set to give boost to Valencia region

A €3 billion windfall from the EU will help the regional economy 'at a complicated time' and allow actions to be taken to halt...

Finger pointed at energy companies over bills

Minister for the ecological transition Teresa Ribera has accused energy supply companies of ‘not playing fair’ and not being clear when they are billing...

Valencia’s big spend to prevent forest fires

A three-pronged strategy has been announced by the Valencia government to tackle the increasing threat of forest fires. Regional president Ximo Puig said they aim...

More aid to combat energy crisis

PM Pedro Sánchez revealed in parliament on Thursday that his coalition government will free up an additional €3 billion in aid to help ‘40%...

Farmers to get cash boost

The EU’s new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) comes into force next year, and from Monday €2.8 billion will be paid out in advances of...

Subsidised holidays scheme to return in 2023

The ‘Bono Viaje’ discount travel scheme for residents of the Valencia region to explore destinations within its borders will return next year with new...

Keeping the fire service on track

The Valencia government is launching additional training courses to make sure that the fire brigade and forest firefighters are better prepared to tackle a...

Tax cut announced for low and middle wage earners

Valencia president Ximo Puig has announced a regional tax reform programme that will ‘benefit the social majority’. He said the initiative would ‘reduce charges for...

Vaccination campaign underway in Valencia region

The regional health authority started on Monday to administer the second booster jab against Covid-19 to people living in care homes and the staff. Regional...

Grand green gas plan floated by Valencia

A project to construct around 100 new biogas plants could cover 6.5% of the current demand for natural gas in the Valencia region and...

Government’s new move in tax battle

The national government has moved to stymie a regional Partido Popular (PP) initiative to reduce taxes for the wealthy. Minister for the treasury María Jesús...

Spain enjoys second quarter growth

The Spanish economy grew by 1.5% between April and June, which is 0.4% better than the preliminary results indicated in July. Exports went up by...

Don’t tax the rich?

With Spain in the grip of a debate over the removal of taxes for wealthy residents, Valencia’s president Ximo Puig stated that ‘taxes cannot...

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European super cartel taken down in six countries

Coordinated raids have been carried out across Europe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), targeting both the command-and-control centre and the logistical drugs trafficking...

Tourism tax gets the go-ahead

Bank watchdog to be set up