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More than half of Spain’s branch offices shut since 2008

A total of 26,400 branch offices have been closed and 100,000 employees dismissed by the banking sector in Spain since the first economic crisis...

Record employment figures hailed

A total of 19.83 million people are now paying into the social security system in Spain – the highest figure in the historical data...

‘Immoral profits’ denounced

Greenpeace has calculated that oil companies have made an extra €3.3 billion in Europe due to the rise in prices which followed the Russian...

New rules on face masks after Easter

The use of face masks in interiors will no longer be obligatory in most situations from April 20. The announcement was made by minister for...

Spain’s insurance shortfall revealed

Nearly three million vehicles on Spain’s roads are not covered by an insurance policy, according to government figures. This represents a staggering 9% of all...

Government to subsidise fuel

A reduction of 20 cents in the price of fuel at the pumps will be applied for all motorists and transport workers, announced Prime...

Strike hits supply lines

A national transport strike, which started on Monday in protest against soaring fuel prices, is starting to hit the supply of goods. The national federation...

Alicante to house war refugees

Spain is preparing to receive at least 12,000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine at three specially-adapted centres – in addition to those housed...

Electricity price hits new record high

The wholesale price of electricity hit its highest ever level in Spain on Tuesday – which was an average of €544.98/MWh during that day. This...

Travel to Spain made easier for British families

British youngsters aged between 12 and 17 years old no longer have to show a Covid vaccination certificate to enter Spain. The changes came into...

Outdoor mask rule ended

The obligation to wear a face mask outdoors was withdrawn on Thursday after the amendment was published in the official state bulletin on Wednesday. However,...

No agreement in sight over minimum wage increase

Unions and business leaders are at loggerheads over the government’s proposal to raise the basic minimum wage to €1,000 a month. The CCOO union has...

‘Old but not an idiot’ campaign reaches corridors of power

The instigator of the ‘I’m old but I’m not an idiot’ campaign, Carlos San Juan, met with secretary general for the treasury, Carlos Cuerpo...

Bear cubs brought into the world

Spain’s brown bear foundation – the Fundación Oso Pardo (FOP) – has reported that mother bears have given birth to their cubs during the...

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Benidorm locks-up again

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Deep snow in Alicante province

With the north of Alicante province still on red alert for snow today (Monday), around half a metre has fallen in Banyeres de Mariola...

Brexit passport rule changes

BRITISH people travelling within the European Union should be aware passport validity rules will change after December 31 because of Brexit. During the current transition...