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BBVA launches hostile bid for Sabadell

Spain's second-largest bank, the BBVA, has announced a hostile takeover bid for the Sabadell, three days after an earlier approach was rejected. The new bid...

Sabadell rebuffs BBVA merger

The administrative board of Banco Sabadell has rejected the offer of a merger from the BBVA bank. After meeting on Monday to analyse the proposal,...

Single charger law approved

The government has approved a modification to regulations which requires all new electronic devices to be equipped with a USB Type-C charging port, the...

Bank proposes merger to create ‘one of Europe’s largest financial entities’

The BBVA bank has proposed a merger with Banco Sabadell, offering almost €11.5 billion in the form of an exchange of shares to take...

Plan to cut smoking to just 5% of the population by...

The government has given a detailed analysis of their ‘integral plan’ to reduce smoking – but has still not yet revealed which additional public...

Renewable fuel refinery opens in Cartagena

The first Repsol refinery to produce 100% renewable fuel for the whole country has opened in Cartagena. According to Repsol, it can produce renewable diesel...

Spot the fake – coin counterfeiters collared

Police have dismantled the largest workshop for manufacturing counterfeit €2 coins in Spain – and ‘the most significant in Europe in the last decade’. A...

PM Sánchez ‘will continue’

After five days of ‘reflection’, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said he will continue is his post. In an address to the nation at 11.00...

PM considers his position

In a bombshell letter to the nation, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has cancelled his agenda and said he will spend the weekend deciding if...

‘Settling a debt’ with the ‘forgotten victims’ of the Catholic Church

The government has presented measures which it says will ‘recognise, prevent and redress’ sexual abuse which occurred in the Catholic Church in Spain. The Ombudsman’s...

Transplants take off

The number of organ transplants at public hospitals in the Valencia region increased by a third to almost two per day in the first...

Brain drain to Spain

A record number of foreigners are working in Spain – many in ‘high value’ professions. The government reported this week that more non-Spaniards than ever...

Bear cub rescued

Weighing just 1.9 kilos and aged three months, this Iberian brown bear cub was rescued by the regional environment service in Asturias last week...

Cheaper cinema for senior citizens

The Cabinet has approved the second edition of ‘Cine Sénior’ (Senior Cinema) – a programme of subsidies that allows people aged 65 and over...

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