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New minister forced to resign

MAXIM Huerta, the controversial new culture and sports minister appointed by PM Pedro Sánchez was forced to resign on Wednesday over a past tax...

Sharp left turn for Spain

A WEEK after a vote of no-confidence ousted PP leader Mariano Rajoy from Moncloa Palace, new PM Pedro Sánchez will tomorrow (Friday) preside over...

Rajoy steps down

Former PM Mariano Rajoy has today (Tuesday) announced his resignation as PP party leader. He stated: "It's the best thing for me, the party...

New PM for Spain

Pedro Sánchez, leader of the Socialist PSOE party, has become new Prime Minister of Spain at 11.30 today following a vote of no-confidence against...

Holiday letting tax trap

THE SPANISH tax office has tightened its grip on unregistered holiday accommodation rentals. All holiday letting websites have been told they must supply the...

Rajoy’s final hour

The Parliament is currently holding the vote of no-confidence in PM Mariano Rajoy who, after the announcement yesterday of the PNV Basque Nationalists support...

Windsor in Madrid

THE British Embassy celebrated the Royal Wedding in style on Saturday with a traditional garden party hosted by Ambassador Simon and Mrs Maria Isabel...

The end of ETA

BASQUE terrorist group ETA announced its final dissolution on Wednesday, as Costa Blanca News last week reported it was planning to do. In an open...

Spanish whiteout

Snow and plummetting temperatures causing icy patches across Spain today have so far seen traffic authorities close 368 roads throughout the country - including...

Madrid airport blocked by snow

Madrid's Adolfo Suarez (Barajas) airport had to close all take-offs for a hour today due to heavy snow. Only landings were authorised with two...

Security tightens

THE MINISTRY for the Interior is planning extra security measures and more personal information exchanges with private companies for car and holiday apartment rentals...

Bitter-sweet victory

For the first time ever a non-nationalist party has won the regional elections in Cataluña. Ciudadanos led by Inés Arrimadas was the choice of...

Catalan vote favours segregationists

Political clouds will continue over Cataluña following today's  (Thursday) regional elección in which pro-independency parties have obtained an overall majority. With practically all votes processed...

Cataluña goes to decisive vote

Poll stations in Cataluña open at 09.00 today (Thursday) for the decisive regional election that could see the end of the segregation crisis -...

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