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State budget presented for 2021

A national budget to ‘reconstruct the country and modernise the economy’ has been presented by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and deputy PM Pablo Iglesias. They...

Bid to bring down the government falls flat

Although far-right party Vox already knew they did not have enough support in the parliament to pass their motion of no confidence against the...

Catalan president suspended

The Supreme Court upheld a ruling barring the separatist Catalan president Quim Torra from public office on Monday. Effectively this means the region is without...

Madrid battle leads to national lockdown rule

An agreement reached between Madrid regional health authorities and the ministry of health will see a nationwide rule set for calling local lockdowns -...

Madrid and ‘Spain’ will work together

AFTER months of verbal warfare over the handling of the Covid-19 crisis, PM Pedro Sánchez (PSOE) and Madrid regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso (PP)...

Madrid to impose local lockdowns in 37 districts

Madrid regional authorities have announced local lockdowns affecting 37 districts in the south of the city and nearby towns in a attempt to stop...

Thumbs-up for banks merger

The board of directors of both Caixabank and Bankia were meeting yesterday (Thursday) to give the expected thumbs-up for the merger of the two...

Madrid is Covid-19 epicentre again

As inthe first wave, Madrid has again become the epicentre of new coronavirus, leading regional authorities to consider reopening the IFEMA field hospital that...

PM passes lockdown hot potato on to regional governments

PM Pedro Sánchez this week passed the hot potato of calling a new state of emergency – which could include lockdown measures – to...

Controversy over denialists rally as Covid-19 figures rocket

A fiery crossfire of accusations is underway between Madrid city hall and the central government delegate following a sanctioned protests by Covid-19 denialists in...

Regions to curb smoking in latest Covid-19 measures

SPAIN continues to fight new flare-ups of Covid-19 with regions imposing local lockdowns and extra measures in an attempt to curb contagion. The latest new...

Where’s king Juan Carlos?

The whole of Spain is currently asking the same question: where has former king Juan Carlos I gone?

Battle to keep flare-ups under control

Regional health authorities throughout Spain are struggling to keep the over 400 flare-ups reported throughout the country under control.

Flare-ups see coronavirus figures rise again

The widespread use of face masks in all public areas at all times (with certain exceptions) is now obligatory in all Spanish regions except...

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Rule breakers held to account

Hundreds of people continue to ignore regulations brought in by the regional government to halt the spread of Covid-19, with Alicante local police alone...