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Europe to ban CO2 by 2050: Is Spain up to the challenge?
Environment Sun, Dec 9, 2018

Europe to ban CO2 by 2050: Is Spain up to the challenge?

EUROPEAN Commissioners want to wipe out carbon dioxide, or CO2 emissions by the year 2050, according to an ambitious announcement ahead of the recent climate change summit (COP24) in Katowice, Poland. But is it even...

Minimum wage increase to be enshrined in law this month
Education/Work Sat, Dec 8, 2018

Minimum wage increase to be enshrined in law this month

THE promised minimum wage rise will be enshrined in law later this month, the government has announced – and will see an increase in monthly pay for over 6.3 million residents in Spain. As at the beginning of this...

Heavy traffic warning for bank holiday weekend
Transport Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Heavy traffic warning for bank holiday weekend

OVER six million cars are expected to be on Spain's roads during the long weekend because of the bank holidays – today (Thursday) being 'Constitution Day', and Saturday, December 8 for the Immaculate...

Protests after 'La Manada' victim's appeal fails
Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Protests after 'La Manada' victim's appeal fails

PROTESTS have broken out across Spain in response to a regional High Court of Justice's having confirmed a nine-year sentence for 'sexual abuse' of an 18-year-old woman and acquitted the five offenders of...

Rail controllers and ticket inspectors to strike
Transport Wed, Dec 5, 2018

Rail controllers and ticket inspectors to strike

A NATIONWIDE strike by rail controllers and ticket inspectors has been planned for next Friday (December 14) and repeat industrial action may be staged over the Christmas period, warns one of Spain's largest unions,...

Maternity and paternity leave income tax to be refunded
Legal & Finance Tue, Dec 4, 2018

Maternity and paternity leave income tax to be refunded

INCOME tax deducted from maternity and paternity leave will be refunded starting today (Tuesday) after a Supreme Court ruling that these contributory State benefits are exempt. The verdict came after a Madrid woman...

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Luka Modrić ends Messi's and Ronaldo's monopoly
Sport Tue, Dec 4, 2018

Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid's Luka Modrić ends...

FC BARCELONA'S Leo Messi and former Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo have hogged the for a decade – but their monopoly over the prestigious football award is apparently over. Croatian prodigy Luka Modrić...

Barça's longest-standing chairman dies aged 87
Sport Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Barça's longest-standing chairman dies aged 87

BARCELONA Football Club's longest-running chairman has died aged 87 after a long illness. Josep Lluís Núñez, a builder and construction firm founder from Barakaldo (Vizcaya province, Basque Country) joined FC...

Hung Parliament in Andalucía following Sunday's vote
Politics Mon, Dec 3, 2018

Hung Parliament in Andalucía following Sunday's vote

THE socialists have won the regional elections in Andalucía, but only just – and far-right party Vox has soared in the ranks, leading to concerns among the PSOE-led national government. Current regional president...

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