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Legal & Finance news & information for Spain

FACUA warns of 'illegal' ticket re-sales for Bruno Mars concerts costing four times original price
Legal & Finance Tue, Nov 29, 2016

FACUA warns of 'illegal' ticket re-sales for Bruno...

CONSUMER organisation FACUA has denounced re-sales of Bruno Mars concert tickets at inflated prices via unauthorised websites whilst the official channels show up as being sold out. The same practice was detected months...

Banco Santander phishing scam uncovered
Legal & Finance Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Banco Santander phishing scam uncovered

A PHISHING scam involving emails purporting to be from Banco Santander has been uncovered, although as yet no victims have come forward. The National Institute of Cyber-Security (INCIBE), based in the centre-northern...

Oxfam's 'tax haven-free' list includes 25 cities in Spain
Legal & Finance Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Oxfam's 'tax haven-free' list includes 25...

TWENTY-FIVE cities in Spain have pledged to be 'tax haven-free' in line with an Intermón Oxfam campaign. This means they will scrupulously monitor the source and destination of all money handled by the council...

Europe will not fine Spain for missed deficit targets
Legal & Finance Fri, Jul 29, 2016

Europe will not fine Spain for missed deficit targets

BRUSSELS has decided not to fine Spain for continually failing to meet its national deficit targets, in light of the ‘huge social challenges’ the country faces in terms of unemployment and low wages. The European...

'Vatileaks 2' Spanish priest could go to jail for three years
Legal & Finance Tue, Jul 5, 2016

'Vatileaks 2' Spanish priest could go to jail for...

A SPANISH priest faces just over three years in prison for his alleged role in the so-called 'Vatileaks 2' case, where confidential financial data concerning the Vatican were made public. Lucio Vallejo is...

Google under scrutiny by Spanish tax authorities
Legal & Finance Sun, Jul 3, 2016

Google under scrutiny by Spanish tax authorities

SPAIN'S tax authorities have launched a probe into the affairs of search engine giant Google in light of a 'possible evasion', which has not been confirmed. The company says it is cooperating fully with the...

Madrid-Barcelona high-speed AVE works 'inflated by €82m'; works managers and civil servants arrested
Legal & Finance Wed, Jun 29, 2016

Madrid-Barcelona high-speed AVE works 'inflated by...

INFLATED invoices to the tune of €82 million when building the high-speed AVE railway line from Madrid to Barcelona have been uncovered and 14 people arrested. Rail board infrastructure management firm ADIF is said to...

Spanish tax office investigates Apple's financial affairs
Legal & Finance Tue, Jun 21, 2016

Spanish tax office investigates Apple's financial...

SPAIN'S tax authorities have launched an inquiry into the affairs of Apple Inc, the world's third-largest company in terms of share capital. An inspection of IVA, income tax and company tax due and paid between...

Banks to stop producing €500 notes
Legal & Finance Thu, May 5, 2016

Banks to stop producing €500 notes

BANKNOTES of €500 – the highest euro denomination – will no longer be minted because of their extensive use in money-laundering, fraud and forgery. The Central European Bank (BCE) will gradually phase out the...

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