Archives for May 2011

May 31st, 2011

Today, we're taking a look at Miami-Platja in the province of Tarragona and the most popular villas and apartments for sale in this popular coastal resort. Situated in the region of Catalonia, much of the Miama-Platja coastline consists of a series of small, tree-lined coves. With few hotels in the area, the resort is ...

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May 31st, 2011

The forest fire that has swept over the municipality of Sant Joan de Labritja since Wednesday and has, according to Defence Minister, Carme Chacón, burned an area of 1,500 hectares, could become the most serious in the history of the Balearic Islands and be worse than the fire that occurred ...

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May 31st, 2011

Zapatero Backs Rubalcaba as Successor to Lead PSOE Draghi Warns Further Rates Increases Likely Top Spanish Properties This Week on Kyero Cheap Apartments in Mallorca European Parliament Rejects Freezing EU Budget until 2020 Most Popular Properties in Alhaurin El Grande France’s Lagarde Confirms Candidacy to Head IMF G-14 Says Spanish Property Sales Will Bottom Out in 2011 Walking ...

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May 31st, 2011

The First Deputy Prime Minister, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba accepted the candidacy at the weekend for leadership of the PSOE and to head the party in the next general election due to take place in March 2012. Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, voiced his confidence in Rubalcaba regaining the majority ...

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May 30th, 2011

A new loyalty program driven by fashion retailer Mango will enable customers to obtain discounts on new clothes from 20% in exchange for returning used clothes purchased from any of their stores in Spain within a period of one year. Under the slogan "Guaranteed Buyback Value”, customers can carry out the ...

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May 30th, 2011

The future president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Italy's Mario Draghi, said on Friday that euro zone countries should expect, in the long term, further rises in interest rates and rising inflationary pressures. In an economic conference in Berlin organised by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Draghi warned ...

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May 28th, 2011

Each day, we record the popularity of every Spanish property advertised on Kyero. We measure how fresh and complete the advert is, and how visitors interact with it. This week, thousands of new properties were advertised on Kyero.com. Here's this week's top Spanish properties - as voted by you. Properties priced under €250,000 €65,000 Aldover, Tarragona 2 ...

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May 27th, 2011

Results from the Experian travel quarterly review have highlighted Spain's continuing dominance as the United Kingdom's most sought after holiday destination. Spain increased its lead in the rankings by growing from just over 15% of all flight searches in the last quarter, to almost 18% this quarter (February to April). Figures show ...

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May 27th, 2011

Spain has won 603 'blue flags' in 2011 (511 for beaches and 92 for marinas), maintaining their lead over the 36 countries participating in the Northern Hemisphere, which means that one of every six flags of the total 3554 awarded, will fly in Spain. The President of the Association of Environmental ...

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May 27th, 2011

After a recent request with regards to cheap properties in Mallorca, today we're taking a look some of the cheapest apartments for sale in Mallorca on Kyero.com. One of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is the largest by area and second most populated island in Spain, after Tenerife. The island is ...

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May 27th, 2011

The European Parliament has refused to freeze the EU budget until 2020 in line with the cuts approved in the majority of member states facing the crisis, like United Kingdom, Germany and France. Instead, the Parliament calls for an increase of at least 5% in the next financial perspective from ...

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May 26th, 2011

Today, we're in Alhaurin El Grande, Malaga - one of the most picturesque villages in the Guadalhorce river valley, situated on the northern slope of the Sierra de Mijas, at the foot of a pine forest. With its traditional old town with narrow and winding streets, as well as modern sporting ...

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May 26th, 2011

Seeing the surname Garcia on an ID is not unusual. In fact, according to the latest statistics published by the National Statistics Institute Garcia is the most common surname in Spain, followed by Gonzalez and Rodriguez. Plus, if this is preceded with a forename of Maria del Carmen or Antonio, ...

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May 26th, 2011

At a press conference yesterday, French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde confirmed her candidacy to replace Dominique Strauss-Kahn as Head of the International Monetary Fund. Lagarde has widely been viewed as top choice for the position, thanks to the support she has received from other European countries, and the lack of a ...

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May 25th, 2011

If you live in La Coruna and want to take your driving test you are in luck. Your wallet will not suffer as much as if you try in Gerona. Obtaining a driving licence in Spain is not cheap. According to consumer association Facua’s latest study, on average it will cost ...

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