Articles tagged as: spanish government

June 17th, 2015

The average price per square metre of urban land in Spain climbed by 5.9% in the first quarter of 2015, year-on-year (first quarter of 2015 over first quarter of 2014), to stand at 149.9 euros, while compared to the previous quarter, the average price per square metre registered a decline ...

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June 12th, 2015

Spain’s Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) recorded a total of 421,071,494.88 euros in traffic fines imposed and collected between 1st November 2011 and 24th March 2015, reported Miguel Angel Heredia, Secretary General of the PSOE, in a meeting of Parliament. The statistics, which include data of fines imposed via radar, whether ...

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June 12th, 2015

The holiday housing market continues to be affected by the adjustment of prices and the absence of new developer activity in the greater part of the Spanish coastal areas. However, according to a report prepared by the real estate appraisal company, Tinsa, entitled “Vivienda en Costa 2015”, in many of ...

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June 9th, 2015

Traffic using the toll motorways in Spain increased by 6.8% in the first quarter of the year, to an average of around 14,041 vehicles per day, according to data from the Ministry of Public Works. The pay road network is thus gaining back users after closing 2014 with a 2.6% increase, ...

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June 5th, 2015

Spain has managed to create half a million jobs with a level of growth below the threshold necessary in the past for creating jobs, which is something that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) attributes to the reforms implemented in the country. "Growth in Spain this year will be ...

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May 26th, 2015

The Spanish Government’s Council of Ministers last week approved a Royal Decree renewing the Efficient Vehicle Incentive Programme, PIVE 8 Plan, following the success of the previous versions of the plan, and the resulting positive effect on the Spanish economy and the environment. The new plan, which is the last ...

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May 19th, 2015

The Spanish Government announced yesterday that, in accordance with the latest update of the formula that sets the calculation of prices of bottled liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), starting from today, the maximum price of a gas cylinder will drop from 15.81 euros per bottle to 14.12 euros, taxes included. This ...

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May 14th, 2015

The Savings Banks Foundation (Funcas) forecast panel has raised by three tenths, to 2.9%, its growth forecast for Spain for this year, and estimates it will stand at 2.7% in 2016, one tenth more than calculated previously. The improvement in economic activity, according to the consensus of the 18 research services ...

Continue reading GDP Will Rise to 2.9% and Unemployment Will Drop to 22.2% in 2015

April 27th, 2015

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,563,343 in March, representing an increase of 2.29%, or 34,974 additional contributors, over the previous month, the Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, reported this week. Compared with 2014, the number of foreign workers has increased by 1.79% ...

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March 20th, 2015

According to the latest land price statistics published this week by the Spanish Ministry of Development, in the fourth quarter of 2014 the average price of land, per square metre, rose by 5.2% year-on-year, to stand at 155.6 euros, returning to the path of growth it lost during 2013. Compared ...

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March 9th, 2015

From this week, the maximum price of a butane gas cylinder will drop by almost two euros, from 17.5 euros per bottle to 15.8 euros, taxes included, according to the new formula that sets the calculation of prices of bottled liquefied petroleum gases (GLP) which was approved on Thursday by ...

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March 3rd, 2015

According to a report released last week by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Public Works, the average price of private housing in Spain rose by 0.5% in the last quarter of 2014, representing its first quarterly increase since the start of 2008, the year the crisis began, bringing the average ...

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February 12th, 2015

The Spanish Government’s Minister for the Treasury and Public Administration Services, Cristóbal Montoro, announced earlier this week that the Spanish State Tax Office (AEAT) collected revenues of 12.32 billion euros in 2014 via its tax control activities. This figure is an increase of 12.5% over the revenues obtained in 2013, ...

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January 19th, 2015

Repsol has decided to abandon their controversial exploration of hydrocarbons in the Canary Islands after finding that the discovery of gas there (from methane to hexane) is insufficient in quantity and quality in order to merit extraction.  The company said in a news release that "the analysis of the sample ...

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December 31st, 2014

Attending the last Council of Ministers meeting of 2014, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, reiterated that 2014 has been a year of recovery for the country and that the Spanish economy is forecast to take-off in 2015. He also highlighted that the tax reform that comes into force on ...

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