Articles tagged as: spanish government

November 24th, 2014

The Spanish Government’s Ministry of Employment announced on Thursday last week that the number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system dropped by 15,382 in October, to a total of 1,566,953, representing a decline of -1% compared to the previous month, and pointed out that this is the ...

Continue reading Social Security Registers Drop in Foreign Contributors in October

November 18th, 2014

On 30th October the European Commission approved the Partnership Agreement 2014-2020 which reflects a joint effort by the European Commission and Spain, as a Member State, to achieve effective application of EU funding while seeking to meet the main objective of contributing to economic, social and territorial cohesion. The Spanish Government’s ...

Continue reading Spain to Receive 10.2 Billion Euros of EU Funding to Aid SMEs and Unemployment

November 18th, 2014

According to a report carried out by independent financial advisors, Arcano, entitled 'The Case for Spain III: Plus Ultra', the real estate sector and construction will be the engines of economic growth in Spain in 2015, as well as company and household financing. The fall in fuel prices could also boost ...

Continue reading Real Estate and Construction Will Boost Spain’s Economic Growth in 2015

November 7th, 2014

Following the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held in Berlin last week, together with the political agreement reached at the EU ECOFIN Council meeting on 14th October for establishing this type of automatic exchange of information system within the European Union, a total of ...

Continue reading Spain Signs Historic Tax Information Exchange Agreement

November 7th, 2014

The Spanish Government has finally agreed to soften the blow, in the new tax reforms, on second hand home sales. An amendment to the draft Income Tax bill has been filed in order to mitigate the effect of deleting the adjustment coefficient - a leeway to limiting the big capital ...

Continue reading Home Sales Under 400,000 Euros to be Spared the Tax Blow

November 3rd, 2014

According to the latest Egatur Tourist Expenditure Survey figures released by the Spanish Government’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, international tourists visiting Spain spent a record 50.64 billion euros between January and September, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.3% over the same period last year, while average spending figures ...

Continue reading International Tourists’ Spending Up 7.3% to September

October 29th, 2014

The Spanish Government’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in collaboration with SEGITTUR, has announced the 2014/2015 Europe Senior Tourism Program, which is a travel program to be implemented throughout Spain in the low and medium tourist seasons for those over the age of 55 and resident in the European ...

Continue reading Spanish Government Promotes Senior Citizen Tourism

October 21st, 2014

In the first eight months of 2014, exports of Spanish goods grew by 0.9% year-on-year to 157.19 billion euros, which is the highest figure since records began in 1971. In real terms, growth was even higher, at 1.9%, since export prices measured using Unit Value Indices (UVIs) fell by 1%. ​The ...

Continue reading Spanish Exports Highest Since 1971

October 2nd, 2014

The Spanish Government has improved its macroeconomic forecast for Spain and now estimates that GDP will grow by 1.3% this year, instead of the 1.2% previously forecast, and that it will accelerate to 2% in 2015, compared with 1.8% estimated earlier, due to the improvement in both private consumption (+ ...

Continue reading Spanish Government Estimates 622,000 New Jobs by 2015

October 2nd, 2014

The construction industry in Spain seems to have finally regained a pulse after years spent in a critical condition. El Mundo reported that national production closed the month of July on a high, consolidating its place among the European motors of the industry, to the delight of the Spanish Government. ...

Continue reading Spain Among the European Motors of Construction

September 4th, 2014

At the end of August, the number of unemployed people registered at the Public Employment Service offices stood at a total of 4,427,930, after registering an increase of 8,070 unemployed people in the month, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported earlier this week. This new rise in unemployment in ...

Continue reading Number of Unemployed Up 8,070 in August

September 1st, 2014

In mid-July the Spanish Government approved a housing plan, with an allocated budget of 2,311 million euros up to 2016, which is focused entirely on the promotion of rental housing, restoration and energy efficiency. The construction sector’s participation in the field of restoration in Spain only reaches 28% of the total ...

Continue reading Spanish Government to Provide Grants for Housing Reforms

August 8th, 2014

In his speech following the Council of Ministers' meeting last Friday, the President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, highlighted the Government’s approval of the new tax reform, which includes a raft of measures to help reduce the tax burden for some 20 million taxpayers in the country, above all ...

Continue reading 20 Million Taxpayers to Benefit from Government’s New Tax Reform

July 22nd, 2014

Speaking at an event organised by the Chambers of Commerce of Andalusia, the President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, maintained that the fiscal consolidation and structural reform policies implemented by the Government, together with the strengths of the Spanish economy, have enabled Spain to return to growth and job ...

Continue reading Rajoy Reiterates Success of Structural Reforms and Commitment to SMEs

July 8th, 2014

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism presented last week, the mobile version of the official website for tourism in Spain and the 'Spain in Apps' platform (an app generator) which are aimed at offering a response to the needs of the digital tourist, and maintaining Spain's leading position in ...

Continue reading Spanish Government Presents Mobile Version of Tourism Website