Articles tagged as: spanish government

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 ...

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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 ...

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July 7th, 2014

Recorded unemployment in Spain fell by 122,684 in June over the previous month, putting the total number of unemployed persons registered with the Public Employment Services at 4,449,701. In seasonally-adjusted terms, unemployment fell by 16,113, which compares with an average increase of over 22,000 in the last five years. This is ...

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June 25th, 2014

Earlier this week, the Council of Ministers analysed a report on the Draft Tax Reform Bill, with the aim of designing clearer and fairer taxes. The reform will result in a GDP increase of 0.55% in the period 2015-2016. Following publication on the webpage of the Ministry of the Treasury and ...

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June 18th, 2014

The Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, reported last week that, according to the statistics on residential property transactions made before a notary, the latest results show that in the first quarter of 2014, 81,358 homes were sold in Spain, representing the most transactions in a first quarter since 2010. This figure ...

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June 17th, 2014

The Foundation of Savings Banks (Funcas) have forecast that between 2014 and 2015, unemployment in Spain will drop by almost a million people, and they also predict economic growth of 1.4% for this year and 2.2% in 2015. According to the Funcas economic forecast published last week, the unemployment rate will ...

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June 17th, 2014

The Vice-President of the Spanish Government, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría announced last week that the Government has taken an important step forward in the reform of the public administration services, with the approval of three new laws to be submitted to parliament which, she said: "are highly focused on facilitating ...

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May 30th, 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) believes that the end of the adjustments in housing prices in Spain "is near", although there is still a large surplus of unsold homes, explained the head of the IMF mission for Spain, James Daniel. During the presentation of the report on the findings of this ...

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May 27th, 2014

Last year the Spanish Government passed a law by which a two year residence permit could be granted to foreign investors buying real estate in Spain with a value of at least 500,000 euros. The rule came into effect in September and, since then, only 81 investors have applied for ...

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May 23rd, 2014

Although still approaching summer, the best months for Spanish tourism, the Spanish Government last week revealed its expectations for the sector, when the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, forecast that Spain will close 2014 with three million more international tourists than last year, i.e. an increase ...

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April 11th, 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has improved its growth forecast for the Spanish economy in 2014 by three tenths more than their previous forecast, and by two tenths more in 2015, to 0.9% and 1% respectively, as published in their 'World Economic Outlook' report, which also notes a more positive ...

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April 3rd, 2014

According to data from the Ministry of Development, the number of building licenses granted for home reforms or restoration in Spain stood at 1,649 permits in January, which represents an increase of 7% compared to the same month of 2013, when 1,540 permits were issued. This is a positive start to ...

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March 31st, 2014

The Spanish Government’s Official State Bulletin published an Order on Wednesday, issued by the Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, to the effect that the Madrid-Barajas airport is to be renamed the Adolfo Suárez Airport Madrid-Barajas. In the Order, Pastor explains that the former Prime Minister, who died last week at the ...

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March 19th, 2014

The Vice-President of the Government, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, stressed that the tax reform proposal, drawn up by the committee of experts designated by the government, is not the government's draft bill, and said: "There will be issues on which the government is in agreement with, and others on which ...

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March 17th, 2014

At the presentation of the Strategic Framework for the Food and Drink Industry, held at Moncloa Palace last week, the President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, stressed that the food industry is playing a key role in the cohesion of Spain’s whole society. He stated: "In Spain, thanks to ...

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