• Spanish Solar Power Subsidy Fraud

    Spain may force any solar plant owners who cheated on paperwork to gain higher subsidies to repay income earned through deception, a ministry official said. Officials will ask the operators of photovoltaic plants with about 800 megawatts of capacity, or …

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  • Fernando Alonso: No regrets

    Fernando Alonso insists that he hasn’t been affected by the reaction to what happened during the German Grand Prix last weekend at Hockenheim. Alonso and the Ferrari team have come under fire for the manner in which the result of …

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  • Bullfighters to Take Catalonian Government to Court

    Top Spanish bullfighting entrepreneurs vowed yesterday to take Catalonia’s parliament to court to try to reverse its decision to ban the bloodsport and stop other regions from following their lead. “We are going to launch a huge battle” against this …

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  • British Ambasssador Assesses Life in Spain Today

    The British Ambassador to Spain, Giles Paxman made a recent interview on BBC Radio 4, one of the national radio stations in the UK, commenting on many of the issues currently facing British people living in Spain today – while …

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  • Valladolid Astronomers Predict Huge Asteroid Impact with Earth

    A team of experts, including some working for NASA, believe that a five hundred and sixty metre wide asteroid has a one in a thousand chance of making impact with the Earth in 172 years time. While quite large, the …

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  • Holidaymaker Shot Dead in Benalmadena

    A 41-year-old Irishman was shot dead in Benalmadena Wednesday morning. Police are now reporting that the man was on holiday with his family, and that the shooting was not gang-related. John O’Neill, a father-of-two from Coolock in Dublin, was

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  • Bullfighting Officially Banned in Catalonia

    Its orange sands have witnessed delight and death. Generations of matadors strutted their way across Barcelona’s Monumental bullring, drawing roars of approval from the crowds as they tormented the hulking bulls with their scarlet capes before killing them with a …

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  • Spain’s Central Government Deficit Reduced by Nearly a Quarter

    The Spanish central government’s budget shortfall for the first six months of the year shrank by 24.7% compared to the same period a year ago, official figures showed on Wednesday. The central government deficit stood at EUR 29.77 billion, which …

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  • Ryanair Adds Seville to List of Destinations

    Ryanair’s most recently announced base is Seville in southern Spain, a much requested route for those wanting to travel to the Andalusian capital with ten new routes to be launched from the new base at the beginning of November. The …

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  • Michelle Obama Takes Family Holiday in Spain

    US First Lady Michelle Obama and one of her two daughters will take a summer break in Spain, a White House source said Monday. Mother and daughter will spend their holiday in the southern holiday resort of Marbella on a …

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  • World’s First Recipient of Full Face Transplant Appears in Public

    A Spanish man who underwent the world’s first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras today for the first time since his surgery, thanking his doctors and the family of the donor. Identified only as Oscar, the 31-year-old spoke with …

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  • Government Hopes to Eliminate “Sexual” Advertising

    The Spanish government has proposed an initiative to prevent newspapers and other publications from posting personal sex adverts in their classifieds section, which they say has a direct association with prostitution and human trafficking. The Prime Minister said that this …

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  • All Major Spanish Banks Pass EU Stress TestsMajor

    Early results from the EU stress tests on the financial systems of European member states, indicate that all primary Spanish banks have passed the test and that the banks now have enough capital reserve to overcome a situation that would …

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  • Budget Cuts Effect on Low Income House Buyers

    The Ministry for Housing will be abolishing the direct funding it has been providing for the purchase of Spanish housing by low income families in 2011 and 2012. The funding, which ranged between 5,000 and 12,000 euros, ends on January …

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  • One in Six Workers in Spain are from Abroad

    Figures show that 15.8% of the entire workforce in Spain are not of Spanish nationality, the highest percentage in Europe, compared with 9.2% in Germany, 9% in Italy and 8% in the UK. In 2008, Spain was easily the most …

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