• Ryanair Puts Levy on All Flight Prices

    Low-cost airline Ryanair is to apply a €2 levy on every flight to cover the cost of EU laws requiring it to compensate passengers whose flights have been disrupted. The charge will increase the price of an average return flight …

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  • Bank of Spain Slashes Deficit Forecast

    The Bank of Spain has slashed its forecast for this year’s public deficit from last year, due to the sharp government spending cuts. Austerity measures and structural reforms have eased concerns even as neighbour Portugal is seen on the verge …

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  • Court Blocks Spanish Football Strike

    Spain’s football league programme will go ahead this weekend after a Madrid court upheld a challenge from six breakaway clubs and blocked proposed strike action. “The court decides the official calendar for the first and second divisions should remain unaltered …

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  • Charles and Camilla in Spain

    Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla,  Duchess of Cornwall, have begun an official visit to Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Charles and Camilla will be in Portugal for the next two days, before arriving in Spain on Wednesday …

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  • Spanish Air Traffic Strikes Officially Called Off

    Airport workers in Spain have voted today in favour of calling off the proposed strikes announced by unions early last month. A total of 70 percent of votes from 13,000 employees were in favour of calling off the strike, with …

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  • Football League Matches to be Postponed

    The Spanish football league season might need an extension due to a threat by the National Professional Football League (Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional – LFP) to postpone matches next month in a dispute with the government. The LFP says …

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  • Early Retirement Pay Off Scam

    72 cases are being closely investigated in a scam involving individuals who are alleged to have been illegally paid money from a public fund set up to help companies pay for the early retirement of its employees. Police believe the …

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  • Alonso “Optimistic” as F1 Season Begins

    Fernando Alonso is now counting the hours to the start of the 2011 F1 World Championship in Melbourne Park, the scene of his Formula 1 debut a decade ago. After the unfortunate cancellation of the Bahrain Grand Prix, he has …

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  • Average Temperature in Spain Rises

    The average temperature in Spain has risen more than half a degree, 0.55º to be precise, in the last 50 years. However, the average rainfall has not increased significantly and has stabilized at 648 mm per year. The Meteorological Agency …

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  • Last Chance to Register to Vote in Local Elections

    With the local elections approaching on May 22nd, the final opportunity to register to vote is approaching. Prospective voters must already be registered on the padrón in their local municipality, they can then register to vote during in what is …

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  • First Direct Flight Between Spain and California Launches

    British Airways and American Airlines have aligned their Heathrow-New York routes to create a ‘transatlantic shuttle service’. The joint venture also includes Spain’s Iberia, which recently merged with BA to form International Airlines Group. As part of the deal with …

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  • Spanish Fighters Join Military Intervention in Libya

    Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has said Spain will take part in establishing a no-fly zone in Libya with four F-18 fighter jets that will carry out air patrol missions. Spain will also send an F-100 frigate and …

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  • Nuclear Power Protests in Spain

    Hundreds of people took part in protests held across Spain to demand the closure of the country’s six nuclear power stations after Japan’s nuclear accident following a massive earthquake. Demonstrators, many wearing masks or holding signs that read “No nuclear …

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  • Confidence Seen in Spanish Bond Sale

    Spain sold bonds today in the first test of whether Europe’s efforts to boost the firepower of its rescue fund are persuading investors to become more discriminating about which countries will avoid bailouts. Spain sold 4.1 billion euros of 30-year …

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  • Spanish Air Traffic Strike : Cancelled!

    A preliminary agreement to call off the 22 days of air traffic strikes in Spain has been signed by Spanish airport operator AENA and unions. Once given final approval by workers, the series of strikes that had been threatened to …

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