• Easter Road Fatalities Least Ever Recorded

    Spain’s 2011 Semana Santa (Easter Week) saw traffic fatalities fall below 40 “for the first time in the history of accidents in Spain – a goal that seemed impossible years ago”, said First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, …

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  • Spanish Deficit Fell to 9.2% in 2010

    Spanish public deficit fell to 9.2% of GDP in 2010, while debt rose to 60.1% according to estimates released on Tuesday by Eurostat, which confirms deficit data announced by the Government of Spain. The published figures show an improvement in …

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  • Train Collision in Barcelona

    Spain’s rail authority says a commuter train collided underground with an empty long-distance train in Barcelona today. RENFE said two carriages of a commuter train carrying 70 passengers derailed after colliding with the other train, which was stationary. Sixteen people …

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  • Spain Tackles UK Over Incident in Gibraltar

    The Spanish Government is to address the British authorities “through normal diplomatic channels” over an incident which took place on Sunday between the Gibraltar Police and the Guardia Civil in the waters around Gibraltar, which resulted in the injury of …

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  • Developer Ordered to Refund Home Owner Over Noise Problem

    A Seville judge has issued a groundbreaking ruling that a housing developer must return the purchase price of a property to the owners, plus any interest paid, as a result of the “intolerable” noise they have suffered over the 6 …

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  • Real Madrid vs Barcelona Part 3

    After verbal jousting, analysis of the ‘psychological edge’ and quotes from Albert Einstein, Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet for the third time in the space of 11 days tonight. The Bernabeu will play host to the first leg of …

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  • Who Would Work Outside of Spain?

    According to the latest ‘International Labour Mobility Study’ by Randstad, 62% of unemployed Spaniards would consider leaving Spain to find work in another country, while 38% of those currently in a job would not rule out emigrating if it improved …

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  • Spanish Employment Update

    Concern over whether the Spanish economy will return to the employment levels of before the crisis is being felt even in the latest Government forecasts. Three years of job destruction will take time to heal, and according to the official …

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  • Nudist Gym Opens in Spain

    According to reports by the BBC, a gym in Spain is hoping to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions, making it the first in the country to target naturists looking to get into shape. Gym owner Merche Laseca …

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  • Humpback Whales Spotted Near Valencia

    Oceanographers from the Department of the Environment have this week, identified a specimen of Humpback (Megaptera novaengliae), also known as humpback whale, and six specimens of common finback whales, swimming off the coast of Valencia, near Sagunto. According to a …

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  • Reduced VAT Rate for Tourism Sector

    The PP (El Partido Popular) is to promote a “super reduced” VAT rate (IVA in Spanish) for the tourism sector, which is expected to benefit such services as accommodation, catering and public transport and aim to bring them in line …

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  • Equal Mortgage Split for Divorced Couples in Spain

    In a groundbreaking ruling for Spain, the Supreme Court has decided that in the event of divorce, a home mortgage must be repaid in equal shares by both spouses. The decision favors Javier M.D., a divorcé who was told by …

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  • Getting Wise to the ‘Ground Clause’ – ‘Cláusula Suelo’ in English

    The infamous “ground clause” or “cláusula suelo” – a minimum interest rate that financial institutions applied to many mortgages in order to insulate themselves from possible declines in the Euribor – has caused loans taken before the crisis to increase, …

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  • Semana Santa Sees Petrol Prices Hit New Record

    Fuel prices returned to a record high last week as thousands of holidaymakers took to the roads for the Easter break. The price of petrol increased by 0.66%, reaching 1.363 euros per litre, representing its eleventh consecutive rise, while the …

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  • Spanish Government to Increase Tax Relief on House Reforms

    The Spanish Government has taken a step forward and intensified its efforts to offer incentives to those who wish to renovate their homes. In a bold move, the Government Executive announced that tax relief for restorations is to be doubled, …

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