• Spain Set for More Droughts Due to Climate Change, Says WWF

    A document recently published by the environmental organisation, WWF, entitled “one degree more, one river less” (un grado más, un río menos), which looks at the relationship between climate change and water scarcity, warns of the frequency of extreme droughts …

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  • Number of National Insurance Contributors Increases in July

    According to the Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, the number of National Insurance contributors continued to rise in July with an additional 58,792 people registered in the Spanish Social Security System (up 0.34%). The total now stands at 17,315,188 contributors, …

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  • Spanish and Italian Women are EU’s Oldest First-Time Mothers

    Spanish women have their first child at the age of thirty (30.4 years on average), which places them next to Italian women (30.6 years), as the oldest first-time mothers throughout the European Union, according to data from 2013, published last …

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  • Online Booking Opens for El Caminito del Rey

    In order to cope with the great demand, from Spain as well as from abroad, by people wishing to explore the newly re-opened walkway, El Caminito del Rey, the Internet portal www.caminitodelrey.info, the only means of applying for free tickets …

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  • Spain Below the EU Average on Life Satisfaction Index

    On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, which was celebrated on 20th March, a study published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, revealed that Spanish citizens graded their level of satisfaction with life at 6.9 points – …

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  • Nine Roads Account for 50% of Spain’s Black Spots

    One in every 20 kilometres of Spain’s road network has a very high risk of accident. These areas are referred to as “black spots” in a study conducted by EuroRAP, and are set according to the number of deaths and …

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  • New Cars to Have Automatic Emergency Call System from 2018

    According to the final agreement reached between the Governments and the European Parliament, car manufacturers will be required to introduce the automatic emergency call system (eCall) on all new cars from 31st March 2018. This is two and a half …

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  • Spain Among Countries to Spend Less on Fast Food in 2013

    The results of a recent study conducted by the EAE Business School entitled ‘Fast Food Spending in Spain 2014’ revealed that the Spanish spent around 1,862 million euros on fast food in 2013, representing an increase of 1.2% over the …

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  • Paternity Leave Claimed by 1.75% of Fathers

    Of the 139,934 periods of maternity leave granted in Spain in the first six months of the year, only 2,446 were taken by fathers, despite since 2007 both parents being permitted to share this leave. Thus, up to the end …

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  • Spaniards are the Europeans who Travel Most by Public Transport

    According to the latest Eurobarometer survey entitled ‘Attitudes of European Citizens Towards the Environment’, published last week by the European Commission, 59% of Spaniards say that they travel by public transport as much as possible, instead of by car, and …

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  • Busiest Holiday Weekend of the Year

    The Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) is expecting 5.8 million trips to be taken this long holiday weekend (puente), with the increase of vehicles being due to the traditional festivities of 15th August. The DGT have therefore launched a special …

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  • Over Half the Spanish Not Happy with their Weight

    The vast majority of Spanish citizens – 94% of women and 88% of men – have tried to lose weight at some point in their lives, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Union of Consumers and …

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  • Spain Second Country with Longer Female Life Expectancy

    According to new statistics presented in Geneva last week by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Spain is the second country in the world where women have a better life expectancy, of up to 85.1 years of age on average. For …

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  • Spanish Government Commits to “e-Health”

    The Government of Spain has made a firm commitment to e-health as it will not only generate an economic saving, but will also “increase patient safety and reduce the number of diagnostic tests and the accumulation of medicines”. At a …

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  • Spain Carries Out Record 45 Transplants in One Day

    According to figures from the National Transplant Organisation (ONT), Spain has once again beaten its own record, performing 45 transplants in one day, from 16 donors, two of which were living donors. The ONT’s records show that this new record …

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