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August 12, 2021
Spain postpones its EuroMed summit as PM still has Covid

Spain postpones its EuroMed summit as PM still has Covid

A summit grouping nine southern European countries that was due to take place in Alicante on Friday has been postponed because Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has continued to test positive for Covid-19, his office said Thursday.

REVEALED: The best websites for cross-Europe train travel

REVEALED: The best websites for cross-Europe train travel

Planning to travel by train across Europe but not sure where to start? Here are the best websites to help make it happen.

Spain's inflation slows down significantly in September

Spain's inflation slows down significantly in September

Spanish inflation eased in September to 9 percent from a nearly four-decade high, thanks to a drop in electricity and fuel prices, provisional data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed Thursday.

Made in Madrid: The Spanish tailors outfitting world cinema

Made in Madrid: The Spanish tailors outfitting world cinema

With a vast wardrobe catering to everything from "House of the Dragon" to "The Crown", Spain's Peris Costumes has carved out a well-tailored niche for itself, renting costumes to producers across the globe.

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Labia'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Labia'

No, this Spanish word doesn’t refer to a part of the female anatomy as it does in English.

'Only the rich will travel': How EU rules could cost Spain 11 million tourists

'Only the rich will travel': How EU rules could cost Spain 11 million tourists

EU measures to reduce the aviation sector's net emissions by 2050 could have a huge impact on Spain's tourism industry and economy, the country's main airline and tourism associations have warned.

FACT CHECK: Do residents still need Covid documents to travel back to Spain?

FACT CHECK: Do residents still need Covid documents to travel back to Spain?

Spain has dropped most Covid-19 restrictions, but do foreign residents in Spain travelling back to the Spanish territory from an EU or non-EU country still need to show proof of vaccination, testing or recovery in September and October 2022?

Britons in Spain: How have you been affected by the drop in the value of the pound?

Britons in Spain: How have you been affected by the drop in the value of the pound?

The value of the pound against the euro has fallen again in recent days following the UK government's mini-budget. But how will it impact your lives in Spain? We want to hear from you.

Spain summons Iran ambassador over protests crackdown

Spain summons Iran ambassador over protests crackdown

Spain summoned the Iranian ambassador Wednesday to express its opposition to the heavy-handed crackdown on mass demonstrations across Iran that have claimed dozens of lives, a diplomatic source said.

Spain's doors open to Russian citizens, foreign minister says

Spain's doors open to Russian citizens, foreign minister says

Spain's Foreign Minister has said that Russian citizens are welcome in Spain despite the EU's suspension of its visa agreement with Russia, as the mass exodus of thousands of people continues following Putin's conscription call.

UK driving licences in Spain: When no news is bad news

UK driving licences in Spain: When no news is bad news

The UK Ambassador to Spain has given an update on the driving licence debacle, with nothing new to genuinely give hope to the thousands of in-limbo drivers whose increasing frustration has led one group to try and take matters into their own hands.

What does the far right's victory in Italy mean for Spain?

What does the far right's victory in Italy mean for Spain?

With the recent victory of Giorgia Meloni's far-right Fratelli d'Italia party in the Italian elections, what - if anything - does her win mean for Spain's 2023 general elections and the Spanish far right?

Spain's ombudsman reports little 'enthusiasm' from Church in abuse inquiry

Spain's ombudsman reports little 'enthusiasm' from Church in abuse inquiry

There is little “enthusiasm” within Spain’s Catholic Church for the ongoing investigation into child sexual abuse by its clergy, the country’s ombudsman, who is leading the probe, said on Tuesday.

When to turn on your heating in Spain this year and other cost-cutting tips

When to turn on your heating in Spain this year and other cost-cutting tips

Despite being famed for its high temperatures and sunny weather, parts of Spain can get very cold during autumn and winter. With energy bills rising, here's our top tips to save on heating costs in Spain, whether you use gas or electricity.

Spain's Valencia region lowers income tax for yearly earnings under €60K

Spain's Valencia region lowers income tax for yearly earnings under €60K

Valencia's regional president has announced a reduction in income tax for the vast majority of taxpayers as part of a series of reforms that include free transport and other tax benefits for residents of the eastern Spanish region.

TRAVEL: Spain to scrap Covid temperature and visual checks 

TRAVEL: Spain to scrap Covid temperature and visual checks 

From October 20th, non-EU travellers arriving in Spain will no longer undergo health checks by airport officials to assess if they have Covid-19, sources from Spanish airport manager Aena are quoted as saying.

MAPS: The places in Spain which are most at risk of recurring flash floods

MAPS: The places in Spain which are most at risk of recurring flash floods

As heavy storms hit Spain's Valencia region once again, we take a look at the places on the Costa Blanca and other parts of the country where properties are most exposed to being destroyed by torrential rain and ensuing flash floods.

Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case

Spanish court orders Shakira to stand trial in tax fraud case

A Spanish court has ordered Colombian music superstar Shakira to stand trial in a tax fraud case at a date yet to be determined, court documents showed on Tuesday.

KEY POINTS: Everything that changes in Spain in October 2022

KEY POINTS: Everything that changes in Spain in October 2022

From VAT cuts on heating, a new citizenship law, a change to Spain's Covid travel restrictions, the latest on UK licences, a round-up of festivals and plenty more, become a member to find out about all the important changes in Spain in October 2022.

How Spain's politicians are waging a tax war ahead of 2023 elections

How Spain's politicians are waging a tax war ahead of 2023 elections

With general elections a year away, the battle lines have been drawn between Spain's left-wing government and its right-wing regions, who are tripping over themselves to unveil lower tax policies.

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