Spain Creates 402,000 New Jobs In The Second Quarter On 7.3% Increase In Tourism In 2014

NEWSNATIONALUNEMPLOYMENT: Year-on-year, the rise is only 192,000, as the size of the active population in Spain has fallen by 232,000 people over the past 12 months.

Published: July 27, 2014, 3:35 pm

    Former Catalan First Minister Jordi Pujol Admits To Hiding Millions Abroad During 34-Year Tax Fraud

    NEWSCATALONIATAX FRAUD: Five days before a key meeting in Madrid on the Catalan question, the man who founded the governing party in Catalonia stuns Spain with his admission.

    Published: July 26, 2014, 8:16 pm

      Swiftair Air Algerie Flight AH5017 Was MD-83 With 116 On Board. President Hollande Says No Survivors

      NEWSMADRIDSWIFTAIR, AIR ALGERIE: French and Spanish authorities confirm the wreckage of the plane has been found near Gossi, in Mali. President Hollande says there are no survivors.

      Published: July 24, 2014, 12:12 pm

        BBVA Wins Catalunya Banc Auction For €1.1 Billion, But At An €11.5 Billion Loss To Spanish Taxpayers

        NEWSCATALONIACATALUNYA BANC: Today’s sale follows the purchase of Catalunya Banc’s distressed mortgage book to Blackstone last Thursday for €3.6 billion.

        Published: July 21, 2014, 8:59 pm

          Spain’s New €17 Million Child Poverty Fund “Very, Very Far” From What’s Needed, Say Regions & NGOs

          NEWSNATIONALCHILD POVERTY: Spanish children affected by poverty cannot afford to wait, says Unicef Spain, as Spanish regions criticise unequal and insufficient funding.

          Published: July 21, 2014, 1:19 pm

            Volunteers And Workers Clean Up 15 Tonnes Of Crude Oil Spilt Onto A Canary Islands Diving Beach


            NEWSCANARY ISLANDSOIL SPILL: The scenes bring back memories of the Prestige disaster in 2002 and remind residents of the risks of prospecting for oil in the seas off the islands.

            Published: July 20, 2014, 8:19 pm

              Hundreds Of Firefighters Tackle Thousands Of Acres Of Wildfires Destroying Countryside Across Spain


              NEWSNATIONALWILDFIRES: More than 500 firefighters are tackling wildfires destroying thousands of acres of Spanish countryside, after record-low rainfall levels in 2014.

              Published: July 20, 2014, 7:07 pm

                Pedro Sánchez Voted New Secretary General Of Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) With 49% Of Vote


                NEWSNATIONALPSOE LEADERSHIP: Mr Sánchez must now attempt to turn the Spanish Socialist Party around from its record-low European election results before 2015 election season.

                Published: July 13, 2014, 10:04 pm

                Gowex To File For Bankruptcy After CEO Falsifies Accounts: “Last 4 Years—At Least—Not True Picture”


                NEWSNATIONALGOWEX: Gowex board accepts resignation of CEO Jenaro García, who has tweeted his apology. Spanish stock market operator BME talks of: “very serious implications”.

                Published: July 6, 2014, 3:16 pm

                Catalan Parliament Votes For Republic Referendum As Felipe VI Coincides With Artur Mas In Gerona


                NEWS: Felipe VI makes his first visit as king to Catalonia, 600 protestors march in Gerona to shouts of “burn the Spanish crown”, and the Catalan parliament demands a referendum on a republic.

                Published: June 27, 2014, 12:12 pm

                Two Bomb Scares In One Week In Gibraltar: EOD Team Carries Out “Routine Controlled Explosions”

                NEWS: Two suspicious packages have been found within 72 hours this week at Gibraltar airport, inside a security zone close to the control tower. Gibraltar authorities say the incidents are not linked.

                Published: June 26, 2014, 1:15 pm

                  Judge Castro Charges Spain’s Princess Cristina With Counts Of Tax Fraud And Money Laundering

                  NEWS: Following years of investigation and formal interrogations in court, Judge Castro has decided to charge 16 people, including the king’s sister, Princess Cristina, with a range of financial crimes.

                  Published: June 25, 2014, 8:11 pm

                    Lab Results Negative For West African Ebola Virus In Valencia After Health Authorities Activate Alert

                    NEWS: La Fe Hospital in Valencia told The Spain Report on Friday morning that the patient, a man from Guinea Conakry, had been released from hospital after being in isolation since Monday night.

                    Published: June 25, 2014, 1:29 pm

                      The Day Spain Proclaimed Felipe VI King

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                      CHRONICLE: On a gloriously warm late-spring morning in Madrid, the entire Spanish establishment and tens of thousands of Spaniards gathered to proclaim Felipe VI the new King of Spain.

                      Published: June 22, 2014, 5:44 pm

                      Spain’s King Juan Carlos Signs His Abdication Into Law At A Ceremony At The Royal Palace In Madrid


                      NEWS: King Juan Carlos has signed his abdication bill into law this evening during a short ceremony at the Royal Palace in Madrid, following its approval by both houses of the Spanish parliament.

                      Published: June 18, 2014, 8:24 pm