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Spain vacations: Holidaymakers are being cautioned of a ‘forbidden’ behaviour that carries a huge fine

THE Department of Foreign Affairs has issued travel advice to people in advance of the busy summer vacation season. Many citizens will travel overseas for the first time in almost two years this summer. Spain, Greece, and Turkey are among the most popular tourist destinations, each with its own set of rules and restrictions that differ from their own. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has...

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Spain may soon enable women to take menstruation leave, making it the first European country to do so

SPAIN might be the first Western country to offer women suffering from severe menstruation discomfort three days of paid leave every month. The reform, which is part of a larger draught bill on reproductive health and abortion rights, is expected to be approved at the Cabinet meeting next Tuesday — but government sources told Spanish outlet El Pas, that the draught is "not definite" and subject to...

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Spain has been barred from competing in the 2023 Rugby World Cup due to allegations of passport forgery

Van den Berg, born in South Africa, was illegally fielded by Spain. Romania will replace the country in pool B, although the country may file an appeal. Spain has been booted out of the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Romania will replace it after it was discovered that Los Leones played an ineligible player in qualification, reportedly using a falsified passport.Spain qualified for the World Cup for the...

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BBVA raises its forecast for its business in Spain and Mexico for 2022

BBVA's CEO, Onur Genç, stated at the presentation of the first-quarter results that the bank has an improved outlook for Spain and Mexico in 2022 "due to better-than-expected business fundamentals." He stated that business dynamics are "very good" across all geographies. According to Onur Genç, BBVA in Spain enjoyed "great revenue performance and a considerable improvement in cost-to-income and...

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British tourists contemplating all-inclusive vacations in Spain should be aware of new alcohol restrictions

'A limit of six alcoholic beverages per person will be offered every day, and these drinks will only be distributed at lunch and supper.' Holidaymakers from the United Kingdom may encounter restrictions on the quantity of alcohol they can consume when travelling overseas. Customers travelling to Spain have been informed that new laws have been implemented in the sunny European country. According to...

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Police seized ‘Europe’s biggest cannabis plantation’ in rural Spain, worth €100 million

Officers burned 415,000 hemp plants worth up to €100 million at a plantation in Navarre's rural northern area, considered the continent's largest. In Spain, police raided what is thought to be Europe's largest cannabis plantation. Officers burned 415,000 marijuana plants worth up to €100 million at a plantation in Navarre's remote northwestern province. Around 50 tonnes of the plant were...

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Spain softens its indoor face-covering regulations

SPAIN is taking another step toward normalcy during the epidemic by phasing out the almost two-year-long requirement to wear masks indoors. MADRID, SPAIN — Spain made another step toward normalcy despite the epidemic last Wednesday, partially lifting the almost two-year-old need to wear masks indoors. The government directive, which was signed on Tuesday, makes masks essential for visitors and...

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Women who have had abortions are now prohibited from being harassed in Spain

FOR attempting to scare women into avoiding getting abortions, activists could face up to a year in prison. Spain's Senate approved a new law last Wednesday that makes harassing or intimidating women seeking abortions illegal. Anti-abortion activists who try to persuade women to keep their pregnancies may face a year in prison under the new rule, which needs changes to the penal code. The policy,...


Sanchez and Foreign Affairs Minister Jose Manuel Albares landed in Morocco

LAST Thursday, King Mohamed VI welcomed Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to his royal house in Sale for an Iftar lunch. Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, Prince Moulay Rachid, Head of Government Aziz Akhannouch, Advisor to the King Fouad Ali El Himma, and Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita were also present. The Spanish delegation included Jose Manuel Albares, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs,...

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Queues in gas stations across Spain for fuel discount

AROUND the new fuel discount, there has been chaos, payment problems, and huge lines in filling stations all over Spain. As a result of the high volume of consumers, thousands of service stations throughout Spain reported computer problems. Service stations are closed, systems are down, and there are enormous lines... On Friday, April 1st, the first-day filling stations applied the 20 cents per...

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