Spain registers one coronavirus death in last day, 62 in last week

New infections rose to 219 on Wednesday, almost double the figure seen yesterday


After bitter debate in Congress, Spain’s PM secures extension to state of alarm

Pedro Sánchez was harshly criticized for his handling of the coronavirus crisis by the PP and Vox, but found the votes needed for a final period of the emergency measures


Spain’s National Statistics Institute registers 44,000 excess deaths in first five months of the year compared to 2019

A massive spike appears in March and April, when the coronavirus crisis reached its peak in the country


Spanish government may maintain ERTE furlough scheme until end of year

Two ministers have indicated that they are open to extending these measures, implemented due to the coronavirus crisis, in sectors such as tourism beyond June 30


Prime Minister Sánchez seeks final extension to state of alarm in Congress

The emergency measure is expected to be extended until June 21 thanks to the support of Ciudadanos and the Basque Nationalist Party


Spain planning to raise €724 million with new plastic-packaging tax

The Cabinet approves draft legislation that also bans single-use items and encourages the circular economy

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El Roto cartoon, June 3, 2020


After dismal spring, Spain’s tourism industry prepares for record-low summer season

Although there has been a slight rise in hotel reservations, leaders from the sector warn that the numbers this year will be far from what they were in 2019