Spanish government planning to increase taxes by €6 billion in 2021

Public revenues are forecast to grow by €33.4 billion next year thanks to a rebound in the economy and new fiscal measures


Spain raises spending ceiling by over 50% to deal with coronavirus fallout

The central executive makes allowances for greater expenditure, but warns that the economy will contract by around 11.2% this year due to the crisis


Spain’s new decree on working from home – everything we know so far

A preliminary agreement was reached on Monday by the government, unions and business associations on a legal framework for teleworking, something that was not a common practice in the country until the coronavirus pandemic hit


Spain will be developed country hardest hit by Covid-19 crisis, says IMF

Together with Italy, the Spanish economy is expected to decline 12.8% in 2020, nearly five points down from the global institution's previous forecast


Spain’s economy shrank 34% in the first two weeks of the coronavirus lockdown

The government is counting on EU funds to help with the economic recovery, but faces political disputes at home over the use of the money


Spain likely to raise taxes in wake of coronavirus crisis, say experts

EL PAÍS has consulted several economists about the measures the government can take to recover from the financial fallout of the pandemic


Spain’s new lockdown restrictions: The measures for non-essential workers

Here is a list of questions and answers about the new rules announced by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus


Spain delays ‘Google tax’ until December due to US pressure

The government is planning on approving the signature policy today but will not collect any money for now, in the hope that the OECD soon comes up with a global digital levy


After years of bitter battles, Uber adds traditional taxis to Madrid travel options

The ride-hailing company says this is the beginning of a mutually beneficial collaboration following years of confrontation between both sectors


Gulf between the EU’s rich and poor continues to widen despite economic recovery

According to a new report, the 2008 financial crisis consolidated regional inequality within Europe, with Spain falling far behind


How Spain is failing to curb food waste

More than 84% of products are tossed directly in the trash without even being cooked, a problem that is also increasing pressure on climate, water, and land resources


Spain’s beer producers warn industry under threat from Brexit

The United Kingdom is the third-biggest recipient of Spanish ales, but experts fear that could change once Britain leaves the EU


Spanish stock market leads European plunge amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Ibex 35 fell below 9,000-point level as concerns grow over China-US trade deal and UK-EU relationship


Why Vueling stopped a woman in a bodysuit from boarding her plane

Airlines have the right to ground passengers who do not meet their conditions, like the 24-year-old from Granada who was unable to fly after her outfit was deemed inappropriate


SIM swap fraud is on the rise in Spain, experts warn

If you suddenly lose your smartphone signal for no good reason, check your bank accounts


Have you had a child in Spain since 2014? You could be due a tax rebate

Recipients of maternity and paternity benefits from the Spanish Social Security system will be able to reclaim the income tax withheld on these payments


Study: Half of extra virgin olive oil in Spain does not deserve label

According to a new consumer report, 20 of 41 top-selling products fail the taste test that awards the premium classification


Supreme Court to meet again to decide if banks or borrowers pay mortgage tax

Consumer and judges associations left perplexed and calling for resignations after confusion over who should cover levy when a notary officially documents both the sale and the loan of a property


Spanish Supreme Court rules banks, not clients, must pay mortgage tax

The decision heralds a potential flood of legal claims from borrowers who paid the AJD fee


Expat survey: Spain near bottom for salaries, near top for quality of life

Singapore ranked first overall for economics, experience and family life in HSBC Expat Explorer study


Spain tackles the problem of how to handle your digital legacy after you die

New rules making their way through Congress will recognize the right to manage or delete online content after someone has passed away


The Spanish island aiming to be 100% renewable

El Hierro has just managed to meet power demand for 18 straight days entirely with green energy as Brussels debates the roadmap to meet Paris climate agreement goals

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Turning 18: The second ordeal for migrant children who make it to Spain

Thousands of unaccompanied minors reach Europe every year, but those who end up on Spanish shores face bureaucratic hurdles and overcrowded centers once the system that took them in leaves them to fend for themselves

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The many lives of a Latin American refugee

Luis Hernando Redondo describes life on the run from Colombia to Venezuela to Spain

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The double ordeal faced by female migrants on the Strait of Gibraltar

12,400 migrants arrived in Spain by way of the Mediterranean between January and September, 50% more than in all of 2016. Women are a minority, but their journey is the most difficult. Three women tell their story


How Germany is leading Europe’s organic food revolution

The EU has been working since 2014 on new regulations for a sector that is on the rise across the world

The New Arrivals

The lucrative business of securing Europe’s borders

Private companies are playing an increasingly important role in preventing immigrants from entering the EU