CORONAVIRUS

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

IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

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

CORONAVIRUS EFFECTS

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

CORONAVIRUS

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

TAX EVASION

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

URBAN MOBILITY

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

INEQUALITY

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

SUSTAINABILITY

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

Brexit

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

BREXIT

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

TRAVEL

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

ONLINE FRAUD

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

FINANCE

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

FOOD INDUSTRY

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

MORTGAGES

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

ECONOMY

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

ECONOMY

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

INTERNET

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

CITIZENS' EUROPE

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

immigration in europe

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

The New Arrivals

The many lives of a Latin American refugee

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

Migration crisis

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

CITIZENS' EUROPE

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

IMMIGRATION IN EUROPE

Khaled’s two journeys to Spain

He was the first Syrian national to seek asylum at the Melilla border station. A bureaucratic glitch saw him flee the country to seek refuge elsewhere in Europe, but he was sent back to Spain. Now, Khaled is a happy Madrid resident who holds a job and dreams of opening his own restaurant one day

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

What needs to be done to get Spaniards out of the office by six?

Part of changing Spanish working practices could mean setting the clock back, literally

For Spaniards, the summer holiday is still a beach, but with WiFi

Nine out of 10 like to spend their holidays on the Spanish coast, armed with technology and enjoying the luxury of a hotel