INTERVIEW

Rafael del Pino: ‘We have to get people back to work as fast as possible’

EL PAÍS is publishing a series of interviews with the leaders of Spain’s biggest companies regarding the coronavirus crisis. The third installment is with the chairman of Ferrovial, who believes that the government should not fast-track major changes without prior debate, and that if it does, it should do so to facilitate the creation of decent jobs for all Spaniards

INTERVIEW

Ignacio Galán: ‘If we accelerate clean energy, we could create 300,000 jobs now’

The chairman of utilities giant Iberdrola discusses his experience of the coronavirus health crisis and proposes measures to take us into recovery

INTERVIEW

Ana Botín: ‘Europe should understand that solidarity is not charity’

EL PAÍS is starting a series of interviews with the leaders of Spain’s biggest companies. The first instalment is with the executive chairman of Banco Santander. These directors describe their experience of the coronavirus health crisis and confinement, offer a diagnosis of the economic outlook and propose measures to take us into recovery

BUSINESS DISPUTES

How Spain lost its first international claim over renewable energy subsidies

Letters went unanswered, experts contradicted each other, and lawyers suddenly changed strategy

TERRORIST ATTACK IN LONDON

Spanish witness: How I escaped injury during the London terrorist attack

Spaniard Manuel Labrado, who was on the scene thanks to his unusual hobby, explains what he saw

INTERVIEW

Bill Gates: “The rise of populism may threaten international development”

The billionaire philanthropist believes that extreme poverty could be eradicated by 2030

ECONOMY

Public deficit for 2015 comes in at 5.2%, exceeding gloomiest forecasts

Finance minister will take corrective action in a bid to contain regional spending

WAGES IN SPAIN

Men account for 82% of highest salaries in Spain, says new report

2014 statistics from company tax filings reveal an average gender gap of over €4,600

WAGES IN SPAIN

Average annual Spanish salary falls to lowest level since 2007

Highest earners have continued to bring home more money throughout the economic crisis

VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL

Volkswagen promises to assume emissions scandal costs in Spain

Automaker apologizes to Spanish customers, but cannot yet say which vehicles affected

BUSINESS

Costco offers discount for new members ahead of Madrid opening

Major US retailer completing second warehouse in Getafe following its success in Seville

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Despite the economic crisis, Spain has more multimillionaires than ever

Uneven impact of the downturn and a 2012 tax amnesty could explain rise in large fortunes

BANKING SECTOR

133 Spanish bankers earned over €1 million in year of bailout

Report by European Banking Authority shows that most brought home €2 million or more In 2011, there were 125 banking execs making in excess of €1 million.

SOCIAL NETWORKS

Spanish operations of Facebook and Twitter made just €7m in 2014

Affiliates in the country using tax avoidance methods to declare low revenues

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Watch goes on sale in Spain for more than in France and Germany

Tech giant offering 38 models at prices ranging from €419 to €18,400

ENERGY POLICY

Spain facing compensation bill of billions over renewables cuts

Government suffers first setback as arbitration court says it is competent to judge claims

BUSINESS

Vodafone reveals losses of €642 million after Ono cleanup

Repurchasing of debt, tax problems and directors’ bonuses to blame for balance sheet

Evangelicals lose appeal to gain donation box on income tax forms

Law allowing Spaniards to assign 0.7% of tax payment to Vatican discriminatory, they argue

ECONOMY

IMF calls on Spain to raise VAT and enable cheaper layoffs

International body tells the government to make more reforms to bolster the recovery

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Are you rich, poor or average? Calculate your share of the pie

An OECD application lets you compare your income levels with those of the rest of the population

BUSINESS

Ryanair claws back passenger traffic

Airline makes up for decline in Spain with strong growth in first four months of year

Just 14 of Spain’s 48 airports run by the national authority turn a profit

AENA’s stock exchange debut has forced it to become more transparent in its accounts

BUSINESS

Five energy firms hit with €32.4m in fines for fixing gasoline prices

Repsol faces highest cost after watchdog finds evidence of unfair trade practices

US charges ex-Santander bank aide with insider trading

Advisor to former CEO Alfredo Sáenz made $917,000 in profits, yet was acquitted in Spain

BUSINESS

Santander shares drop after overnight sale to shore up capital cushion

Stock falls 10% after raising €7.5 billion at discount price; move will fuel organic growth

BUSINESS

Orange agrees to buy Spain’s Jazztel for €3.4 billion

Friendly takeover bid depends on willingness of majority of operator’s shareholders to sell

Botín’s last supper

The Santander chairman held an informal dinner with journalists in Italy on Friday night