Spain’s proposal for travel corridors could allow international tourists to visit before July 1

The measure would provide relief to the Spanish regions most dependent on tourism, such as the Canaries and the Balearic Islands


Spain releases €30.5 billion to relieve strained social security system

This is the second time that the government has allocated money to make up for the drop in contributions caused by the coronavirus crisis


Spain will lift two-week coronavirus quarantine for overseas arrivals from July 1

Foreign Minister Arancha González says via Twitter that “the hardest part is behind us,” and that “health conditions will be guaranteed” for visitors


Spain’s guaranteed minimum income scheme set to assist 850,000 families

The measure is due to be approved by the government this week, and is aimed at helping 2.3 million at risk of poverty at a cost of €3 billion

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Fiscal space at the time of Covid-19

For now, fiscal policy must continue to prop up activity as much as possible, with the decisive support of monetary policy


Spain will have to do deals with other countries if overseas tourism is to restart

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that tourists would be welcome from July, but fell short of announcing details of how that will happen


All of Spain will be at least in Phase 1 of coronavirus deescalation plan by Monday, government announces

The Madrid region will finally leave Phase 0, after two requests to do so were rejected by the Health Ministry. Castilla y León and Barcelona city will also enter this stage, which allows for social gatherings of up to 10 people


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


Sent home over Covid-19, laid-off workers still waiting for their checks in Spain

Delays processing ERTE temporary layoff claims have left thousands of families in a precarious financial situation


Bidding wars and scammers: The new life of healthcare procurement officials in Spain

The coronavirus crisis has turned an anodyne administrative procedure into a high-pressure job as regional governments scramble to secure medical supplies on the international market


Deescalation plans in Spain: Slower and stricter than those of its European neighbors

Wary of a new surge in coronavirus transmission, the executive is keeping more restrictions in place than Italy or France


Spanish government hoping domestic tourism will restart the sector by the end of June

Transportation Minister José Luis Ábalos says that the two-week quarantine for foreign arrivals will conclude when national mobility restrictions are lifted, and that empty seats on flights will not be required


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


Bank of Spain calls for cuts, predicts bigger slump

Governor Pablo Hernández de Cos asks lawmakers for a reform program spanning several political terms in order to avoid a new debt crisis in the wake of the coronavirus recovery effort


More unemployment and lower wages: Coronavirus crisis dimming the prospects of young people in Spain

Half of all job losses since the start of the outbreak have happened to adults under the age of 35, who experts say will face the brunt of the economic fallout from the pandemic


Madrid region and Barcelona to remain in Phase 0, but with some coronavirus restrictions eased

The entire Valencia region is transitioning to a looser lockdown, while a few Spanish islands are moving ahead to Phase 2


Spain’s Civil Guard warns about risk of social unrest due to Covid-19 crisis

An internal document discusses the likelihood of street disturbances over the fallout of the prolonged lockdown


Daily coronavirus-related deaths in Spain rise to 184, bringing total to more than 27,000

According to health officials, 10 of the country’s 17 regions reported fewer than 10 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday


Spain’s reeling tourism industry objects to travel restrictions

Airlines are refusing to space out passengers while hotels warn the quarantine will keep visitors away


Iberia Express passengers decry lack of social distancing on near-full flight

The airline claims that the plane, which flew from Madrid to the Canary Islands on Sunday, met all of the necessary safety requirements


Unidas Podemos proposes new tax on large fortunes for coronavirus recovery effort

The anti-austerity group, which is a junior partner in Spain’s coalition government, claims the new levy will raise €11 billion


Will the office become a thing of the past in Spain?

As the coronavirus lockdown eases, experts predict that capacity in the workplace will be reduced by 30% to 50%, with staff combining teleworking with on-site shifts


Uncertainty looms as more businesses open in Spain under Phase 1

Store and restaurant owners are unsure whether revenue will offset operating costs despite the looser restrictions under the coronavirus deescalation plan


Amazon Spain: ‘We’ve blocked around 6,000 sellers due to unjustified price hikes’

EL PAÍS spoke to country manager Mariangela Marseglia about the “enormous” increase in demand due to the coronavirus crisis, and what it is doing to protect workers


All of Spain’s regions request moving to Phase 1 apart from Catalonia and Castilla y León

Madrid wants to relax coronavirus confinement measures, despite having been the worst-hit by the crisis


Coronavirus crisis reveals poor state of Spanish apartments

The lockdown has highlighted the need to improve housing conditions in the country, as millions of homes lack balconies, natural light and proper ventilation


April jobless claims surge in Spain due to coronavirus effects

Although this is normally a good time of the year for the labor market, registered unemployment grew by 282,891 after posting similar figures in March