Spain Press Review - Tuesday 3 December 2019
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 3, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Climate Crisis Summit

Spain On This Day - December 3
Posted in: History
Dec 3, 2019 - 12:50 AM

1798 - Spain: begins to inoculate smallpox vaccine.
1812 - French troops occupy Madrid for the second time as part of the War of Independence.
1842 - Baldomero Espartero ordered the bombing of civil population in Barcelona to end the uprising against his rule.
1906 - Segismundo Moret's government resigns. The Spanish liberalism is in crisis.
1997 - Meetings for the creation of the Andalusian preautonomic start in Seville.
1992 - the petrol tanker, the Mar Egeo, runs aground just outside port in La Coruña, shedding 70,000 tons of crude oil.

Spain Press Review - Monday 2 December 2019
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 2, 2019 - 8:45 AM

El País
POSE and Unidas Podemos have agreed a continuous economic policy – the programme includes a partial change in the labour reform and higher taxes for businesses but not for individuals. The agreement means the 2019 budgets can now be passed which will come as some relief given greater stability for companies

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Spain On This Day - November 30
Posted in: History
Nov 30, 2019 - 5:46 AM

1031 - Hisham II is assassinated in Cordoba by the people in rebellion, ending definitively the Umayyad caliphate.
1227 - Fernando III "the Saint" conquers Baeza from the Muslims.
1803 - Spain officially transfers power over its Louisiana territory in the United States to France. France sold the territory to the United States 20 days later.
2007 - Final approval in Parliament to reform the Statute of Autonomy of Castile and Leon.

Spain On This Day - November 29
Posted in: History
Nov 29, 2019 - 5:48 AM

1835 - General Espoz and Mina declares a state of siege in Barcelona.
1878 - The Constitutive Act of the Army approved.
1879 - Alfonso XII marries his second wife, Maria Christina, Archduchess of Austria and Princess Imperial of Hungary and Bohemia. She was Queen Regent of Spain between 1886 and 1902 until her son, Alfonso XIII, reached majority.

Spain On This Day - November 28
Posted in: History
Nov 28, 2019 - 1:10 AM

1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Jamaica and Puerto Rico, as well as circumnavigate much of Cuba.
1779 - The Spanish colonel Matias Gálvez and Gallardo attacked the British territory of Nicaraguan Mosquitia.
1814 - Fernando VII of Spain creates the Military Order of San Hermenegildo.

Spain On This Day - November 27
Posted in: History
Nov 27, 2019 - 2:25 AM

1520 - Fernando Magellan, the navigator enters the Pacific Ocean after successfully navigating the Strait which bears his name.

Spain On This Day - November 26
Posted in: History
Nov 26, 2019 - 12:32 AM

783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is held at a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.
1820 - In the city of Trujillo (Venezuela), the Government of the Republic of Gran Colombia and the Kingdom of Spain sign the Treaty of Regularization of War, which ends the "War to the Death" between patriots and royalists.

Spain On This Day - November 25
Posted in: History
Nov 25, 2019 - 6:00 AM

1491 - The terms for the final capitulation of Granada were signed between the Catholic Kings and the Moorish King of Granada, Boabdil, relinquishing sovereignty of the Kingdom of Granada to Ferdinand and Isabella. He surrendered the keys of the city on 2nd January 1492, in the culmination of the Reconquista and a day which ended centuries of Moorish rule in Spain

Spain On This Day - September 23
Posted in: History
Sep 23, 2019 - 1:15 AM

1568 – Spanish naval forces rout an English fleet, under the command of John Hawkins, at the Battle of San Juan de Ulúa near Veracruz.
1572 - Rebel forces in the Belgian city of Mons surrender to the forces of Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, third Duke of Alba. He was governor-general of the Spanish Netherlands between 1567 and 1573, and was notorious for his tyranny and the tribunal he set up to try those suspected of rebellion and heresy. The court became known as the Council of Blood.

Spain On This Day - September 22
Posted in: History
Sep 22, 2019 - 6:42 AM

1458 - By Royal Provision issued by Henry IV, the demolition of the town of Estepona (Málaga), but finally the order was not carried out.
1586 – Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
1609 - In Valencia the expulsion of the moors is ordered.

Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, Steve Barclay, meets with representatives of UK Nationals in Madrid
Posted in: National
Sep 21, 2019 - 8:21 AM

They discussed the key issues affecting the more than 300,000 British citizens who have made Spain their home. During his visit to Madrid, the Secretary of State also spoke at an “Informative Breakfast” hosted by Spanish news agency Europa Press and met with business representatives. He also discussed the importance of citizens’ rights during his meeting with the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.

Missing British man in the Benidorm area – help find him!
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Sep 21, 2019 - 8:16 AM

Mr Philip John PEARCE, who is 68 years old, was last seen on 9th September in Benidorm, and his family has not been able to find him since then.

Watches General
Spain Business Brief - Tuesday December 5, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 5, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Dark clouds on the horizon in the Spanish pensions system which is failing to cope with the changing demographics.

The Sephardi and the keys to Spain
Posted in: Features
Dec 4, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The first Jews arrived after the conquest of Normandy in 1066, William of Normandy invited Jewish financiers from Rouen in northern France to come to England.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday November 30, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Nov 30, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Galician construction group Copasa has linked with the British Fund InfraRed Capital Partners Limited, to bid for 5 billion € for the Plan for Roads Infrastructure (PIC in Spanish) announced by Mariano Rajoy in July, which corresponds to 2,000 kilometres of roads until 2021.

ACB: alquiler coches baratos in Spain