Spain Papers Review - Wednesday December 13, 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Dec 13, 2017 - 8:18 AM


Spain Business Brief - Wednesday December 13, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 13, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The British Chamber in Spain with the collaboration of Ketchum Public Affairs and Herbert Smith Freehills, presented a study in Madrid ‘Brexit Ambition’ which collects all the uncertainties and risks which are supposed for companies from 18 European countries during the process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, whose conclusions were later debated on a round table made up of experts of reputation, including diplomats, jurists, members of the Administration and some 50 businessmen representing companies.

Citizens affected by Brexit told Alfonso Dastis of their fear of losing rights with the British exit
Posted in: National
Dec 13, 2017 - 11:21 AM

Spanish minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, welcomed to the Santa Cruz Palace in Madrid, the representatives from four collectives: ‘Spaniards in the UK-Surviving Brexit’, ‘The 3 million – representing Spanish residents in the UK and British residents in Spain’, ‘Eurocitizens’ and ‘British in Europe’.

Spain On This Day - December 13
Posted in: History
Dec 13, 2017 - 2:20 AM

1474 - Isabel la Católica is proclaimed Queen of Castille in Segovia.

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Spain Business Brief - Tuesday December 12, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 12, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Britain have written together to the United States to express their total opposition to Donald Trump’s massive cut in taxes believing it will dramatically distort international trade and contravenes several international treaties. Trump should consider his international obligations and not simply say ‘America First’

New pets law – shared custody in case of separation
Posted in: National
Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

The PP has placed the motion for a reform of the Civil Code, Mortgage Law and the Law for Civil Judgement with the objective of eliminating the judicial ‘reification’ for animals, given they are living beings and can be considered as subjected to law.

Spain On This Day - December 12
Posted in: History
Dec 12, 2017 - 1:04 AM

0914 - Ordoño II of Leon is acclaimed sovereign by leading magnates, bishops, abbots and counts of Spain, at a general meeting, 12 bishops anointed and crowned.
1584 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra marries Catalina de Salazar, 18 years his junior.

Spain Business Brief - Monday December 11, 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Dec 11, 2017 - 7:07 PM

The Town Halls for change reclaim 2 billion € more for the Housing Plan. Madrid, Barcelona, Cádiz, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Valencia and Zaragoza have reclaimed that the National Housing Plan needs an addition two billion € for 2018, to equate the rest of the European Union.

Spain wants a three-year transition for a bilateral Brexit
Posted in: National
Dec 11, 2017 - 3:04 PM

The bilateral consequences affect all the other 27 member states and Spain in particular, which has many matters to resolve following the basis of an agreement signed last Friday which recognised the maintaining of all citizens’ rights, the divorce bill and the Northern Irish border.

Spain On This Day - December 11
Posted in: History
Dec 11, 2017 - 5:00 AM

1474 - Isabella inherits the crown to Henry IV of Castile died.
1576 - Fray Luis de León, after almost five years of imprisonment without trial, is acquitted by the Inquisition.
1602 - The citizens of Genoa repel a surprise attack under the orders of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law Felipe III of Spain.

Spain On This Day - December 10
Posted in: History
Dec 10, 2017 - 12:54 AM

1343 - King of Aragon, Pedro IV overcomes by weapons the "Union of Valencia".
1508 - the League of Cambrai was formed between the Papacy, France, the Holy Roman Empire and Ferdinand II of Aragón – the Catholic King – as an alliance against the Republic of Venice in the Italian Wars.
1606 - After 203 years, the construction of the Cathedral of Seville (Spain) is completed.
1710 - In the War of Spanish Succession the troops of Philip V defeated the allies at the Battles of Brihuega and Villaviciosa.

Spain On This Day - December 9
Posted in: History
Dec 9, 2017 - 2:09 AM

1759 - Charles III arrives in Madrid, from Naples, to take over the throne of Spain.
1774 - Muley Mohamed Ben Abdallah, Sultan of Morocco, lay siege to the Spanish city of Melilla, which he fails to conquer.
1824 - The Battle of Ayacucho, the last decisive battle in the Peruvian war of independence, ensured freedom from Spain and independence for the rest of South America.
1852 - By Real Order, the equivalence of weights and traditional measures with the Metric Decimal System is published in Spain.
1879 - Antonio Cánovas del Castillo is named president of the Government.
1931 - The Second Spanish Republic is officially constituted, with the Constitución de la República Española.
1982 - The Gibraltar border was opened.

Spain On This Day - December 8
Posted in: History
Dec 8, 2017 - 12:38 AM

A public holiday in Spain for the holy day which celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, ‘La Inmaculada Concepción,’ the patron virgin of Spain.

Spain On This Day - December 7
Posted in: History
Dec 7, 2017 - 5:32 AM

1492 - the Catholic King, Fernando II of Aragón, is injured when an attempt is made on his life in Barcelona.

Iberian ham, at risk from a killing plaque
Posted in: Features
Dec 6, 2017 - 12:59 PM

The Spanish mountains and meadows are thriving now – From November until January, 700,000 Iberian pigs graze completely freely to complete the texture of the land and to create the best ham in the world. Said animals can graze as far as 14 kilometres every day combing the Oak forest floor to fatten up on acorns.

Spain On This Day - December 6
Posted in: History
Dec 6, 2017 - 6:45 AM

1534 – The city of Quito in Ecuador is founded by Spanish settlers led by Sebastián de Belalcázar.
1797 - The Spanish military Joaquín del Pino Sánchez was appointed governor of Chile.
1978 - a landmark day in Spain, when 88% of the Spanish people ratified the new Spanish Constitution which was approved by parliament on 31st October 1978. It’s now celebrated as a public holiday, the Día de la Constitución Española.

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.

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Four detained in Spain and Morocco for links to Islamic State
Posted in: National
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:17 PM

National Police in collaboration with the Moroccan authorities, have detained four people for their presumed link to Islamic State in Figueras (Girona), Parla (Madrid) and Tangiers, which supposed a dangerous threat to commit immediate terrorist attacks in Spain.

Spain On This Day - December 5
Posted in: History
Dec 5, 2017 - 12:00 AM

633 - the IV Council of Toledo begins, in the presence of the king Sisenando, under the direction of San Isidoro.
1008 - Assassinated Ramón Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona.
1492 - Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola (now Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

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.

ACB: alquiler coches baratos in Spain