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The Spanish economy grew by 3.2% in 2015

The National Statistics Institute (INE) on Friday confirmed an estimate advanced by the Bank of Spain a month ago: gross domestic product (GDP) grew 3.2% last year, the biggest improvement since 2007, before the crisis hit home. The Spanish economy managed to prolong its upward pace in the final stretch …

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Sanchez and Iglesias negotiate proposal to form government

The leaders of the PSOE and Podemos, Pedro Sanchez and Pablo Iglesias, respectively, have today spoken about forming a “plural and progressive” government. The conversation was cordial and both have agreed to maintain contact in the coming days on the need to reach an agreement to form a government of …

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Lower energy prices are good news for Spain

Lower prices for energy and other commodities may be good news for importing countries such as Spain. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released an update of its World Economic Outlook report, raising its own forecast for Spanish GDP growth over the next two years. In the new scenario, the …

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Balearic Islands on a yellow weather alert

All the islands of the Balearic archipelago are currently on yellow alert (risk) for coastal phenomena, with a force 6-7 southwest wind forecast and waves of up to 2-3 metres, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera have a yellow warning as a result of winds, …

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Madrid approves an airfield for Santa Eulalia

The Ministry of the Environment has reported favourably on the environmental impact of the proposed construction and operation of an airfield for ultra-light aircraft at a farm 2.5 kilometers from Santa Eulalia town centre. However, the project still lacks the approval of the State Aviation Safety Agency. In addition, the …

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Socialist leader dismisses Podemos deal over Catalonia

Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez addressed his party this morning, saying that he would “work his fingers to the bone” to try to deal with the demands for a “shift to the left” that Spanish society expressed at the December 20th elections. But, he said, he would not do …

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