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Spanish Unions call for 25 days of AENA airport strikes from September 15

Trade unions representing airport workers, the CCOO , UGT and USO, have announced they are preparing to make effective their threat to convene a 25-day strike affecting the main Spanish Airport Authority, AENA, starting from 15 September. The strike call went out to 8,200 employees of the primary public-private airport management company in Spain. Unions say…

Morocco challenges maritime frontiers of The Canary Islands, attempting to control the Western Sahara sea

On 6 July, the Moroccan Government approved a bill and a decree to delimit the maritime frontier of the Canary Islands and to bring under its control the waters off ​​the Western Sahara coast, a determination that a Moroccan government spokesman called “a sovereign decision of political character and with…

UK Government clampdown on fraudulent sickness claims

British Ambassador to Spain sets out UK Government clampdown on fraudulent sickness claims  British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley recently wrote to key stakeholders in the Spanish tourism industry informing them of the steps taken by the UK government to tackle fraudulent sickness claims, an issue which has had a…

Open Letter to UK Citizens Living in Spain, from HMA Simon Manley

Given the success of the Spanish State Visit to the UK the week before last, which, among other things, highlighted the importance of people to people links between our two countries, I thought it timely to return to the subject of citizens’ rights in the negotiations on our departure from and future…

The new €50 banknote in circulation

The new €50 bank note, the fourth in the Europa series, came in to circulation on 4 April.

British tabloid fakes turn up the fear (& BS)

The Spanish Home Office have vigorously denied rumours this evening of the government

Air Europa cheap Canary Islands flights

Air Europa, the airline division of the Globalia tourism group, relaunch their “Minimax y vuela” campaign

Newsbrief: Spain votes on Sunday 26 June in second general election

Only six months after the December general election, more than 1.53 million Canarian citizens have been again called to the polls on Sunday to once more decide who to elect as their representatives in the Spanish Cortes Generales (Parliament).  In the whole of Spain there are 36,518,100 million people entitled 

Spanish congress vote to end ‘Sun Tax’

One of the more interesting features of the Spanish government in limbo 

Newsbrief: More than half of Canary Islands housing rents not declared

41.4% of housing rentals throughout Spain are not declared to the tax authorities, according to the group of technicians of the Ministry of Finance (Gestha), pointing out that the Tax Agency “has put the focus” on black-money rentals in their Income Tax Campaign

Brit tourist spending rose 10.7% in February

The Canary Islands were the main destination in Spain the February with greater tourist expenditure

Newsbrief: The Canarian economy grew by 2.8% in 2015

The Islands Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 2.8% last year, but remained below the national average at 19,900 euros per capita, according to the 2015 Regional Accounts by the National Statistics Institute (INE). All of the autonomous communities in Spain, including the two cities with a statute of autonomy

Canary Islands have lowest debt per capita

Data from the Bank of Spain in mid March confirmed the solvency of the archipelago

Newsbrief: Canary Islands Unemployment falls almost 6% in one year

By the end of February there were 243,632 registered unemployed in the Canary Islands, almost 6% fewer than a year ago and 1% less than in January 2016. In February 2352 fewer people reported themselves as unemployed than in January and 15,055 fewer than a year ago. There was an increase…