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Time to decongest San Sebastian with new tourist tax?

One of the most famous holiday destinations in Spain wants to introduce its own tourist tax as the controversial daily charge appears to be showing signs of the “domino effect” across the country.Full Article

Nautical companies “used as fronts for laundering” drugs money”

The Civil Guard has dismantled in Andalusia an organisation dedicated to the laundering of proceeds from drug trafficking. Two nautical companies based on the Costa del Sol and the Bay of ...Full Article

Terrorist scare at famous Barcelona tourist spot

Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia basilica was at the centre of a terrorist scare just days after police stepped up security in the city amidst fears that a Christmas attack ...Full Article

Spain backs climate change measures

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called for greater ambition from countries in the fight against climate change.Full Article

Alcohol and tobacco lead the way in Spanish “drugs” consumption

Consumption of all drugs, except cannabis and tobacco, among the Spanish population aged 15 and 64 has levelled out over the last two years.Full Article

More people visiting Spain for cultural enjoyment

The cultural sector is consolidating its position as an economic driver of the tourism sector, according to the figures in the 2018 Cultural Statistics Yearbook published by the Min-istry of ...Full Article

Government launches three – pronged campaign against gender violence

The Government of Spain has released three social awareness and prevention campaigns on all forms of violence against women: human trafficking for sexual exploitation purposes; sexual violence against women; and gender-based ...Full Article

Spain and Canaries implicated in scam involving fake notes purchased with bitcoins

National Police, in a simultaneous operation throughout Europe with the participation of Europol, has arrested 18 people for distributing fake money throughout the country acquired in the darknet.Full Article

Nail bars raided across Spain for exploiting Vietnamese

Police in Spain have broken up an international human trafficking gang which smuggled hundreds of Vietnamese citizens into Europe and forced them to work as manicurists in more than ...Full Article

Bank ATM raid left notes strewn in the street!

A Spanish street was paved with gold after a “dangerous” gang of bank robbers blew open a locked safe and left bank notes strewn in the road!Full Article
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