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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

Spain to “maintain strong growth in 2019”, say forecasters

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission forecasts point to Spain maintaining strong growth in 2019.Full Article

New ruling over mortgage tax

The Spanish Government is to amend the law so that banks pay mortgage tax.Full Article

Pensions falsified after death of relatives in massive fraud

National Police, in collaboration with the Secretary of State for Social Security, have uncovered a fraud of almost 6,000,000 euros through the improper collection of pensions of deceased persons.Full Article

Prime Minister hails “historic shield” agreement over Gibraltar

Spain’s Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez says the country has reached an agreement on Gibraltar that amounts to “a triple shield with which it can definitively address the future of ...Full Article
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