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New plan to fight counterfeit goods

Spain is formulating a national plan to fight the persistent problem of counterfeit goods. The announcement was made by Acting Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto at an event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), based in Alicante. The plan has been drawn up by the Spanish Patent and Trademark ...Full Article

Lottery booth investigation after worker found dead inside

An investigation is underway after the body of a young charity worker reported missing by his family was found ten days later inside the tiny booth where he sold ...Full Article

Spain performing well with exports

Spanish exports of goods rose by 1.6% between January and September 2019 on the same period of the previous year, amounting to 215.6 billion euros, a record figure for ...Full Article

Spain steps up safety for Christmas

National Police have met with diplomats from 20 countries to promote a Safe Tourism Plan. Spain is the second most visited country in the world and, with this call, ...Full Article

Police make new arrests in fight against counterfeit money

National Police have broken up a group in Alicante dedicated to the distribution of counterfeit money. Six people have been arrested for introducing illegal five-euro bills not only nationally ...Full Article

Two arrests and 56 implicated in “professional titles” fraud

National Police agents have arrested two people in Salamanca who granted private security professional titles in exchange for money. In addition, another 56 people have been investigated in various ...Full Article

Organised gang smuggled Albanians into the UK

The Civil Guard has dismantled a criminal organisation which smuggled migrants into the United Kingdom. The network, of Albanian origin, used ferries and ships that departed from numerous ports ...Full Article

Mother killed by falling palm tree

A 37-year-old woman died in a freak accident during storms in Mallorca when she was crushed by a falling palm tree on the seafront whilst on her way to ...Full Article

Paedophile suspect in Tenerife among eight arrested across Spain

A lengthy investigation by Spanish police has revealed the breadth of deception paedophiles are going to in order to stalk out young victims, including one man in Tenerife who ...Full Article

Costa Adeje hails united approach to Brexit and Thomas Cook issues

The World Travel Market 2019 held in London proved to be one of the most fruitful in recent years for Costa Adeje. The event featured an intense agenda that ...Full Article
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