Articles tagged as "Madrid"

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Madrid security rating soars as Spain boasts two of Europe’s safest cities

Madrid and Barcelona offer excellent levels of personal, infrastructural and digital safety, the study found.

Madrid and Barcelona offer excellent levels of personal, infrastructural and digital safety, the study found.

Despite the recent terrorist attack on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas, Spain’s two largest cities have ranked among some of the safest in Europe in the latest Safe Cities Index 2017, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit…

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Author: 07/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Spanish expats in UK contribute £802 million to British economy

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

While Spaniards living in Britain may not love the rain, there is much about the country they do enjoy.

The enduring love affair between Spain and the UK – the occasional Gibraltar-themed spats aside – should serve as a reminder to those who wish to paint a picture of a divided Europe that even countries as ‘different’ as Britain and Spain share a great deal of love, respect and admiration for one another…

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Author: 03/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Choose the right Spanish supermarket to save €3,000 a year, survey shows

Nationwide, Alcampo offers Spain's cheapest grocery prices, on average.

Nationwide, Alcampo offers Spain’s cheapest grocery prices, on average.

The price difference between Spain’s cheapest and most expensive supermarkets can be as much as €3,013 per year in some regions, a new consumer group study has found… Continue Reading

Author: 05/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s building industry to grow 4% annually, data shows

Madrid’s skyline changed dramatically a decade ago, and new activity could alter it once again.

Madrid’s skyline changed dramatically a decade ago, and new activity could alter it once again.

“A forest of cranes” is how Bloomberg describes the Madrid skyline, and while the Spanish capital looks nothing like Dubai’s crane-dappled visage of a decade ago, the burst of building work in and around the city is noteworthy…

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Author: 18/08/2017 [0] Comments 

IMF forecasts even greater economic improvement for Spain in 2017

Confidence is coursing through the veins of Spain's economy thanks to buoyancy in the tourism, export and property sectors in particular.

Confidence is coursing through the veins of Spain’s economy thanks to buoyancy in the tourism, export and property sectors in particular.

The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has this week upgraded Spain’s economic outlook for 2017 on the back of its booming tourism sector, growing domestic consumer demand and extremely strong export market…

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Author: 21/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain opens first nap bar in Madrid

By being well rested during the day, employees are more creative, more energetic, and less likely to make mistakes.

By being well rested during the day, employees are more creative, more energetic, and less likely to make mistakes.

While Spain may have given the world the siesta, the world repaid the favour with the office-bound 9-to-5, forcing workers to near-on burn themselves out from dawn until dusk in strip-lit open-plan offices where even resting one’s eyes is immediately frowned upon…

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Author: 07/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Could Catalonia’s independence bid be derailed by in-fighting?

The push for independence in Catalonia is still strong, but there have been some recent wobbles.

The push for independence in Catalonia is still strong, but there have been some recent wobbles.

Catalonia’s desire to secede from the rest of Spain is well known. What is less well known, however, is the uncomfortable fact that not every Catalan is on board with the urge to breakaway, and the numbers of anti-independence individuals in Catalonia have increased as Spain’s wider economy has improved…

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Author: 06/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Catalonia sets date for new independence “referendum”

Catalans are less certain about independence since Spain's economy has improved, but they would still like the vote.

Catalans are less certain about independence since Spain’s economy has improved, but they would still like the vote.

Catalonia’s regional government has long agitated for independence from Spain, and is set to play the role of thorn in the side of Madrid once more in calling for a referendum later this year.

Led by spokesman Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan government will oversee an In or Out vote that, while likely to garner huge interest and a big turnout, will not have any legal standing within Spain

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Author: 12/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Time’s up for Eta as separatist group to fully disarm

The shady separatist terrorist group of Eta is to lay down its weapons by April 8.

The shady separatist terrorist group of Eta is to lay down its weapons by April 8.

Basque separatist group Eta has not really been a credible threat to the average Spaniard for many years, and now the terrorist organisation has said that it will fully disarm by April 8…

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Author: 22/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Catalonia’s symbolic independence referendum lands politician with two-year ban, large fine

Artur Mas, centre, after receiving his sentence at the Catalan High Court. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Artur Mas, centre, after receiving his sentence at the Catalan High Court. Photo: Getty Images/AFP

Artur Mas, the former president of Catalonia and permanent thorn in Madrid’s side, has been slapped with a €36,500 fine and been barred from holding public office for two years following the staging of Catalonia’s symbolic independence referendum in 2014…

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Author: 17/03/2017 [0] Comments 
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