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Agrifood 30-09-2021

‘Noah’s Arc’ provides La Palma’s livestock shelter from volcanic ashes

The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma is not only destroying some of the most fertile agricultural land in the Canary Islands, but is also threatening livestock essential for the survival of artisan dairies and farmers. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. 
Elections 27-09-2021

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont released on bail

The Italian court of Sassari in Sardinia on Friday (24 September) released former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont after he was detained Thursday on a European arrest warrant, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. 
Economy & Jobs 22-09-2021

Stars seem to align for Spanish economy after disastrous 2020

The Spanish economy appears to be recovering faster than expected after a disastrous 2020 marked by the coronavirus pandemic, with the latest forecasts pointing to a robust growth in 2022 and 2023. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

Lava flow devours property on Spanish Canary Island La Palma

A volcanic eruption on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma has led to “devastating” scenes as a six-metre-high lava flow devoured houses, infrastructure and farmland in its path to the ocean forcing the evacuation of some 5,000 people. There have been no human casualties, a regional official said Monday (20 September), EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Politics 20-09-2021

Volcano erupts on Spanish island of La Palma, PM suspends US trip

A volcano erupted Sunday (19 September) on the island of La Palma, in Spain’s Canary Island archipelago, following a week of seismic activity in the area. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 20-09-2021

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines in Catalonia to expire due to slow immunisation pace

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines are about to expire in the Catalonia region (northeast of Spain) due to the slow inoculation pace and the low demand, local health authorities have warned, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. 

In Spain, prosecutors mull charging man who falsely claimed to be victim of hate crime

Prosecutors in Spain on Thursday (9 September) were considering charging a man who claimed to be the victim of a homophobic attack before admitting that the injuries he sustained in the incident were consensual. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Non-discrimination 09-09-2021

Spanish government reacts to alleged homophobic gang assault

The Spanish government has convened an urgent meeting for Friday (10 September) over an alleged homophobic gang assault on a young man in Madrid that has raised the alarm over hate crimes in the country. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Electricity 08-09-2021

Spanish government to present measures to bring down soaring electricity prices

Spain's executive will “imminently” present a new package of urgent measures to reduce the fast increase of electricity prices on the wholesale market, the Spanish government announced on Tuesday (7 September). EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports. 
Elections 07-09-2021

Spain’s Popular Party to win if elections held today, fresh polls predict

If new elections were held today, Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) would fall below the mark of 100 seats in the parliament, likely leaving the executive in the hands of the centre-right Popular Party (PP), according to a fresh poll published on Monday by El Mundo, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.  
Coronavirus 06-09-2021

Spain aims to quickly fully vaccinate 90% of population

Spain’s  socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has set the new goal of having 90% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, but has not set a deadline for when the target should be met. EURACTIV’s partner EFE has reported.

Spain wakes up to clean-up operation after torrential rain

Several Spanish regions took stock Thursday (2 September) of the damage caused by torrential rain that swept over most of the country over the last 24 hours. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

Spain, Murcia region trade blame on pile of dead fish, lagoon disaster

A court in the Spanish region of Murcia has opened an investigation against the ecological transition ministry over its alleged role in the environmental disaster in Mar Menor, a lagoon in southeastern Spain where tons of dead fish have washed ashore in the past week. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

525 migrants have died on Atlantic route to Canary Islands this year

At least 525 people have died trying to make the Atlantic crossing between the African continent and Spain’s Canary Islands so far this year, one of the deadliest migrant routes in the world, the International Organization for Migration said Tuesday, EURACTIVS’s partner EFE reports. 

Tons of dead fish wash up on Spain’s Mar Menor shores

Thousands of dead fish have washed up on the shores of Spain’s Mar Menor in an environmental disaster that has shocked residents and tourists visiting the area, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 30-08-2021

Japan detects no health risks in withdrawn Moderna vaccine doses from Spain

Japan has not registered for the moment any health problems in patients inoculated with the Moderna vaccine related to the contamination detected in a batch of doses from Spain, according to sources from the county’s health ministry quoted on Friday (27 August) by EURACTIV’s partner EFE.
Coronavirus 24-04-2020

After 40 days in lockdown, Spain prepares for easing in May

Spain completed 40 days of lockdown on Thursday (23 April) with hopes isolation measures will begin to relax in May as the coronavirus outbreak is brought under control. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 23-04-2020

Spanish government criticised over handling of health crisis

The Spanish government has been repeatedly criticised for its management of the COVID-19 health crisis, with the latest rebuke regarding the rules for children going outside. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 22-04-2020

Spanish children under 14 allowed to go out under strict conditions

The Spanish government announced on Tuesday (21 April) that children under the age of 14 will be allowed to accompany adults on essential errands, allowing youngsters – and politicians – a long-awaited breath of fresh air. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 21-04-2020

Spanish government announces plans to ease COVID-19 lockdown measures

Spain's government has announced plans to ease its coronavirus lockdown measures as Monday's death toll dropped under 400, the lowest since 22 March. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 20-04-2020

Spain records lowest daily coronavirus death toll in about a month

Spain on Sunday (19 April) recorded 410 fatalities from the novel coronavirus, its lowest daily death toll since 22 March. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.