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Electricity 27-06-2022

Spain approves anti-crisis package targeting energy companies

The government on Saturday (25 June) approved a new anti-crisis package worth €9.1 billion aimed at reducing the impact of inflation on the most vulnerable and targeting the windfall profits made by big energy companies this year due to the soaring price of gas on global markets.
Politics 27-06-2022

​​Sanchez defends Morocco’s handling of Melilla border incidents

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has come under fire, including by members of his own government, for defending the actions of Moroccan authorities in response to the attempted border breach by migrants at the Spanish enclave Melilla. Of the 2,000...

Spain to reduce electricity VAT to mitigate crisis impact

A 5% VAT reduction on electricity prices, a mitigating measure included in a new anti-crisis package to be approved by the government on Saturday (June 25), was announced by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday. In a speech before...

Historic heatwave hits Spain

The current heatwave gripping Spain is set to continue until at least the end of the week, with temperatures already reaching 43.2 degrees celsius, the country’s meteorological agency AEMET said on Wednesday.

Spain to call for more energy ambition in EU at Brussels summit

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will call for more ambition to implement the reform of the European electricity markets and reduce energy bills on Monday and Tuesday at the EU summit in Brussels, Spanish official sources told EURACTIV’s partner EFE. Sánchez,...

EU Commission approves Spanish-Portuguese plan to cap gas prices

The European Commission has given the green light to a Portuguese-Spanish proposal, also known as the “Iberian exception”, to cap gas prices on Monday, announced Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa, adding that both countries are working to pass national legislation...

Spain becoming one of Europe’s new hydrogen hubs, says von der Leyen

Spain is becoming one of Europe’s new hydrogen hubs, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a press conference in Barcelona on Friday, adding that the country has always been a “front runner” in the NextGenerationEU plan. “This...
Economy & Jobs 26-04-2022

Mayor: Culture and technology will shape Malaga’s future post-COVID

Strengthening the cultural elements and a focus on innovation-driven projects are the driving forces for Malaga’s future after the pandemic, Mayor Francisco de la Torre told EFE in an interview.

Beekeeping: Way to boost biodiversity and halt rural decline in Spain

More and more city dwellers in Spain are looking for ecological and sustainable alternatives to city life, to reconnect with nature and escape from polluted urban environments and unhealthy crowded spaces, particularly in times of the coronavirus.