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Economy & Jobs 26-05-2021

Spain in race against the clock to extend furlough schemes

Spain's employer’s association has rejected a latest proposal by Social Security Minister José Luis Escrivá to extend pandemic-era temporary lay-off schemes known as ERTE - protecting some 600,000 jobs - beyond the 31 May deadline. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Elections 29-04-2021

Fresh poll predicts Popular Party win in ‘battle of Madrid’

A poll has put Spain's centre-right Popular Party (PP) ahead of its rivals less than a week before votes are cast in a hotly contested regional election in Madrid on 4 May. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 23-04-2021

Recovery funds begin to arrive in Spanish regions

The Spanish government has in the last weeks already advanced €2.1 billion of its coronavirus recovery programme, amounting to 7.9% of the €26 billion Spain is expected to receive in EU funds this year, Spanish financial media reported.
Health 19-03-2021

Spain becomes seventh country to legalise euthanasia

Spain's parliament on Thursday (18 March) voted through with a large majority a bill to legalise euthanasia, making the country the seventh in the world to do so, EURACTIV’s partner EuroEFE reports.
Elections 17-03-2021

Spanish deputy PM quits to stand in Madrid election

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias triggered a political earthquake earlier this week when he announced his resignation from the post to unite regional forces against the far-right in regional elections in Madrid. EURACTIV's partner EuroEFE reports.