Category Archives: National

Spanish Midsummer Eve

To celebrate Midsummer’s Eve is something that Spaniards and Brits have in common, although the traditions might be slightly different. Midsummer’s Eve (St. John’s eve) is being celebrated in Spain on June…

Telia is selling Yoigo

The Spanish mobile provider Mámovil buys 100 percent of Yoigo and becomes the fourth largest mobile provider in Spain. After the purchase only Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange are larger. The purchase price is based…

Jellyfish in the Mediterranean

Experts are warning of an increased presence of jellyfish along the coast of the Mediterranean this summer. Some information and what you can do about it. Professor Josep Maria Gili from Barcelona’s Marine Research…

Selling a property in Spain

The number of sales and the property prices are on the rise in Spain, but how long time it actually takes to sell a property in Spain depends on many different factors….

Heat wave over Spain

A minor heat wave is on its way this week in many parts of Spain. Temperatures of more than 10 degrees above normal for the season are expected. In Madrid temperatures…

Disobedient bathers fined

Now that summer is approaching, the police is increasing the patrolling of the beaches. Several municipalities have introduced strict fines for all sorts of offenses. One of the municipalities is Guardamar…

Property prices in Spain

The figures for the first quarter of this year, shows that house prices in almost all of Spain continues to rise for the fourth consecutive quarter. The Spanish property prices over…

Campfires prohibited

Starting today, June 1st, there is a total ban on fires in forests and fields throughout Andalusia. The ban applies until October 15th. The reason for the ban is that…

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Cleaner beaches in Europe

According to a new report from the EU, the water quality of bathing water in European beaches has improved in most of the 21,000 beaches that have been checked. Each…

Spanish wages

The wages in Spain are well below the average wages in the EU, but there are still 15 other European countries with lower wages than Spain. A common question among…