Tag Archives: Spain


Black Friday in Spain

Black Friday or Viernes Negro as it is called in Spanish, is the start of Christmas shopping. Most shops and especially the big ones offer great discounts. It is a tradition…

The front of the new 20-Euro banknote

New 20 Euro banknotes

The new 20-euro banknote is being put into circulation today, Wednesday November 25th, and has several new innovations to enhance security and prevent counterfeit. There are 5, 10, 50, 100,…

The border in Melilla. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Immigrants in Melilla stopped

One hundred migrants were trying to climb over the border fence in Melilla this weekend. Two succeeded and four were sent to a hospital in Morocco. Moroccan security forces managed to…


Temperatures are dropping

A polar front is sweeping down across Europe ending the exceptionally warm autumn. The temperatures will now drop rapidly throughout Spain. The temperature is expected to fall between 6 to 10 degrees, especially…


Tapas in Torrevieja

The thirteenth edition of the Ruta de la Tapa now begins in Torrevieja. This year there are as many as 57 different tapas bars participating in the highly popular event….


Antibiotic resistance

Spain has become increasingly vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their occurrence has increased dramatically in recent years, but it is also a global problem.  November 18th is the European Antibiotic Awareness Day….


Jihadists in Spain

A number of jihadists have been arrested in Spain in recent years and a large proportion of them have Spanish nationality. A recently published study by the Real Instituto Elcano…

Treatment plant in Cerro del Aguila (Mijas Costa), just outside Fuengirola.

Investments in recycled water

The four largest treatment plants on the Costa del Sol will receive investments of 1.7 million Euro to improve the ability to recycle wastewater. It is about improving the ability…


Valueless coins in circulation

Civil Guard has issued a warning on Twitter that coins from Uruguay are in circulation in Spain. They are very similar 2-Euro coins, but completely useless. The 10-Pesos Coins from Uruguay…


Air pollution in Madrid

Madrid is for the first time forced to implement their program against acute air pollution, which was adopted in March this year. Specifically this means that at the present time…