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Over 8,500 Part-Timers' Pensions Reviewed and 2,200 Set to Rise

Read more + 16 Aug 2019

Over 8,500 Part-Timers' Pensions Reviewed and 2,200 Set to Rise

SPAIN'S government is in the process of reviewing 8,500 State pensions after the Constitutional Court scrapped calculation methods for part-time workers on the grounds that this discriminated against women. From Monday this week, all days worked will be considered full days whether they are or not. Until recently, State pensions were calculated on a pro-rata basis for part-timers - for...

Bumper Trade for Spanish Petrol Stations - Thanks to Portuguese Fuel Strike

Read more + 13 Aug 2019

Bumper Trade for Spanish Petrol Stations - Thanks to Portuguese Fuel Strike

A LORRY driver strike in Portugal which has left petrol stations in the country running dry has turned out to be a great business boost for some of those in Spain. HGV drivers who specialise in transporting hazardous merchandise such as gas, chemicals, household fuel and petrol and diesel have downed tools and refused to comply with the 'minimum services' requirement, sparking an energy...

Collectors Pay Hundreds for Old Peseta Coins (even from 1995)

Read more + 12 Aug 2019

Collectors Pay Hundreds for Old Peseta Coins (even from 1995)

ANYONE who still has Spain's old currency in their possession has until the end of next year to change it for its equivalent in euros at the Bank of Spain - but depending upon how old and collectible the coins are, selling them online might earn you more. Peseta coins sold to date have fetched between €45 and €20,000, according to the dealer site Thelemonapp. Examples include one-peseta...

First Iberian Lynx Born in 100 years in Pyrénées

Read more + 7 Aug 2019

First Iberian Lynx Born in 100 years in Pyrénées

AN IBERIAN Lynx has been born in the Pyrénées for the first time in over a century – hugely positive news for this highly-endangered species, reports the La Pedrera Catalunya Foundation. Although the cub came into the world on May 28, the Foundation – which runs the MónNatura Pirineus animal recovery centre in Son (Lleida province) – has only just announced his birth as they wanted to be sure...

Ryanair Beats Iberia, Air Europa and EasyJet for Passenger Numbers in 2019

Read more + 5 Aug 2019

Ryanair Beats Iberia, Air Europa and EasyJet for Passenger Numbers in 2019

FIGURES released by airport governing body AENA show that the most-used carrier this year across all of Spain's terminals was Ryanair – by a considerable margin. Between January and June 2019 inclusive, just under 23,571,000 passengers travelled to and from Spain on the Irish-based low-cost airline. The second-most used flight company was Catalunya-based budget carrier Vueling, part of the...

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