PSOE ahead in the polls

The latest opinion poll conducted by Demoscopia shows the PSOE ahead with 20.7% of the votes, five points ahead of the ruling PP and six ahead of the new party Podemos.

58 migrants intercepted off the isla de Alborán

The Maritime Rescue Service has intercepted yet another migrant boat heading for Spain, this one carrying 58 sub-Saharan migrants who set sail from Morocco early on Sunday morning.

Seven resignations so far in the wake of credit card scandal

The Ministry of Finance has opened an investigation into the use of opaque company credit cards, not only those in the Ibex-35, following the scandal involving former members of Caja Madrid who spent €15.25 million over a period of thirteen years.

Unemployment up by nearly 20,000 in September

Unemployment in Spain rose by 19,720 in September, although the government gave this a positive spin by saying that it was the lowest increase in September unemployment since 2007.

Migrant boat located after nine-hour search

Following a nine-hour search, a boat carrying 34 men, 11 women, two of them pregnant, 2 children and two babies was located about 30 miles off Almeria and the occupants transferred to port.

New methodology to calculate GDP

A change in methodology has resulted in Spain’s GDP for 2013 rise by over €26 billion, with €9 billion being as a result of the inclusion of a contribution from illicit activities such as prostitution, drug trafficking and smuggling.

August was record month for tourism

According to the Ministry of Industry, a total of 9.1 million visitors spent at least one night in Spain in August 2014, an 8.8% increase on the same month last year and a new record.

A return to Moroccan waters

The fishermen of Barbate and Conil will be returning to Moroccan waters after a three-year break following the EU rejection of an extension to the existing fishing agreement with Morocco.

First rise in house prices for six years

Following a slump which has lasted over six years, the Spanish real estate market experienced its first rise in prices in the second quarter of 2014.