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    Spain's former king settles €4 million tax debt from exile

    Spain's scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos I, who now lives in exile, has settled a debt of over four million euros with the Spanish tax authorities, daily newspaper El Pais reported Thursday...

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    Reader question: How will foreigners in Spain with private health insurance be contacted for Covid-19 vaccine?

    We've had a number of readers writing in asking how foreign pensioners who aren't registered on Spain's public health will be notified when it's their time to get the Covid-19 vaccine...

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    How to apply for a public health card in Spain

    Here's everything you need to know about registering with Spain's public health care service and the steps to apply for a health card in different regions in Spain...

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    How the UK's vaccine rollout will cause a luxury property boom in Spain: study

    A fast and effective vaccine campaign in the UK will result in a surge in sales of luxury properties in Spain, a new study by Rightmove suggests...

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    LATEST: These are updated Covid-19 rules for regions across Spain

    These are the new updated Covid-19 restrictions in place around the country...

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    How Spain's Valencia region plans to ease Covid-19 restrictions in March

    Residents of Valencia, Alicante and Castellón provinces can look forward to fewer Covid-19 restrictions from March 1...

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    Spain's vaccinated care home residents rejoice on first trip out in a year

    Recently vaccinated against coronavirus, a group of Spanish pensioners headed to a theatre in central Madrid on Wednesday on their first trip out in nearly a year...

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    What you should know before getting solar panels for your home in Spain

    Spain is no longer the country that ‘taxes the sun and solar panels are more affordable than ever, but there is still a lot you need to know before making your home solar-powered...

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    Spain's PM eyes €11 billion aid package for struggling companies and self-employed

    Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday pledged an extra €11 billion $13.4 billion to help struggling companies and the self-employed cope with the fallout of the pandemic...

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    Spain removes last statue of dictator Franco

    Spain's north African enclave of Melilla has removed the country's last public statue of former dictator General Francisco Franco 45 years after his death...

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    Why Spain's self-employed are set to receive much better pensions

    One of the benefits of the recently announced tax hike for self-employed workers in Spain is that they will finally receive the same monthly pension as contracted employees...

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    Spain's AENA, world's biggest airport operator, flies into the red

    Spain's AENA, the world's biggest airport operator by passenger numbers, said Wednesday it plunged into the red last year as the coronavirus pandemic decimated the travel sector worldwide...

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    How to stop squatters from moving into your empty home in Spain

    More than 14,000 properties were illegally occupied by squatters in Spain in 2019. Heres what you need to know about your rights and theirs and how to prevent it from happening to you...

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    Spain's Valencia region to reopen bar and restaurant terraces after 40 days

    Bars, cafés and restaurants in the eastern Spanish region will be allowed to reopen on Tuesday March 2 after 40 days of government imposed closures, but there will still be restrictions in place for t..

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    EXPLAINED: How choosing the right region in Spain can save you thousands in inheritance tax

    Spain's huge regional disparities in inheritance tax laws mean foreigners should think carefully about where they live and invest, even if theyre non-residents. We speak to an international lawye..

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    Spain extends travel ban again on arrivals from UK, Brazil and South Africa until mid-March

    The Spanish government on Tuesday announced another travel ban extension for travellers from the UK, Brazil and South Africa until at least March 16, over the new Covid variants in those nations...

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    REMINDER: What are the rules for travelling from the UK to Spain?

    There has been a surge in flight bookings to Spain since Boris Johnson announced the UK's lockdown exit plans on Monday. But British tourists wanting to visit Spain should remember the travel rule..

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    'Everybody freeze!': How a failed coup 40 years ago reshaped Spain's military

    On February 23 2021, Spain marks 40 years since a failed coup attempt triggered a cultural revolution within the military, leading to its forced modernisation and social integration...

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    Spain's Galicia to make Covid vaccine compulsory and fine those who refuse it up to €60K

    The regional government of Galicia in northwestern Spain has announced that the Covid-19 vaccine will be compulsory for all its 2.7 million inhabitants, and that fines for those who dont follow the r..

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    Spain to add Covid-19 vaccine passport to travel corridor scheme

    Spain's Tourism Minister has announced that Covid vaccination certificates or passports will form part of the safe travel corridor scheme her government is preparing to allow the reopening of inte..

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