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Expert:  Spain Has ‘Very Solid’ and ‘Respected’ Image Abroad

Spain's image abroad is "very solid" and "respected," with the negative effects of the economic crisis being just a temporary factor that will not affect the country's permanent value, Brand Spain High Commissioner Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros said. continue reading »

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain's government is considering publishing the names of the country's "biggest tax dodgers and delinquent taxpayers," Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Thursday. continue reading »

Spain Unemployment Rate Hits High of 26.2 Percent

The number of people officially registered as jobless in Spain climbed by 74,296, or 1.54 percent, in November to 4,907,817, according to figures released Tuesday by the Spanish Employment and Social Security Ministry. continue reading »

Massive Protesting in Spain Over Privatization of Hospitals

Thousands of citizens and health professionals took to the streets of the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest plans by the Madrid regional government to outsource management and some services provided by public hospitals. continue reading »

Spanish Prince Promotes Country’s Underlying Strengths While in Mexico

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe met here Friday with Mexican notables, intellectuals and opinion leaders in order to learn more about the state of their nation and also to explain the difficulties his own country is going through and the underlying strengths of its economy that will enable it to forge ahead. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Urges Brazil to Invest in Spain

Boasting "one of the most open economies in the world," Spain is an ideal place for Brazilian firms to invest, King Juan Carlos said here Monday as he hosted a luncheon for Brazil's president continue reading »

Qatar Airways to be Main Sponsor on Barcelona’s Jersey

FC Barcelona's jerseys will carry the name Qatar Airways starting next July in compliance with a request from the Spanish club's current main sponsor, Qatar Sports Investments. continue reading »

Spain Announces 2 Year Freeze on Foreclosures

Spain's government on Thursday approved the creation of a stock of homes for rent to evicted mortgage debtors and also instituted a two-year freeze on foreclosures. continue reading »

Spain Economic Minister:  Economic Reforms Producing “Positive Signs”

Spain's efforts to trim its budget deficit and put its financial house in order are producing "positive signs," the Iberian nation's economy minister said here Monday in an appearance before the European Parliament. continue reading »

Obesity Rates Soars Amongst Spanish Women Due to Economic Woes

The rise in female unemployment and the consumption of cheaper and less nutritious food products to adjust household expenditures to reduced incomes are some of the factors responsible for the recent increase in obesity among women in Spain. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz, La Tienda Raise Funds For Spanish Food Banks

La Tienda CEO Tim Harris and actress Penelope Cruz announced today the launch of the 2012 "Campaign for Spain" to help Spanish food banks over the holiday season. continue reading »

Spain Tries to Stop Mortgage Foreclosures in Light of Recent Suicides

Spain's government said Friday, hours after a woman about to be evicted from her home in the northern town of Barakaldo committed suicide, that it is working urgently to bring a halt to mortgage foreclosures. continue reading »

Crown Prince Calls On Businesses to Create Jobs in Spain

Crown Prince Felipe told businessmen and representatives of the Spanish government on Wednesday that fostering the creation of jobs is "urgent and vital" in Spain, where the unemployment level is "unacceptable." continue reading »

Tourists in Spain Spending More this Year

Foreign tourists visiting Spain between January and September spent 45.1 billion euros ($58.2 billion), some 7.2 percent more than in the same period of 2011, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed confidence that 2013 will be a better year and that the economic crisis can begin to be overcome in the near future. Rajoy sounded that optimistic note Saturday at the close of a two-day meeting here of the ruling Popular Party. continue reading »

EU Signs Off on Future Spanish “Bad Bank”

The European Commission and the European Central Bank said in a joint statement Friday that a deal has been struck with Spain on key aspects of a future "bad bank" that will take on other Spanish lenders' toxic property assets, noting that that entity will be up and running on Dec. 1. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Nieto in Spain Offers Support to Economy

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto delivered an address Monday to business leaders in Madrid, offering Spain the support and assistance of his incoming administration in dealing with the economic crisis. continue reading »

Homeless Families in Spain Squatting After Eviction

Protest groups in Spain have helped families that were kicked out of their homes by banks find shelter in repossessed, empty apartment buildings. Police moved in quickly in most cases, but in Seville about 30 families are going on six months of illegal occupation. continue reading »

Thousands Protest Spanish Austerity Measures in Madrid

Roughly 4,500 people took part in the latest "Surround Parliament" protest Saturday in the Spanish capital to demand an end to government austerity measures, authorities said. continue reading »

Audit Shows Spanish Banks Need $76 Billion, Banks Only Asking For $40 Billion Bailout

Spain's troubled banks need roughly 59.3 billion euros ($76.3 billion) to shore up their finances, according to the results of an independent audit released Friday. continue reading »