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UPDATE 1-Spanish unemployment ticks up in November as COVID measures stall hiring

02 Dec 2020

MADRID, Dec 2 The number of people registering as jobless in Spain edged up by 0.66% in November from a month earlier as restrictions to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections slowed employment activity, official data showed on Wednesday.

Spain approves 475 million euro aid package for Air Europa

03 Nov 2020

MADRID The Spanish government approved on Tuesday a 475 million euro (£427 million) aid package for Air Europa, making the airline the first major Spanish company to tap into funds established to help companies in strategic sectors weather the pandemic.

Health minister says Spaniards right to be annoyed after he attended awards ceremony

28 Oct 2020

MADRID Spain's health minister said on Wednesday Spaniards were right to be angry at him attending an awards ceremony with dozens of other high-profile figures shortly after the country entered a state of emergency to control its second wave of coronavirus.

Spain to hike taxes on large companies, high earners in 2021 budget

27 Oct 2020

MADRID Spain's left-wing government announced plans on Tuesday to raise taxes on large companies and high earners to fund increased spending on social care and infrastructure as part of its progressive agenda.

UPDATE 2-Spain's unemployment sees biggest quarterly rise in 8 years as pandemic hits

27 Oct 2020

MADRID, Oct 27 Spain saw its biggest quarterly increase in the number of unemployed people since 2012 in the July-September period, as its tourism-dependent economy was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Spain's COVID-19 state of emergency faces backlash

26 Oct 2020

MADRID The Spanish government faced a backlash on Monday over its plans to put the country, one of Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspots, under a state of emergency for six months. | Video

Spain enters COVID state of emergency to much dismay

26 Oct 2020

MADRID, Oct 26 The Spanish government faced a backlash on Monday over its plans to put one of Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspots under a six-month state of emergency.

'It is terrifying': Europe braces for lengthy battle with COVID

24 Oct 2020

PARIS/MADRID Europe faces a lengthy battle against the coronavirus at least until mid-2021, France warned on Friday, as anxious governments introduced ever more restrictions to curb the disease once again accelerating through the continent.

Spain holds off on curfews, but struggles to contain COVID-19

23 Oct 2020

MADRID Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez exhorted Spaniards on Friday to further limit social contact to combat Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspot, but he stopped short of announcing new measures amid political disputes over potential curfews.

Spain postpones decision on curfew to contain 'out-of-control' virus

22 Oct 2020

MADRID Spain's health minister described a second wave of the coronavirus sweeping the county as "out of control" on Thursday as the government postponed a decision on whether to follow France and other European countries in imposing curfews. | Video

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