The White List

The Spanish government presented a bill this week that aims to increase transparency in interactions involving public officials and lobbyists, including creating a register of interest groups, the Associated Press reported. The proposed law would require officials involved in any policymaking to report their meetings with...

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Rights v. Justice

Spanish authorities euthanized a former security guard this week, who was facing trial for wounding three people in his former workplace, a case that has put Spain’s assisted suicide law in the spotlight, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Late defendant Eugen Sabau submitted an application for...

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Workers, Please

The Spanish government passed a bill this week that will relax requirements for undocumented migrant laborers in an effort to bring thousands of workers into the labor force and shore up understaffed sectors such as hospitality and farming, the Associated Press reported. The new measure aims...

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Tall Order

Spain’s Supreme Court scrapped a rule that prevented shorter women from joining the country’s police force, ruling that the regulation was “discriminatory,” Euronews reported. The case is related to a woman, who was rejected from the force in 2017 for failing to fulfill the height requirement....

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Getting In Tune

Spain will introduce a series of temporary taxes on banks and energy companies to help people cope with soaring inflation and spiking utility costs caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Associated Press reported. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced the tax scheme and other public relief...

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Humans: 1, Bots: 0

The Spanish government approved a bill that would overhaul the way companies handle customer service calls and eliminate long waiting times for customers, the Associated Press reported. Under the bill, companies will be ordered to reduce long hold periods on customer service calls –instead, they will...

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Whodunit?

Spanish authorities found that the phones of the country’s prime minister and defense minister were both infected with the Pegasus spyware less than a month after a previous investigation found that the Israeli software was used to snoop on Catalan separatist leaders, the Guardian reported...

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The Return of the King

Spanish prosecutors dropped three cases against former King Juan Carlos this week, citing insufficient evidence, the statute of limitations and the monarch’s constitutional immunity, the Guardian reported Thursday. The 84-year-old royal had been embroiled in a number of damaging scandals concerning his business dealings that prompted...

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