Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spain’s stand against climate change

On Saturday 28 March at 8.30pm, six million people in Spain turned their lights off to mark Earth Hour including Malaga’s Los Flores and Obispo squares, Santander, El Cort Ingles and many local businesses. In total a billion people throughout the world took part in this initiative against climate change. We can all make an impact to reducing […]

The beginning of the digital era in Spain

Friday April 2nd marked the end of analogue TV in Spain and the arrival of digital with the final analogue blackout for 20 million homes in Spain. From this point forward, anyone without a TV or set-top box which is able to receive digital will be without Spanish TV. Over 90% of homes in Spain have […]

Tourist arrivals increase in 2010

There are promising signs that 2010 is going to be a better year for owners of holiday homes and tourism driven industries in Spain. Europe’s statistics agency Eurostat revealed that January’s figures showed a 1.1% increase in foreign tourist arrivals compared to the same period of 2009. This may not be a big increase, but is […]

Spain’s crime rate lowest for a decade

Great news for homeowners in Spain, Interior Minister Alfredo Rubalcaba announced last month that crime statistics for 2009 showed a 2% drop from the previous year and is the lowest for a decade. He added that crime was no longer one of the top concerns for the general public and that Spain is considered one […]