Spain to raise social-security payments to fund coming pensions boom

Spain to raise social-security payments to fund coming pensions boom

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government has agreed with unions to raise social-security contributions by 0.6% between 2023 and 2032 to help pay for the pensions of an upcoming wave of retirees, the Social Security Ministry said on Monday. Spain experienced a...
Eight migrants found dead in boat near Spain’s Canary Islands

Eight migrants found dead in boat near Spain’s Canary Islands

By Borja Suarez ARGUINEGUIN, Spain (Reuters) – Spanish coastguards found the bodies of eight African migrants in a boat which was drifting in the sea off Spain’s Gran Canaria island on Sunday, the Canary Islands government said. Sixty-two migrants, all of...
Cyber attack turns off the taps at Barcelona’s Damm brewery

Cyber attack turns off the taps at Barcelona’s Damm brewery

MADRID (Reuters) -Spain’s second biggest beer maker Damm halted output at its main brewery outside Barcelona after a cyber attack hit its computer systems earlier this week, a spokesperson said on Friday. The attack hit the brewery on Tuesday night and for a few...

Spain becomes first EU country to seek disbursement of recovery funds

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain has officially asked the European Union for the first instalment of 10 billion euros ($11.5 billion) of recovery funds, becoming the first member state to do so, the Budget Ministry said on Friday. The southern European nation received a...

Thieves rip bitcoin ATM from Barcelona crypto-store

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police are investigating the robbery of a ‘bitcoin ATM’ in a raid on a cryptocurrency exchange outlet in a wealthy Barcelona neighbourhood, local media reported on Friday. Bitcoin ATMs allow customers to purchase...