Nathan Allen

Street parties, confusion loom as Spain prepares to exit emergency state

May 06 2021

MADRID Police in Catalonia were preparing for hordes of pandemic-weary revellers to hit the streets when a national state of emergency expires on Sunday, while regional leaders across Spain vented frustration at uncertainty over what comes next.

Spain to trial mixing COVID-19 vaccines after restricting AstraZeneca shot

Apr 19 2021

MADRID (Reuters) -Spain will study the effects of mixing different coronavirus vaccines, government researchers said on Monday, responding to shifting guidelines on the safety of the AstraZeneca's shot.

Spain unaware of any delays in J&J COVID vaccine deliveries

Apr 13 2021

MADRID (Reuters) -Spain's health ministry said on Tuesday it was not aware of any changes to the planned first delivery of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shots expected to arrive on Wednesday.

Spain cuts 2021 growth forecast to 6.5% after first-quarter contraction

Apr 09 2021

MADRID Spain's government slashed its forecast for this year's economic recovery on Friday to reflect a COVID-induced contraction in the first quarter and expected delays to the arrival of EU rescue funds.

UPDATE 2- Spain's job market shows signs of recovery a year after COVID crash

Apr 06 2021

April 6 A year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic has left hundreds of thousands of Spaniards unemployed and many more on furlough, but labour ministry data released on Tuesday suggest a nascent recovery could be underway.

UPDATE 2-Spain GDP stagnated in Q4 amid COVID curbs, threatening 2021 recovery

Mar 26 2021

MADRID, March 26 Spain's economy did not grow in the fourth quarter as coronavirus restrictions tipped private consumption to a record annual low, revised data showed on Friday, potentially souring the outlook for a recovery in 2021.

Mallorca's Easter revival masks a slow, painful recovery for Spanish tourism

Mar 24 2021

MALLORCA, Spain German tourists flocking to the sunny shores of Mallorca for Easter are a boon for a few local businesses, but closed hotels and restaurants across the island are a reminder that Spain's tourism sector is still years away from full recovery.

Locked-down Spaniards seethe with envy as Germans flock to Mallorca

Mar 18 2021

MADRID Tens of thousands of Germans are planning last-minute Easter getaways to Spain's sun-kissed islands, leaving many Spaniards, who are not allowed to do the same because of a travel ban, upset. | Video

Spain joins countries halting AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 15 2021

MADRID Spain will stop using AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for at least two weeks, the government said on Monday, joining a growing list of European countries putting the brakes on the shot over concerns about possible side effects.

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Scottish nationalists vow independence vote after election win

GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) -Pro-independence parties won a majority in Scotland's parliament on Saturday, paving the way to a high-stakes political, legal and constitutional battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the future of the United Kingdom.