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Ley de Memoria Democrática outlaws Franco worship

21, Jul 2021

The Spanish government has approved a preliminary draft of the Ley de Memoria Democrática (Democratic Memory Act) in a second round of voting. With this, glorification of Francisco Franco and his decades-long dictatorship is legally…
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New family law for more equality and less poverty in Spain

15, Jul 2021

MADRID – A new family law on diversity in Spain should support all forms of family other than the traditional one. The Ministry of Social Rights focuses the pillars of extended parental leave, mainly on…
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Fines up to €150,000 for landlords who refuse to rent to LGBTQ+

01, Jul 2021

Homeowners who refuse to rent out their home to someone because of their sexual preference or orientation risk a fine of up to €150,000. This is one of the most serious violations of the new…
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First legislation for LGBTQ+ community in Spain

28, Jun 2021

Spain’s Prime Minister Sánchez confirmed to Spanish news channel Cadena SER that on June 29 the Council of Ministers will approve the ‘Ley Trans’. This is the first national legislation in Spain for equal rights…
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European Public Prosecutor’s Office could end impunity for Spanish elite

23, May 2021

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office is a new community institution that will revolutionise the Spanish justice system. The European body can intervene directly in the Spanish judicial system.
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REMINDER: new traffic speed limits from 11th May

10, May 2021

Tomorrow, May 11th, Spain’s new urban road speed limits come into effect across the whole country. Fines are hefty, so take into account the new limits.
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New child abuse bill approved for Senate review

18, Apr 2021

MADRID – A new bill enables survivors of child abuse to report the violation for up to fifteen years after turning thirty-five. British pianist James Rhodes was behind the campaign to change the law.
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Change to secrets law could shed light on Franco regime

15, Apr 2021

MADRID – The Spanish government is reforming the Franco-era state secrets law which prevents papers from the Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship from being published.
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Spain becomes fifth country to pass euthanasia law

19, Mar 2021

MADRID – Spain approves euthanasia law. Patients must “suffer a serious or incurable disease or a serious or chronic condition” before they can request help to end their lives according to the legislation.
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