Spain to approve urgent economy measures Dec. 30 – BusinessWeek

Deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Friday Spain’s new government will approve a set of urgent measures next week as it begins working on extracting the country from its severe economic crisis. Speaking after the first Cabinet meeting, Saenz de Santamaria gave few details of the measures to be approved Dec. 30 but said they would include a freeze on filling new civil service vacancies except in key areas such as the security Continue reading Spain to approve urgent economy measures Dec. 30 – BusinessWeek

Madonna song leak: Man arrested in Spain

SPANISH police have arrested and charged a man on suspicion of illegally leaking an early version of a new Madonna song online. A demo version of the track Give Me All Your Love surfaced on the internet last month, prompting the pop superstar to appeal to fans to help track down the person responsible for the unauthorised release. The hunt for the culprit led Madonna’s legal representatives to Europe, and this week police arrested the Continue reading Madonna song leak: Man arrested in Spain

Spain Will Raise Pensions in Line With Inflation Forecast – Businessweek

Spain’s new government will increase pensions next year in line with forecast inflation, meeting an election pledge, even as it plans to cut the budget deficit in half over two years. The Cabinet will pass emergency budget measures at its next meeting on Dec. 30. It will also approve an “update of all pensions in line with the forecast for the consumer price index,” Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told reporters today after Continue reading Spain Will Raise Pensions in Line With Inflation Forecast – Businessweek