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Spain Today – Monday 25 March 2024

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In Spain’s news today, forced married and pregnant teenager released by the Guardia Civil, Court confirms 90k fine for Vueling website accessibility failings, and Judge orders Telegram to be blocked as a precautionary measure.

Plus, non-hotel tourism figures and the climate will lead Monday’s references.

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Spanish News Headlines

The Guardia Civil has located a 13-year-old minor who had been forcibly married and was 12 weeks pregnant.

In the operation, both the minor’s husband and both parents were arrested. The victim is pregnant for the second time after a previous abortion due to malformations in the foetus.

The operation has been developed within the actions that the Guardia Civil has been carrying out to eradicate human trafficking, when they learned through the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office that a girl of only thirteen years of age had suffered a voluntary interruption of pregnancy due to a serious malformation in the foetus.

The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the National Court has confirmed the fine of 90,000 euro and the prohibition from attending procedures for granting official aid for six months imposed on Vueling Airlines by the Secretary of State for Social Rights due to non-compliance with its web page of accessibility conditions for people with disabilities.

In a ruling, the magistrates of the Eighth Section dismiss the airline’s appeal against the October 2020 Resolution imposed for the commission of a serious violation of article 95.3.e) of Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013, of November 29, consolidated text of the General Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and their Social Inclusion.

The judge of the National Court Santiago Pedraz has ordered the provisional suspension of the instant messaging application Telegram following a complaint filed by Mediaset, Atresmedia and Movistar Plus for alleged unauthorised use of audiovisual content subject to copyright.

As reported by legal sources, the head of the Central Court of Instruction Number 5 has adopted this decision within the framework of a request for a precautionary measure requested by the audiovisual companies so that the activity of the messaging application was paralyzed while the investigation was carried out.

To read these articles in full, visit SpainToday.news

Business, Markets and Statistics

The week begins in Spain with the publication of the industrial price index for February and the corporate turnover for January as the main references in the macro field.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, investors will be watching the new home sales figures for February in the US.

In addition, the Ministers of Environment and Climate will debate the EU’s climate goal for 2040.

Back in Spain, the INE publishes the occupancy survey in non-hotel tourist accommodation for February, and the corporate turnover index for January, as well as the industrial price index for February.

In the Eurozone, the meeting of the Environment Council takes place, with Ministers debating the EU’s 2040 climate target.

In the UK, we will find out the housing affordability in England and Wales, and have the Charities Aid Foundation UK Giving Report.

Business wise we will see results from Kingfisher, which includes the brands B&Q, and Brico Depot in Spain.

Things to Do Today

In Torrevieja, the latest book fair is on all week and through the weekend, with some 8 booths selling books and offering readings and signings throughout the week.

World Theatre Day is celebrated on Wednesday in Torrevieja with a special event at the Virgen del Carmen Centre.

Sports fans in Torrevieja have another football competition this week, on the 28 to 31, and handball on the same weekend.

For more local events, pick up The Leader newspaper every Monday, and This is Torrevieja for Torrevieja events.

Local Markets

Monday is market day in Elche and Santa Pola.

The roads will of course be busy around those locations.

Traffic and Travel

The Easter traffic monitoring campaign is active and traffic will get busier again towards the weekend, and remember that if you are venturing into the mountain areas, which in some cases might be less than an hour from the sunny coast, snow chains should be a consideration to avoid getting stranded.

For information and updates about driving in Spain, visit N332.es

Official Websites for Travel Information


Always check the weather where you are before embarking on a trip. Here are the official sources for alerts and warnings.

On This Day

1981, in England, the Spanish national soccer team wins a match in that country for the first time (2 to 1).

1977, in post-Franco Spain, Juan Luis Cebrián, director of the newspaper El País (Madrid), is prosecuted for the crime of advertising contraceptives.

1936, in Extremadura, more than 60,000 Extremaduran peasants, mobilised by the FTT-UGT, peacefully occupy 3,000 farms owned by large landowners.

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