22/05/2013. After attending the European Council meeting in Brussels, Mariano Rajoy will travel to Colombia where Spain is attending the Pacific Alliance Summit as an Observer State for the first time.
Contributory pensions for May 2013 amount to 7.73 billion euros
According to the statistics released on Thursday by the Spanish Social Security system, the monthly total of contributory pensions paid out by the system amounted to 7.73 billion euros at 1 May 2013. This is an increase of 5% on the same month of 2012.
Government of Spain condemns series of attacks in Iraq
The Government of Spain strongly condemns the series of attacks that has taken place in Iraq over recent days. These acts, which have led to the death of many innocent victims, pose a threat to stability and coexistence in Iraq.
UN rewards Spanish National Geographic Institute for excellence in public service
The initiative in question is the National Plan for Territory Observation (Spanish acronym: PNOT) - a management model based on inter-administrative consensus, coordination and collaboration for the co-production of geographic information.
Spain visited by 4.6 million inbound tourists in April, the best figure in five years
14 million tourists arrived in the first four months of the year, 2.5% more than in 2012. The top emitting markets were the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Catalonia was the top destination in the month (with 1.2 million tourists), while the Balearic Islands and the Region of Valencia posted the largest increases when compared with last year.
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