EU bursts bubble of Spain’s ‘champanillo’ tapas bars with new brand protection for French champagne

EU bursts bubble of Spain’s ‘champanillo’ tapas bars with new brand protection for French champagne

The EU's top court on Thursday boosted Champagne makers in their fight to get Spanish tapas bars to drop the term "champanillo" by reenforcing legal protections on "both products and services" from specific regions.

‘Extraordinary generosity’: EU chief lands in Madrid to launch Spain’s €140-billion recovery plan

‘Extraordinary generosity’: EU chief lands in Madrid to launch Spain’s €140-billion recovery plan

How will the EU’s ‘Covid passports’ work for travellers?
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How will the EU’s ‘Covid passports’ work for travellers?

EU nations agree to open borders to vaccinated travellers from outside bloc

EU nations agree to open borders to vaccinated travellers from outside bloc

How long can Brits stay in the UK without losing their EU residency?

How long can Brits stay in the UK without losing their EU residency?

COMPARE: Which countries are leading the race to vaccinate in Europe?

COMPARE: Which countries are leading the race to vaccinate in Europe?

Vaccinated Americans will be able to travel to Europe this summer, says EU chief

Vaccinated Americans will be able to travel to Europe this summer, says EU chief

Could PCR tests for travel to Spain and EU be free this summer?

Could PCR tests for travel to Spain and EU be free this summer?

‘Highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca orders

‘Highly probable’ EU won’t renew AstraZeneca orders

Spain will allow EU travellers with vaccine passports to sidestep Covid tests and quarantines

Spain will allow EU travellers with vaccine passports to sidestep Covid tests and quarantines

‘Possible link’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EMA concludes

‘Possible link’ between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EMA concludes

EU could achieve Covid-19 immunity by mid-July, says vaccine chief

EU could achieve Covid-19 immunity by mid-July, says vaccine chief

Europe’s slow vaccine rollout is ‘prolonging the pandemic’ as infections surge

Europe’s slow vaccine rollout is ‘prolonging the pandemic’ as infections surge

EU toughens rules for vaccine exports to avoid shortfalls

EU toughens rules for vaccine exports to avoid shortfalls

Europe’s Covid-19 ‘hotspots’ to be sent four million more vaccine doses

Europe’s Covid-19 ‘hotspots’ to be sent four million more vaccine doses

Google flags higher ad rates in France and Spain after digital tax

Google flags higher ad rates in France and Spain after digital tax

EU agrees list of accepted Covid rapid antigen tests and says results should be in English

EU agrees list of accepted Covid rapid antigen tests and says results should be in English

Which countries in Europe would be on the EU’s list of ‘dark red zones’ for Covid-19?

Which countries in Europe would be on the EU’s list of ‘dark red zones’ for Covid-19?

Europeans urged not to travel as EU Commission proposes ‘dark red zones’ for Covid hot spots

Europeans urged not to travel as EU Commission proposes ‘dark red zones’ for Covid hot spots

Brexit: European nationals warned of change in travel rules when visiting UK in future

Brexit: European nationals warned of change in travel rules when visiting UK in future

BREXIT Q&A: What British second home owners in Spain need to know

BREXIT Q&A: What British second home owners in Spain need to know

OPINION: ‘Who are the Brits who have flocked to Spain because of Brexit?’

OPINION: ‘Who are the Brits who have flocked to Spain because of Brexit?’

Spain issues new residency card for British citizens

Spain issues new residency card for British citizens

UPDATE: EU agrees to reopen borders to 15 countries but excludes US from safe travel list

UPDATE: EU agrees to reopen borders to 15 countries but excludes US from safe travel list

American tourists could be barred from Europe when borders reopen

American tourists could be barred from Europe when borders reopen

Where can you travel in Europe? EU launches new website to help tourists

Where can you travel in Europe? EU launches new website to help tourists

EU proposes ‘progressive and partial’ reopening of external borders in July

EU proposes ‘progressive and partial’ reopening of external borders in July

EU imposes entry ban for 30 days in bid to slow coronavirus pandemic

EU imposes entry ban for 30 days in bid to slow coronavirus pandemic

The Local’s view: Most Brits in Europe didn’t ask for Brexit, but now we have to make it work

The Local’s view: Most Brits in Europe didn’t ask for Brexit, but now we have to make it work

Spain’s Supreme Court blocks jailed Catalan separatist’s bid to take seat as MEP

Spain’s Supreme Court blocks jailed Catalan separatist’s bid to take seat as MEP

‘Spain is back’: Top EU post goes to outspoken Spanish diplomat

‘Spain is back’: Top EU post goes to outspoken Spanish diplomat

European elections: A beginner’s guide to the vote

European elections: A beginner’s guide to the vote

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what’s Switzerland’s problem with the EU?

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what’s Switzerland’s problem with the EU?

UPDATED: What Brits in Spain need to know about the new Brexit-friendly residency card

UPDATED: What Brits in Spain need to know about the new Brexit-friendly residency card

Energy, EU, migration on the agenda as Macron heads to Spain

Energy, EU, migration on the agenda as Macron heads to Spain

Spanish restaurant chain can’t trademark ‘Mafia’ name, EU rules

Spanish restaurant chain can’t trademark ‘Mafia’ name, EU rules

Tusk: ‘No space for EU intervention’ in Catalonia

Tusk: ‘No space for EU intervention’ in Catalonia

‘The EU should not allow the symbol of peace in Europe to become a symbol of waste’

‘The EU should not allow the symbol of peace in Europe to become a symbol of waste’

Spain threatens to block Greece bailout payment

Spain threatens to block Greece bailout payment

Spaniards most likely to want their own EU referendum, poll shows

Spaniards most likely to want their own EU referendum, poll shows

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

Just how guaranteed are the rights of Britons living in Europe?

Just how guaranteed are the rights of Britons living in Europe?

Key victory for family rights of Britons returning to the UK from EU

Key victory for family rights of Britons returning to the UK from EU

UK absent as EU leaders seek unity on 60th birthday

UK absent as EU leaders seek unity on 60th birthday

Rajoy backs ‘multi-speed’ Europe idea at EU ‘Big Four’ meeting

Rajoy backs ‘multi-speed’ Europe idea at EU ‘Big Four’ meeting

Spanish unions reject budget adjustment demanded by EU

Spanish unions reject budget adjustment demanded by EU

Suspend EU funds for Spain says European Commission

Suspend EU funds for Spain says European Commission

EU moves closer to fining Spain for 2015 overspend

EU moves closer to fining Spain for 2015 overspend

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future

Europe’s leaders bicker as Brexit reality bites

Europe’s leaders bicker as Brexit reality bites

‘No need to be nasty over Brexit talks’: Merkel

‘No need to be nasty over Brexit talks’: Merkel

US urges EU and UK to ‘divorce amicably’

US urges EU and UK to ‘divorce amicably’

Europe’s press mourns Brexit vote

Europe’s press mourns Brexit vote

Brexit divorce must be ‘quick’: EU founding states

Brexit divorce must be ‘quick’: EU founding states

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts

Brexit: fresh calls for Catalan vote on secession from Spain

Brexit: fresh calls for Catalan vote on secession from Spain

Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?

Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?

Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?

Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?

Spain wins reprieve on deficits from EU

Spain wins reprieve on deficits from EU

Brits: don’t let bumbling councils steal your vote

Brits: don’t let bumbling councils steal your vote

British expats: have your say in this historic decision

British expats: have your say in this historic decision

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

5 practical things Brits abroad can do to keep UK in the EU

Brussels slams Spain for failing to take in refugees

Brussels slams Spain for failing to take in refugees

Varoufakis urges next Spanish leader to defy Brussels

Varoufakis urges next Spanish leader to defy Brussels

Spanish farmer used EU agriculture subsidies to build motocross track

Spanish farmer used EU agriculture subsidies to build motocross track

Spain at risk of EU reprimand for overspending ahead of the election

Spain at risk of EU reprimand for overspending ahead of the election

Spain wins landmark legal battle over ‘discriminatory’ EU job advert

Spain wins landmark legal battle over ‘discriminatory’ EU job advert

Spanish lawmakers overwhelmingly approve third bailout for Greece

Spanish lawmakers overwhelmingly approve third bailout for Greece

Eurozone approves huge new Greek bailout

Eurozone approves huge new Greek bailout

Varoufakis accuses creditors of ‘terrorism’

Varoufakis accuses creditors of ‘terrorism’

Greece edges closer to default catastrophe

Greece edges closer to default catastrophe

EU commissioner to ‘ban roaming fees by 2017’

EU commissioner to ‘ban roaming fees by 2017’

‘Real risk’ of Grexit, warns Spanish minister

‘Real risk’ of Grexit, warns Spanish minister

EU tells Spain to take in more asylum seekers

EU tells Spain to take in more asylum seekers

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
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Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Spain to make another EU bank bailout payment

Spain to make another EU bank bailout payment

Spain rejects EU migrant quota plan

Spain rejects EU migrant quota plan

EU leaders triple rescue mission funds

EU leaders triple rescue mission funds

EU quizzes Spain on bank aid

EU quizzes Spain on bank aid

Greece heading towards third bailout: Spain

Greece heading towards third bailout: Spain

Third Greek bailout €30-50 billion, Spain warns

Third Greek bailout €30-50 billion, Spain warns

Spain leads tough stance on Greece

Spain leads tough stance on Greece

Spanish consumer prices accelerate fall in January

Spanish consumer prices accelerate fall in January

Foreign minister pledges support in Ukraine

Foreign minister pledges support in Ukraine

EU launches legal action against UK over breach of Brexit deal

EU launches legal action against UK over breach of Brexit deal

‘Naughty’ Spain comes up short on EU laws

‘Naughty’ Spain comes up short on EU laws

Economy minister faces long wait over EU job

Economy minister faces long wait over EU job

Economy minister left hanging over top EU post

Economy minister left hanging over top EU post

Ruling party declares victory in EU elections

Ruling party declares victory in EU elections

Who won what: EU elections breakdown

Who won what: EU elections breakdown

Separatist party wins EU vote in Catalonia

Separatist party wins EU vote in Catalonia

Spain’s major parties lose out in Euro elections

Spain’s major parties lose out in Euro elections

Young Spaniards turn left in lead-up to EU poll

Young Spaniards turn left in lead-up to EU poll

Recovery will kick off in 2014: Spanish PM

Recovery will kick off in 2014: Spanish PM

Spain frees 14 more Eta prisoners in rights row

Spain frees 14 more Eta prisoners in rights row

Spain’s city slickers satisfied despite crisis

Spain’s city slickers satisfied despite crisis

Spain third ‘naughtiest’ country in Europe

Spain third ‘naughtiest’ country in Europe

‘I made cash payments to Spanish PM’: Top official

‘I made cash payments to Spanish PM’: Top official

Shipbuilders strike over subsidy payback fears

Shipbuilders strike over subsidy payback fears

EU plans to bring ‘slow’ internet up to speed

EU plans to bring ‘slow’ internet up to speed

Spanish MPs unite for EU economic showdown

Spanish MPs unite for EU economic showdown

Spaniards head home as EU job dreams fade

Spaniards head home as EU job dreams fade

Spain’s socialists open door to policy talks

Spain’s socialists open door to policy talks

Europe launches attack on youth unemployment

Europe launches attack on youth unemployment

EU summit calls time on banking secrecy

EU summit calls time on banking secrecy

Spanish PM targets 2014 as turnaround year

Spanish PM targets 2014 as turnaround year

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Spain eyes EU leeway on deficit targets

PM to ‘correct’ economic outlook as debts spiral

PM to ‘correct’ economic outlook as debts spiral

Spain protesters accuse EU of bowing to markets

Spain protesters accuse EU of bowing to markets

EU demands changes to Spain’s evictions laws

EU demands changes to Spain’s evictions laws

Spanish PM Rajoy touts low deficit figure

Spanish PM Rajoy touts low deficit figure