Update 1: 2018/11/15 8:12am PST Looks like the Google One love is already spreading, and now we get word that the service is now available to users in additional nations across Europe, including Spain, France, After tentatively launching in the US in May, Google One, aka Google's new unified storage plans and service, has been shyly expanding. It didn't become available to "everyone" in the US until August, and even then, there were plenty of exceptions that meant not all users were able to migrate to the new plans. After that, it was announced for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and Mexico as well as India. Now, users in two more countries are getting emails notifying them of an upgrade to Google One. In the UK, the pricing for the different plans is: 15GB - free plan 100GB - £1.99 per month 200GB - £2.99 per month 2TB - £9.99 per month 10TB - £79.99 per month 20TB - £159.99 per month 30TB - £239.99 per month The 1TB plan, which previously … [Read more...] about [Update: France, Spain, Russia too] Google One’s storage plans start rolling out in the UK and Canada
A combination of low wages and reliance on temporary contracts is keeping millions of workers stuck below the poverty line -- nearly one in six, according to labour ministry figures. The country has the European Union's highest proportion of workers at risk of poverty, 13.1 percent, after Greece and Romania, according to 2016 Eurostat figures. Spain's economy shrank during the financial crisis from 2009 to 2013 but rebounded in 2014. Its rate of expansion has since outstripped much of the EU with growth of more than 3 percent. But the recovery has bypassed many workers like Elisabet, a 44-year-old Madrid waitress who is employed on a three-month contract. She earns just €950 ($1,100) per month. Nearly half of her salary, €400, goes on renting a room she shares with her eight-year-old daughter. Another €130 is swallowed up by school canteen fees, €100 goes to childcare, leaving just over €300 for food, transportation and other … [Read more...] about ‘Working poor’ abound in Spain despite economic recovery
1. "I'm struggling to focus today as I didn't get to bed until 1.30am – it was the final of Masterchef Junior!" For Spaniards, staying in of an evening doesn't necessarily mean having an early night. Prime time television shows are not usually broadcast until at least 11pm and can continue until well into the early hours so whether it is the latest episosde of Game of Thrones, the Masterchef final, or El Clásico football match, it's essential chat for the water cooler but could well leave you bleary-eyed and mainlining coffee the next day. Depositphotos 2. "Turn up the volume please, I can almost hear myself think." Spanish people are notoriously noisy. If they are not raising their voices when talking on the phone, gossiping loudly with their colleague at the next desk or just shouting to get the attention of someone across the room, then the radio or television is cranked up to full volume to fill the silence. The peace and quiet of The Local's office in … [Read more...] about Ten phrases you’ll only hear if you work in an office in Spain
By Matthew Bennett Two years ago, when Donald Trump won the American presidency, with the support of Steve Bannon and the alt-right, one party moved quickly to try to position itself as Spain’s answer to that ascendent US national populism. Vox’s first attempts did not go very far beyond a few meetings, on both sides of the Atlantic, and some press statements accompanied by photos of party leader Santiago Abascal with Marine Le Pen (France, National Front), Geert Wilders (Holland, Party for Freedom) or Frauke Petry (Alternative for Germany). But there was not much substance to it. In a recent article describing that period, El Confidencial wrote that Vox was considered “a pariah among the eurosceptic right in Europe”. On Monday, Vox published a pre-campaign video of Mr. Abascal trotting around a plain somewhere in Andalusia—where regional elections will be held on December 2nd—looking manly in a more Putinesque than Trump-like manner, to … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Will Vox, Spain’s answer to the alt-right, ride the populist wave to its first electoral win?
Planas said his government was ready to react to “any negotiations outcome,” according to a government statement. Spanish concerns about fishing can be split into three categories, according to the minister. Spain is worried about the access its fleet, especially vessels based in the northern region of Galicia, will have to British waters after Brexit. Galician fishing boats could lose €500 million if they lose access to the UK’s waters. A report by the University of Santiago furthermore estimates that 81 sectors, including transport, financial and legal services, would be affected in such a scenario. Planas said British boats backed by Spanish capital, as well as Spanish boats operating near the Falkland Islands, are also major concerns. The minister however expressed “optimism” that the UK will not pull out f the London Fisheries Convention, which gives several EU states access to British waters. Should the UK withdraw as part of any … [Read more...] about Brexit: Spain confident Galician fishing fleet won’t be kept out of British waters