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Spain romp past Croatia in opener as Yamal makes Euros history

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 20:51:39 +0200

Spain made a dream start to Euro 2024 as Alvaro Morata scored in a statement 3-0 victory over Croatia in Berlin on Saturday, with Lamine Yamal becoming the youngest player in the competition's history.


Inside Spain: 'corrupt' TV stars and new fake news law

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 13:01:43 +0200

In this week’s Inside Spain, we look at how corruption is so pervasive among the country’s elite that even the protagonists of Spain’s longest-running TV series have been in the dock, and how the government wants to put a stop to fake news.


Why now isn't a good time to buy a home in Spain (but it may not get any better)

Wed, 12 Jun 2024 09:38:56 +0200

High demand and low supply combined with rising prices mean that it might not be the best time to buy property in Spain. However, some experts argue things won't get any better and now is actually as good a time as any.


INTERVIEW: 'A lot of people think Brexit is done, but it's not for Brits in Europe'

Sat, 15 Jun 2024 10:05:39 +0200

A new project from citizens campaign group British in Europe aims to empower Brits in the EU to advocate for their post-Brexit rights. The Local spoke to BiE chair Jane Golding about the problems British citizens face in Europe and why the project is still needed.


Why do Scotland and Tenerife have the same flag?

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 15:23:53 +0200

The flag of Scotland and the Spanish island of Tenerife are practically the same. Sheer coincidence, historical explanation or conspiracy theory?


'Tinder for jobs': EU's new job scheme for non-EU workers moves step closer

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 10:15:37 +0200

The creation of a common EU Talent Pool platform, in which non-EU nationals can register their profiles and find jobs across the 27 member states, has moved a step closer to reality.


Where can you watch Euro 2024 matches on TV in Spain?

Wed, 05 Jun 2024 09:29:24 +0200

If you want to watch the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament while in Spain, this is how to follow the games live on Spanish TV or stream them online completely for free.


Where to study English-language university degrees in Spain

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 08:41:36 +0200

You may have dreamt of studying in Spain but don't feel that your Spanish skills are good enough to keep up with the course. Fortunately there's a number of options to study at Spanish universities in English.


The new compensation rules for train delays and cancellations with Spain's Renfe

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:38:35 +0200

Renfe, Spain’s national rail company, has changed the way in which you can get compensation for delays, as well as the amount of refund you are entitled to.


How to contest the cadastral value of your Spanish property

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:20:49 +0200

The cadastral value and cadastral reference of a property in Spain affect various factors including how much yearly property tax and inheritance tax you'll pay. Here's how to change the valuation Spanish authorities give your home.


Barcelona to have its own Thyssen museum

Fri, 14 Jun 2024 09:07:44 +0200

The Catalan capital will soon have its own Thyssen art museum on the central Paseo de Gracia avenue, joining cities such as Madrid and Málaga.


The best paid jobs in Spain which don't require a university degree

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 17:17:53 +0200

Traditional academic qualifications are no longer a guarantee of work or good pay. In fact, there are numerous jobs in Spain which don't require a university degree that pay handsomely.


Turkey's Erdogan thanks Spain for Gaza stance

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 15:00:01 +0200

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez for his stance on the Gaza war which has seen the Spanish leader emerging as an outspoken critic of Israel.


Europol bust cocaine gang with arrests in Marbella and Canary Islands

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 14:52:06 +0200

Europol said Thursday that a crime ring smuggling drugs into Europe had collapsed as the result of an investigation involving 40 arrests and the seizure of eight tonnes of cocaine.


UPDATE: Which cities in Spain have new restrictions on tourist rentals?

Tue, 21 Feb 2023 15:16:37 +0100

Skyrocketing tourist numbers in Spain has resulted in a boom in profitable short-term holiday lets, with the knock-on effect of pricing out locals. Regional governments and town halls are reacting by rolling out limits on tourist accommodation. Here's what's new in 2024.


A year of digital nomads in Spain: the lessons learned

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 11:44:36 +0200

Spain's digital nomad visa has proven a success since its launch in 2023, though it's faced some hiccups. A Spanish lawyer discusses the lessons learned from processing these visas and residence permits for international remote workers.


32 migrants die every day trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:36:39 +0200

More than 5,000 migrants died while trying to reach Spain by sea in the first five months of this year, or the equivalent of 33 deaths per day, an NGO said Wednesday.


Ford to cut 1,600 more jobs at Valencia factory

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 09:08:32 +0200

US carmaker Ford on Friday said it would seek to cut another 1,600 jobs at its factory near Valencia in eastern Spain, where it already axed 1,100 positions last year.


Spain's Málaga rolls out new rules to limit tourist rentals

Thu, 13 Jun 2024 10:42:06 +0200

The southern Spanish city of Málaga has for some time now been battling with the rapid increase in the number of tourist apartments. New rules aim to put a stop to this.


The 20 maps that will help you understand Spain

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:12:10 +0100

Despite its reputation for being the land of sun, siesta and sangría, Spain is a multifaceted country with much more to it than that. These 20 maps help to shed some light on what "España" is really all about.