A foreigner’s guide to understanding Spanish politics in five minutes

A foreigner’s guide to understanding Spanish politics in five minutes

Do you find all the different political parties, regional parliaments, and coalition governments in Spain a bit confusing? Don’t know PSOE from PP? Deputies from Senators? The Local has broken down the Spanish political system in simple terms, and looks ahead to what could come in the next couple of years.

Spanish PM vows to ‘abolish’ prostitution

Spanish PM vows to ‘abolish’ prostitution

Volcanic ash halts flights in Spain’s La Palma

Volcanic ash halts flights in Spain’s La Palma

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

Draft ‘Asterix’ story revealed by French author’s daughter

Brexit and Spain news roundup: visa problems, driving deadline and Gibraltar
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Brexit and Spain news roundup: visa problems, driving deadline and Gibraltar

11 Alicante life hacks that will make you feel like a local
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11 Alicante life hacks that will make you feel like a local

Missing the UK? Here’s the must-have app keeping you connected to the things you love

Missing the UK? Here’s the must-have app keeping you connected to the things you love

Living and working in Europe is the experience of a lifetime, with new cultures, cuisines and ways of life to discover. It's normal, however, to miss what's going on at home.

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Going out in Spain: What are the rules for bars and nightclubs?

Going out in Spain: What are the rules for bars and nightclubs?

Nightclubs are now open across most of Spain's 17 regions and many have also eased restrictions on capacity limits and closing times. Find out what the rules are for going out in your part of Spain. 

What Covid-19 restrictions are in place for each region in Spain in October?

What Covid-19 restrictions are in place for each region in Spain in October?

How Brexit will affect the postal service between Spain and the UK over Christmas
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How Brexit will affect the postal service between Spain and the UK over Christmas

Christmas is coming, and the question of sending seasonal parcels from Spain to the UK - and vice versa - for the first post-Brexit festive season is approaching even faster.

Reader question: Can second-home owners get a residence permit in Spain?
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Reader question: Can second-home owners get a residence permit in Spain?

What you need to know when sending a gift between Spain and the UK post-Brexit
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What you need to know when sending a gift between Spain and the UK post-Brexit

Spain starts to reap rewards of one Brexit benefit 

Spain starts to reap rewards of one Brexit benefit 

Nine things you should know before moving to rural Spain
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Nine things you should know before moving to rural Spain

With remote working becoming more common in Spain, more people are swapping cities for villages for a quieter life in a beautiful natural setting. But what do you need to know before making the move to the Spanish countryside?

How Americans can retire in Spain
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How Americans can retire in Spain

A Spanish architect’s step-by-step guide to building a home in Spain
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A Spanish architect’s step-by-step guide to building a home in Spain

How can non-EU nationals bring family members to live in Spain?

How can non-EU nationals bring family members to live in Spain?

Oysters, not hostias! How to ‘swear’ politely in Spanish

Oysters, not hostias! How to ‘swear’ politely in Spanish

Swearing is accepted in many social contexts in Spain, but if you really need to sugarcoat your curse words, there are many euphemisms and expressions that can help you save face in certain situations.

Which Palma? How to tell the difference between the places in Spain called Palma

Which Palma? How to tell the difference between the places in Spain called Palma

Raising bilingual kids in Spain: How to make it work

Raising bilingual kids in Spain: How to make it work

Ten things Spaniards hate about the English language

Ten things Spaniards hate about the English language

Spain lifts Covid restrictions on access to airport terminals 

Spain lifts Covid restrictions on access to airport terminals 

Friends, partners and family will again be able to say goodbye to their loved ones inside the airport terminal as the Spanish government on Friday will lift restrictions imposed to control airport numbers during the pandemic.

The small coastal town that was Spain’s capital for a day

The small coastal town that was Spain’s capital for a day

12 of the most beautiful places to visit in Spain this autumn
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12 of the most beautiful places to visit in Spain this autumn

Ten of Spain’s most amazing modern architectural wonders

Ten of Spain’s most amazing modern architectural wonders

How not to buy a house in Spain: The top five pitfalls to avoid
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How not to buy a house in Spain: The top five pitfalls to avoid

Buying a home in Spain comes with its challenges, not least the possibility of being scammed, getting charged hidden fees or missing key points in the smallprint. The Local spoke to someone who experienced these problems first-hand to help others avoid them.

Property news in Spain: build-to-rent trend takes off and big opposition to new housing laws
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Property news in Spain: build-to-rent trend takes off and big opposition to new housing laws

Spanish property news roundup: New laws, taxes and rental benefits
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Spanish property news roundup: New laws, taxes and rental benefits

Spanish property news roundup: Home exchanges and village for sale in Galicia
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Spanish property news roundup: Home exchanges and village for sale in Galicia