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Brain drain: Spain wants to woo back skilled workers who left due to crisis

Brain drain: Spain wants to woo back skilled workers who left due to crisis

The Spanish government said Wednesday it is working on a plan to persuade skilled workers who left the country during its 2008-2013 economic slump to return home.

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

Students on SSE's Executive MBA program jetted out to the prolific tech hub to mingle with and learn from its professional community. Find out what they discovered.

 
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 'Working poor' abound in Spain despite economic recovery

'Working poor' abound in Spain despite economic recovery

Spain may be the EU's poster child for economic recovery, but impressive growth rates have failed to make a dent in the number of people struggling to make ends meet despite having jobs, the "working poor".

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.

 
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Six Spanish Netflix Series you need to see right now

Six Spanish Netflix Series you need to see right now

The rainy days of November are here and with them comes the desire to curl up under a blanket and watch Netflix.

'How I landed my dream job working at an international NGO'

'How I landed my dream job working at an international NGO'

Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.

 
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My Spanish Story: 'Madrid taught me to follow my passions and dream big'

My Spanish Story: 'Madrid taught me to follow my passions and dream big'

After 15 years living in Madrid, Dublin-born comic Dominic Anglim is upping sticks and moving to Berlin.

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

 
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Brexit: Spain confident Galician fishing fleet won't be kept out of British waters

Brexit: Spain confident Galician fishing fleet won't be kept out of British waters

Spain’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Luis Planas told the Spanish parliament that fishing remained at the heart of the ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU.

IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

The exhibitions assemble photographs by both internationally renowned artists and homegrown Spanish favourites.

Spanish banks will now have to pay mortgage tax instead of buyer

Spanish banks will now have to pay mortgage tax instead of buyer

Spain's prime minister has defied the Supreme Court in a rare move, stating that banks would now have to pay a mortgage tax instead of customers in opposition to what the highest court had ruled.

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.

Former Catalan leader ordered to pay €4.9 million over vote

Former Catalan leader ordered to pay €4.9 million over vote

Spain's audit office on Monday ordered former Catalan president Artur Mas and nine others to repay €4.9 million ($5.5 million) of public money spent on staging a 2014 independence referendum.

Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

The lifeless body of a young boy missing since the floods hit Mallorca eight days ago has been discovered, bringing the death toll to 13.

IN PICS: La Tabacalera, Madrid's most exciting art space

IN PICS: La Tabacalera, Madrid's most exciting art space

A former tobacco factory in a working class neighbourhood of Madrid has become one of the capital’s most exciting art spaces.

Spain busts ring that made Romanians beg as human statues

Spain busts ring that made Romanians beg as human statues

Spanish police said Sunday they had smashed a trafficking ring which brought Romanians, many of them with disabilities, to Spain where they were forced to beg in the streets dressed as mimes and human statues.

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

A year after threatening the unity of Spain with an attempt to declare independence, the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont launched a new party on Saturday, as he tries to rally separatists from his base in Belgium.

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

To celebrate La Diada, Catalonia's National Day on September 11th, The Local takes a look at ten of the most colourful colloquialisms from Spain's northeastern region.

Property of the week: Three-bedroom townhouse on Costa del Sol

Property of the week: Three-bedroom townhouse on Costa del Sol

This week’s chosen property is a 3-bedroom townhouse in Mijas Costa available for sale direct from the owner.

Spanish court confirms 4.5-year jail term for disgraced ex-IMF chief Rato

Spanish court confirms 4.5-year jail term for disgraced ex-IMF chief Rato

Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds in a case uncovered at the height of the economic crisis, causing outrage.

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Salvini meets rescued migrants, promises 'welcome'

Salvini meets rescued migrants, promises 'welcome'

Italy's Interior Minister met the 51 migrants, mostly families or women with children, at a military airport near Rome.

 

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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The real reason why this Madrid barrio is the world's 'coolest' neighbourhood

The real reason why this Madrid barrio is the world's 'coolest' neighbourhood

Time Out recently crowned Madrid’s barrio of Embajadores “the coolest neighbourhood in the world”. But how accurate is the claim?

The Local takes home two gongs at media awards

The Local takes home two gongs at media awards

The Local has been named Sweden's best digital publisher of the year – just a day after its in-house Client Studio took home a bronze medal amid tough competition at the Native Advertising Awards 2018.

Real Madrid reward Solari with permanent contract

Real Madrid reward Solari with permanent contract

Interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari was appointed permanent coach on Monday after overseeing a startling upturn in the European champions' fortunes since he stepped in to replace Julen Lopetegui.

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas.

GALLERY: Discover Spain's breathtaking national parks

GALLERY: Discover Spain's breathtaking national parks

From mountain ranges and volcanic landscapes to wetlands and ancient forests, Spain boasts a total of 15 national parks just waiting to be explored.

Catalonia in raw milk row as Catalan minister insists it's as safe as 'four-week-old chicken from the fridge'

Catalonia in raw milk row as Catalan minister insists it's as safe as 'four-week-old chicken from the fridge'

Catalonia is in the eye of the storm again, but not for its independence drive. This time, the controversy is all about... raw milk.

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.

Spanish police smash ring smuggling Palestinians

Spanish police smash ring smuggling Palestinians

Police in Spain and France have smashed a criminal ring suspected of smuggling hundreds of Palestinians into Europe through fraudulent asylum claims, Spanish police said on Sunday.