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What you need to know about Spain's desperate mission to find two-year-old Julen

What you need to know about Spain's desperate mission to find two-year-old Julen

Two-year-old Julen Rosello fell down a 110-metre deep borehole on an Andalusian hillside nine days ago. Here's what you need to know about the battle to find him and whether or not he could still be alive.

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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Elections loom but there's trouble at the top in Podemos

Elections loom but there's trouble at the top in Podemos

Long hailed as a beacon of success for the far-left after erupting in Spain five years ago, Podemos is now on the verge of a split that analysts say could hurt the ruling Socialists.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2019

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2019

Stuck in a Spain-sized rut? Need to add some sparkle to your life in 2019? The Local offers you ten easy-to-achieve resolutions that will make the coming year in Spain one to remember.

Twelve ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Spain

Twelve ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Spain

From the truly sublime to the downright bizarre, the festive season in Spain is an amazing experience. Read on to check out The Local's guide to the very best the country has to offer.

OPINION: Brexit - the only possible deal that satisfies no-one

OPINION: Brexit - the only possible deal that satisfies no-one

Christopher Dottie, the President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain believes we are all suffering from a chronic case of "Brexhaustion".

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Tiritar'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Tiritar'

More cold weather is on it's way, so it's a good time to brush up on some related vocabulary.

Spanish government and Catalan leaders meet in fresh talks

Spanish government and Catalan leaders meet in fresh talks

Spain's deputy prime minister met Catalan separatist leaders Thursday as both sides pursue complex talks on the region's future initiated by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Court asks for jail transfer of Catalans before trial

Court asks for jail transfer of Catalans before trial

Spain's Supreme Court asked Thursday for nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in the 2017 independence bid to be transferred to Madrid so they can be tried in "the last week" of January.

Festive cheer: Seven great Spanish tipples to enjoy over the holidays

Festive cheer: Seven great Spanish tipples to enjoy over the holidays

There is nothing better than celebrating the holiday season with a great drink or two among friends and family, and what better way to do it than Spanish style?

Eight of Barcelona’s best budget hotels

Eight of Barcelona’s best budget hotels

Between Gaudi’s park and Barceloneta beach, Barcelona is a sea-and-city double threat. We’ve got the lowdown on the best low-cost hotels in the area, which will let you experience life in the Catalan capital – and still have euros left over for a glass of sangria or two.

Conservatives form government in Andalusia with support of far-right Vox

Conservatives form government in Andalusia with support of far-right Vox

With far right backing, the candidate of Spain's mainstream conservative Popular Party (PP) was Wednesday invested as the head of the regional government in Andalusia, a former Socialist fiefdom.

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could the EU be convinced to issue a Green Card to Brits who exercised their treaty rights before Brexit?

 Four arrested over New Year sex assault in Alicante

Four arrested over New Year sex assault in Alicante

Spanish police said Sunday they have arrested four men suspected of a New Year's Eve sexual assault reminiscent of a 2016 Pamplona bull-running rape case which caused national outrage.

What you need to know about Spain's 2018 rent law changes

What you need to know about Spain's 2018 rent law changes

Essential reading for anyone letting out or renting a property in Spain in 2018.

Vodafone set to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

Vodafone set to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

Vodafone said Thursday it planned to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain as it streamlines its organisation to cope with a drop in revenue and profits in a fiercely competitive telecommunications market.

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League senators furious over transgender Q&A with kids

League senators furious over transgender Q&A with kids

Hardline conservative senator Simone Pillon left outraged by transgender actor's Q&A session with schoolchildren

 

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Spain is about to raise the minimum wage by a whopping 22 percent

Spain is about to raise the minimum wage by a whopping 22 percent

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Wednesday his cabinet would approve next week a 22 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage to €1,050 ($1,192) in 2019.

Spanish police arrest three for neo-Nazi website

Spanish police arrest three for neo-Nazi website

Spanish police on Saturday announced the arrest of three men they said ran the Spanish section of "one of the most influential neo-nazi websites" in the world.

'Monstrous' Messi scores 400th La Liga goal

'Monstrous' Messi scores 400th La Liga goal

Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called "monstrous", as Barcelona terrorised Eibar to reclaim their five-point cushion at the top of the table.

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.

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

Where to next? Join The Local’s new travel group on Facebook

The Local has launched a new travel-focussed Facebook group and we’d love you to share your insights. You’ll also be in with a chance to win flight vouchers.

Spain bans painkiller for tourists after death of ten Brits

Spain bans painkiller for tourists after death of ten Brits

Spanish health authorities have banned the sale of a common painkiller to tourists after it was linked to the deaths of at least ten British holidaymakers.

The ten commandments for expats living in Spain

The ten commandments for expats living in Spain

Irish expat Carol Byrne outlines the ten golden rules you will need to follow to be a happy expat in Spain.

Swiss suspect in murder of Scandinavian hikers 'had psychiatric problems'

Swiss suspect in murder of Scandinavian hikers 'had psychiatric problems'

The man arrested in connection with the murder of two Danish and Norwegian hikers was receiving Swiss disability benefits for psychiatric problems, a Spanish newspaper reported on Tuesday.