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The downsides of moving to Spain for work
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The downsides of moving to Spain for work

Spain is an amazing country to live in but it’s important to be aware of the drawbacks that exist for people looking to further their careers here.

Why Americans love studying in Sweden

Why Americans love studying in Sweden

International students from around the world often jump at the chance to study in the US. So why is that some American students are defecting to study in Sweden instead?

 
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The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)
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The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)

They may not be as popular as Barcelona, Seville or Valencia but it’s worth getting off the beaten track to discover some of the least touristy cities in Spain, and the wonderful things they have to offer.

Your step-by-step guide to getting the best expat health insurance plan

Your step-by-step guide to getting the best expat health insurance plan

A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.

 
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The one speciality dish you need to try from each of Spain’s regions
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The one speciality dish you need to try from each of Spain’s regions

Can there be anything more enjoyable than traversing Spain discovering all the regional variety that the country has to offer?

What will business look like in Europe in the 2020s?

What will business look like in Europe in the 2020s?

Here in the waning weeks of 2019, it’s natural to look back at the decade that’s drawing to an end. But the close of a decade is not just about looking backward - it’s also a good time to consider what the next ten years have in store.

 
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The biggest culture shocks experienced by expats in Europe

The biggest culture shocks experienced by expats in Europe

We asked our readers what surprised them most about working and living in Europe. This is what they had to say.

 
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#Navidad: Spain's festive cake brings the promise of big prizes
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#Navidad: Spain's festive cake brings the promise of big prizes

Every day until Christmas Eve, The Local explains the unique history behind Spanish Christmas traditions in our own Advent calendar.

How Spain's new left-wing coalition fits into Europe's shifting political allegiances

How Spain's new left-wing coalition fits into Europe's shifting political allegiances

Spain's proposed coalition could succeed, even without a majority in parliament.

IN PICS: Behind the doors of Madrid's sumptuous art-filled Liria Palace

IN PICS: Behind the doors of Madrid's sumptuous art-filled Liria Palace

Home to one of Spain's most important private art collections that includes paintings by Goya, Velazquez and Rubens, the Liria Palace was for decades Madrid's best kept cultural secret.

Amnesty International demands immediate release of jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International demands immediate release of jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, insisting that the "vague" and "overly broad" interpretation of sedition used to jail them could have a profound effect on the right to protest in Spain.

It's official: Spaniards do talk faster than English speakers (but there's a catch)

It's official: Spaniards do talk faster than English speakers (but there's a catch)

If you needed proof that Spanish is spoken at a much faster rate than English, this new study does exactly that, but speed doesn’t necessarily equate to efficiency.

Top ten heartiest tapas to enjoy when it's cold outside

Top ten heartiest tapas to enjoy when it's cold outside

One of the best things about the cold months in Spain is that it's a perfect excuse to enjoy winter warming dishes.

Ernest Hemingway's favourite Spanish haunts

Ernest Hemingway's favourite Spanish haunts

The Local takes a look at some of Papa's favourite haunts in Spain.

PROFILE: Popular Party leader Pablo Casado

PROFILE: Popular Party leader Pablo Casado

The young leader of Spain's conservative Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has toned down his harsh rhetoric ahead of Sunday's repeat general election after leading the PP to its worst ever results with an aggressive campaign the last time around.

Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?
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Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?

Spaniards are loud, lazy and love a nice long siesta... don't they?

Property in Spain: Why choose Valencia?

Property in Spain: Why choose Valencia?

More and more people are also choosing to live in the buzz of Spain’s third city, Valencia. But what is it about the coastal city that is proving so attractive?

OPINION: Franco's gone, now it's time to bury his ideas too

OPINION: Franco's gone, now it's time to bury his ideas too

Richard Torné reflects on the recent exhumation of the Spanish dictator and what it tells us about modern Spain.

Spanish opera community jumps to Placido Domingo's defence in sexual harassment allegations

Spanish opera community jumps to Placido Domingo's defence in sexual harassment allegations

Several members of Spain's opera community have leapt to Spanish tenor Placido Domingo's defence after other performers accused him of sexual harassment.

Thomas Cook collapse: Thousands stranded as 46 flights cancelled in Spain

Thomas Cook collapse: Thousands stranded as 46 flights cancelled in Spain

Spain’s airport operator Aena confirmed that 46 flights to and from Spanish airports on Monday have been cancelled with the collapse of British travel group Thomas Cook.