‘If you have languages there’s work in Spain’

‘If you have languages there’s work in Spain’

This week in My Spanish Career we talk to Romanian HR director Andra Enescu about working life in Barcelona, what she looks for when recruiting foreigners and whether Catalan is a must for the office environment.

Expat goodbyes bring down Spanish population

Expat goodbyes bring down Spanish population

Spain's population declined in 2012 for the first time in 17 years and the departure of foreigners from the country is partly responsible.

Police bust explosive jacket kidnap ring

Police bust explosive jacket kidnap ring

Spanish police have arrested members of a criminal gang which took people hostage and intimidated them into handing over cash and valuables, including watches, by making them wear fake explosive jackets.

Majorca helps send dead man home to Africa

Majorca helps send dead man home to Africa

People around Majorca are donating money to the island's Senegalese community to help them send home the body of a young man who died after being hit by a car when he was running from police on Monday April 15th.

Spain tops European 2012 deficit rankings

Spain tops European 2012 deficit rankings

Spain had the biggest deficit — 10.6 percent of gross domestic product — of all the eurozone and EU states in 2012, according to final deficit and debt figures published by the European Commission on Monday.

Homeless crisis hits Spain’s educated elite

Homeless crisis hits Spain’s educated elite

More and more qualified middle class Spaniards are sleeping rough in the streets of Madrid every night, according to a study carried out by the capital’s emergency service Samur.

Spain eyes clampdown on Gibraltar tax fraud

Spain eyes clampdown on Gibraltar tax fraud

Spain's tax authorities are looking to put new pressure on companies which set up 'fictitious' bases in Gibraltar to pay less tax.

Alpine airport lands just four visitors in March

Alpine airport lands just four visitors in March

The €45 million-airport of Huesca in Spain's far north welcomed just four passengers in March as the facility signed off on a dismal start to the year.

Migrants injure police in Melilla beach scuffle

Migrants injure police in Melilla beach scuffle

Six Spanish police officers were injured Sunday when they tried to stop 15 sub-Saharan migrants armed with sticks and knives from illegally entering the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco by boat, local officials said.

Djokovic steals Nadal’s Monte Carlo crown

Djokovic steals Nadal’s Monte Carlo crown

Rafael Nadal will quickly bury his sorrows after the end of his eight-year title streak in Monte Carlo, with the Spaniard quickly turning his focus to the Barcelona Open starting on Monday.

Doctors take to streets against healthcare cuts

Doctors take to streets against healthcare cuts

Thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday to protest against government spending cuts and plans to partly privatize medical services.