‘The Palmeros are a bit like the Swiss’

‘The Palmeros are a bit like the Swiss’

This week in My Spain, we talk to Roger Frey — a Swiss-German who swapped a high-end office job in Bern for a paragliding career in the skies over the Canary Islands.

Fat Catalan MPs lend weight to obesity study

Fat Catalan MPs lend weight to obesity study

Catalan politicians are being weighed and measured as part of the fight against obesity that threatens the health of Spain's children.

Spain shuns Europe’s top physicist

Spain shuns Europe’s top physicist

A Spanish scientist has been voted as the best in Europe on the same day that a Spanish government committee rejected his CV as "not good enough".

Spanish call Germans ‘most arrogant’ in EU

Spanish call Germans ‘most arrogant’ in EU

The Spanish consider Germany as the "most arrogant" and "least compassionate" nation in Europe but also the "most trustworthy", a new survey shows.

Madrid crowned European protest capital

Madrid crowned European protest capital

The Spanish capital has surpassed Berlin as the European city with the highest number of street protests in 2013, having already more than doubled the number of demonstrations that were carried out in the first four months of 2012.

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Spain’s borrowing costs fall on short-term bonds

Borrowing costs for Spain eased as it raised €4.047 billion in short-term debt on Tuesday, a sign of further-strengthening market confidence in the crisis-hit country.

Surge in old car sales sparks safety concerns

Surge in old car sales sparks safety concerns

The crisis-driven rise in popularity of old bangers could mean "the difference between life and death", as new figures show one in three cars sold in Spain in 2013 is over ten years old.

Half of 2nd generation immigrants feel Spanish

Half of 2nd generation immigrants feel Spanish

Spain is becoming a model for social integration in Europe as a new study has found fifty per cent of second generation immigrants living in Spain consider themselves Spanish.

Barça party by bus after La Liga triumph

Barça party by bus after La Liga triumph

Barcelona players boarded a bus to parade their latest La Liga trophy in front of hundreds of thousands of adoring supporters.

Inditex pledges safety for Bangladesh workers

Inditex pledges safety for Bangladesh workers

Global clothing giants Inditex and H&M on Monday promised to sign up to a plan to improve safety for workers in the factories they use in Bangladesh, in the wake of a deadly factory collapse there.

Spain welcomes ‘any plan’ to boost youth jobs

Spain welcomes ‘any plan’ to boost youth jobs

Recession-hit Spain and Portugal said on Monday that they welcomed "any plan" to fight youth unemployment, after reports that European powers planned to invest billions in getting young people back to work.