‘Majority of expats treat Spain as a holiday camp’

‘Majority of expats treat Spain as a holiday camp’

The Local talks to Maura Hillen, president of the AUAN property rights association and now local councillor in Albox, southern Spain who thinks expats need to get more politically engaged.

Iconic Madrid cafe closes its doors after 128 years

Iconic Madrid cafe closes its doors after 128 years

One of the oldest and most iconic cafes in the Spanish capital, Café Comercial, has announced it is shutting down for good, shocking regulars who say it is truly the end of an era.

‘Spaniards hunting lions in Africa are a disgrace’

‘Spaniards hunting lions in Africa are a disgrace’

The killing of Zimbabwe’s iconic lion Cecil for a fee of €50,000 ($55,000) initially thought to have been carried out by a Spanish hunter has shone the light on the strength of Spanish patronage of the big game hunting industry.

Madrid hosts UN meet on homegrown jihadism

Madrid hosts UN meet on homegrown jihadism

Security experts and ministers gather in Madrid on Monday for two days of UN-sponsored talks on how to stop radicals leaving their countries to join armed jihadist groups abroad.

Firefighters go on strike as wildfires ravage Spain

Firefighters go on strike as wildfires ravage Spain

Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Catalonia due to wildfires that are still raging, while Spain's forest firefighting brigade announce an indefinite strike.

French farmers block German, Spanish trucks

French farmers block German, Spanish trucks

UPDATED: French farmers said on Monday they had blocked and turned back as many as 300 trucks importing food from Germany, the latest protest against a fall in food prices.

Black economy clouds Spain’s recovery

Black economy clouds Spain’s recovery

Many of Spain's five million unemployed dream of finding a steady job in the economic recovery vaunted by the government - but a legion of undeclared workers still scrape by cash-in-hand.