Spanish Civil War refugees given memorial at French camp of shame

Spanish Civil War refugees given memorial at French camp of shame

A memorial museum has opened at the Camp de Rivesaltes where many refugees fleeing Franco's Spain were interned before being sent to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.

‘Women put their babies into our arms begging us to keep them safe’

‘Women put their babies into our arms begging us to keep them safe’

As more and more refugees crowd into rubber dinghies to reach Europe, a Spanish volunteer lifeguard tells The Local how he's swapped the tourist packed beaches of Catalonia to go on patrol in Lesbos.

Spanish university welcomes new students with very messy initiation

Spanish university welcomes new students with very messy initiation

Medical students at the University of Granada have been taking part in their annual tradition to welcome new students... an epic food fight.

Spain rejects EU’s ‘permanent and binding’ refugee relocation quota

Spain rejects EU’s ‘permanent and binding’ refugee relocation quota

Spain has rejected Germany’s plan to implement a system of sharing refugees across the EU on a permanent basis during the latest EU summit on the refugee crisis.

Travel chaos threat as train drivers begin series of strikes across Spain

Travel chaos threat as train drivers begin series of strikes across Spain

The strikes are taking place during three separate time periods during Friday which could see thousands of travellers across Spain suffering disruptions.

‘Deeper reforms needed in Spain to seal long-term economic recovery’

‘Deeper reforms needed in Spain to seal long-term economic recovery’

Spain must overhaul its labour market and education system and fight cronyism to seal its recovery, said an economic expert recruited by a key party in December's general election.

Spanish court closes Ceuta probe into police over migrant drownings

Spanish court closes Ceuta probe into police over migrant drownings

A Spanish court has closed an investigation into 16 police officers over the drowning of 15 migrants while they tried to swim from Morocco to Spain's north African territory of Ceuta.