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Friday 21st January

UK licence exchange: How does it compare for drivers in Spain to others in Europe?

UK licence exchange: How does it compare for drivers in Spain to others in Europe?

As UK driving licence holders in Spain continue to wait for answers regarding a post-Brexit deal between British and Spanish authorities that would mean many don’t have to resit their driving tests, we look at how their situation compares to that of their counterparts across Europe.

Why now is a good time to be a private teacher in Spain 

Why now is a good time to be a private teacher in Spain 

Spain set to send troops and warships to aid NATO in Ukraine-Russia conflict

Spain set to send troops and warships to aid NATO in Ukraine-Russia conflict

Thursday 20th January

Should I change my non-lucrative visa for another residency permit in Spain?
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Should I change my non-lucrative visa for another residency permit in Spain?

The non-lucrative visa is granted to non-EU citizens who can prove they have the economic means to support themselves whilst living in Spain. But what if you want to change your non-lucrative visa for a different residency or work permit? What are your options?

Spain gained nearly 200,000 foreign workers in 2021

Spain gained nearly 200,000 foreign workers in 2021

How Spain wants to lead global shift in Covid-19 surveillance

How Spain wants to lead global shift in Covid-19 surveillance

Where in Spain can people aged 30 to 39 book their Covid-19 booster shot?

Where in Spain can people aged 30 to 39 book their Covid-19 booster shot?

Mould at home in Spain: What are tenants’ rights?
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Mould at home in Spain: What are tenants’ rights?

Sunday 16th January

The new tax laws in Spain’s Andalusia in 2022: What you need to know
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The new tax laws in Spain’s Andalusia in 2022: What you need to know

The Andalusian regional government has announced several major changes to its tax laws which come into force in January 2022, affecting everything from personal income tax to inheritance tax. Here’s what you need to know.

Saturday 15th January

The best concerts and music festivals in Spain in 2022
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The best concerts and music festivals in Spain in 2022

From the Foo Fighters and Alicia Keys to Bilbao's BBK Live and Barcelona's Primavera Sound, here are some of the best concerts and music festivals scheduled to take place throughout the year in Spain in 2022.

How much cash can you travel with, store at home or deposit in Spain?
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How much cash can you travel with, store at home or deposit in Spain?

Wednesday 12th January

Spanish expression of the day: ‘Quien fue a Sevilla, perdió su silla’

Spanish expression of the day: ‘Quien fue a Sevilla, perdió su silla’

To welcome the return of The Local’s Spanish word or expression of the day, we bring you one of the most quintessentially Spanish sayings out there. What’s all this about going to Seville and losing your chair?

La Renta: The important income tax deadlines in Spain in 2022
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La Renta: The important income tax deadlines in Spain in 2022

KEY STATS: What you need to know about Spain’s mega farms

KEY STATS: What you need to know about Spain’s mega farms

Your views: Is Spanish meat good quality?

Your views: Is Spanish meat good quality?

Tuesday 11th January

When will people under 40 in Spain be able to get their Covid booster shot?
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When will people under 40 in Spain be able to get their Covid booster shot?

With many Covid health passes due to expire in February for people without a booster shot, we find out the latest on why Spain is taking so long to offer this reinforcement dose to people under 40 in the country and when they’re likely to be eligible. 

Spain’s health experts divided over whether Covid-19 should be treated like flu

Spain’s health experts divided over whether Covid-19 should be treated like flu

What to do when a foreigner dies in Spain
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What to do when a foreigner dies in Spain

Burrowing badger unearths Roman-era treasure in Spain

Burrowing badger unearths Roman-era treasure in Spain

Monday 10th January

Madrid raises age limit for women to have free IVF up to 45

Madrid raises age limit for women to have free IVF up to 45

Madrid will launch a new €4.5-billion fertility plan that will allow women in the region to access IVF treatment through the public health system if they’re under 45 years of age, as authorities in the Spanish capital try to encourage more women to have children.

Second child dies after bouncy castle tragedy in eastern Spain

Second child dies after bouncy castle tragedy in eastern Spain

Spain will regulate the price of antigen tests 

Spain will regulate the price of antigen tests 

RANKED: The ten best markets in Spain

RANKED: The ten best markets in Spain

Sunday 9th January

Spain sees more Covid reinfections in last fortnight than rest of pandemic

Spain sees more Covid reinfections in last fortnight than rest of pandemic

The Omicron coronavirus variant caused more reinfections in the last fortnight than that seen during the rest of the pandemic, data from Spanish researchers showed.

Spanish police bust helicopter drug ring

Spanish police bust helicopter drug ring

TELL US: What do you think about the quality of Spain’s meat?
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TELL US: What do you think about the quality of Spain’s meat?

Spanish property roundup: Renting on a temporary basis and cheap medium-sized cities
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Spanish property roundup: Renting on a temporary basis and cheap medium-sized cities

Saturday 8th January

NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Spain in January 2022
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NEW LAWS: What changes about life in Spain in January 2022

A new month and the start of a new year bring many changes to laws, taxes, customer rights and other important matters that affect life in Spain. Here are the changes in January 2022 you need to know about.

Thursday 6th January

Spanish employers in all job sectors can now hire non-EU workers in their countries of origin

Spanish employers in all job sectors can now hire non-EU workers in their countries of origin

Employers in all industries in Spain can now recruit third-country nationals in their countries of origin rather than having to find candidates in Spain when they’re struggling to fill job positions, the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion has announced.

Spain’s La Palma residents return home to battle volcano ash

Spain’s La Palma residents return home to battle volcano ash

Can I take Spanish cheese, meat and wine into the UK in 2022?
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Can I take Spanish cheese, meat and wine into the UK in 2022?

Under 65s in Spain who caught Covid-19 need to wait a month before booster

Under 65s in Spain who caught Covid-19 need to wait a month before booster

Spectators return to Spain’s Epiphany parades after virus pause

Spectators return to Spain’s Epiphany parades after virus pause

Tuesday 4th January

Spain’s unemployment rate posts record fall in 2021

Spain’s unemployment rate posts record fall in 2021

The number of registered jobless in Spain posted a record drop in 2021 as the relaxation of pandemic restrictions boosted its key tourism sector, official statistics showed Tuesday.

Settling debt with oral sex is ‘legal’, Spain’s Constitutional Court rules

Settling debt with oral sex is ‘legal’, Spain’s Constitutional Court rules

How is Spain’s Covid vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11 going?

How is Spain’s Covid vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11 going?

Monday 3rd January

Over 4,000 migrants died trying to reach Spain in 2021: NGO

Over 4,000 migrants died trying to reach Spain in 2021: NGO

Over 4,000 migrants died or disappeared trying to reach Spain by sea in 2021, twice as many as in the previous year, a migrant rights group said Monday.

Spain records more than a million Covid infections in three weeks

Spain records more than a million Covid infections in three weeks

The public holidays in your region of Spain in 2022 
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The public holidays in your region of Spain in 2022 

Spain rejects EU’s ‘green’ label for nuclear and natural gas energy

Spain rejects EU’s ‘green’ label for nuclear and natural gas energy

Sunday 2nd January

Europe tops 100 million Covid cases

Europe tops 100 million Covid cases

Europe has recorded over 100 million coronavirus cases, more than a third of all infections worldwide, since the start of the pandemic, an AFP tally Saturday showed.

Saturday 1st January

EU moves to label nuclear and gas energy as ‘green’

EU moves to label nuclear and gas energy as ‘green’

The EU is planning to label energy from nuclear power and natural gas as "green" sources for investment despite internal disagreement over whether they truly qualify as sustainable options.

The Euro celebrates its 20th anniversary

The Euro celebrates its 20th anniversary

IN PICTURES: How Europe brought in the New Year in the face of Omicron

IN PICTURES: How Europe brought in the New Year in the face of Omicron

Friday 31st December

COMPARE: How Europe is ending 2021 with record Covid rates and new restrictions

COMPARE: How Europe is ending 2021 with record Covid rates and new restrictions

European countries are battling a huge spike in Covid infections driven by the Omicron variant but some countries are hit worse than others and strategies to fight the pandemic vary. Here's a run-through of the state of play as 2021 draws to a close.