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Sunday 26th September

Iceland is now the first European nation to have a female-majority government. How do other countries compare?

Iceland is now the first European nation to have a female-majority government. How do other countries compare?

When election results came in on Sunday, Iceland became the first European country where women hold more than half the seats in parliament. We take a look at Europe's best and worst performers when it comes to female representation in politics.

How can non-EU nationals bring family members to live in Spain?

How can non-EU nationals bring family members to live in Spain?

Saturday 25th September

IN PICTURES: Volcanic eruptions continue to blight Canaries

IN PICTURES: Volcanic eruptions continue to blight Canaries

Firefighters were forced to evacuate three more towns on Friday amid a fresh wave of eruptions in La Palma. Take a look at some of the most dramatic photos of the past week.

Catalan ex-leader released from jail, free to leave Italy

Catalan ex-leader released from jail, free to leave Italy

Thursday 23rd September

What you need to know about Spain’s plan to change its abortion laws

What you need to know about Spain’s plan to change its abortion laws

In Spain women can get an abortion for free in all public hospitals up until 14 weeks, no questions asked. But the reality is that many doctors refuse to perform them. The Spanish government is revising its laws to make sure it is enforced across the country.

Wolf hunting ban pits farmers against conservationists in Spain

Wolf hunting ban pits farmers against conservationists in Spain

Why does Spain top Europe’s Covid vaccination league table?

Why does Spain top Europe’s Covid vaccination league table?

Spain to ban plastic packaging for food and vegetables from 2023

Spain to ban plastic packaging for food and vegetables from 2023

Sunday 19th September

Spanish police wrong-footed as 25,000 students party at Madrid university

Spanish police wrong-footed as 25,000 students party at Madrid university

Around 25,000 people joined a massive outdoor drinking party marking the start of term at a Madrid university without observing safety precautions, police said Saturday, admitting they were caught off-guard.

Brexit news roundup: All the latest info for Brits in Spain
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Brexit news roundup: All the latest info for Brits in Spain

Friday 17th September

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Vaccinated travellers from Europe will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests or expensive day 2 PCR tests when heading to England, after the UK announced a shake up of border rules on Friday.

‘It’s a disaster’: How British stores in Spain are being hit by Brexit

‘It’s a disaster’: How British stores in Spain are being hit by Brexit

How to import a vehicle to Spain from outside of the EU
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How to import a vehicle to Spain from outside of the EU

€965 a month: Spanish government announces small rise in minimum wage

€965 a month: Spanish government announces small rise in minimum wage

Wednesday 15th September

Property news in Spain: Who is buying luxury properties and where are they?
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Property news in Spain: Who is buying luxury properties and where are they?

From the most popular places to buy luxury property in Spain to where home renovations are the most expensive in the country, stay up-to-date on the latest Spanish property news with The Local's weekly roundup.

‘Nuda propriedad’: The pros and cons of selling your home in Spain while still living in it 
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‘Nuda propriedad’: The pros and cons of selling your home in Spain while still living in it 

Spain PM in Barcelona to reopen Catalan separatist talks

Spain PM in Barcelona to reopen Catalan separatist talks

Tuesday 14th September

KEY POINTS: How Spain will tackle rising electricity prices?

KEY POINTS: How Spain will tackle rising electricity prices?

On Tuesday, the Spanish government approved a raft of measures to help reduce the ever-increasing electricity bills that those in Spain have been facing in recent months. Here's how they plan to do it and what measures will be in place going forward.

Spanish government announces raft of measures to combat rising electricity prices

Spanish government announces raft of measures to combat rising electricity prices

What are the types of work contracts in Spain and which one is the best?
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What are the types of work contracts in Spain and which one is the best?

Spain says huge wildfire under control after 7 days

Spain says huge wildfire under control after 7 days

‘I pay €15 for a few potatoes’: What it’s like being a vegetarian in Spain?

‘I pay €15 for a few potatoes’: What it’s like being a vegetarian in Spain?

Monday 13th September

Reader question: Can unvaccinated second-home owners travel to Spain?
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Reader question: Can unvaccinated second-home owners travel to Spain?

It's been a difficult 18 months for people who own second homes in Spain, with opportunities to check on them greatly reduced by health and travel restrictions, so what are the current rules?

Rain helps fight against ‘monster’ wildfire in Spain

Rain helps fight against ‘monster’ wildfire in Spain

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

Spain to begin producing first Spanish Covid-19 vaccine in October

Spain to begin producing first Spanish Covid-19 vaccine in October

Sunday 12th September

Spain lays out plans to fight rising number of hate crimes

Spain lays out plans to fight rising number of hate crimes

In an announcement on Friday, the Spanish government said it would create specialised groups within the Interior Ministry and the police force to tackle the rising number of hate crimes that have shocked the country in recent months.

Brexit news roundup: All the latest info for Brits in Spain
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Brexit news roundup: All the latest info for Brits in Spain

Spain’s film queen Penelope Cruz wins best actress in Venice

Spain’s film queen Penelope Cruz wins best actress in Venice

Saturday 11th September

IN PICS: Catalan Diada protest ends in clashes with police

IN PICS: Catalan Diada protest ends in clashes with police

Thousands of Catalans waved flags as they marched through Barcelona on the Diada, the region's national day, with the day ending in violent clashes with police.

More than a hundred thousand hit Barcelona streets ahead of Madrid talks

More than a hundred thousand hit Barcelona streets ahead of Madrid talks

Huge crowds expected in Barcelona ahead of Madrid talks

Huge crowds expected in Barcelona ahead of Madrid talks

Friday 10th September

Property in Spain: A weekly roundup of the latest news and updates
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Property in Spain: A weekly roundup of the latest news and updates

From home-sellers lowering property prices in Madrid to foreclosures being at their highest level in four years, and the Balearic Islands proving to be the most popular place in Spain for foreign buyers, here is the latest round-up of property news.

House prices in Spain return to pre-pandemic levels

House prices in Spain return to pre-pandemic levels

Firefighter dies battling southern Spain wildfire

Firefighter dies battling southern Spain wildfire

Tuesday 7th September

Vicious Madrid attack on young gay man shocks Spain

Vicious Madrid attack on young gay man shocks Spain

Spain's government on Tuesday strongly condemned a vicious attack in broad daylight on a young gay man in Madrid as police sought eight masked assailants.

Brexit: How Brits can properly plan their 90 out of 180 days in Spain and Schengen Area
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Brexit: How Brits can properly plan their 90 out of 180 days in Spain and Schengen Area

The nine weirdest (and wonderful) museums in Spain

The nine weirdest (and wonderful) museums in Spain

Who still hasn’t been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Spain?

Who still hasn’t been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Spain?

Monday 6th September

The taxes in your region of Spain you probably didn’t know existed 

The taxes in your region of Spain you probably didn’t know existed 

Madrid has just announced it wants to be the first region to scrap regional taxes, but what are these tariffs that apply to specific autonomous communities? And where in Spain do taxpayers pay the most?  

Spain removes US from restriction-free travel list 

Spain removes US from restriction-free travel list 

In Pictures: Spain’s Fallas festival returns after pandemic pause

In Pictures: Spain’s Fallas festival returns after pandemic pause