June 28, 2022

How Spain's older generation are becoming the new high achievers

Spain has the sixth highest life expectancy in the world, after Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Switzerland and Singapore, according to figures from the World Population Review published this year.
June 28, 2022

Buying a property in Spain: What to do and what to avoid

Spanish property expert Sean Woolley shares his advice with The Local Spain’s readers about what to do and what to avoid when searching for a dream property in Spain.
June 28, 2022

Spain's capital ramps up security to host NATO summit

Madrid was turned into a high-security zone on Tuesday, with thousands of police guarding venues where over 40 world leaders will gather for a NATO summit focused on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
June 28, 2022

How a town on Spain's Costa Blanca became a Nazi retreat

Traditional wisdom tells us that many Nazis escaped to South America, but hundreds more also made Spain home following WWII with the help of fascist dictator Franco. The Valencian town of Dénia in particular hides a very dark past.
June 28, 2022

Who can apply for Spain's €200 crisis payment?

Spain's government on June 27th approved its latest package of measures aimed at helping those who are struggling the most with rising living costs brought on by the war in Ukraine. Here are the requirements to apply for the €200 one-off payment.
June 28, 2022

AU urges probe into deaths of Africans at Spain-Morocco border

The African Union Commission chief has voiced shock at the "violent and degrading" treatment of African migrants trying to cross from Morocco into Spain after 23 people died, and called for an investigation into the incident.
June 28, 2022

What happens to undocumented migrants after they arrive in Spain?

Spain is one of the gateways into Europe for African migrants seeking a better life. But what happens when they arrive on Spanish shores? Are they given accommodation? Can they be repatriated or are they granted asylum?
June 27, 2022

Teens in Spain can change gender on paper without medical evaluation

Spain's Cabinet on Monday approved a transgender rights bill allowing anyone over 16, in some cases as young as 12, to easily change gender on their ID documents.
June 27, 2022

Moroccan authorities accused of trying to cover up Melilla deaths

Concern at apparent plan to bury victims without investigating cause of death or trying to identify themThere are growing calls for an investigation into the deaths of up to 37 people who died trying to scale a fence to enter Melilla, Spain’s enclave in north Africa.About 2,000 people stormed the heavily fortified border between the Moroccan region of Nador and the Spanish enclave on Friday. The Moroccan authorities say 23 people died and 140 police were injured during the attempt, while several NGOs say the number of dead is 37. Continue reading...
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