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 2021-07-09 14:19 

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OPINION: The cost of Spain's lunatic bureaucratic residency process...

Some people are willing to pay a lot of money to avoid having to navigate their own way through Spain's hellish maze of bureaucracy, writes Graham Keeley....

 2021-07-09 14:02 

The Local

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Two teens added to list of arrests over killing of gay man in Spain...

Two more suspects, both minors, have been arrested in Spain over the weekend killing of a young gay man that sparked nationwide protests, police said Friday....

 2021-07-09 09:32 

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Is Germany set to declare the whole of Spain a Covid 'risk area'?...

The whole of Spain could soon be placed back on Germany's Covid 'risk' list, while Cyprus is likely to be upgraded to a high-incidence area....

 2021-07-09 08:23 

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Tax cuts and special visas: Spain's new law to attract foreign startups and digital nomads...

The Spanish government has rolled out a draft bill that aims to attract foreign digital nomads with a special visa, incentives for startups and investors as well as less personal income tax for non-resident remote workers....

 2021-07-09 07:39 

The Local

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MAP: the one attraction you have to visit in each province in Spain...

What's the one thing you have to do or see in each of Spain's 50 provinces?...

 2021-07-08 13:14 

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Do Brits in Spain still have to quarantine on return to the UK?...

The British government on Thursday July 8th announced a relaxation of its quarantine rules for fully vaccinated travellers, however this does not include Brits who live abroad....

 2021-07-08 13:09 

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FOCUS: How Spain is racing to control Delta surge by vaccinating its young people...

As the coronavirus swept across Europe last year, Spain was among the worst affected countries in the region: soaring death rates, hospitals overrun, and millions confined to their homes as a national lockdown took hold....

 2021-07-08 12:57 

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UPDATE: What rules do European countries have for travellers from the UK?...

The UK government has announced that from July 19th vaccinated holidaymakers from England no longer have to quarantine when returning from countries in Europe. But that doesn't necessarily mean Europe is open for British tourists. Here's a rundown...

 2021-07-08 12:43 

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VIDEO: Russian fighter jet alarm interrupts Spain PM's press briefing...

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Snchez was forced to interrupt a press conference at a NATO airbase in Lithuania on Thursday when jets there were scrambled to intercept Russian warplanes....

 2021-07-08 10:06 

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'Eat less meat': Minister calls on Spaniards to cut down on carnivorous habits...

Consumer Affairs Minister Alberto Garzn has reignited the debate about Spain's love of meat by asking Spaniards to consume less 'carne' to protect their personal health as well as the future of the planet....

 2021-07-08 09:24 

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Why do people in Spain's Canary Islands call the bus 'la guagua'?...

Everywhere else in Spain it's called "bus" or "autobs" but there's a very interesting theory as to why this type of transport came to have such a weird name in the Canaries....

 2021-07-08 08:34 

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Spain's fifth Covid wave: What are the new restrictions in each region in July?...

Spain is in the early stages of its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections, with cases rising dramatically across the country. As a result, several regions have introduced new restrictions. Here are all the restrictions currently in place in each Spanish regio...

 2021-07-08 07:20 

The Local

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French warned 'avoid travel to Spain and Portugal' over Covid variant fears...

'If you're not already booked, avoid Spain and Portugal,' France's Europe minister has warned ahead of a special meeting to address the situation with the delta variant of Covid, which is spreading rapidly throughout Europe....

 2021-07-07 13:24 

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Almost 2,100 migrants have died trying to reach Spain in first half of 2021: NGO...

Nearly 2,100 migrants died trying to reach Spain by sea during the first six months of 2021, roughly the same amount as during all of last year, a migrant rights group said on Wednesday....

 2021-07-07 13:19 

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Reader question: Does Spain's TIE residency card always have an expiry date?...

Does the residency document issued to non-EU nationals (including Britons now) living in Spain always have to be renewed after a period of time?...

 2021-07-07 10:46 

The Local

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Is Spain really a tolerant country when it comes to LGBTQ+ people?...

The homophobic murder of a young man over Gay Pride weekend has shocked a country regarded internationally as one of the most tolerant when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. But is this lack of prejudice in Spanish society real or just visible on paper?...

 2021-07-07 09:26 

The Local

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Reader question: Can I be a resident in Spain and the UK?...

Several readers have contacted us to ask if they can apply to be residents in both the UK and Spain in order to be able to stay in Spain longer than 90 days in 180 and to avoid paying more taxes in one or the other. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-07-07 08:12 

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Property in Spain: What landlords need to know about renting out a property...

If you buy a property in Spain for investment purposes or for a long-term retirement plan, you may be thinking about renting it out in the meantime. As a landlord in Spain, there are several things you should be aware of, from the taxes you're liable ...

 2021-07-07 07:10 

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'No need for return of state of alarm,' Spain insists as Covid cases skyrocket...

The Spanish government on Tuesday ruled out reintroducing the state of emergency which facilitates quick Covid restrictions as the infection rate among young people spirals out of control and regional authorities move to bring back measures....

 2021-07-06 14:12 

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'Only yes means yes': Spain moves to tighten consent laws against rape...

Spain's cabinet approved a draft bill on Tuesday that strengthens the country's laws against rape by requiring explicit consent for sex acts, a move long demanded by assault survivors and women's rights groups....

 2021-07-06 12:44 

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Spain's Catalonia reimposes Covid restrictions as cases spike...

Spain's Catalonia region announced on Tuesday it will reimpose virus restrictions such as curbs on nightlife to try to tame a surge in infections, especially among unvaccinated young people....

 2021-07-06 11:34 

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Nearly 50C: Southern Spain set to sizzle in historic heatwave...

Spain's first heatwave of the year will start this weekend with temperatures expected to near 50C in Andalusia, according to meteorologists....

 2021-07-06 09:46 

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'Explosive transmission': What you need to know about Spain's fifth Covid wave...

Spain has seen its Covid infection rate more than double in under two weeks, with epidemiologists confirming it as the start of the country's fifth wave. Here's why it's different to previous waves and how it could affect the vaccine campaign,...

 2021-07-06 09:17 

The Local

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Tips for staying cool during a summer heatwave in Spain...

Temperatures are forecast to hit more than 30C in much of Spain this week, and in some areas in the south of the country the mercury will reach the mid-40C. Here are some tips for staying cool and avoiding any negative impact on your health....

 2021-07-06 07:01 

The Local

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'The perfect excuse to keep it simple': Getting married in Spain during the pandemic...

Covid has complicated wedding plans for thousands of brides and grooms who are looking to tie the knot in Spain. But is it worth waiting for restrictions to end or is a low-key ceremony with masks and little dancing still worth it? The Local speaks to two...

 2021-07-05 13:25 

The Local

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15 books to read in Spain this summer...

The Local recently asked readers for recommendations for a summer reading list of must-read books either about Spain, based in Spain or by Spanish authors....

 2021-07-05 12:34 

The Local

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'We can hit 45 million': Spain sticks by tourism target despite UK travel restrictions...

Spain expects to meet its target of welcoming around 45 million foreign tourists this year despite virus travel restrictions faced by Britons, its main market, the government said Monday....

 2021-07-05 10:58 

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Beat the crowds: 10 hidden beaches and coves along Spain's Costa Blanca...

If you're going to be staying in Spain's Costa Blanca this summer and you're looking to spend time relaxing at a secluded beach or cove, here are ten spectacular spots where tourists and sometimes even locals don't go in Alicante province....

 2021-07-05 08:55 

The Local

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Driving in Spain: The new device traffic authorities want you to keep in your car...

The warning triangles drivers in Spain have to carry in their cars in case of a breakdown are being replaced with these emergency lights from July 2021....

 2021-07-05 08:19 

The Local

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Region by region: Who is getting vaccinated in Spain this week?...

Which age groups are getting their first and second doses in each of Spain's 17 autonomous communities from July 5th until July 11th?...

 2021-07-05 07:38 

The Local

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Maps: Which beaches in Spain have banned smoking?...

With the news that Barcelona has just banned smoking on four of its main beaches, we take a look at where else in Spain has banned smoking on the sand....

 2021-07-04 08:12 

The Local

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How a rental car shortage is threatening to make Europeans' summer holidays painful...

After long months of lockdowns and curfews Europeans are looking forward to jetting off for a bit of sun and sand -- only to find that their dream vacation risks turning into a nightmare as no rental cars are available....

 2021-07-02 13:58 

The Local

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At Barcelona's Mobile World Congress, techies enjoy face-to-face socialising...

On a luxury yacht moored at Barcelona port, dozens of tech and telecoms executives from around the world are busy sipping cocktails and nibbling on petit fours as the sun sets....

 2021-07-02 09:53 

The Local

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How to find an English-speaking therapist in Spain...

Whether your Spanish isn't good enough or you'd just be more comfortable in your mother tongue, it is possible to find an English-speaking therapist. Here's everything you need to know about accessing English-language therapy in Spain....

 2021-07-02 08:42 

The Local

[ Spain ]

Pandemic forces Spain's hospitals to cancel 570,000 surgeries...

Thousands of patients across Spain have had their surgeries cancelled due to the amount of pressure that has been put on hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-07-02 08:15 

The Local

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British drivers will no longer need an insurance 'green card' to visit Europe, EU rules...

The post-Brexit requirement for drivers from the UK to obtain a 'green card' from their insurance company before visiting Europe is set to be dropped after the European Commission agreed to waive the requirement....

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