UK drivers licence agreement reached

The Brits in Spain Facebook page have just announced that an agreement has been approved by Spain’s Consejo de Ministros, allowing UK licence holders to exchange their licences for a Spanish one without having to take a test.

New animal law criticised

On Thursday, the Spanish government approved a new animal welfare law that brings in many strict new requirements. However, the law has not gone far enough for many.

Mask law lifted on buses and planes

From today, face masks are no longer compulsory on public transport and planes in Spain.

Masks off on public transport

Spain’s Health Minister, Carolina Darias, announced last week that the law requiring face masks to be worn on public transport would shortly be repealed. At the time of writing, the Consejo de Ministros have approved a date.

Zapatero: UK should be welcomed back

Ex-Spanish President José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero has said that he would support the possible readmission of the UK into the EU.

“Mil Euroooos!”

If you enter a shop or bar tomorrow, you’re likely to hear the strange chanting sing-song sound of children calling out the winning numbers in the world’s biggest lottery, El Gordo.

Airport strike called off

The proposed Christmas airport strikes in Spain have been called off by unions after an agreement was reached to pay workers the productivity payments that had been suspended during the pandemic. Spain's largest union, CCOO, had called…

Airport strikes announced

The Workers Commissions trade union (CCOO) has announced a programme of strikes at Spanish airports for December the 22nd, 23rd, 30th and 31st and January the 6th and 8th.

FIFA rule change

A FIFA rule change will allow young migrants to play for amateur football teams.

No green light yet for UK-licence holders

At the time of writing, holders of UK driving licences who are residents in Spain still remain banned from driving on Spanish roads. The situation is causing increasing anger and frustration.