EIGHT years and 200 issues ago the very first Olive Press hit the streets.
That issue exposed the travesty of greedy developers cutting off footpaths as they began carving a golf course and the obligatory 1,000-plus houses on Unesco-protected land near Ronda.
In each issue that has followed, we have fought and campaigned to make Andalucia a greener, safer and all round better place.
Born out of a desire to bring environmental issues into the public eye, the Olive Press has evolved into Spain’s number-one English-language newspaper.
It is the only one prepared to investigate scams, expose evil and fight for justice – as various legal threats have shown.
Those who think they can trample over the elderly, the honest and the vulnerable – expat or otherwise – will continue to find themselves exposed by the Olive Press.
Corruption cases, including Los Merinos and the ERE scandal, are finally out in the open as the voice of dissent grows louder.
Next year is set to be monumental in Spain’s political history, as a new party Podemos threatens to blow apart the corrupt two-party state.
We have been shining a light on the corruption and injustices here for nearly a decade and we are backing any attempt to breathe new life into Spanish politics and clean up the country.
Here’s to the next 200 issues, and a better, cleaner, fairer Spain!
A message from the editor: Out of a small acorn grew a very popular paper
The launch of a new user-generated website, Olive Press Insight (OPi)
The launch of an Android app to get with our Iphone app
Well done OP!
Best wishes from ‘one who knows’!
Well done to all involved
Congratulations! You deserve them, the best expat newspaper in Spain.
Born to be fearless and never boring. Congratulations Jon and Gang
Thanks for you help with highlighting the “illegal” property scandal and for keeping people informed worldwide via this website.
Eight years old and still crap. Bit like the DM except much worse. 1st cover issue says it all – a missing sign made the front page.