Opinion

OPINION: More needs to be done to tackle Spain’s air pollution problem

In this week's 'green column', Martin Tye insists it time Spain tackled its air pollution problem. No smoke without fire - this is a well...

Food for thought: Is chorizo in paella really such a bad thing?

THE other day, while treating myself to a paella in Valencia’s Plaça del Mercat, I asked a passing waiter for alioli.  The horror on the...

OPINION: It’s time Spain opened up to British tourists

THE big question on all our minds, from hotel and restaurant staff who fear the tourist industry can’t survive another COVID summer, to those...

Alex Trelinski looks back on a change for the better

I'M still a newbie compared to the Olive Press with just a dozen years of Spanish life under my belt. Those 12 years have...

Life in Spain: Driving has improved and I’ve learnt the Spanish way of queuing

FIFTEEN YEARS ago today I was living in sleepysville Extremadura and Rafa Nadal was the new national hero.  The Spaniard won his second French Open...

How Spain has changed in 15 years

I ARRIVED fresh faced in the spring of 2006, dispatched to The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid desk to provide British readers with light-hearted tales of...

“I’m proud of the varied mix – and campaigning DNA – of the Olive Press”

AS a journalist who rolled up on Spanish shores in 1994 I had no idea what to expect. I had intended to spend a few...

15 years of the Olive Press: A message from our editor-in-chief

WE made it! We just published edition 365: The number of days in the year and certainly sleepless nights I have had worrying about being...

The Olive Press celebrates its 15 year anniversary

FROM its very first issue in 2006 the Olive Press was campaigning for its community. Whether fighting for the environment or digging into crooks, we...

OPINION:“Brexit has brought complications and uncertainty to my business in Spain”

The end of March marks three months since the transition period ended and Brexit rules kicked in. The Olive Press spoke to people around...

BREXIT: “No-one knows the real implications if Brits overstay 90-day rule in Spain”

ANY Brits in Spain who have been here since before the end of last year and who have not registered as residents – or...

OPINION: The plans to erect electricity pylons in Benahavis are nothing short of an ecological crime

POWER lines are an eyesore and there are already enough of them tainting the verdant sierras of Andalucia - so why do we need...

OPINION: Now that euthanasia is legal in Spain how can we ensure we safeguard the most vulnerable in society

Let’s get this straight. Everybody has the right to die. Full stop, put the kettle on, I might as well end the argument here....

COMMENT: Valencia President Ximo Puig deserves credit for COVID fightback on Spain’s Costa Blanca but why can’t we raise...

THERE is no disputing the amazing turnround in the Valencian Community's COVID-19 crisis which saw the virus running amok in January to make it...

British expats in Spain and across Europe welcome UK move to scrap 15-year voting rule

THE 15-year cut-off date that prevents an estimated one million overseas Brits from voting in UK parliamentary election is about to be scrapped, writes Sue Wilson...

OPINION: It’s the little things I’ll miss most about Spain

IT'S the jingles at Mercadona, a short stroll to his padel club and, of course, the goldfish bowl g&ts which will be sorely missed...

Meet the American in Malaga helping women move to Spain to live their best life, whatever their age

If you've always wondered what it's like to live abroad, then what are you waiting for? In Cepee Tabibian's opinion there is no...

‘Don’t worry about it sweetheart’ From unfair wages to creepy jokes here’s the reality for women in the workplace...

A WOMAN’S place is in the home. And the boardroom. In fact, it is anywhere she likes. But as another old adage goes, a...

Opinion: Summer travel is light at the end of the tunnel after 12 months of gloom

Taking flight  PLANES, trains and automobiles at the ready,  there’s light at the end of the COVID tunnel. Families separated by the current international travel restrictions...

OPINION: A wonderful victory that shows what can be achieved when our readers swing into action

OUR army of readers prove expats care deeply about community and justice.  Take the case of the British expat who was able to retrieve his...

OPINION: Old and the new as Brexit bites in many ways

The UK finally said farewell to the European Union on January 1 as the Brexit trade deal kicked in. It's a moment that genuinely led...

OPINION: Family of missing expat teen Amy Fitzpatrick deserve to learn the truth about what happened to their daughter...

WHEN memories fade quicker than newspaper ink, it can be hard to keep the momentum of an open case going. But it doesn’t matter...

OPINION: Brexit gives Brits a sense of sadness refugee families have faced for years

FAR from holding hands this new year, we’ve never been further apart.  Thanks to the twin terrors - a departure from Europe and a catastrophic...

BREXIT AT LAST: The brave and uncertain new world of an EU-free United Kingdom

ON the stroke of 2021, Brexit totally kicked in with the UK finally unshackled from its always uneasy relationship with the European Union dating...

Michelin star chefs are true heroes

The chefs behind the 21 new Michelin ‘Green Stars’ are among the true heroes of Spain. This select, forward-thinking group have been championing sustainability in...

Despite the bright lights of Malaga, searching for that ‘Christmassy feeling’ in Spain seems harder than ever this year

IT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The tell tale signs are all here- cosy coats, the kitsch jumpers, lots of lights, bows,...

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