Thursday, December 9, 2021

Opinion

OPINION: Fire and brimstone brings out Spain’s ‘Blitz Spirit’

IN Britain we call it the ‘Blitz Spirit’- that sense of community that brings people together in the face of great adversity, not just...

COLUMN: Winter is Coming!

AS I wrote recently in a news story, regional president Francina Armengol said that the Balearic Islands are recovering and will achieve a full...

COLUMN: September scribblings on Spain’s Costa del Sol

Giles Brown muses on the end of summer, and admits a lost in translation moment. You can take a deep breath now. It’s September and...

ANALYSIS: Brexit has serious consequences for vulnerable Brits in Spain with untold numbers falling through the gaps

Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain analyses the first report from the House of Lords European Affairs Committee which explores the issues surrounding the...

OPINION: Green list for Mallorca was not just about holidaymakers

IT was great news when the UK government put the Balearic Islands on the Green list, especially as I’d booked for my son to...

This Sporting Life

ENGLAND may have missed out in the Euro 2020 final, but performances of Gareth Southgate's team have been described as one of the greatest...

OPINION: Why Spain should bring back ‘botellon’ (and let young people meet in groups to drink outside)

Leah Pattem argues that the Spanish tradition of botellon, a practice that has become much maligned by authorities across Spain, is actually a really good thing.

‘Stop soliciting on our streets’: Why residents in Spain are right to speak out

ONE survey in 2008 found that 78% of Spanish people consider prostitution an inevitability in modern society. Nearly 15 years later, the debate for...

How the fight for the rights of British citizens in Spain continues after Brexit

From concerns about healthcare and residency to problems regarding work and keeping families together, a new European Affairs Committee this week heard from Bremain in Spain's Sue Wilson, about the biggest troubles faced by British residents in Spain after Brexit.

Expat in Spain or immigrant: Is there a difference?

The term ‘expat’ is loaded. It’s time we moved on, argues Carrie Frais.

THE OLIVE PRESS: We reach readers in Spain that others can’t

THE Olive Press has been in a continuous state of growth for the past five years - and there’s no secret to our success.  We...

OPINION: Why Madrid has rewarded the anti-lockdown right-wing leader Isabel Ayuso

Madrid-based Olive Press digital editor, Fiona Govan, explains how Madrid's incumbent leader, Isabel Ayuso, confounded the international consensus that lockdowns are overwhelmingly popular with the public when she secured a landslide win for her conservative Popular Party (PP).

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...

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