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Brexit

Legal blow for Brexiteer ‘bad boy’ Arron Banks who used Rock businesses to fund Leave campaign

THE multimillionaire Brexit backer Arron Banks has lost his libel action against freelance journalist Carole Cadwalladr, in what has been hailed as a significant...

U-Turn Campaign: Everything you need to know about the driving licence exchange debacle for Brits in Spain

ONE of the biggest issues currently facing British expats resident in Spain or those hoping to relocate here is the failure between the UK...

‘No news isn’t bad news’: Latest update from British Ambassador on driving licence exchange in Spain

THE British Ambassador in Madrid has insisted that negotiations ‘continue to progress well’ on a driving licence agreement with Spain although there was little...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Councillor calls for longer extension period on UK driving licence swap as British Ambassador in Spain remains...

AS the Olive Press continues to campaign for Brits to once again be allowed to swap their UK licence for a Spanish one and...

Absurd ordeal: The truth about taking a driving test in Spain

Olive Press reader Dorothy Ryle shares her experience of taking the Spanish driving test.

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Brits considering leaving Spain following driving licence saga

THE OLIVE PRESS is calling for a resolution to the ongoing saga of Brits who, since May 1, are no longer legally allowed to...

U-TURN CAMPAIGN: Ambassador gives update on Brits driving in Spain

THE OLIVE PRESS is campaigning for a U-turn on rules which, since May 1, mean anyone with a British driving licence who has lived...

U-Turn Campaign: More support our fight to get Brit residents back on the roads in Spain

THE OLIVE PRESS'S campaign to allow Brits without a Spanish licence back on the road is gathering momentum. Scott Marshall, the Councilor of Tourism, Immigration,...

Expat in Spain or immigrant: Is there a difference?

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

Police investigate Brits using fake documents to gain Spanish residency post-Brexit in Canary Islands

AT least four Brits are being investigated in the Canary Islands over applications to gain residency in Spain using forged ‘padron’ documents. The foreigners’ office...

Passport control mayhem with drunk British tourist attacking police at Costa Blanca airport in Spain

A British man has been arrested at Alicante-Elche airport after attacking three Policia Nacional officers at passport control. The tourist flew in last weekend and...

Getting Testy: Issues mount for British expats in Spain unable to drive after failure to strike post-Brexit licence deal

THOUSANDS of British expats have been left unable to drive legally in Spain after the failure to strike a bilateral deal.  And they are getting...

EXPLAINER: Why Brits in Spain are being urged update residency document to TIE ‘without delay’

BRITISH residents in Spain are being urged to update their ID to a TIE ‘without delay’ as more and more of Spain's administrative bodies...

Negotiators are ‘within touching distance of historic treaty’ over Gibraltar’s post-Brexit future, insists Chief Minister Fabian Picardo

AFTER months of negotiations concerning the future of Gibraltar post-Brexit, an end is now in sight, according to Chief Minister Fabian Picardo. In an address to...

‘Steadfast’: Gibraltar Chief Minister meets Liz Truss to discuss post-Brexit issues at border with Spain

CHIEF Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo has met with UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss to discuss the ongoing issues at the border with Spain...

Anger mounts over driving licence debacle for Brits in Spain post Brexit

HUNDREDS, possibly even thousands, of British expats have been left unable to drive legally in Spain after the failure to strike a bilateral deal.And...

Property developer claims Brexit has caused holiday home purchases to fall in Spain’s Murcia region

HOLIDAY home sales in the Murcia region have fallen from 72% of all real estate deals in 2015 to 47% last year, according to...

Problem, what problem?: UK’s Europe Minister James Cleverly ‘not aware’ of Gibraltar border issues

THE UK'S Europe Minister, James Cleverly, has insisted that recent issues with strict Schengen controls at the Gibraltar border are not a negotiating ploy...

UK driving licences for those resident in Spain for more than six months no longer valid from May 1

UK driving licences for people who have been living in Spain for more than six months are no longer valid from today (May 1). Since...

‘Bittersweet’: Brits living abroad for over 15 years finally win right to vote in UK elections

CAMPAIGNERS were celebrating their victory after years of battling for the right of those who have lived abroad for more than 15years to maintain...

Concerns raised after Spain tightens checks on Brit travellers crossing border from Gibraltar

GIBRALTAR’S government has raised concerns over reports that Spanish police were refusing entry to British tourists at the border unless they could provide ‘valid...

British Embassy in Spain requests yet another extension as driving licence deadline of April 30 looms

THE British Embassy in Madrid has requested yet another extension to the deadline on the validity of British driving licences for expats in Spain...

Brits facing visa delays caused by ongoing strike by Spanish embassy staff in UK

ONGOING strike action by Spanish foreign office staff at embassy and consulate offices in the UK could cause delays in issuing visas. The warning comes...

Victory for campaigners as Brits living abroad for 15 years set to win right to vote in UK elections

IT has been a long battle, but the British government is finally set to overturn a rule that denied the right to vote to...

Where has my parcel gone? The quixotic experience of postal deliveries from the UK to Spain post-Brexit

Before Brexit, parcels used to flow seamlessly between the UK and Spain. However, now that the UK is a “third country”, outside the single...

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