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New online guide tells Brits everything they need to know about driving in Spain

IN response to huge confusion among British expat community about driving licence rules in Spain, the charity Age in Spain has drawn up the...

Spanish tourism official ‘sets the record straight’ about travel requirements for British tourists visiting Spain

IN the wake of headlines sparking outrage over ‘new rules’ that mean Brits are required to show proof of finances on entry, Spain’s Tourist...

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...

Britain tops list of investment in Spain for first quarter of 2022

BRITAIN has beaten the US to be crowned top investor in Spain in the first quarter of 2022. The British Chamber of Commerce in Andalucia...

EXPLAINER: What we know about Spain allowing British travellers to use eGates at selected airports in bid to reduce...

SPAIN has announced that British citizens will be able to use the Automated Border Control eGates at certain airports, a measure introduced in a...

Back on the road? British Ambassador promises driving licence deal with Spain is ‘very close to being finalised’

BRITS could be back on the road by the end of July, according to the latest update from British Ambassador Hugh Elliott who insists...

Commons’ Committee launches inquiry into Gibraltar treaty progress amid border check controversy 

THE House of Commons’ European Scrutiny Committee has launched an inquiry into the progress of post-Brexit negotiations on the agreement of future trade and...

EXPLAINER: What are the rules for expat Brits regarding voting in elections in Spain?

A NEW ruling by the European Court of Justice issued has stirred up emotions among British residents in Europe as it states that an...

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...

‘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...

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