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THE MADNESS OF WAR: Double tragedy drives home the insanity of conflict

IN my previous column, I wrote about the continuing conflict in Ukraine. Last week, the war became a much more personal thing for me....

Olive Press Opinion: When it comes to Russian oligarchs, Spain must do its homework

Dripping in as much gold as the besieged city of Mariupol is dripping in blood, this gross symbol of Russia’s ruling elite needs to be tackled urgently by the powers that be

Industrial production prices in Spain soar by over 40% in February in biggest rise since records began

INDUSTRIAL production prices in Spain notched up a record annual rate for the fifth successive month in February according to figures released on Friday...

Church welcomes over 1,000 refugees and raises €125,000 to help Ukrainians on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SINCE Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante has welcomed 213 families fleeing from war in Ukraine. Some 1,019 people, mostly women and children,...

Expats slam settlement scheme for Ukrainian looking to settle on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA expat Mourad Hamoum welcomed his Ukrainian mother-in-law for a month-long holiday in Javea in February. But just as she was preparing to return to...

Spain’s Foreign Ministry seeks news of ‘arrested’ Valencia pensioner in occupied area of Ukraine

SPAIN'S Foreign Ministry is looking into the arrest of a Valencian pensioner by Russian troops during a protest in the occupied Ukrainian city of...

Disgrace as Spanish border police stop Ukrainian refugee shipment of 1,500 fleeces and demand 25% tax

A GROUP of big-hearted Brits were left stunned when Spanish customs refused to let a van packed with aid for Ukraine cross from Gibraltar...

What is THB, how can it ruin refugees’ lives and what can be done to prevent it in Spain?

RUSSIA’S INVASION of Ukraine has caused a humanitarian crisis and prompted large numbers of refugees to flee from Ukraine to the EU, including many...

Super-yacht seized in Gibraltar under sanctions against Russian oligarchs

A super-yacht belonging to a Russian oligarch with links to the Putin regime was seized by authorities after it docked in Gibraltar on Monday. The...

Pedro Sanchez in talks with Emmanuel Macron as Spain backs off EU-wide cap on wholesale electricity prices

PEDRO Sanchez has appealed to the European Union to come up with a 'sufficiently balanced response' to wholesale electricity prices and energy supplies in...

Teacher offers Ukrainian refugees free Spanish lessons at academy in Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

IT is yet another heartwarming example of ordinary people being moved to do something to help those fleeing Russian invasion of Ukraine. A teacher from...

Spain says 25,000 Ukraine refugees have arrived in country after Russian invasion

AN estimated 25,000 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Spain since the start of Russia's military invasion on February 24. Speaking to broadcaster, RTVE, on Monday,...

FOCUS: Mental health and the state of the nation in Spain

Is Spain doing enough to deal with a rising problem exacerbated by the pandemic and now the anxiety caused by war? Jo Chipchase takes a look.

Spain’s Sierra Nevada welcomes 45 children from the Ukrainian Ski Federation in face of Russian invasion

A TOTAL of 45 children and teenagers plus seven coaches from the Ukrainian Winter Sports Federation have arrived at the Sierra Nevada ski resort...

REVEALED: Official advice on the help offered to Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

REFUGEES fleeing the invasion of Ukraine can now receive ‘official’ help on Costa Blanca, after a major city announced guidelines. Orihuela City Council published a...

REVEALED: Official advice on offering accommodation to Ukrainian refugees in Spain’s Valencia region

VALENCIA stands with the people of Ukraine and is showing solidarity with humanitarian aid and advice on living safely in the region. The Generalitat intends...

ANALYSIS: How the Ukraine war might affect international demand for property in Spain

Having barely recovered in 2021, international demand faces a challenging year in 2022, writes Mark Stücklin of Spanish Property Insight.

Update with pics: Local hero arrives back home to Spain’s Sevilla after an epic journey to Ukraine war zone...

OVER the past nine days the Olive Press has been keenly following the epic journey of local hero, Jesus Perez de Tena, a greengrocer...

OPINION: Why Ukraine’s foreign fighters have little in common with those who signed up to fight in the Spanish...

According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided. By Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Ukrainian refugees get phone call from bogus Red Cross worker in Spain’s Valencia amidst human trafficking fears

TWO female Ukrainian refugees claim they were the victims of a hoax phone call claiming to be from the Cruz Roja(Red Cross). The women said...

Supermarkets hit by shortage as Spain’s truck driver strike continues

SUPERMARKETS across Spain are reporting shortages of some products as the strike by truck drivers continues. Fresh products such as fruit and vegetables, fish and...

Local church provides haven for Ukrainian refugees on Spain’s Costa Blanca

JAVEA International Baptist Church (JIBC) is offering a meeting place for Ukrainian refugees. Those seeking refuge in the north of Costa Blanca can also bring...

Spain suspends Golden Visas for Russian citizens wanting to buy residency

RUSSIAN nationals have been barred from getting Spanish residency permits under the Golden Visa scheme. Spain's Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, has ordered the suspension...

Spanish fashion retailer Inditex known for brands like Zara and Bershka says prices will rise by 2%

SPANISH fashion giant Inditex says prices will go up by 2% across its domestic stores this spring and summer due to inflation. Inditex, who are...

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