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Who’s to Blame When Politicians Behave Badly?

Bad behaviour seems to be the new tendency also in Spanish politics. I often find myself writing of Spanish and Catalan politics, then vowing to...
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How I managed to get my Foreigner’s Identity Number (NIE) in Barcelona

The NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) is a tax identification number in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish citizen. It is...
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The Satirical Tabarnia Movement is Reflecting a Democracy in Crisis

An ironic introduction of Tabarnia “What is Tabarnia?” – is the question that most people have asked themselves after last month’s Twitterstorm. The word ‘Tabarnia’...

Spanish and Finnish differences

There are so many cultural differences between Finland and Spain. I have seen a few of them while living here. Now, I’m already getting...
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The information war in social media is tearing Catalonia apart

How to fight against the misinformation and propaganda that is dividing Catalan society? During the last two months I have observed closely how Catalan society...

The politicians are leading Catalonia into a major crisis and nobody is doing anything...

Wake-up Call. The politicians are leading Catalonia into international isolation and political suicide. Many inhabitants of Catalonia do not consider themselves merely part of a...

What would happen if Catalonia decides to make a unilateral declaration of independence?

What is going on with the Catalan independence? A few days ago, one of the main Spanish newspapers, El País, leaked a selection of quotes. These...
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Are you looking for an open sales job in Barcelona? What to expect from...

Open Telesales Job Positions in Barcelona. Many foreigners moving to Barcelona end up working in outsourcing companies to fund their BCN lifestyle. Most of the...
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Guernica: Photograph of the Day by Manel Armengol.

Today is the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica. During the Spanish Civil War, 26 April 1937 at 16.30, the Nazi German Luftwaffe's Condor...
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UNICEF report: Almost 40% of Spanish children live in poverty.

Spain scores the third place in the child poverty statistics in Europe. Both in poverty and in risk of social exclusion, Spain has one of...