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Community/Public Services news & information for Spain

Society Mon, Nov 6, 2017

Rubbish collectors strike 'indefinitely' in Madrid

AN INDEFINITE rubbish collection strike started today (Monday) at 07.00 in Madrid as unions battle for improvements in working conditions and pay. Refuse collection in the city is carried out by three franchise firms...

Society Sat, Nov 4, 2017

Regional health conference to tackle GP shortages

NATIONAL health minister Dolors Montserrat will meet with all her regional counterparts in Spain this coming Wednesday (November 8) to discuss the shortage of GPs in local surgeries, among other issues. This is the...

Society Fri, Nov 3, 2017

African migrant on surfboard caught off Ceuta coast

A SUB-SAHARAN African migrant rescued three miles off the coast of Ceuta was paddling on a surfboard and dressed in flippers and a neoprene diving suit, according to the coastguard. The would-be immigrant – whose...

Society Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Gender equality in Spain 'above European average'

EQUALITY between men and women in Spain improved dramatically between 2005 and 2015, and is now well above the European average, according to a recent study. The , drawn up by the European Gender Equality Institute,...