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Community/Public Services news and information for Spain

Society Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Demo for 'racism-free society' takes over Madrid

AN ANTI-RACISM protest in Madrid has called for an end to undocumented migrants being held in internment centres, and for foreigners living in Spain to be allowed to vote. Held on the 25 anniversary of the murder of...

Society Thu, Nov 9, 2017

DNI renewal waiting lists from 40 to 60 days

SPANISH nationals who need to renew their DNI or national identity cards are having to wait an average of 40 days – or up to two months in some parts of the country, the government has admitted. A card held by...

Society Wed, Nov 8, 2017

Rubbish collection strike in Madrid called off

RUBBISH collectors in Madrid agreed to stop their strike after reaching a deal with the franchise companies that employ them, and started work again at 23.00 last night (Tuesday). Unions had been negotiating with the...

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,...