Expat news in Spain

Andalusia eliminates wealth tax to attract more expats
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Andalusia eliminates wealth tax to attract more expats
The sunny autonomous community of southern Spain, Andalusia, has scrapped the wealth tax that used to be levied on assets. It wants to attract expats and boost the economy with its tax attractiveness. Other autonomous communities, Galicia and Murcia, are following suit, while the central government plans on adopting measures that will cancel out the advantages of Andalusia's fiscal reform.  
Being women entrepreneurs in Madrid: two expats share their story
Everyday life
Being women entrepreneurs in Madrid: two expats share their story
Madrid is known to be a land of opportunities, and Alice and Emilie cannot deny it. They both moved to Spain in 2018 as trailing spouses. Today, they are their own boss and are part of a network of women entrepreneurs. Alice and Emilie look back on their expat journey and tell us about their everyday life in the Spanish capital.
Changing countries and career paths: Alicia teaches couture to expats in Barcelona
Everyday life
Changing countries and career paths: Alicia teaches couture to ...
Alicia has lived in different countries on different continents and had a taste of different working cultures -- which made her realize that she needed to work towards something more meaningful. She has always had a passion for couture, so she decided to earn a living from it. Now an expat in Barcelona, she talks to Expat.com about her journey and the challenges of being an entrepreneur in a new country, especially when you don't speak the language perfectly.

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The Barcelona International Welcome Desk is a success amongst expats and to be-expats
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The Barcelona International Welcome Desk is ...
Barcelona International Welcome Desk website has had almost 3,000 visits per month since it was launched in November 2021.
A guide to managing your finances in Spain in this new era
Holborn Wealth Management
A guide to managing your finances in Spain ...
Does the UK leaving Europe mean you have to give up your plans to live, work, retire or invest in Spain? Absolutely not! But financial planning has become just as important as sun cream, after the UK left Europe. So, here is what you need to know about how to manage your finances in Spain right now.
Prepared for the future: The challenge of educating for an ever-changing world
The British School of Barcelona
Prepared for the future: The challenge of ...
Inspiring young generations to be global citizens in a multicultural environment will allow them to live and work anywhere in the world. The ability to manage the speed of change with the necessary social, emotional, cognitive and digital skills is the key to facing the challenges of the future.

Features

An expat in Valencia talks about his routine during lockdown
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An expat in Valencia talks about his routine ...
Expat.com meets Stefano, an Italian expatriate who lives in Valencia with his family. Let's talk about his routine between remote work and managing children during the lockdown.
Barcelona's population is half expatriate !
Barcelona's population is half expatriate !
Almost half of Barcelona's residents are foreign-born and this is a record. This was revealed last week by the Municipal Register of Inhabitants of the city. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous region in Spain, seems to be a haven for expatriates. This is due to two reasons: firstly there is record growth of expats joining Barcelona's multicultural composition that is rapidly changing the face of the city and secondly there are the deliberate efforts by the City Administration to transform the existing multiculturalism into an interconnected, intercultural community for all its citizens.
A glance at Spain's booming startup ecosystem
Work
A glance at Spain's booming startup ecosystem
Spain's pleasant climate, relaxed lifestyle among friendly people, international community, and access to talent are some of the factors that have been attracting foreign entrepreneurs to the country. If you're looking for new business opportunities abroad, Expat.com gives you some good reasons to launch your start up in Spain.

Expat interviews

Silvana, singing her way from Italy to Spain
Everyday life
Silvana, singing her way from Italy to Spain
Silvana left Sicily to travel the world. And after living in London and Barcelona, it is in Ayamonte that the young singer decided to try her luck at her craft. Navigating between jazz, swing, bossa nova, pop and rock, Silvana tells us about her expat life as a singer.
Finding happiness in Spain
Everyday life
Finding happiness in Spain
Born in Rome, Valeria is an Italian teacher who has been looking for professional experience abroad. Her passion about the Spanish language and culture lead her to Madrid where she set up her own language school with students from all around the world. Valeria talks about her exciting expat experience to Expat.com and everything that makes her feel at home.
From America to Spain: Happily ever after
Moving
From America to Spain: Happily ever after
When Cat from Chicago, US graduated from high school, she went to Seville, Spain for her studies abroad. Oh! And for the tapas, the siestas, and the flamenco dresses. What was supposed to be a year abroad and an immersion in the Spanish language, has turned into a ten-year fulfilling expat experience. Ever since Cat decided to settle in Spain, she met her husband, bought a house, has worked in two different cities, and has become a mother. Today, Cat feels that Spain is her final destination, but who knows what the future beholds?

Global edition articles

Do you have the right profile to immigrate to Canada?
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Do you have the right profile to immigrate ...
Canada has always been popular among foreigners, and the government intends to take advantage of this. Determined to welcome some 500,000 immigrants per year by 2025, the government is launching a new communication campaign and rolling out the red carpet to candidates for expatriation. Age, degree, languages spoken, and professional experience are the new grail. But what are the best profiles for immigrating to Canada?
These countries are offering the best opportunities to expats in healthcare
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These countries are offering the best ...
Since the pandemic, the demand for experienced health professionals in many countries has increased. Canada, Ireland and Australia are currently offering attractive incentives to welcome expats working in healthcare.
Armed forces around the world that enlist foreigners 
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Armed forces around the world that enlist ...
Some countries' defense forces allow the recruitment of foreign nationals, generally under some conditions. These conditions can be permanent residency, citizenship in a limited number of allied countries, language proficiency and/or previous military experience. In many cases, military service provides a fast track to citizenship.