PATERNITY LEAVE

Spanish government to raise paternity leave to 16 weeks by 2021

The measures, which will be passed by a royal decree, will see the period granted to new fathers progressively rise over the next two years

CATALONIA

Catalan pro-independence protesters burn photos of Spanish king ahead of Mobile World Congress

Felipe VI opened the leading trade show in Barcelona by praising Spain’s democracy, which has been criticized in the wake of the Supreme Court trial against 12 separatist leaders

BREXIT

Brexit uncertainty sparks unease among Erasmus students planning to study in UK

If Great Britain crashes out of the European Union, it is unclear whether Spanish students will receive the financial support they should be due under the popular program

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 25, 2019

EMPLOYMENT

Spanish workers in the Netherlands complain about abusive conditions

Around 500 Spaniards have alerted the embassy about problems with the work schedules, wages and housing provided by temporary employment agencies

TOURISM

Ibiza tops list of most profitable vacation destinations in Spain

Three island locations are among the top five in terms of revenue per available room

CULTURE

New generations learn Spain’s ancient whistled language of La Gomera

Authorities propose teaching the Unesco-recognized mode of communication at all schools on the Canary Islands