SPANISH ELECTIONS

Spanish court lets newly elected Catalan lawmakers leave jail to take office

But all five, who are on trial for the 2017 secession bid, must return to prison after the opening sessions of parliament on May 21

ARMED FORCES

Spain defends decision to pull frigate from US combat group headed for Gulf

Acting Defense Minister Margarita Robles insists the move is technical, not political, and that the ship will rejoin the fleet once it reaches the Indian Ocean

WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Problems on day one of Spain’s new clocking-in system: “This is not going to be useful”

Small businesses are having trouble implementing the new rules, which force all companies, regardless of size, to keep track of worker schedules

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 14, 2019

PROPERTY MARKET

Why wealthy Spanish seniors are selling their homes, but not moving out

Growing numbers of pensioners struggling to make ends meet are putting their properties on the market at lower prices, on the condition they may continue to live there until they die