‘Working hours in Spain are too long’


Spain moves to a different rhythm to the rest of Europe with people working, eating and going to bed later than anywhere else. In The Local’s latest opinion piece, we ask whether its time for a change to the country’s habits. The siesta was apparently banned in Spain in autumn 2012, and not for theContinue reading “‘Working hours in Spain are too long’”

Europeans try their luck in Germany


As the financial crisis in Europe continues to put pressure on job-seekers, thousands of Greeks, Spaniards and Portuguese are coming to Germany – to escape economic problems in their native countries.   In Frankfurt, young Spanish academics apply for jobs at the Spanish language institute Instituto Cervantes. And at an association for Greek academics, founder GregoriusContinue reading “Europeans try their luck in Germany”