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Spaniards look for opportunities in Birmingham

More Spaniards arrive every year in Birmingham to escape from an unemployment rate of 21%, a huge percentage compared to the West Midlands rate, which has fallen to 5,7%. Tapas bars are almost the only evidence of a Spanish community in Birmingham, but there are already about 1,000 Spaniards living in the city, according to …

With or without VAT? That is the question

Spaniards are used to getting up every morning to yet another corruption scandal. In fact, corruption is the country’s biggest worry, ahead of the stubbornly high 24% unemployment rate. According to Transparency International, the perception of corruption in Spain is even worse than in much poorer countries like Botswana or Bhutan. Professor Victor Lapuente, one …