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A view of Barcelona from El Poble-sec. Photo by Oh-Barcelona (CC BY 2.0).

Roughly 20% of Barcelona's registered residents were born outside Spain. As they assimilate into Barcelona, they play an increasingly important role in building companies, sharing traditions and enriching our global city. Read more

Community

Barcelona offers residents a welcoming environment to know the city and establish new personal and business relationships. Read more

Community

Barcelona Business Services make what should be difficult plain sailing—setting up a business in the notoriously tricky Spanish system. If you’re looking for administrative help with your startup, look no further... Read more

Business & Working

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Banksy on Brexit, mural detail.

Parliament suspended, another election round the corner… It’s been another chaotic summer in the UK. Here’s a breakdown on what on earth has been going on. Read more

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Crowd in in front of the Supreme Court at the Gerrymandering Rally on October 3, 2017. Photo by Slowking (GFDL v1.2).

Gerrymandering is a scourge on US politics that sees both Republicans and Democrats redraw legislative districts to tip the scales in their favor. Here’s how and why the people at the top do it, and what you can do to lobby against it. Read more

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What, and where, is home for you? A seasoned expat herself, psychotherapist Isa Soler shares with us the the ways in which the concept of "home" has changed for her through the years. Read more

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Joshua Surowitz, immigration attorney.

We sat down with Josh Surowitz, a U.S. attorney who specializes in immigration to the United States, to find out about all the latest developments in obtaining that sought after visa. Read more

Business & Working

There are numerous networking events and clubs you could join in Barcelona, but a more powerful way to build your network is through volunteering. Read more

Community

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Kaleena Stroud.

Kaleena Stroud is a copywriter and content editor for YOGABODY, a yoga company which combines ancient wisdom with modern science. Originally from California, she previously lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before settling Barcelona in 2017. Read more

Business & Working

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Ruairí Ó Donnchadha.

In Entrepreneurs Explain we speak to expats about their experiences developing a business in Barcelona. This month we chatted with Ruairí Ó Donnchadha, who has made it his business to make sure you are putting the right stuff in your body. Read more

Business & Working

Where to get great care for your pet when you can’t be with them Read more

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European Parliament. Photo by Guilhem Vellut (Flickr).

The results from the recent elections to the European Parliament saw populists rise and the center just about hold: here’s what happened in Spain and the rest of the EU. Read more

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7 tips from Barcelona pet professionals for a healthy, happy, hot season. Read more

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Scene from Double Take Theatre's production of "Dealing with Clair" at Sala Fenix, June 2019. Photo courtesy of Double Take Theatre.

Lucas Cavazos reviews Double Take Theatre's production of "Dealing with Claire" Read more

Previews and reviews

Economist Raf Jacobs reviews several factors that play in your favor if you are looking to buy property in Spain. Read more

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Economist Raf Jacobs reviews several factors that play in your favor if you are looking to buy property in Spain. Read more

Settling In

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"Jo ja he votat" button, 2011. Photo by Sebastià Beinn (Wikimedia).

A look at the results of the May 26th local elections in Barcelona. Read more

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El padró d'habitants... What is it and how do I get it? Read more

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Photo by Man Vyi (wikimedia)

Victor Horcasitas and Héctor Cols talk about the participation of expats in upcoming local and European elections Read more

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