World’s longest rail road: China to Madrid in 21 days on the Yixin’ou cargo train

TweetChina has just launched the complete new cargo transport route “Yixin’ou” connecting Yiwu, China’s eastern wholesale capital nicknamed China Commodity City, straight to Madrid via Central Asia. The first train trip arrived last Tuesday with the 82 container train travelling 13,000 km over 21 days. The longest China-European train line to date, this new cargo […]


Culture in Spain November Round Up


TweetMr. Brainwash debuts in Spain, nature is unleashed in “Genesis” & Santiago’s foodie-phenomenon pilgrimage, all prequel the Spanish holiday season. As the holiday season approaches in Spain, some would argue it’s already here, one is faced with a banquet of social options: from pop art exhibits, to the 20th Anniversary of GQ Spain or from […]

Spain’s population set to decline from 2015

TweetAnnual population growth in Spain has been modest since 2009 and negative since 2012 – more people are dying and less babies are being born in Spain. This could be explained largely by the economic crisis, mixed with proportionally more women in the workplace, less women of child bearing age, and smaller family sizes. With this […]

How Will the Fiscal Changes in Spain affect IRPF for autonomos?

TweetAs an Autonomous worker you may be obliged to pay a percentage of your tax upfront when invoicing clients, called IRPF. This tax is paid directly to Agencia Tributaria and if you’ve paid more than you owe in advance, it will be swiftly returned to you during tax returns. Autonomous workers paying IRPF retenciones will […]

Spain’s Google Tax aims to earn €80 million a year for the AEDE

TweetOnline aggregators beware, Spain has passed a new law obliging them to pay a tax to the original news source they are linking to in a bid to save the domestic newspaper industry. Named the ‘Google tax’ after the most prominent news aggregator, companies affected will be forced to pay a monthly fee or per […]