Spain is a kingdom located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It also has several small territories on and near the north African coast.
Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe and a member of the European Union, but it also shows significant Arabic influence. Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. It has an Atlantic Ocean as well as a Mediterranean coastline. The Spanish global colonial empire in the 15th century, made Spanish the world's second most spoken first language.
Tenants unions in Spain are protesting against a rent crisis that's pushing out tenants. They hope to take their fight to the national government. Rental prices are rising and a lot of rental apartments are in a bad state. Furthermore, there's increasingly stiff competition from developers wanting to make some quick money. Isabel Cadenas Canon has more from Madrid.
Social service centres usually only offer homeless people a bed and a meal. But Andrew Funk, an American based in Barcelona has taken social protection to a new level. Funk wants to help the homeless start new lives. So he provides them with the tools and a network to build a business based on their skills and talent. Funk is aiming high. He wants to eradicate homelessness in the entire city.