The year that was 2022: Spain’s top headlines in the last year

2022 was marked by displays of solidarity and aid appeals in Spain to support Ukrainians affected by the Russian invasion

THE past year was a remarkable year for the whole world and not least for Spain. Here we share five of the biggest headlines in the country in 2022.

War in Ukraine

Spain sprung into action, accepting more than 150,000 refugees and providing aid for Ukrainians after the brutal invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February.


Like much of the world, Spain has been battling spiralling inflation including a package of relief measures announced on Tuesday, December 27.

‘Feminist Laws’

There was trouble at the heart of government due to controversial laws made by the Ministry of Equality which led the governing PSOE to make changes to consent laws.

Border tragedy

A tragic crush on the border between Melilla, the Spanish enclave in North Africa and Morocco on July 26 saw more than 23 people lose their lives. The catastrophe led to political chaos as parliamentarians grappled with the issue of illegal immigration.

Tennis trophies

On Sunday, September 11, 19 year-old Carlos Alcaraz became the youngest tennis player ever to be ranked as number one globally after winning the US Open.

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