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UK Government to safeguard expat healthcare

THE UK Government has brought in a Bill which aims to safeguard UK citizens’ healthcare abroad after Brexit day. The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill has been introduced to give the government legal powers to fund and implement healthcare deals, and seeks to ensure cover for the 190,000 expats and 50 million people who travel abroad […]

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New Brexit legal challenge from British Expat

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May, is facing a major new legal challenge over Brexit, with an expat in Spain playing a major role. Sue Wilson, Chair of Bremain in Spain – a group campaigning tirelessly for the rights of British citizens in Spain and the EU – is lead claimant of a group of British […]

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Curb on steel worries car manufacturers

THE European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) strongly regrets the introduction of provisional measures to curb steel imports into the EU, approved by the European Commission. In March, the Commission initiated a safeguard investigation in response to US restrictions on steel and aluminium. The provisional outcome of this procedure, announced today, is the introduction of ‘tariff-rate […]

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€2.1m legal aid bill for Malaga lawyers

MALAGA’S lawyers were paid over two million Euros in legal aid in the third quarter of 2017. The bill brings the total paid out to around 10,000 lawyers across Andalucia between January and September last year to €30.2 million. Professionals in Antequera alone received €69,176 in the third quarter of last year. Plans to pay […]

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Javea Council to ask for aid to restore historic bunker

JAVEA Council will ask for European funds to restore the air raid shelter in the port. The bunker dates back to 1938 and was discovered in March 2016 after masses of undergrowth were cut back from the Caleta del Port bay near La Grava beach. It was instantly-recognisable as an air raid shelter used by […]

Castle to be recovered with €1.2m from the EU
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Benidorm Castle to be recovered with €1.2m from the EU

BENIDORM CITY COUNCIL has requested European funds to recover the archaeological remains of El Castell. The council has requested aid from an initiative launched by the Generalitat Valenciana in November, for the protection and/ or recovery of Valencian cultural heritage backed by the ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 for Valencian Community. The El Castell project is […]

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s message to UK nationals living in Europe

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, has written a letter to UK citizens living in the EU, ahead of the Christmas period, in which she gives an update on citizens’ rights in the negotiations with the EU, following the December European Council last week. The full text follows… “From the very beginning of the UK’s negotiations […]

AMBASSADOR TO ADDRESS PUBLIC BREXIT SESSION
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Ambassador to address public Brexit session

BRITISH Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, will be speaking at the Miguel Hernandez University in Elche on Tuesday November 21. He will be hosted by representatives from the Brexpats in Spain group and will be discussing the latest developments connected with the negotiations on the UK leaving the EU alongside members of the Alicante Diputación.   […]

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This week in Finland – No war, war… just exercise

No war, war…just exercise NORWAY’S President Sauli Niinistö distanced himself from comments made by his Minister of Defence that his country is about to organise their largest military exercise since the conclusion of the Cold War.  He stated that the ‘possible exercise’ was nothing other than normal manoeuvres. It’s a NO to NATO AN OPINION […]

Fuengirola asks what you would do with €10m of EU funding
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Fuengirola asks what you would do with €10m of EU funding?

FUENGIROLA COUNCIL is encouraging residents to put forward their suggestions for what they want EU funding to be used for. The town is applying for up to €10 million of funds for its Urban Development Strategy and has asked locals what improvements they would like to see around Fuengirola. A questionnaire is available on the […]

Contaminated eggs found in 40 countries including Spain
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Contaminated eggs found in 40 countries including Spain

EGGS contaminated with the insecticide fipronil have been discovered in 40 countries, including 24 of the European Union’s 28 member states. Millions of eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves, though some regulators have voiced concern that many contaminated eggs have already entered the food chain, mainly through processed products such as biscuits, cakes […]