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What's Been Hot On Eye on Spain Over the Past Week
21 April 2012
Our hand-picked top 10 stuff from Eye on Spain from the past seven days. The top forum discussions, blog posts, articles, properties for sale and rental and anything else we felt like throwing in! Enjoy.
Pensioners To Pay 10% Of The Cost Of Their Medicines
Talk of the town this week has been the news that the government is going to start making pensioners pay towards their prescriptions...and foreigners may need to look elsewhere.
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NIE U Turn Re Power of Attorney
First they take away the ability for someone to obtain an NIE number using a power of attorney only to do a complete u-turn just a few weeks later.
Spain Bans Cash Transactions Over 2,500 Euros
Spain has outlawed the use of cash in business transactions in excess of 2,500 euros in order to crack down on the black market and tax evaders.
6 bed villa in Sitges for sale - €255,000
Listed for sale privately on Eye on Spain is this lovely 6 bed villa in Sitges (Barcelona area). Includes pool and two independent apartments.
Timeframe for receipt of AGM/EGM minutes
"rioones" on the forums has been asking within what time frame should the minutes from a community meeting be issued. Is seven weeks too much?
Living in a mobile home
"bazzs" on the forums is looking for feedback from people living in mobile homes in Spain. He's still waiting for a response! Can you offer him any advice?
Bank accepts property back in Court
Some great news from lawyer, Maria de Castro this week after a client won their case in court to hand over their property to the bank in exchange for writing off the mortgage debt.
What would happen to a Euro mortgage, if Spain dropped the Euro?
Good discussion on the EOS forums was resurrected this week. The title says it all.
Spain attacks Argentina over nationalisation of oil company YPF
Spain pledged to wage diplomatic and industrial war on Argentina after the country's president announced plans to nationalise the Spanish-owned part of oil company YPF.
3 pin (UK) plug sockets
OK, so it's not the most exciting discussion title but it's a good question. Would it be ok to change 2-pin sockets in Spain for 3-pin UK style ones, especially if many of your appliances are from UK?
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