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What's Been Hot On Eye on Spain Over the Past Week
28 May 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.
Eight out of ten Spaniards against a return to smoking in public places
What a difference a year and a half makes. A new survey shows that the Spaniards, in general, are now quite happy with the smoking ban.
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Finca Parcs - Bank guarantee trial of the year in Hellín
The two day trial was held this week against Cleyton Ges SL and CAM Bank brought by Keith Rule and the team at Cost Luz lawyers. Read the summary of the court proceedings.
Spanish workers going to the uk for work
Bob on the forums, after having read about Spaniards leaving Spain to find work, is wondering how countries can cope with this if people simply end up on benefits in their new host country.
Why the property crash has caused such high unemployment
And following on from that, Justin has been blogging about why things have gotten so bad job-wise following the property crash.
Coefficient Voting - Can it be dropped?
juandos on the forums is asking if it is possible for a community to drop the coefficient voting system and adopt one vote per owner.
Massive pedestrian queue getting out of Gibraltar
Moral of the story: Don't upset Spanish fisherman. But seriously, UK/ Spain relations are continuing to take quite a hit over this issue now.
Spain to close up to 30 state-run airports
The Telegraph is reporting that Spain is planning to close 30 of its 47 state run airports in an attempt to reduce costs.
Can't get NIE number
What do you do when they refuse to issue you with an NIE number? Looks like one user on the forum is having this exact problem.
Cars Banned from Mijas Pueblo
In Mijas village there is a strong debate about the latest decision of the Town Hall to restrict traffic in the town by prohibiting entry of non-resident vehicles.
Who was green first?
Not specifically Spain related but it was posted on the forums and we love how it looks back at how "green" issues have changed over the years.
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