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Goya Awards 2020: The creme of Spanish film
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 19:31:26 +0200

SPAIN'S national answer to the Oscars and named after one of the country's greatest master painters from the late ...
Catalunya's little-known volcanoes
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 19:04:57 +0200

THINGS have often become explosive in Catalunya. Just as you cross the Pyrénées towards what is now the Costa Brava, you could find out how hot-headed the region was, and how it ...
Michael Schumacher's adapted Mallorca villa 'nearly ready to move into'
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:26:29 +0200

FAMILY members of seven-times world Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher have almost finished renovating their new mansion in Andratx, Mallorca so they can ...
King calls to end 'hatred and racism' at Auschwitz liberation anniversary event
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:15:51 +0200

KING Felipe VI was one of 41 heads of State and 50 international representatives who took part in the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem to mark the ...
Massive Ryanair January sale: A million seats starting from €8.99
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:54:54 +0200

BUDGET airline Ryanair has launched a mass 'January sale' with over a million seats at heavily-reduced prices across Europe, including most of its destinations in Spain and ...
Rajoy as Royal Football Federation chairman?
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:18:56 +0200

FORMER president of Spain Mariano Rajoy could become the new chairman of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), although he has remained characteristically tight-lipped about any ...
Minimum wage increased by €50 a month
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:14:15 +0200

SPAIN'S government has increased the minimum wage in line with its pledged scale of rises back in 2018, which aims for it to reach the European Union requirement of 60% of the national ...
FITUR, Spain's biggest tourism trade fair, opens
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 23:53:33 +0200

PROBABLY one of the world's biggest tourism trade fairs, FITUR celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and has now opened its doors for its 2020 edition, which will run ...
AVLO 'low-cost AVE' tickets go on sale: What you need to know
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:19:00 +0200

TICKETS will be on sale for the new 'low-cost AVE' rail link from this coming Monday (January 27), even though the train will not start to run until April 6.
All Spanish towns of 50,000 or more must have 'Madrid Central' low-emissions zone
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 23:56:43 +0200

ALL TOWNS and cities in Spain with a population of at least 50,000 inhabitants will soon be required by law to implement their own 'Madrid Central' ...
'Earth sandwich': Planet 'filling' between bread in Andalucia and New Zealand
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 23:27:30 +0200

TWO men have made a sandwich with the planet as its filling after finding each other on Reddit - each buttered the bread and laid it at exactly the ...
Balearics bans 'happy hours', pub-crawls and open bars in popular holiday hotspots
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 19:57:35 +0200

BOOZY holidays in the Balearics could soon become a thing of the past now that the regional government has outlawed all tourism and commercial activities that encourage excess ...
Triple transplant patient Iria, 10, leads 'normal life' after pioneering surgery
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:13:20 +0200

BARCELONA'S Vall d'Hebron hospital has carried out a triple transplant on a child who is now 'living a normal life' - making it the first centre in the world to to so ...
HELPING YOU DEAL WITH DEBT: Which countries do we specialise in?
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 07:56:44 +0000

EU Property Solutions are proud that we keep growing the number of clients we assist across Europe and in fact the world. Pre – 2008 we saw many investors purchase their property in the sun and a large number of (more…) The post HELPING YOU DEAL WITH DEBT: Which countries do we specialise in? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
A luxury lifestyle is more affordable in Spain than almost anywhere else in the world, finds new report
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:15:49 +0000

A new report from the Swiss private bank Julius Bär reveals that Spain, represented by Barcelona, is one of the cheapest destinations in the world for luxury goods and services. In the ‘Global Wealth and Lifestyle Report 2020’ just published (more…) The post A luxury lifestyle is more affordable in Spain than almost anywhere else in the world, finds new report appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Ultra High-end developer of La Zagaleta to start spending €200 million investment this year in its ‘Valderrama II’ luxury new resort beside Sotogrande, in Andalusia’s Cádiz Province (Costa de la Luz)
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:08:59 +0000

UK-based La Zagaleta Ltd, the developer of the ultra high-end golf and equestrian country club residential estate La Zagaleta – in Benehavís, just outside Marbella, on the Costa del Sol – is planning to start deploying €200 million this year (more…) The post Ultra High-end developer of La Zagaleta to start spending €200 million investment this year in its ‘Valderrama II’ luxury new resort beside Sotogrande, in Andalusia’s Cádiz Province (Costa de la Luz) appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Madrid determined to prolong the illegal building chaos in rural Andalusia, trapping elderly expats in homes they can’t sell
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:15:02 +0000

A recent decree passed by the Andalusian regional parliament making it possible to sort out the planning status of hundreds of thousands of rural homes, and enabling many elderly foreign expats to sell up and return home, is being challenged (more…) The post Madrid determined to prolong the illegal building chaos in rural Andalusia, trapping elderly expats in homes they can’t sell appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Survey Spain quarterly Spanish property market report – January 2020 – Part II
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:31:37 +0000

Part II – LOCAL TRENDS The Overall Market – As stated in Section 1 of this Report, which deals with Wider Trends and Evidence, there are many external influences on our very international market on the Spanish Costas and Islands. (more…) The post Survey Spain quarterly Spanish property market report – January 2020 – Part II appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
How might Brexit change the taxes British expats and property owners have to pay in Spain?
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:51:34 +0000

By Leon Fernando Del Canto From a tax point of view, British residents and businesses registered in the U.K. will experience very little change, as the double tax treaty between the U.K. and Spain will remain. The treaty—which is in (more…) The post How might Brexit change the taxes British expats and property owners have to pay in Spain? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Victims of urban planning scandals in Murcia now have a new association to fight for them
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:52:56 +0000

Foreigners who bought property in Southern Spain include many victims of urban planning scandals, bureaucratic failure, and travesties of justice, which helps explain why the Abusos Urbanísticos Andalucía No (AUAN) association is expanding from Andalusia into Murcia to support property (more…) The post Victims of urban planning scandals in Murcia now have a new association to fight for them appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR News – Pound fluctuates amid BoE rate cut speculation
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:16:00 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate traded in a wide range this week, mostly as a result of rising speculation the Bank of England (BoE) could cut interest rates later this month. BoE Rate Speculation Undermines the Pound The Pound faced some (more…) The post GBP/EUR News – Pound fluctuates amid BoE rate cut speculation appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Protecting your UK assets from Spanish debt collectors
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:13:46 +0000

EU Property Solutions regularly encounter overseas borrowers who have walked away from a property in Spain simply handing the keys back to the Bank. Many have a flippant attitude believing that Spain’s separate legal jurisdiction means no liability can be (more…) The post Protecting your UK assets from Spanish debt collectors appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spain’s new government preparing a rental price index to put a lid on housing costs in hot markets like Barcelona
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:08:02 +0000

The new ministry in charge of housing in the new Socialist-led Spanish government is preparing a rental price index to control prices in areas where the market is considered ‘tense’ or ‘stressed’. This will allow them to say they are (more…) The post Spain’s new government preparing a rental price index to put a lid on housing costs in hot markets like Barcelona appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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