Publication: Expatica Spain

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Prosecutors urge bail for British boy's parents: source

Spanish state prosecutors will ask a judge to free on bail the British parents arrested for taking their seriously ill child Ashya King from hospital, a court source said Tuesday.The judge has summoned Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45, to the National ... [Published Expatica Spain - 13 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Not Hemingway's Spain: Shared language ≠ shared culture

What's the difference between 'Castellano' and 'Español'? Zach Frohlich's analysis of Spain's official languages provides insight into Spain's language debates. "Come, let us go down and confound their speech." Living with the in a modern societyThere ... [Published Expatica Spain - 5 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Spain claws back 28 bln euros in fraud crackdown

Spain has clawed back 28 billion euros ($37 billion) since launching a crackdown on tax fraud two years ago in a bid to fix public finances, the government said on Tuesday.Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro said the government's efforts netted 11.5 billion ... [Published Expatica Spain - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Expats must amend their wills to avoid Spanish inheritance laws

UK nationals residing in Spain will need to change their will to the Nationality Inheritance Law if they want to avoid inheritance being governed by Spanish regulation. European cross-border inheritances can be extremely complex.An EU regulation passed ... [Published Expatica Spain - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Spanish PM says will not allow Catalonia to break law

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday issued a firm rebuke to Catalan nationalists planning to hold a referendum on independence, saying he won't allow "anyone to break the law"."National sovereignty lies with the Spanish people, and what happens ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about being an expat

Dare to risk it all for living abroad? Maria Foley contemplates the top 10 things about being an expat abroad. Reflecting on my blessings naturally gets me thinking about how grateful I am for all the good that came of living abroad. Keeping with the ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Foreign pilgrims flock to Spain's Santiago trail

Despite her sore feet, Federica Simonetto smiles for a photo by the last signpost on the Way of Saint James -- one of a new wave of young pilgrims bringing fresh life to the Medieval trail.After eight days hiking with a friend, the Italian nurse has reached ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Spanish police break up Ibiza luxury watch theft ring

Spanish police said Tuesday they have broken up a gang run by Italy's Camorra crime group that stole luxury watches on Spain's holiday island of Ibiza.Police arrested two leaders of the Camorra, a mafia network based in the Naples area, as well as three ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 26 2014]
Entities: Luxury, Camorra, Police
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Spanish police bust bullring pot farm, detain three Britons

Spanish police arrested seven people, including three Britons, after raiding a giant marijuana farm built into a bullring, the interior ministry said Tuesday.Officers swooped on the bullring on a farm in the town of Almogia near the tourist resort of ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Merkel walks part of pilgrimage route in Spain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked along the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela on Sunday under bright sun in a highly symbolic show of unity with Spain and its arduous path to economic recovery.Merkel, 60, joined Spanish Prime Minister Mariano ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Drought, blight threaten to press up olive oil price

Shoppers risk paying more for their olive oil this year as a drought in Spain and a blight in Italy wither trees in the two top producers, driving up prices.Months of dry weather have struck Andalusia in the south of Spain, the world's biggest producer ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 24 2014]
Entities: Olive Oil, Drought, Spain
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Spain's Canary Islands fume over oil exploration

Spain's government sparked an outcry Thursday by giving oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands.The industry ministry gave Repsol a three-year licence to drill in three sites some ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 14 2014]

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...), Catalán comes from the medieval Catalan Principality, which only loosely corresponds with modern Catalunya, and which was part of the " kingdom that once reigned over the Valencian, Catalunya, and Balearic Island regions (many, many centuries ago), not to mention regions of Italy and France. What's more, Catalan is still spoken in parts of southern France and Sardegna in Italy."
"We are convinced that continuous action against fraudsters is the only way to end this scourge, which is a real social menace and slows down our recovery" Montoro told a parliamentary commission
"The head of the Spanish government cannot allow anyone to break the law and I will not let it happen" he told members of his conservative Popular Party (PP) gathered in the northwestern region of Galicia
"I take one or two photos each day and as soon as I find a wifi spot I post them on all the social networks." said Simonetto, 38

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Not Hemingway's Spain: Shared language ≠ shared... [Published Expatica Spain - 5 hours ago]
Prosecutors urge bail for British boy's parents... [Published Expatica Spain - 13 hours ago]
Spain claws back 28 bln euros in fraud crackdown [Published Expatica Spain - 13 hours ago]
Expats must amend their wills to avoid Spanish ... [Published Expatica Spain - Sep 01 2014]
Spanish PM says will not allow Catalonia to bre... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 31 2014]
Foreign pilgrims flock to Spain's Santiago trail [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 27 2014]
Spanish police break up Ibiza luxury watch thef... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 26 2014]
Spanish police bust bullring pot farm, detain t... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 26 2014]
I was an expat wife: The 10 best things about b... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 26 2014]
Merkel walks part of pilgrimage route in Spain [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 24 2014]
Drought, blight threaten to press up olive oil ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 24 2014]
Spain's Canary Islands fume over oil exploration [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 14 2014]
Barcelona weeds out 49 cannabis clubs [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 14 2014]
Catalan boss moves to quash doubt on independen... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 13 2014]
Expat pension plans: How to make QROPS work for... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 13 2014]
MoneySaverSpain: Tips for cheaper train travel ... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 12 2014]
Spain rescues 267 migrants from small boats [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 11 2014]
EU urges Gibraltar, Spain to probe cigarette sm... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 11 2014]
Spain reveals big cocaine haul on Navy training... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 06 2014]
Catalan leader 'determined' to hold independenc... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 05 2014]
Spanish police detain Chinese fraud fugitive [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 05 2014]
Bilingual Family: Using language as a tool [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 05 2014]
Spain's largest hotel chain joins shark fin ban [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 04 2014]
Breath of fresh air for Rome's Spanish Steps, c... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 04 2014]
Spain builder FCC reports boost from Peru, Saud... [Published Expatica Spain - Aug 01 2014]
Telefonica reports higher profit, exchange rate... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 31 2014]
Santander reports quarterly profits jump, risky... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 31 2014]
Catalan leader vows to press head with independ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 30 2014]
New opposition leader calls for federal Spain [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 28 2014]
Veteran Catalan leader reveals family kept mone... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 25 2014]
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