Spain welcomes temporary Brexit airline deal

temporary deal for iberia

The Spanish government has welcomed a temporary EU deal to help soften the impact on airlines should the UK exit the European Union without a deal.  “We have obtained seven months to avoid any problem,” Spanish Industry Minister Reyes Maroto said. “We have more time for the company to decide which changes it opts for.” Spain’s national airline Iberia is …

Could an EU wide Green Card allow Britons to move about Europe freely?

EU Green Card

While it might now sound like a fantasy a move is underway to push the idea of a European Green Card to allow British Citizens to move around Europe freely following Brexit. A campaign led by former Labour MP Roger Casale, who now resides in Florence, Italy is lobbying the European Parliament to issue a card for European citizens who …

British pack their bags as Venezuelans flock to Spain

We can assume that the findings are accurate as they are based on the number of people who visited their local town hall to obtain a  ‘padrón, the official list of everybody who lives in a certain town similar to what we know as the electoral roll.   So what do these latest set of figures show us? Firstly there …

British Holidaymakers may need a Visa to visit Spain

Plans, drawn up and signed off by EU ambassadors reveal that a 3-year entry visa will be required by UK nationals wishing to enter the European Union.   Travellers will be required to answer questions relating to the reason for their travel to the European Union as well as questions concerning any criminal records they may have. The proposal is …

Concern over British citizens being allowed to vote in next year’s municipal elections

Somewhere around 300,000 British citizens reside permanently in Spain but neither the British or Spanish government authorities have been able to confirm whether they will be allowed to vote in next year’s elections. When asked about the municipal elections, British ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, said: “the United Kingdom intends to offer the right to vote to Europeans who are …