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Botulism In Canned Tuna – Día Supermarket Own Brand

It´s about the 900 gram canned tuna, yellow big round cans with extra plastic lid. From the Ministry´s website, notification of the Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición (AESAN)/ Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (

Irph Mortgage Holders Waiting For Ruling From The European Court Of Justice

Update September 11. The Advocate General has pronounced for the consumer. We now wait for the decision of the ECJ. The IRPH Spanish banks mortgage rate interest is a Euribor alternative, used for pricing floating mortgage interest. Considering

The New Mortgage Law June 16 2019 Comes Into Force Today

Amongst other stipulations which will be added to this post, the new mortgage law is in force from today June 17. The law obliges the Notary and the bank to explain the content of the mortgage contract days before the signature. On another hand,

Prescription Needed For High Doses Paracetamol And Ibuprofen

Paracetamol and Ibuprofen in higher doses,  Nolotil, Omeprazol, certain cough mixtures and some anti-histamine tablets, are medicines that should be prescribed by a medical professional, ever since a law from 2015 to this effect came into force

No Deal Instructions For Residents – Contingency Plan Follow Up

Further to the No Deal Contingency Plan the Spanish Government published earlier this month, with regards to instructions on how to obtain the required documentation as a resident from a ´third country´. This would be the status of UK national

Rental Cars – Agreement On More Transparent Tariffs

Five large rental companies, operating in the EU: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Enterprise, have signed an agreement to provide clearer and more transparent tariffs to consumers who want to hire a rental car. Due to pressure from consumer orga

Spain’s No-deal Contingency Plans Live On Talk Radio Europe Friday 8

A CAB adviser will be talking with Giles Brown about what the contingency plans and now law, will mean for all UK nationals residing in Spain before March 30. The plans are in preparation for the possible exit of the UK from the EU in a couple o

Royal Decree Contingency Plan Spain No Deal Brexit- Residency & Healthcare

This Royal Decree issued under the rights conferred to EU Member States as a contingency plan on the prospect of the UK withdrawing from the European Union without a plan. The Contingency plan has been put in place, we await the instructions whi

Contingency Plan Spain In Case Of No-deal Brexit – Driving Licences

Royal Decree, approved today, March 1st 2019, containing a Contingy Plan in case the UK exits the EU without a deal on March 29th this year. With regards to Driving Licences it says that Spain will continue to recognise the validity of British l

Residency Appointments From March 30th 2019

Various provinces, like Málaga and Alicante, have introduced a new procedure to the list of Extranjería Cita Previa options for UK nationals applying for residency as of March 3oth 2019. TRAMITE PARA LA DOCUMENTACIÓN DE NACIONALES DEL REINO U

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