BREXIT SERIES: (1) What Now?

BREXIT SERIES: (1) What Now? »

5 Feb, 2020
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The EU has lost the UK. Or, put differently, the UK has lost the EU. Put it any way you like. It hardly matters now, does it? Actually, not everything is final. There’s a transition period that will last until the end of 2020 in which the UK and EU will negotiate additional arrangements. . .

BREXIT SERIES: (3) THE DAY OF BROKEN DREAMS

BREXIT SERIES: (3) THE DAY OF BROKEN DREAMS »

5 Feb, 2020
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The European integration, as we know it today – i.e., the EU – is responsible for the unprecedented economic prosperity in Europe. Moreover, during all this time no European major power has gone and waged a war, giving rise to the longest reign of peace in over 2000 years of European history. Perversely, as if to reward the Brits for Brexit, US President Donald Trump has dangled a “massive” trade deal in front of them.

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT’S CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE A PRIORITY AS BREXIT APPROACHES

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT’S CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE A PRIORITY AS BREXIT APPROACHES »

15 Sep, 2019
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The Acting Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, held several working meetings in London to evaluate and strengthen the contingency plans of the Government of Spain in the event of a no-deal withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. “Strengthening contingency plans before Brexit is a government priority,” she says.

A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees

A Second Opinion: Beyond the Pyrenees »

27 Jun, 2019
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Somehow I always felt that "Europe" began at the Pyrenees, leaving Spain as a magic island of cultural heritage. What has the EU really done to improve the life of the average Spaniard except complicate the panorama a bit more? Perhaps there has been a forward-looking push from up North that has subtlely changed the traditional Spanish attitude of xenophobia. Perhaps some modernization has occurred and the economy is more robust than before. But Madrid is not Paris, and Barcelona is not Berlin, and Rome will always be Rome. If the British can say "no" to the Continent then others may follow suit.

EU FACTSHEET–Q&A: UK Nationals’ Residence Rights in Spain After a “NO DEAL” Brexit

EU FACTSHEET–Q&A: UK Nationals’ Residence Rights in Spain After a “NO DEAL” Brexit »

24 Jun, 2019
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EU Member States have prepared or adopted national contingency measures to ensure that UK nationals and their non-EU family members could remain legally resident in the immediate period after a no-deal withdrawal. This report focuses on Spanish measures.

WHAT BRITS SHOULD DO ABOUT SPANISH RESIDENCY WHEN THE UK LEAVES THE EU

WHAT BRITS SHOULD DO ABOUT SPANISH RESIDENCY WHEN THE UK LEAVES THE EU »

7 Apr, 2019
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You're Brit and residing in Spain or planning to? What to do if and when the UK leaves the EU.

STATESIDE STORIES: ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’

STATESIDE STORIES: ‘April Showers Bring May Flowers’ »

3 Apr, 2019
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Spring - Semana Santa - Easter - Brexit - Elizabeth II

A CLIFF-EDGE BREXIT LOOMS. Mark the Date: 30 MARCH 2019

A CLIFF-EDGE BREXIT LOOMS. Mark the Date: 30 MARCH 2019 »

11 Mar, 2019
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UPDATE AS OF 11 APRIL 2019: THE EU & THE UK HAVE AGREED TO DELAY BREXIT TILL 31 October.

STATESIDE STORIES: TRUMP TOUSLING MELANIA’S HAIR AND VICE-VERSA!

STATESIDE STORIES: TRUMP TOUSLING MELANIA’S HAIR AND VICE-VERSA! »

28 Dec, 2018
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Maybe a little hair tousling might ease some very apparent tensions amongst the upper crust!

SPAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST REPUTABLE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: SO WHAT?

SPAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST REPUTABLE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: SO WHAT? »

12 Oct, 2018
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Reputation is critical to enhancing buisness and is therefore a crucial asset for a country. In 2018 Sweden is the Most Reputable Country among the 55 polled. Seven of the Top Ten are European countries. Outside of the Top Ten Spain ranks 14th, the UK 16th, France 18th and Germany 19th. The USA, once the leader of the free world, is not seen as a responsible participant in the global community. It is ranked 34th. Iraq is the least reputable, ranking 55th.