at Torrevieja Saltworks
are often asked to provide a summary of what's happening
with the Spanish economy. The following article
published in El País and translated from Spanish
provides an interesting overview of some recent events:
This article taken from 'The Guardian' and reported
in 'presseurop' gives an up-to-date version of what's
happening generally in Europe:
truth behind the Chinese
can't help but notice that there have been rather a
lot of Chinese businesses opening up around the place.
Chinese shops and restaurants seem to
be taking over. There are a few myths that have grown
up around them too.
The myths around the Chinese and Spanish tax
is one that really should be put to rest. Their shops
do pay taxes just like anyone else. They also work very
hard. Whatever you feel about them you must pay credit
to their enterprise, determination and in the end most
of us make use of their services!
For more insight read:
Britain v. Spain debate
have had a response in the UK v. Spain debate - this
time comparing Scotland and Spain.
- The change in the availability of health care for
early retirees in the Valencian Comunidad
- The tax paid in Spain
- Increases in the cost of living including the cost
- The health care here - excellent
- Plenty of sunshine
Although our respondents have decided in the end to
return to Scotland they still do not regret spending
their time in Spain and overall, have had a good time
whist they've been here.
Further contributions to the debate are always welcome!
month's new website
no shortage of websites available for those interested
in buying overseas. This month's suggestion is:
As its title suggests it covers many countries and isn't
just restricted to property in Spain.
Managing Spanish inheritance
a difficult subject that can be hard to face. We've
put together a 4 step plan for those who find
themselves in the unfortunate position of having lost
a relative with property in Spain.
You can read the article, 'Four
steps to managing your Spanish inheritance' on our
latest on Corvera airport
doesn't look like it's opening any time soon. The new
Corvera airport, Murcia, planned to replace San Javier,
is still in moth balls. The most recent prediction is
that Corvera will open in the summer 2013:
Of course, if you're a fan of San Javier then this may
be good news for you. The longer Corvera remains empty
the longer San Javier will be still available for flights.
on the theme of airports
the MSN News today readers selected their top 5 most
stressful budget airlines. The results were:
1 Ryanair - 66%
2 Easyjet - 17%
3 Fly Thomas Cook - 3%
4 Monarch - 3%
5 Flybe - 2%
Ryanair has come top of the polls again. This time it's
a poll they'd probably rather be bottom of. For more
information and the airlines' responses:
Latest on Paramount
by little the prospect of Paramount seems to come closer.
There is now indication that contracts have been
signed - even if they're not for the full quota
of land originally expected:
You can see exactly what's planned on this Youtube site.
Predictably those who live close to the site are hoping
to cash in. Property developers and resale agents
have been advertising the desirability of their properties
on the back of Paramount.
for something to do with the children?
may not be a great fan of soft play areas and they're
not always needed in Spain, but it can be useful to
have the odd alternative for those infrequently rainy
Chasers in Dolores has its own website:
La Amsteleria chain also cater for children often having
ball pools and catering for children's parties.
For more ideas there are some good suggestions for those
in the Alicante region on this link: