from the Spanish press
about donating blood? Barcelona would be the place to
do it. Hospitals here are offering gourmet-menu tasting
as an incentive to encourage people to turn up and give
you feel about bullfighting it continues to be a controversial
talking point. The debate will continue as it looks
as though Andalucía is about to follow Cataluña by considering
placing a ban on bull fighting.
you know what a 'dropped ball point pen strike' is?
Apparently it's what the Guardia Civil (Spanish police)
have/ haven't been doing recently. They've cut down
on the number of fines they issue in protest about working
conditions. What a shame…
up with the news
you want to keep up-to-date with what's happening in
Spain but don't speak much Spanish? You can find out
what the headlines are in the main Spanish papers by
going to www.typicallyspanish.com
and Tax Updates
time for the non-resident tax declarations. The annual
tax declarations should be processed before the deadline
of December 31st. As always, Ábaco clients will receive
information via their on-line accounts.
on the forums
the word is on the streets
EHIC (European Health Card) is still causing some confusion.
What do you need when you're abroad? Read Abaco's article
'Obtaining your EHIC' on the website www.abacotaxes.com.
English-speaking doctors be available in Spanish medical
centres? The debate is on. On the one hand it is argued
that translators are provided in some other European
countries and should be in Spain too. Others feel that
it shouldn't be necessary and that it's up to everyone
to learn Spanish or to take a translator. Either way
the English-speaking doctors are very much in demand.