La francophonie n’a pas dit son dernier mot

La réaction du monde francophone et francophile ne s’est pas fait attendre : alors que les portes de l’Institut Français à Valencia, viennent à peine de fermer (un redimensionnement selon l’euphémisme employé par certains responsables français), une initiative, viens de naître et sera présenté officiellement aujourd’hui : La Base CultureC’est le nom choisi par l’association ( Anne-Sophie Crocquevielle, Jeremy Denat, Juan Angel Martin et Paul Pierroux-Taranto en sont les principaux membres) dont le but est de faire rayonner la francophonie à [...]

From Panama to Puerto Banús: How the rich use offshore companies to buy homes in Spain

The massive leak of documents known as the Pandora Papers shows the key role of tax havens for the wealthy when making property transactions in areas such as the Costa del Sol or MadridTwo enormous palm trees welcome visitors to Villa Hermes, a mansion on a 3,000 square-meter plot of land built in 1981 in the Nueva Andalucía residential area, just north of Marbella’s upscale Puerto Banús. In this district, in the south of Spain, anonymity and luxury go [...]

Comment construire légalement, un puits d’eau chez vous

Construire un puits sur une ferme, un terrain ou une maison est une option intéressante pour économiser sur la facture d’eau. Cela a surtout du sens dans les propriétés où cette ressource est nécessaire en abondance, comme pour une piscine ou où il est difficile de s’approvisionner. Construire son puit...mode d'emploi :Puis-je faire un puits chez moi ?Pour savoir si un puits peut être construit dans une maison, il faut d’abord voir la réglementation en vigueur. Dans ce cas, [...]

New traffic law approved in Spain will see stiffer penalties for using cellphones while driving

The legislation, which is likely to come into force in a couple of months’ time, will also make helmets obligatory for scooter ridersSpain’s lower house of parliament approved on Thursday the new Traffic, Circulation and Road Safety law, which includes the docking of six points from motorists’ driving licenses – compared to the current three – for anyone who is caught “holding cellphone devices while driving.” The final text that was passed by lawmakers in the Congress of Deputies [...]

Experts say worst of the pandemic is over in Spain, but warn coronavirus is here to stay

With vaccine coverage at nearly 80% among the population, and a marked fall in hospitalizations, specialists and administrations alike are ruling out any major waves of Covid-19 in the future.Spain will not have to wait for herd immunity before it can leave the coronavirus pandemic behind. With four out of every five citizens fully vaccinated, and a coverage level of 95% among the vulnerable population, the country is entering a new stage in which learning to live with the [...]

Towards a total lifting of health restrictions

      With 90% of the population vaccinated, the region of Valencia is on the verge of returning to its pre-Covid state where anything goes! Dancing until dawn, filling up the restaurants without counting the number of guests or even crowding into shops to refurbish your wardrobe....    The inter-territorial commission of the Consell de la Comunidad Valenciana on Monday, once again  has reduced the restrictions still in force for, shops, cinemas, theatres, museums, libraries, auditoriums and also those concerning places of celebration, [...]

La Copa América de Vela apunta de nuevo a Valencia

El equipo de Nueva Zelanda, defensor del título, llega a España en los próximos días para negociar con el Gobierno de Pedro Sánchez si España se convierte en sede de la mayor competición de vela en 2024. El escollo es quién costea los 30 millones de canon y los 40 de organizaciónLa Copa América de Vela puede volver a aguas españolas en 2024, en concreto, a las de Valencia. El Gobierno de Pedro Sánchez va a tener sobre la mesa la posibilidad de [...]

Highest coronavirus infection rate is now among children, but figures in Spain are falling for all ages

Experts consulted believe this is most likely due to this age group being the only one that is unvaccinated. Pfizer has this week announced good results from its vaccine trials for five- to 12-year-olds With the start of the new school year, the current protocol states that any child with respiratory symptoms is tested for the coronavirus. “We could be diagnosing a lot of Covid cases because we are actively seeking them,” he adds. “I would not blame schools for [...]

Highest coronavirus infection rate is now among children, but figures in Spain are falling for all ages

Experts consulted believe this is most likely due to this age group being the only one that is unvaccinated. Pfizer has this week announced good results from its vaccine trials for five- to 12-year-oldsWith the start of the new school year, the current protocol states that any child with respiratory symptoms is tested for the coronavirus. “We could be diagnosing a lot of Covid cases because we are actively seeking them,” he adds. “I would not blame schools for [...]

Opening of our MADRID EXPAT SERVICES branch

After Valencia, Barcelona and Javea-Denia, the relocation company established in Spain for almost 5 years now, opens its branch in the Spanish capital... It is also a Frenchwoman, who takes the head of this structure to ensure a service of advice and assistance to foreigners whom settle in Madrid, or who already live there.... Marine Vanhagendoren has been living in the capital for several years and has decided to put her experience and knowledge to the service of the [...]