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Court orders woman to return son, 5, to father in UK
Legal & Finance Sat, May 19, 2018

Court orders woman to return son, 5, to father in UK

A WOMAN who took her son on holiday to Spain and never returned has been ordered to give him back to his father in the UK. The court in Palencia (Castilla y León) said its verdict was not a custody resolution, but...

Insurance consumer protection regulation law 'at draft stage'
Legal & Finance Fri, May 11, 2018

Insurance consumer protection regulation law 'at draft...

INSURANCE company customers will be given more information about costs, risks and cover from now on in a government move to ensure policyholders know what they are buying. Intermediaries and other sales persons will be...

Essure coil victims in Spain to sue Bayer
Legal & Finance Fri, May 4, 2018

Essure coil victims in Spain to sue Bayer

AROUND 1,400 women in Spain are fighting for compensation from German pharmaceutical giant Bayer after suffering serious and often permanent side-effects from an contraceptive coil. Made from fibres of the thermoplastic...

Petition to stop Spain extraditing HSBC whistleblower Falciani
Legal & Finance Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Petition to stop Spain extraditing HSBC whistleblower...

PODEMOS members are among 15 MEPs who have signed a petition calling for Spain not to extradite HSBC whistleblower Hervè Falciani, saying that thanks to his actions, the European Union has recovered €3 billion in...

Don't use tax return App, warns tax office
Legal & Finance Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Don't use tax return App, warns tax office

TECHNICIANS from Spain's tax office have advised members of the public not to use the new mobile phone App designed for filing annual declarations, since it does not allow the user to amend the details on their...

Endesa fined €30,000 for signing new customers 'by deception'
Legal & Finance Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Endesa fined €30,000 for signing new customers 'by...

ELECTRICITY board Endesa has been fined €30,000 for signing up seven customers without their knowledge or permission using deception. Consumer watchdogs FACUA, OCU and CECU have said they are 'not surprised',...

Pensioners plan nationwide protests for Saturday
Legal & Finance Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Pensioners plan nationwide protests for Saturday

MASS pensioner protests across the country have been planned for this coming Saturday (March 17), despite president Mariano Rajoy saying he would increase retirees' income once the budget was approved. As yet, the...

ECHR overturns sentence for burning photos of King
Legal & Finance Wed, Mar 14, 2018

ECHR overturns sentence for burning photos of King

A VERDICT by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has found that burning photographs of the King of Spain comes under the heading of 'freedom of expression' and those who do so cannot be convicted of...

Cifuentes announces string of tax cuts for Madrid region
Legal & Finance Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Cifuentes announces string of tax cuts for Madrid region

REGIONAL president of Madrid Cristina Cifuentes has announced a series of tax deductions for residents in and around the capital, including discounts on school expenses for the under-fours. Income tax – in terms of...

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