Our Blog: Spanish Law

Become a Spanish national
Sunday, June 26, 2016
As concern about what  Brexit will mean for those living in another European country rises, some people have wondered just what it would take for them to go one step further and become a Spanish...
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Public security law
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
How far should we go when it comes to keeping the peace? There is a fine line between freedom of speech and racism, between the right to protest and lawlessness. At what point does a peaceful...
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google taxes
Saturday, November 8, 2014
The word ‘google’ is part of our day-to-day vocabulary. In the Oxford dictionary paperback version it is defined as ‘search for information about someone or something on the Internet, especially with...
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What is a vado in Spain?
Thursday, September 25, 2014
You’ll have seen the signs on the outside of walls - a circle with a line through it that seems to appear at every spot where you want to park. The ‘Vado’ sign is usually found outside garages,...
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What to do about noise in Spain
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Walk out into a bar or café area late at night in summer in Spain and you will be greeted by chatter. The Spanish talk, and often seem to talk loudly. Everyone seems to have a comment to make and...
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Cycle helmet laws in Spain
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When we first came to Spain, many years ago, it seemed to us that there was a kind of reckless disregard for ‘safety’ on the roads. Drinking and driving was not uncommon. Manoeuvres seemed to be made...
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The new driving laws in Spain
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
It can be difficult to know what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to driving in Spain. New laws are adding further to the confusion. Ley 6/2014 modificando la Ley sobre Tráfico,...
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E-cigarette legislation in Spain
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Smoking in public continues to be a hot topic in most European countries. It seems governments are finding it difficult to work out how far to go/ not to go when it comes to the whole smoking issue....
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Spain and alcohol - finding the right balance
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
If you see someone drunk and disorderly in Spain, it is likely they’re not Spanish. No doubt reading this there are many examples you can think of to the contrary. However, in my experience, problems...
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Traffic fines in Spain
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
As in other countries, you can expect to be fined in Spain for a number of infractions of the traffic code. Speeding, parking where you shouldn’t, not having the right paper work in the car, all...
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