The link below is regarding a posting on behalf of expats in Cyprus but will affect all pensioners in the EC.We expat pensioners, need to send this following email to the Work & Pensions Committee.email@example.com, by the 24th January 2015.It is urged that a 'prayer' an EDM as follows is laid before parliament before the 24th January (40 days after the SI was laid ) Early day motion( prayer) Winter Fuel Payment to British Citizens in EU countries. The Statutory Instrument 2014 No.3270 laid before Parliament on the 15th December 2014 restricting payment to pensioners residing in countries,(incorrectly,)called by the DWP 'hot' of the EU should be annulled. After the General Election, this matter may then be appropriately reconsidered by the new parliament. This SI almost certainly contravenes the UK treaty agreement with the EU on social security co-operation. In order for questions to be asked in the house apposing the scrapping of the Winter Fuel Allowance for pensioners living out of the UK, the above email needs to be sent so pensioners can stand and be counted and voice their opinions. Time is of the essence as they need to be received before the 24th January. below is the link explaining more details voiced by the expats in Cyprus. Spain is also a country where the cold winters are felt and houses require heating. -http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/01/13/british-expat-pensioners-fighting-to-keep-winter-fuel-payments/
Hello all I am a UK ex pat pensioner, currently a French resident but seeking warmer climes. I have some usual older person ailments which require regular medication. I am covered in France by the reciprical agreement and a top up insurance. As a French resident, how would I fare moving to Spain? Would I be advised to become a resident in Spain in order to continue medical cover? I would of course, pay a top up insurance. I could also repatriate and just come over for a few months at a time. Thank you
Hello Could anyone living in Marbella please give me some information. We are a Franco-British couple living in France and we are cominf to Marbella for a week. We intend to come from the airport by train to fuengirola (we just miss the direct bus and the wait is nearly 2h) then a bus to Marbella. My first question is where do the bus from Fuengirola stop in Marbella on the way to the bus station (if they do of course stop anywhere else). I believe the N340 is very difficult to cross. The nearest bus stop to where we stay is Porcelanosa. Is there a crossing between Calle Gregorio Mariano and Calle Ortega y Gasset. If not where is the nearest crossing? Thank you for your assistance
Whoa, more changes on AngloINFO? You guys have been busy? Yes! Hot on the heels of AngloINFO Jobs, we’re launching another new section which is critical to expat life – AngloINFO Jobs. We’re testing it out on French Riviera at the moment, and will make a big announcement once we’ve ironed out any bugs that we come across and are ready to roll it out to the rest of the AngloINFO world. In the meantime, feel free to look around and use it, and if you come across any issues, just let us know. What is AngloINFO Jobs and what can it do for me? AngloINFO Jobs is the name of the new jobs, careers and recruitment section on AngloINFO. Here, you can search through hundreds of thousands of job vacancies to find the one that’s perfect for you, wherever in the world you are (or want to be!). You can access the new AngloINFO Jobs section from anywhere on AngloINFO by clicking on “Jobs” in the top navigation bar. If you’re an active job seeker, or interested in browsing vacancies in case that dream job shows up, AngloINFO Jobs has some great functionality to help you find relevant jobs. Register on AngloINFO Jobs and you can: search hundreds of thousands of vacancies – in your local area and around the world upload your CV so recruiters and headhunters can find you sign up for job alert emails so you never miss out create an online profile connect AngloINFO Jobs to your LinkedIn profile search for opportunities by location, industry or contract type If you’re an employer or a recruiter, AngloINFO Jobs is the place to advertise your vacancies. Not only will your job be advertised to candidates already living in your local area, but it will also be seen across the entire AngloINFO network whenever a job hunter’s search matches your job. This ensures that you get the maximum exposure for your job ad and a better chance of finding the perfect candidate. I’m looking for a job. What’s the best way for me to use AngloINFO Jobs? There are a number of ways in which AngloINFO Jobs can help you find the perfect job in your dream location. Start by using the job search on the AngloINFO Jobs landing page. You can search by Job Title or Location, or you by Sector using the Advanced Search List of Categories. Once you’ve done a search, save it! Enter a title for the search you’ve just done and your email address, and we’ll let you know every time a new job matching your search criteria is added. That way you can be sure you never miss out on a job for which you’d be perfect. Click on “Upload CV” in the top menu bar to create an account and upload your CV. Once your CV is online, recruiters and headhunters can find and contact you with opportunities that they think you’d be suited to. I’m looking for someone to fill a vacancy. What’s the best way for me to use AngloINFO Jobs? If you have a job to advertise, then AngloINFO Jobs is the best place to find the right candidates. Not only will your job vacancy be shown on all AngloINFO sites whenever someone searches for criteria matching your job, but as a job advertiser you’ll also be able to view the CVs of candidates in our database who match your requirements. So you can actively seek the perfect person. Why can’t I add new posts to the Jobs Wanted and Jobs Offered Classifieds categories? The new AngloINFO Jobs section offers many more features to help you actively find or advertise jobs. Over the next few weeks we’ll phase out jobs from the Classifieds altogether, so we’ve switched off the option to add new ones. We hope that you’ll advertise your job via AngloINFO Jobs so that you can see the results for yourself. I have paid for a Featured Classified in one of the jobs categories. What will happen to my ad? If you have a live Featured Classified in one of the jobs categories, it will still show in whichever category you paid for it to appear in. If your ad is still live when we switch off the jobs classifieds, we’ll migrate you over to the new AngloINFO Jobs section – but don’t worry, we’ll email you in advance to let you know what will happen. If you’d rather move your job ad to the new AngloINFO Jobs section now, just contact us and we’ll be happy to help. What will happen to existing basic job Classifieds? We hope that people with basic job Classifieds will decide to advertise their properties in the new AngloINFO Jobs section so that they can take advantage of the powerful new features. Eventually, existing basic ads will disappear when we switch off the jobs sections of the Classifieds but we’ll email everyone in advance to let them know what to expect.
I am trying to trace my sister in law Maggie (and Marc) who has been living in the Marbella area for some time doing landscape gardening. I wanted to tell her about illness in the family but have lost contact. If you might know Maggie can you give me any idea how to contact her. Thankyou
Hi All, If anybody out there is on Facebook, you can join this on-line virtual march. It is easy to do, no petition to sign, no donation required. Just a show of solidarity that declares it is time for the brutality against Spain's hunting dogs to stop. https://www.facebook.com/events/880217401997319
Hello Everyone, I have been in Spain for a couple of months on a house-sitting assignment and have been really saddened to see a number of presumably abandoned dogs wandering about, some in a terrible state. Does anyone have any suggestion as to what to do in this circumstance? As I am house-sitting I am not in a position to take dogs in unfortunately. On a broader level than the plight of individual dogs, I have found a website: www.esdaw.eu which looks at this problem in depth and is aiming to do something about it. The site is well worth a good read to understand the true extent of the problem across Europe. It also has an action section, with petitons to sign. In addition there is a link to MEPs. I wrote to every Spanish MEP yesterday by e-mail. There are 53 of them and it only took a couple of hours. Several have replied already and I hope and believe that if we bring this matter to their attention in numbers, we will bring about change. Please pass this on to anyone who you think may wish to participate. 'Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.' (Alfred A. Montapert) Only the actions of individuals can bring about change. Thank you.
Are you as concerned as I am about the plastic rubbish, including the ubiquitous plastic water bottles, that we see everywhere? If so, join the global campaign to do something about it! If everybody does a little, a lot will be achieved. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/656/074/365/pledge-to-clean-up-some-plastic-rubbish-every-day/ Thank you.
Hi all, I am about to relocate with my family and dogs to Coin, looking forward to it just a tiny bit!! I am lucky enough to be coming over for a holiday and picking up the keys to my place in November prior to the house move in January. I have a question to all those who have done this before, what would you suggest I pack with me either in the car driving from the UK to Spain and also what to take with me on my trip in November to help prepare for the move. We will have to wait about five or six days before our furniture arrives so will be surviving on what we can carry. What are the essentials? Cheers Mark
I have just seen a post from APRIL asking for info on the current state of UK tv on costa fel sol which has received NO REPLIES !! Are forum users unable / not interested enough to respond with info? I also should like to know what is needed in order to get BBC / ITV etc reception. I have heard that since the loss of the astra satellite reception it is near impossible to get a signal? Is this true? If not available on TV set, can it be rceived through internet e.g. wifi?
http://youtu.be/Ys7nE-HVr7k I noticed that Angloinfo have launched a new competition which looks like a lot of fun! You have to post your photo or video of your #homecomforts with the hashtag and a description of what your home comfort is. And theres a great prize too... I'm off to make my entry now! Who else is joining in?