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Spanish IHT Equality

March 11th, 2015

Wonder how many people noted that the European Court of Justice ruled last September that Spain have been acting illegally by charging non-resident beneficiaries more inheritance tax (IHT) on their estate than a Spanish Resident would have been charged. In their view their behavior was contrary to the EU’s non-discrimination treaty provisions. As a result […]

La Ley de Derechos y Garantías de la Dignidad de las Personas en el Proceso de la Muerte

March 18th, 2010

Known as the “Dignified Death Law”, this first law on dignity in death was passed through cross party support in Sevilla yesterday and allows a patient to refuse treatment which would artificially prolong their life. It clears the doctors’ obligation of having to give treatment in such cases, and applies both in public and private […]

Spain’s Sustainable Economy Law

December 17th, 2009

I have mentioned the Sustainable Economy Law before on the site and we are already seeing ways in which it will be used, for example the limiting of temperatures in public places and the changes in tax that will make property more expensive in Spain. Known as the ley de economía sostenible the law is […]

New Sustainable Economy Law to be passed in Spain next Friday

November 23rd, 2009

I mentioned the New Sustainable Economy Law when I wrote about tax changes to make property in spain more expensive, and on Sunday it was presented by the Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, at a rally in Madrid. The new law is based on the saving of energy, the promotion of renewable energy, […]