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Brexit Meeting in Caleta de Fuste
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The British Consulate for Las Palmas will be at a meeting in Caleta de Fuste to talk about the effect of Brexit on UK nationals who live in Spain.
It's being held at 6pm on Thursday 14 March in the Cultural Center.

My personal view is that s/he won't know anymore than what we know already.


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They have at least something to talk about now. The measures that Spanish government approved lately. Courtesy of BBC.

Quote:Spain's cabinet has approved measures for Britons in Spain to continue living there as now if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said the main purpose was that no-one, British or Spanish, would be left unprotected.

Spain estimates that the measures, which would become law under a no-deal Brexit, would grant residency rights to about 400,000 UK citizens.

UK MPs have so far rejected PM Theresa May's withdrawal deal with the EU.

That raises the prospect of the UK leaving without a deal on 29 March.

More than 300,000 Britons are currently registered as residing in Spain, the government in Madrid says. There are at least 150,000 Spaniards currently residing in the UK.

Mr Borrell said the measures "of temporary nature" were aimed at protecting the interests of Spanish and British citizens as well as trade between the two countries.

What is Spain's contingency plan?

The plan envisages that Britons living in Spain would have to apply for the "foreigner identity card" before 31 December 2020 to prove their legal residency status.

Spain's El Pais newspaper reports that the process would be "nearly automatic" for those UK nationals who already have permanent residency.

The plan of Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez would be dependent on the UK reciprocating with similar measures for Spaniards residing in the UK.

The decree has measures covering health care, social security, education and many other fields, ABC website reports.

Mr Sánchez has said he wants to secure all rights for British citizens in Spain regardless of what happens.

London and Madrid have already signed a deal ensuring voting and working rights for respective migrants - but healthcare was not mentioned in that agreement.
Image caption About 70,000 British pensioners live in Spain

Last year about 18 million Britons visited Spain, and the government in Madrid hopes the contingency plan will limit damage that a no-deal Brexit might do to the tourist industry - a key sector of Spain's economy.

It would still makes more sense if the meeting was held a few days (one week) later, once MP's decide UK's future "in da house", IMHO.
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Could do with a bigger venue as well
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According to this report there were 150 people at the meeting: http://www.ayto-antigua.es/noticias/mas-...-en-caleta
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(15-03-2019, 12:48 PM)Captain Sensible Wrote: According to this report there were 150 people at the meeting...

GoogleTranslate of the article:


Quote:Councillor Deborah Edgington answers more than fifty emails each day requesting information about the Brexit process.

• The British Consulate considers attendance at the informative meeting held in Vallabo de Fuste with the collaboration of the City of Antigua a success.
The meeting organized by the British consulate in Las Palmas with the collaboration of the City of Antigua from the Department of Tourism led by Deborah Edgington, was held this Thursday afternoon at the cultural centre of Caleta de Fuste with an attendance of more than 150 residents British on the island.
The representatives of the British consulate congratulated the informative work that from the beginning of the Brexit process has been developed by the only councillor of British origin who exercises as such in the municipal administration in the Canary Islands.
The consular official Victoria Innes explained the two types of scenarios that can occur both in case of reaching agreement with the European Union and otherwise, answering the many questions asked by the attendees.
To thank the British consulate in Las Palmas for the informative work developed, which is essential at this time, advising how to proceed, and adds Councilor Deborah Edgington, also to thank the National Police Corps for their collaboration with the assistance of an agent who also informed about the documentation that is required and how to request it.
Deborah Edgington reminds and recommends the entire British collective on the island, and especially resident in the Municipality of Antigua, to ensure and verify the correct registration of their residence certificates, driver's license, or health cards, which must be regulated before the March 29.
The councillor also points out that only the information and data that appear on the official page are followed, by subscribing to it, https: /www.gov.uk/living-in-spain, to receive the informative alerts that may be given.
Every day I answer more than fifty questions received from all the Canary Islands via email, from the City of Antigua, being one of the municipalities that more British residents harbour, we will continue collaborating as much as possible in order to minimize as much as possible the effects with a Brexit without agreement or agreement may have on the British community residing in the archipelago.



It would be nice to see the minutes of the meeting posted on Antigua Ayuntamiento website. ...instead of replying to 50 emails daily. Huh
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I’m not being smart here but would it not be the British consulate who would be responsible for informing anyone who would be interested in the above information. Anyway with so many twists and turns in this particular saga the typing machine wouldn’t last a week.
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Does anyone here have the contact details for the British Consulate lady, Victoria Innes please ?
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Just found the details I needed to make contact......for some reason cannot edit my previous post!
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(15-03-2019, 07:35 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Does anyone here have the contact details for the British Consulate lady,  Victoria Innes please ?


All contact info I was able to find:

British Consulate in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Address: Calle Luis Morote 635007 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Spain

Phone: +34 928 26 25 08

Fax: +34 928 267 774

Email: spain.consulate@fco.gov.uk
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(15-03-2019, 09:08 PM)Emmi Smith Wrote: Just found the details I needed to make contact......for some reason cannot edit my previous post!

Just saw your message. If you have some more details, please share with us. Thanks.
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