Greek healthcare: state or private?

We’re getting mixed messages from Greece these days. Firstly, the country is recovering economically. Secondly, the beaches and tourist sites are still stunning. But thirdly, that austerity still affects everyday life, including health. Hardly surprising then, that people who would like to move there are confused! So how is Greek healthcare?
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Vinitaly in Verona

Four thousand exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting their products in Verona at the largest trade fair dedicated to the wine sector. Vinitaly Verona 2018, is expected to attract more than 150 thousand wine sector professionals. Regular wine lovers can also enjoy the side event “Vinitaly and the city” running from the 13th to the 16th April. The event offers a unique opportunity to experience the sights of Verona, along with a few glasses of excellent Italian wine.
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Why now is a great time to buy in Florida

Uncertainty over Brexit might be keeping the pound weak against the euro but it’s a different story across the pond. The pound has bounced back against the dollar and in February this year the £/$ rate rose above $1.41 for the first time since the Brexit vote in June 2016. Does this mean 2018 could be an ideal time to pick up a bargain in Florida?
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Springtime viewing trips

The arrival of Spring marks the busy season for overseas viewing trips. If you’re about to head abroad to look at properties for the first time, you’re likely to be feeling a sense of excitement mixed with a pinch of curiosity. After all, you’ll be visiting a foreign country, where the climate, lifestyle, customs and building practices mean the design and practicalities of properties you visit will contrast with what you’re used to back in the UK.
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Brits buying up homes in Ireland

According to recently released statistics from Rightmove, British buyers just can’t get enough of Ireland. In January 2018, the property website saw 508,078 views of Irish properties, a 12% year-on-year increase when compared with the 451,344 property views during January 2017.
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News roundup from France

Family allowance Family allowance for families with two children or more will rise by 1%. The increase in the means-tested allowance will be in line with inflation for 2017. The same will apply to other benefits like early childcare assistance (PAJE) and the back-to-school allowance. The minimum pension will also rise to €833 per month.
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Spanish viewing trip: your legal need to knows

It’s property buying season in Spain. This is the time when, for many of our readers who have been planning a new life in Spain for many years, the dream really begins to take shape. But it is also a time when those nagging worries about spending so much money abroad become more real too. We spoke to leading Spanish estate agent Raquel Perez. She explained what your legal need to knows to protect yourself as you step onto the plane for your viewing trip. Don’t leave home without reading it!
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