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We’re Mediterranean. We love good food and wine, we’re great lovers, we’re loud and boisterous…and we hate paying taxes. I mean really, really hate them. And like a few other things, taxes come in many shapes and sizes. The one tax everyone and his uncle assumes they can dodge pretty easily is property tax. Just...
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When I was still a young lad my father would have a bit of fun testing me. He’d ask me things like “When is a door not a door?” or “When is a room not a room?”, and so on. These silly brain teasers were meant to provoke linguistic articulation in the mind of the...
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It’s up to the drafter of the blessed document really. I mean, honestly. When writing an instrument that is meant to be binding upon the parties, members of the legal profession have to be extra-careful of what they write and how they write it. They have to be certain that what they have written reflects...
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There is a certain amount of protection that we, as EU citizens, are afforded by EU institutions and instruments. The Brits shall soon discover this yet, but that is another story. There’s the European Court of Human Rights, The Commission and Parliament. Legally, EU States are bound by the Convention of Human Rights and naturally,...
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Parents, are bound to maintain their children by providing both material and moral support. This obligation extends only, at least legally, until the kids have attained majority, irrespective of whether they have fled the family home to elope with a passing drifter or have rooted themselves firmly in their bedrooms past the age of thirty,...
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