JUAN CARLOS MALDONADO, the Mayor of Mijas, has met with a group of British residents to discuss the potential impacts of Brexit on their lives in Spain, reassuring them that they will remain welcome in his municipality, and inaugurating an official partnership with the town hall, which has been snappily entitled ‘Brexpats in Spain.’
Mijas Council has been at the forefront of exchanges with the national and regional governments since the recent referendum, obtaining the latest news and communicating residents’ concerns.
“Among the most important questions we are answering is how to acquire Spanish nationality,” said the mayor, adding that the council has “informed them of all the procedures they need to follow, and how to manage them.”
The Brits present in La Cala on Friday, July 8, certainly seemed happy with the town hall’s efforts, and the Brexpats initiative has been warmly welcomed, with official documents set to be drawn up in order to fight for the British community residing on the Costa del Sol.
More than 11,000 expatriates currently reside in Mijas, and the mayor assures that “we will remain close to them because, regardless of the British process, here in Mijas they can continue to feel at home.”