SPAIN’S Foreign Secretary Jose Garcia-Margallo is demanding Britain foots the health bill for expats and tourists.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is to meet his Spanish counterpart to thrash out a post-Brexit deal between the two countries.
Top of Boris’ list of priorities is reaching an agreement on healthcare for expats living in Spain.
Margallo – never one to shy away from controversy – is demanding that the UK government foots the bill for expats using public hospitals.
However Johnson is hopeful of reaching a ‘Canadian-style’ agreement where 99% of healthcare expenses are waived.
Margallo has not confirmed whether his plan includes or excludes expat residents who pay into the country’s social security.