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Spain Papers Review - Thursday February 26 2015 


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Five thousand people from Cartagena have been protesting about the health cuts more
The third large protest in the last year attracted fewer people but was more intense in their demands. Earlier numbers of 15,000 were reduced yesterday to 5,000.
The problems at the Málaga restaurant school La Cónsula could be on the way to a solution more
La Cónsula and La Fonda, another restaurant school in Málaga, have become the subject of the regional election campaign.
A couple has been given a 21 months sentence because of their barking dogs more
The local police reports deny the problem, but the court agreed with the complaining neighbour
The judge who wrote the Catalan Constitution has been suspended for three years more
A petition for his dismissal was rejected
Judge Ruz is to charge Luis Bárcenas, as a PP administrator, with fiscal fraud more
If the judge determines the existence of indications of fiscal crime, he can only charge the ex-Treasurer for events in 2008.
Spain On This Day - February 27 more
Saint’s Day for Gabriel de la Dolorosa, Baldomero, Basilio, Honorio and Julián.
Spain Business Brief - Thursday February 26 2015 more
DGP growth for the first time for six years, house prices up for the first time in seven years, mortgage signing up for the first time in seven years.
The visit of (ex socialist prime minister) Zapatero to Cuba is an extraordinary lack of loyalty. more
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, was showing his anger.
Child obesity is down, but the number of too thin children is up more
What has been nothing short of an epidemic, the obesity in Spanish schools, has finally started to fall, by ten points.
The tourism sector grew in Málaga by 19% in January, the best January in history more
Last month the city welcomed 10,000 more visitors than January 2014 with 64,369 travellers.
Much of northern Spain is on a flood alert more
The rising water in the Ebro valley in Navarra, Aragón and Cataluña has been described as ‘extraordinary’
Spain Papers Review - Thursday February 26 2015 more
The ruling by the Constitutional Court against Artur Mas, differing opinion polls on the State of the Nation debate, and a fine for petrol stations for agreeing prices, among the stories today.
Four detained after assaulting petrol stations in the Vega Baja and Baix Vinalopó.  more
The gang were caught in Bigastro (Alicante) and Murcia
Iñaki Urdangarin says he has not enough money to pay his tax debts more
His only option is to sell the Barcelona property of which he has a 50% share with the Infanta Cristina
The leader of largest marihuana smuggling network ever seen on the Costa del Sol faces 16 years in prison. more
There are another 19 processed, the majority of which are accused of caring for the plantations or transport.



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The problems at the Málaga restaurant school La Cónsula could be on the way to a solution
Posted in: Málaga - Feb 27, 2015 - 7:40:46 AM
The Junta de Andalucía has been refusing to subsidise the Cónsula and when President Susana Díaz arrived on a visit to Málaga yesterday, she was greeted with some 50 students and professors who explained in first person their situation.

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Susana Díaz in Málaga yesterday - Photo laopiniondemalaga.es


A couple has been given a 21 months sentence because of their barking dogs
Posted in: Granada - Feb 27, 2015 - 6:50:36 AM
The García Rodríguez family was reported by their neighbour five years ago for their barking dogs and despite many visit by the local police concluding there was no real problem, the court in Granada thought otherwise and agreed with the claimant.

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The judge who wrote the Catalan Constitution has been suspended for three years
Posted in: National - Feb 27, 2015 - 6:14:29 AM
The General Council for Judicial Power (the body which oversees the judiciary) took more then seven hours of debate on their decision on the magistrate, Santiago Vidal, who works in the Barcelona Court, for taking part in the writing of the draft Constitution for Cataluña.

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Judge Santiago Vidal - Photo 20minutos.es


Judge Ruz is to charge Luis Bárcenas, as a PP administrator, with fiscal fraud
Posted in: National
Feb 27, 2015 - 5:46:00 AM

Judge Pablo Ruz who is instructing the Bárcenas case as separate part of the Gürtel scam, has with his announcement taken a crucial step to make the Partido Popular responsible for the illegal donations which they supposedly received in 2008, the only legislature which was not been prescribed, and which was indicated in the parallel accounting carried out personally by Bárcenas.

Spain On This Day - February 27
Posted in: History
Feb 27, 2015 - 5:08:25 AM

1981: millions demonstrate across Spain against the attempted military coup which took place on 23rd February that year. The protest in Madrid alone numbered more than one million people.

Spain Business Brief - Thursday February 26 2015
Posted in: Business Brief
Feb 26, 2015 - 8:56:23 PM

The DGP grew by 1.4% in 2014, its first increase in the last six years, and after a rise of 0.7% in the last quarter. The good figures come from consumer spending and investment, according to the quarterly report from the National Statistics Institute.

The visit of (ex socialist prime minister) Zapatero to Cuba is an extraordinary lack of loyalty.
Posted in: National
Feb 26, 2015 - 2:43:48 PM

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero met with Raul Castro and José Manuel García-Margallo is angry at not knowing what was said. Speaking to journalists in Alicante he also said he only found out about the trip when bodyguards were ordered and then he told the Spanish ambassador in La Habana of the arrival.

Child obesity is down, but the number of too thin children is up
Posted in: National
Feb 26, 2015 - 1:57:34 PM

On the other hand the number of children considered to be underweight has risen to 20.4% to equal the number still remaining overweight.

The tourism sector grew in Málaga by 19% in January, the best January in history
Posted in: Málaga
Feb 26, 2015 - 1:18:55 PM

The international markets to see most growth in order:
Turkey (617.5%), Canada (91.2%), Poland (80.5%) , Italy (74%), Belgium (41,3%), the United Kingdom (34.4%), Ireland (30,2%) and Switzerland (29.4%.

Much of northern Spain is on a flood alert
Posted in: Northern Spain
Feb 26, 2015 - 12:47:27 PM

Recent torrential rain and melting snow have lead to the complicated situation. Navarra has activated flood warning level one where most villages fear flood later today. Alerts also in place in several towns in Aragón where they expect the highest levels tomorrow.

Four detained after assaulting petrol stations in the Vega Baja and Baix Vinalopó.
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Feb 26, 2015 - 8:41:16 AM

In a joint operation between the National Police and the Guardia Civil, yesterday the armed gang of hooded assaulters, responsible for some 20 attacks on petrol stations over recent months, were detained.

Iñaki Urdangarin says he has not enough money to pay his tax debts
Posted in: National
Feb 26, 2015 - 8:21:17 AM

In his latest appeal against the conditions imposed by Judge José Castro on the sale of the property, he has demanded ‘as soon as possible’ the 253,705 € he owes in tax, after failing to pay his IRPF income tax in 2009.

The leader of largest marihuana smuggling network ever seen on the Costa del Sol faces 16 years in prison.
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Feb 26, 2015 - 8:04:11 AM

With the 20 detained and 13,000 plants discovered it was the largest marihuana operation seen between Spain and Holland. The detained are now on the accused bench of the Málaga Provincial Court to respond to the crimes they are accused of.

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