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Spain Papers Review - Thursday May 28 2015 

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Congress has rejected a draft law which condemns homophobic aggression more
A meeting of the Interior Commission saw the PP vote against the proposal put forward by Izquierda Plural, PSOE and the Mixed Group.
The vote was 23 against and 15 for.
Spain Papers Review - Thursday May 28 2015 more
The U turn by Mariano Rajoy and the scandal at FIFA top the stories in today’s Spanish press.
The incumbent mayors on the Costa del Sol who have lost their overall majorities are being challenged by the left more
Four important PP mayors on the Costa del Sol lost their overall majority on Sunday, Francisco de la Torre in Málaga, Ángel Nozal in Mijas, Ángeles Muñoz in Marbella and José Alberto Armijo in Nerja.
Internal pressure in the PP has led Mariano Rajoy to finally take action more
On Monday the prime minister said no changes would be made before the general election, and yesterday he started to look for a replacement for his number two.
Spain On This Day - May 28 more
Saints Day: Justo, Germán, Podio, Félix, Emilio, Eladio and Luciano
Spain Business Brief - Wednesday May 27 2015 more
Banks will have to confirm the physical address of their clients, the fastest lift in the world, and Cepsa has a smartphone app to pay your petrol.
24 detained in Spain and the U.K. for human trafficking led from Madrid. more
Agents from the National Police in collaboration with the British Frontier Police, have broken up an organisation dedicated to human trafficking and of the 24 detained, 13 were in Spain and the rest in the United Kingdom.
The PP votes in Congress has rejected a motion against fracking in Spain more
The opposition questioned the viability as the technology is very expensive and accused the PP of being ‘blind and contaminated’ by presenting this technique as the ‘panacea for energy dependence’.
A man who killed his girlfriend in Torremolinos by stabbing her fifteen times faces a 22 year sentence more
It happened during a drunken argument
Five detained for abusing an 11 year old girl, who had been sold by her parents to get married more
The child was sold for 17,000 €.
A winner of the television programme Palapalabra (pass the word) has been imprisoned for being a swindler. more
The sentence against Miguel Rodríguez originated in his own family after his inability to return 50,000 € they had lent him after he lost the money on the stock market.
Spain Papers Review - Wednesday May 27 2015 more
Doubts about the leadership of Mariano Rajoy as a series of regional barons will resign and others call for a generational renovation in the party.
Air traffic controllers are threatening strike action in the first half of June more
The protest is supported by the majority in the union USCA, which represents 70% of the workers, and they demand all the fines and legal processes which have been opened against them for causing air traffic chaos in 2010 be archived.
The father of Marta del Castillo has offered the confessed murderer 18,000 € to say where her body is. more
Antonio del Castillo has turned to money in desperation, after the confessed murderer, Miguel Carcaño, who has sent the Police on several wild goose chases claiming each time he knows where the body of Marta is buried.
Esperanza Aguirre has proposed an anti Podemos pact for Madrid more
By doing so she is following the PP wish for the party with the most votes should govern.



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The incumbent mayors on the Costa del Sol who have lost their overall majorities are being challenged by the left
Posted in: Costa del Sol - May 28, 2015 - 7:29:05 AM
In Málaga:
Francisco de la Torre is three short of an overall majority, and logic would say the three deputies obtained by Ciudadanos would suffice. But they will only collaborate if they get the post of mayor.

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Francisco de la Torre - archive photo


Internal pressure in the PP has led Mariano Rajoy to finally take action
Posted in: National - May 28, 2015 - 6:07:13 AM
María Dolores de Cospedal is the Secretary General of the party and also President of Castilla-La Mancha, and she has been criticised for some time by those in the party who think she can’t have the time to do the two jobs efficiently, which she has been doing since 2008. She lost her overall majority on Sunday.

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Rajoy and Cospedal - Archive photo




Spain On This Day - May 28
Posted in: History
May 28, 2015 - 5:28:59 AM

National Nutrition Day
1486: The Christian Army of Gonzalo Fernández of Córdoba, known as the ‘Gran Capitan’ enters Loja in Granada.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday May 27 2015
Posted in: Business Brief
May 28, 2015 - 5:23:07 AM

The Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations has called on the State to pay the costs of negotiating the agreements between companies and unions. Juan Rosell president of the organisation said if the State doesn’t help the dialogue between businessmen and workers representatives could no longer exist.

24 detained in Spain and the U.K. for human trafficking led from Madrid.
Posted in: National
May 27, 2015 - 7:22:20 PM

According to the Police in a statement, the arrested people introduced Afghan nationals into different European countries, in exchange for 25,000 $.

The PP votes in Congress has rejected a motion against fracking in Spain
Posted in: National
May 27, 2015 - 2:48:12 PM

Congress rejected the motion which had been presented by the Parliamentary Mixed Group, supported by Izquierda Plural, PSOE and CiU, to paralyse fracking, a technique where water, sand and chemicals are sent a high pressure to fracture the rock to liberate the gas it contains.

A man who killed his girlfriend in Torremolinos by stabbing her fifteen times faces a 22 year sentence
Posted in: Costa del Sol
May 27, 2015 - 2:06:30 PM

The Jury Tribunal in the Málaga Provincial Court handed down the sentence on the crime which happened in the early hours of November 12 2013. To do so he used a dagger on the woman he had been with for three months stabbing her repeatedly and causing injuries to her neck face and back.

Five detained for abusing an 11 year old girl, who had been sold by her parents to get married
Posted in: National
May 27, 2015 - 1:35:58 PM

The transaction took place in Romania in marriage ceremony, and according to the Guardia Civil, the girl had been ill-treated, threatened and insulted.

A winner of the television programme Palapalabra (pass the word) has been imprisoned for being a swindler.
Posted in: Oddities
May 27, 2015 - 1:00:45 PM

When someone wins the jackpot there is media interest in how will they spend it. Miguel Rodríguez won 240,000 € during the 2009 series, but he was unable to say what he would spend it on as it had, in effect, already been spent.

Air traffic controllers are threatening strike action in the first half of June
Posted in: National
May 27, 2015 - 8:37:49 AM

The partial stoppages over four days affect all Spanish airports and are set for June 8th, 10th, 12th and 14th in protest at the outstanding 61 claims which the public body which controls the sector, Enaire, has placed after the air chaos which affected all of Spain in December 2010, when the military had to intervene until normality was restored.

The father of Marta del Castillo has offered the confessed murderer 18,000 € to say where her body is.
Posted in: Sevilla
May 27, 2015 - 8:07:33 AM

In his proposal Antonio del Castillo offers Miguel Carcaño 20 € a week while he remains in prison and 18,000 € when he says where Marta’s body can be found.

Esperanza Aguirre has proposed an anti Podemos pact for Madrid
Posted in: National
May 27, 2015 - 7:19:59 AM

In the Madrid City Hall election on Sunday the results were
PP 21 seats
Madrid Podemos 20 seats
PSOE 9 seats
Ciudadanos 7 seats

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