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Spain Papers Review - Thursday July 24 2014 


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The missing Air Algeria plane which vanished 50 minutes after taking off from Burkina Faso was carrying a Spanish crew. more
The two pilots and four cabin crew on the Spanish owned Swiftair craft were Spanish, in addition to 110 passengers.
The residents of Magaluf are desperate at the behaviour of the tourists more
Every day they have to support fights, sex, drugs and even balconing, all of which they can see from their homes.
Spain Papers Review - Thursday July 24 2014 more
The funding in the regions, the growth in the Spanish economy, and the hero is the man in the red shirt.
The National Police has closed in Málaga the largest mega-corruption case seen in Spain more
It may not have made the headlines, such as Malaya, ERE or Gürtel, but after six years of investigation the National Police has closed the case with 809 people charged, of which 632 have been arrested, accused of buying fake academic titles.
Spanish personalities from music, cinema, sport and fashion have united to protect the Arctic more
Greenpeace has started a campaign to avoid the destruction of the polar region from climate change which they say is ‘deteriorating rapidly’.
It’s understood a tyre blowout caused the tragic accident in Alicante on Tuesday more
The accident resulted in a van, in which a Romanian family of eight were travelling, lost their lives trapped as fire engulfed their vehicle.
Chaos in the vote to approve the Intellectual Property Law more
The Culture Commission had the job of approving the law but ‘sus señorias’ got into a bit of a muddle.
Spain Business Brief - Wednesday July 23 2014 more
Brussels has extended the time for Google competitors to make claims against the company, Madrid Cataluña and Valencia pay most to Central Govenment, and the Spanish economy grew by 0.5% of GDP in the second quarter.
The largest group of road thieves has been detained in Cataluña more
The criminal group operated on motorways in the region, and was intercepted by the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan Police.
A man has been injured during a robbery in Fuengirola more
The man, who manages a currency exchange bureau, was in a supermarket carrying a briefcase when suddenly a man approached and tried to take it.
The Supreme Court overrules the Government’s Universal Justice reform more
The Supreme Court has overturned the National Court and invalidated the release of 13 drug traffickers disputed following the Universal Justice reform.
The ex-Mayor of Torrevieja will enter prison before the end of the month more
Pedro Ángel Hernández Mateo is also an ex PP Regional Deputy, and today the Government rejected his request for pardon.
The Supreme Court has sent Carlos Fabra to prison more
The court confirmed the four year sentence for the ex-PP President of Castellón and of the Provincial Government.
Birds of Prey in the city of Madrid more
The labour of the public to keep track of them is vital.
Letters from Spain – Chapter Twenty-one – Corrida (Part Three) more
Corrida (Part Three)



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The residents of Magaluf are desperate at the behaviour of the tourists
Posted in: Mallorca - Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 13:02
They say there is an obvious lack of control on drink and drugs and the streets can’t be walked down early in the morning. New dangerous drugs are being used openly.

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The National Police has closed in Málaga the largest mega-corruption case seen in Spain
Posted in: Málaga - Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 08:46
The so-called ‘Operation Eladio’ reached both into the administration and the private sector, and on the list of the accused there are 25 local policemen, two of whom are sub-inspectors, who worked in different municipalities in Málaga, although some detentions have been made in Córdoba and Sevilla.

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A worker in the anti-fraud police inspecting a document from the 'Eladio' operation - Archive Photo Diario Sur


Spanish personalities from music, cinema, sport and fashion have united to protect the Arctic
Posted in: Culture - Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 08:16
Alejandro Sanz, Malú, Álex Gozález and Ariel Rot, Carlos Bardem and Nieves Álvarez and Adriane Artiles, are some of the artists taking part.

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It’s understood a tyre blowout caused the tragic accident in Alicante on Tuesday
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 08:04

The accident happened on a normal stretch of road, with no dangerous curves or other complications, and this has led to the theory of the tyre failure.

Chaos in the vote to approve the Intellectual Property Law
Posted in: Oddities
Thu Jul 24, 2014 - 07:16

The President of the Commission, Juan Manuel Albenda, demonstrated he knows little about maths and nothing about counting.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday July 23 2014
Posted in: Business Brief
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 20:48

The European Commission has put its investigation into Google on hold. Brussels has extended the time for the search engine’s competitors to place their complaints. The Commission has been investigating Google since November 2009 concern about its dominance in the market.

The largest group of road thieves has been detained in Cataluña
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 20:04

After a spectacular car chase where the thieves drove though the toll barrier and avoided several police controls, they crossed the central reservation and start to drive against the traffic.

A man has been injured during a robbery in Fuengirola
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 19:11

During the struggle the victim threw the suitcase several metres in an attempt to get it away from the robber, but the two men clashed again and the attacker brought out a knife and stabbed the man.

The Supreme Court overrules the Government’s Universal Justice reform
Posted in: National
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 14:33

All the men involved are Egyptian and were arrested in international waters on a ship without a flag and in possession of drugs not heading for Spain.

The ex-Mayor of Torrevieja will enter prison before the end of the month
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 14:17

The providence released by the Civil and Penal Halls of the Supreme Court in Valencia today, said they had asked him to go to prison by July 31 for a three year sentence for now proven string pulling in the adjudication for rubbish collection in Torrevieja.

The Supreme Court has sent Carlos Fabra to prison
Posted in: Valencia
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 13:52

He has been found guilty of crimes against the Public Treasury having defrauded more than 693,000 € between 1999 and 2003.

Birds of Prey in the city of Madrid
Posted in: Madrid
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 12:46

Although the residents of Madrid have seen photos of the birds, none of them really believe they live there, but these are not the only birds in the regional catalogue of threatened species which prefer the roofs of tall buildings to their normal habitat.

Letters from Spain – Chapter Twenty-one – Corrida (Part Three)
Posted in: Features
Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 11:31

NOW the blue, showy Portuguese cantered into the circle, galloped around the arena, turned and saluted with his headgear; his mount moved even more trippingly, and it lifted its legs even more prettily, as prescribed by the riding academy.

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