Spain Papers Review - Wednesday February 22 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 22, 2017 - 8:45 AM

El País headlines ‘Brussels has warned about increasing inequality in Spain’ – the report from the European Commission singles out the elevated risks of poverty and social exclusion despite the economic recovery.
Juncker – ‘The invoice for London from Brexit will be very expensive’.

Spain On This Day - February 22
Posted in: History
Feb 22, 2017 - 1:06 AM

1316 – Battle of Picotin between Ferdinand of Majorca and the forces of Matilda of Hainaut
1530 - Carlos I of Spain is crowned by the Pope as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.
1813 - Spanish Cortes abolished the Tribunal of the Holy Office in the American colonies.
1819 – By the Adams–Onís Treaty, Spain sells Florida to the United States for five million U.S. dollars.
1905 - Seville dawns covered with a rare blanket of snow, the result of the cold wave plaguing the Iberian Peninsula.
1911 - On the street Carretas (in Madrid) a big scandal is generated by two women walking wearing trousers

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday February 21 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Feb 21, 2017 - 8:28 PM

The Stevedores unions have presented a new strike warning for nine alternative days from March 6, if the Cabinet approves the dockyard reforms next Friday without any modifications to the royal decree-law for the liberalisation of stowage.

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A British fugitive wanted for crimes against social order has been captured in El Puerto
Posted in: Andalucía
Feb 21, 2017 - 5:57 PM

A press release notes the detained has been placed at the disposition of the Central Instruction Courts of the National Court which will start his extradition.

The new Estepona Hospital will attend some 85,000 consultations every year
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Feb 21, 2017 - 12:04 PM

This new health infrastructure is expected to open in 2019, and has a yearly target to serve 85,000 consultations, 91,000 emergencies, and some 4,000 surgical operations.

British rower Graham Walters has been rescued after trying to row across the Atlantic Ocean
Posted in: Gran Canaria
Feb 21, 2017 - 11:34 AM

69 year old Graham Walters was well equipped with solar panels for power and was attempting this challenge in support for the charity Help for Heroes, and had departed from the Canaries archipelago after a stopover.

Spain Papers Review - Tuesday February 21 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 21, 2017 - 8:22 AM

El País headlines ‘the Generalitat has requested a date to meet with Rajoy’ – both Puigdemont and the prime minister have declared prepared to talk, but differ in the reach of them.

Spain On This Day - February 21
Posted in: History
Feb 21, 2017 - 12:32 AM

1521 - The army commanding commoner Juan de Padilla besieged Torrelobatón city and its castle.
1714 - The various maritime forces are now called Royal Navy.
1807 - With permission of Pope Pius VII, the sale of part of the property of the churches agreed to ease the plight of the Treasury.
1809 - Zaragoza, the Board capitulates to the French after several months of siege and more than fifty thousand dead.

Spain Business Brief - Monday February 20 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Feb 20, 2017 - 7:41 PM

Shareholders in Banco Popular have charged against the bank’s directors ‘you have managed the bank as your own orchard’ – ‘and left historic debt’ and they reclaim an internal audit to analyse the era of Ángel Ron when he held the presidency.

Jonny Rankin, British bird-watcher who loves turtle doves is walking across Spain
Posted in: Culture
Feb 20, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Rankin wants the attract attention on the dwindling population of the turtle doves, which has fallen by 80% since the 80’s, according to SEO/Bird Life.

‘Bordering On Britishness’ Conference
Posted in: (Gibraltar)
Feb 20, 2017 - 11:28 AM

‘Bordering on Britishness’ is an oral history project on Gibraltarian identity which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Spain Papers Review - Monday February 20 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 20, 2017 - 8:54 AM

El País headlines ‘the Generalitat has accepted to debate Rajoy’s offer for Cataluña’ – Vice-president Neus Munté insists on the need for a consultation – The Government has affirmed contacts have opened but Puigdemont claims not to have received anything concrete.

A British man killed his wife by slitting her throat in a pensioner’s residence in El Campello
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Feb 20, 2017 - 8:37 AM

79 year old Margaret, became tragically the first fatality from domestic violence so far this year in the Valencia Community, it happened yesterday morning between 8.30 and 9am in the room shared by the married couple in the pensioner’s residence and daycentre Orpea, situated on the Muchavista beach in El Campello.

Spain On This Day - February 20
Posted in: History
Feb 20, 2017 - 12:40 AM

1524 - the Holy Roman Emperor, Carlos I of Spain, orders a study into the possibility of building a canal across the Panama isthmus to the Mar del Sur – the Pacific Ocean.

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Spain Papers Review - Sunday February 19 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 19, 2017 - 8:58 AM

El País headlines ‘Rajoy is preparing an offer for Cataluña without referendum’ – The Government wants to redirect the crisis with a proposal centred on competencies and infrastructure.
The paper has a photo of a massive demonstration in Barcelona in favour of the refugees – dozens of thousands demanded in the Catalan capital a change of EU frontier policies, and for the Government to comply with its obligation to accept more refugees.
La Vanguardia also with a photo

Spain On This Day - February 19
Posted in: History
Feb 19, 2017 - 1:38 AM

1493 - The Portuguese Navy tries to catch in the Azores islands Christopher Columbus on his return journey to prevent disclosure of the other route to the Indies he thinks he has discovered.
1549 - Valladolid, King Charles I created the Archivo General de Simancas according royal decree.
1836 - Juan Alvarez Mendizabal decreed the sale of all goods extinct religious orders within the paying back process.

Spain Papers Review - Saturday February 18 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Feb 18, 2017 - 8:20 AM

El País has a photo of the judge Samantha Romero leaving the courts in Palma de Mallorca and headlines ‘Six years for Urdangarin and absolution for the Infanta’ – Diego Torres, partner of the King’s brother in law, received the longest sentence of eight years and the prosecutor requested the immediate imprisonment for both men.

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