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Spain Papers Review - Sunday August 28 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Aug 28, 2016 - 9:07 AM

El País headlines ‘Ciudadanos has imposed on the PP support for lower wages’. Rivera has obliged Rajoy to revise the last fiscal amnesty and to reach equality for maternity and paternity.

Spain On This Day - August 28
Posted in: History
Aug 28, 2016 - 4:03 AM

1524 – The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.

A British man has been seriously hurt after being attacked by ‘pirate’ taxi driver.
Posted in: Ibiza
Aug 27, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The 33 year old man remains in a serious condition in the Can Misses hospital after being attacked last night by a ‘pirate’ taxi driver with a baseball bat, as the victim said to the health workers when they arrived at the scene.

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Spain Papers Review - Saturday August 27 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Aug 27, 2016 - 8:05 AM

El País headlines ‘Ciudadanos and PP have agreed to reform Judicial Power’. The majority of the members will be chosen by judges and not by political parties.
The Government has not ruled out shortening election campaigns

Spain On This Day - August 27
Posted in: History
Aug 27, 2016 - 12:33 AM

1137 - Ramiro II promises by document signed in the castle of Ayerbe, it will not make any donations without permission of his son Ramon, Count of Barcelona.
1557- San Quintin surrenders to the troops of Felipe II of Spain


Spain Business Brief - Friday August 26 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Aug 26, 2016 - 7:56 PM

The Bank of Spain has highlighted the ‘notable strength’ of the economy until June, despite the presence of some ‘sources of uncertainty’. However this timeframe is pre Brexit and therefore ‘it is premature for anyone to evaluate the effects after Brexit takes place’. Spain is surviving on national internal demand, with higher consumer spending.

The Nerja Museum has a new item on show, the hammer used to enter the Nerja Caves for the first time.
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Aug 26, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The Nerja Museum, dependent on the Nerja Cave Foundation, has incorporated into its display the hammer which was used to gain access to the cave for the first time more than 57 years ago, an important artefact ceded by the very discoverers of the grotto.

The prosecutor has asked for an estrangement from Court for Rodríguez and several witnesses.
Posted in: Mallorca
Aug 26, 2016 - 1:19 PM

José María Rodríguez has denied before the judge his alleged implication in the corruption rampant in the Local Police concerning extortions and threats to tourism companies with the connivance of the political top dogs.

The cork cutting season has ended in the Serranía de Ronda with an increase in production.
Posted in: Málaga
Aug 26, 2016 - 12:39 PM

The estimation came from the Agrarian Association of Young Farmers (Asaja in Spanish) in Ronda, directed by Rafael Cordero.
He explained ‘the weather has been more beneficial this campaign, giving both an increase in production and quality. We have not suffered heatwaves such as last summer, and also the season has been calm without any disagreeable incident’. In 2015 the total was 3.5 million kilos.

The Government will not assume the cost for repatriation of the body of the Granada woman who died in the earthquake in Italy
Posted in: Granada
Aug 26, 2016 - 11:31 AM

The family of Ana Huete have a ticket to fly to Rome today, given her parents and uncles want to bring her body home after the earthquake which shook the centre of Italy.

New Housing Benefit limits for claimants going abroad
Posted in: National
Aug 26, 2016 - 10:52 AM

The new rules, which came into force last month, prevent claimants from taking long drawn-out trips outside Great Britain while receiving taxpayer help with their rent, as well as bringing Housing Benefit into line with Jobseeker’s Allowance and other working age benefits, which already have stricter limits.

Spain Papers Review - Friday August 26 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Aug 26, 2016 - 8:09 AM

El País reports ‘Ciudadanos and Podemos support shortening the election campaign’. The PP accuses the socialists of proposing a legal reform with the idea of using it at a third election instead of trying to avoid it.
Rivera has given Rajoy a 48 hour ultimatum.

Spain On This Day - August 26
Posted in: History
Aug 26, 2016 - 12:54 AM

1272 - Montpellier, Jaime I of Aragon, will ratify in donations to his children Pedro and Jaime: the barony of Ayerbe for first, and the Exerica for the second.
1542 - the expedition of Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana reaches the mouth of the Amazon River.
1549 - In Chile, by orders of the Spanish governor Pedro de Valdivia, Captain Francisco de Aguirre recasts the city of La Serena.

A Briton after a night partying in Ibiza found out he had spent 28,500 pounds buying a coach.
Posted in: Ibiza
Aug 26, 2016 - 12:21 AM

He woke up on Wednesday to find a transaction on his mobile phone saying ‘You have committed to buy this item 28,500 pounds for one Scania Inizar Century Coach’

Spain Business Brief - Thursday August 25 2016
Posted in: Business Brief
Aug 25, 2016 - 8:53 PM

The Spanish economy grew by 0.8% in the second quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter of growth thanks to consumer spending and investments. The contribution from national demand in the annual growth of GDP in the second quarter was 3.0 points (3.9 points in the first quarter) while external demand has 0.2 points (-0.4 points in the first quarter).

The owner of s’Espalmador only wants to sell the islet to the Baleares Govern
Posted in: Mallorca
Aug 25, 2016 - 2:11 PM

S’Espalmador, the iconic islet situated to the north of Formentera, is not searching for a buyer, as the owner, the architect Norman Cinnamond affirmed categorically yesterday.
He has received offers from individuals as high as 30 million € after the owner decided to sell last December.
Now he only wants the regional administration to take care of the natural treasure, despite at a far lower price.

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