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Spain Papers Review - Thursday October 30 2014 


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The Government has won its appeal against the new Catalan independence poll. more
The Permanent Commission of the State Council has today approved the Government’s challenge against the renewed Catalan poll on November 9.
Five pharmaceutical distributors are under investigation for selling their products abroad. more
The operation codenamed ‘Conventor’ by the Guardia Civil involves more than 200 pharmacies and has made the criminal gang an estimated 50 million €.
The Gibraltar Chief Minister signs a Multilateral Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Information  more
- along with fifty other countries - at the German Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin
Spain Papers Review - Thursday October 30 2014 more
The papers have the latest on the Púnica corruption case, a dispute over the Prime Minister's apology for corruption, and more revelations on the Pujol family.
The Mayor of the town of Tolox has resigned after being found guilty of a town planning crime more
The Málaga Provincial Court has ratified a sentence handed down against Juan Vera in the Tolox court which sentenced him to 15 months in prison, and 10 years of disqualification for granting a licence to build 78 homes on non-buildable land.
British tourists now generate two billion € a year on the Costa del Sol more
The Costa del Sol tourist board is preparing their offensive at the World Travel Market which starts in London next week, and where they will be promoting items other than the sunshine and sea.
More than 20,600 drivers have been caught speeding in a week more
The DGT traffic authority put their success down to their campaign which was monitoring secondary roads, during which 20,612 people were caught speeding, 2,227 were caught without out a seatbelt; 114 of them children. Using a seat belt cuts the risk of death in an accident by half.
National Court judge, Eloy Velasco, has started taking testimony from the accused in the ‘Púnica Case’ more
Yesterday he took statements from 12 of the 35 arrested.
Spain On This Day - October 30 more
Saint’s Day for Gerardo Germán and Dorotea.
Spain Business Brief - Wednesday October 29 2014 more
54 countries reach a deal against tax evasion, 42% of Spanish workers are under-qualified for their job, and Spain will take 15 years to recover the jobs lost
Managers at the Carlos Haya hospital in Málaga have blamed ‘double-absenteeism’ for the shortage of emergency staff. more
The directors of the complex deny any risk for patients, but advise they will analyse why the number absentees has increased.
A petition with more than 97,000 signatures has been handed into Congress over the death of the dog Excalibur more
The dog belonged to Teresa Romero, the previously ebola infected assistant nurse and her husband Javier Limón.
Judge Velasco has started to question those arrested in the ‘Púnica Operation’. more
Reports say between 49 and 51 people have been arrested, 17 of which hold positions in municipal or regional politics; six of them are Madrid mayors.
The Socialist leader has replied to Mariano Rajoy’s corruption speech more
Pedro Sánchez told the Prime Minister ‘You are besieged by corruption’ speaking after the arrests across the country against municipal corruption.
Podemos has been defining its political structure and a future manifesto more
An internet vote among the new party activists has confirmed their wish for the founders of the party to lead the party.



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Five pharmaceutical distributors are under investigation for selling their products abroad.
Posted in: National - Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 13:34
It’s the largest case of its kind ever seen in Spain and it implicates at least five wholesale warehouses used for the distribution of the drugs; in Granada, Málaga and Barcelona.

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The Gibraltar Chief Minister signs a Multilateral Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Information
Posted in: Press Releases - (Gibraltar) - Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 12:37
The Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC , in his capacity as Minister of Finance, has today - Wednesday 29th October - signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreementon Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information (MCAA).

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Chief Minister signs the Multilateral Agreement on Automatic Exchange of Information


The Mayor of the town of Tolox has resigned after being found guilty of a town planning crime
Posted in: Málaga - Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 08:39
The municipal architect, Juan Antonio Benítez Gómez, was sentenced to a 12 month fine of six € a day, and seven years of disqualification.

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Juan Vera - Photo elmundo.es


British tourists now generate two billion € a year on the Costa del Sol
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 08:14

The idea is by promoting other attractions, the tourism season would be extended into the winter, and to that end a budget of 60,080 € will be spent in London.

More than 20,600 drivers have been caught speeding in a week
Posted in: National
Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 07:52

1,230 drivers were caught using a mobile phone, and according to the DGT they do so to reply to a call, send a whatsApp, or maintain a long conversation which, in many cases, proves lethal.

National Court judge, Eloy Velasco, has started taking testimony from the accused in the ‘Púnica Case’
Posted in: National
Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 07:20

He placed bail of 60,000 € on the Mayor of Parla, a suburb of Madrid, José María Fraile (PSOE) who is charged with receiving a ‘donation’ from the Cofely company, affiliate of the multinational French company GDF Suez, in exchange for a contract for a project in energy efficiency worth 54.6 million €.

Spain On This Day - October 30
Posted in: History
Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 06:31

1975: Prince Juan Carlos, officially designated in 1969 as successor to Francisco Franco, takes over temporarily as Head of State for the second time when the General is taken ill. He was proclaimed as King of Spain on 22nd November that year, two day’s after Franco’s death.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday October 29 2014
Posted in: Business Brief
Thu Oct 30, 2014 - 00:32

The Finance Ministers from 54 countries, Spain included, have today, Wednesday, signed an agreement for the automatic transfer of fiscal information, including all types of bank accounts and deposits, owners, balances and transfers, which will start in 2017.

Managers at the Carlos Haya hospital in Málaga have blamed ‘double-absenteeism’ for the shortage of emergency staff.
Posted in: Málaga
Wed Oct 29, 2014 - 14:30

There is a new boss at the hospital, José Luis Doña, and he recognised the budgets are a priority and it could appear the accounts are depleted, but the reality is the number of people employed is similar with respect to the last few years.

A petition with more than 97,000 signatures has been handed into Congress over the death of the dog Excalibur
Posted in: Madrid
Wed Oct 29, 2014 - 14:05

The pro-animal party PACMA handed in the petition at noon today, which demands the resignation of three people.

Judge Velasco has started to question those arrested in the ‘Púnica Operation’.
Posted in: National
Wed Oct 29, 2014 - 13:41

The judge expects to question some 15 people today starting with the people who are lower down in the operation and ending with the alleged leaders; all 15 of them were taken to the National Court before 11.30 this morning in a Guardia Civil van escorted by a Guardia Civil safety car.

The Socialist leader has replied to Mariano Rajoy’s corruption speech
Posted in: National
Wed Oct 29, 2014 - 12:58

‘Your case is not the only and exclusive rotten apple…the problem with the Partido Popular does not come from the militants, but from the directors’.

Podemos has been defining its political structure and a future manifesto
Posted in: National
Wed Oct 29, 2014 - 12:35

Pablo Iglesias has that ground-level support obtaining 80% of the votes against rival Pablo Echenique, although more than 40% abstained.

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