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Spain Papers Review - Tuesday July 29 2014 


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Pujol must appear in Parliament at the request of all the opposition. more
The ex President of the Catalan Generalitat, Jordi Pujol, has been called to explain the irregular accounts which his family held abroad for more than 30 years.
The Procession of Santa Marta, where everyone makes a promise. more

Every July 29th in the village As Neves (Pontevedra), one of Spain’s most theatrical processions takes place.
Spain Business Brief - Tuesday July 29 2014 more
The Government's labour reform is not working, a tax break for the over 65's, Mariano Rajoy has promised the unions he can reduce unemployment and why you should charge your mobile phone if you are flying to the United States
A 24 year old Málaga woman was killed by her partner in the early hours of this morning more
She had placed a denuncia against her partner in 2009 and another just a few days ago. She had even asked for the distancing order to be retired and refused to enter a protected house.
Jordi Pujol is no longer honorary President of the party he set up. more
Artur Mas, President of the Catalan Government, appeared before the press this morning to announce the ex President Jordi Pujol will renounce his honorary position and all the privileges derived from it.
The investigation in the Gürtel Case is now complete more
National Court judge, Pablo Ruz, will bring to court 45 people, including the ex PP Treasurer Luis Bárcenas, together with the alleged leaders of the scam, Francisco Correa and Pablo Crespo.
The King will prohibit any member of the Royal Family working in a private company more
Felipe VI has also ordered an external enquiry into the royal accounts, and he is to establish a code of conduct.
Keep your passport safe or miss out on your holiday more
British Consulate Alicante with travel advice
Spain Papers Review - Tuesday July 29 2014 more
Jaume Matas entering prison and the meeting between Rajoy and Sánchez lead the papers today
Three drowned in the Murcia region yesterday more
And an 8 year old girl suffered an electric shock in her family’s swimming pool
Gays and Lesbians suffer the most hate crimes in Spain more
According to two police reports, the majority of the hate attacks which are produced in Spain are for the sexual orientation of the victim.
A failed harness is believed to be the cause of the fatality at Terra Mítica more
The break in one of the belts of the safety harness on the ‘Inferno’ attraction is the first hypothesis the Forensic department of the National Police has come up with.
Jaume Matas is in prison more
The ex Partido Popular deputy and ex President of the Baleares Government yesterday entered prison in Segovia.
Spain Business Brief - Monday July 28 2014 more
The British tourists were the biggest spenders in the first six months of this year, the Governmetn has backed down on taxing redundancy pay and despite hiding his inheritence from the tax man for 37 years, Jordi Pujol faces no charges
Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez had a three hour meeting in the Moncloa today more
There were three main points discussed in the meeting, the economy, Cataluña, and proposals for modernisation and Sánchez had proposed ‘a constitutional renovation’



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The Procession of Santa Marta, where everyone makes a promise.
Posted in: Fiestas - Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 23:45
People asking the virgin for a favour are plentiful and how they do that is what is so unusual.

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Spain Business Brief - Tuesday July 29 2014
Posted in: Business Brief - Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 21:26
Nearly 900,000 workers have already suffered the ERE of the labour reform. The number of unemployment notifications since February 2012, has doubled the two previous years. The latest data divulged by the Government shows Rajoy’s labour reform has brought devastating consequences for the workers. From February 2012 to last May, 66,272 unemployment notifications were issued.
One of the hypothetic objectives of the labour reform was to stop collective sackings, to the benefit of temporary workers and shorter working days, but it just hasn’t happened.

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Economy Minister, Cristóbal Montoro


A 24 year old Málaga woman was killed by her partner in the early hours of this morning
Posted in: Málaga - Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 14:30
After the aggression the man ran off, and was finally located and arrested in the Málaga suburb of Puerto de la Torre, by the National Police.

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A domestic violence protest in Granada - Archive Photo


Jordi Pujol is no longer honorary President of the party he set up.
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 13:55

It comes after it was made public that Jordi Pujol had hidden an inheritance from his father in offshore accounts for 34 years.

The investigation in the Gürtel Case is now complete
Posted in: National
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 13:24

Also among the accused is the treasurer of the now defunct party Alianza Popular, the forerunner to the Partido Popular, Ángel Sánchez.

The King will prohibit any member of the Royal Family working in a private company
Posted in: National
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 13:00

This packet of measures is in line with his speech at his proclamation when he said, ‘I will create a renovated monarchy, integrated, honest and transparent’. A spokesman from the palace said all the measures would be introduced before the end of the year.

Keep your passport safe or miss out on your holiday
Posted in: Costa Blanca Press Releases
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 11:41

British holidaymakers arriving at Alicante airport this summer are being confronted with banners warning them to keep their passports safe, as part of a campaign to reduce further the number of British nationals who lose their passport or have it stolen whilst on holiday on the Costa Blanca.

Three drowned in the Murcia region yesterday
Posted in: Costa Cálida
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 08:12

The first victim was a 79 year old man who died while swimming on the Playa Honda in Cartagena. Bathers alerted the emergency services when they saw the man floating in the water. Despite attempts to reanimate, he died shortly after.

Gays and Lesbians suffer the most hate crimes in Spain
Posted in: National
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 07:37

During the first six months of this year there have been 235 incidents of this type.

A failed harness is believed to be the cause of the fatality at Terra Mítica
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 07:23

The tragedy resulted in the death of an Icelandic tourist last July 7. Also taken into consideration were the speed at that point of the attraction and the weight of the passenger.

Jaume Matas is in prison
Posted in: Mallorca
Tue Jul 29, 2014 - 07:07

The first sentence against him was reduced by the Supreme Court from six years to nine months in prison; hence given the two year rule that prison sentence was suspended.

Spain Business Brief - Monday July 28 2014
Posted in: Business Brief
Mon Jul 28, 2014 - 21:44

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first half of the year spent 26.345 billion €. The British were the biggest spenders with 5.212 billion €, up 10.2% on the previous year.

Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sánchez had a three hour meeting in the Moncloa today
Posted in: National
Mon Jul 28, 2014 - 20:34

Sánchez named the three points at a meeting with the press after the meeting which ended at 19.40; Sánchez had arrived at the Moncloa at 5pm

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