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Spain Papers Review - Wednesday October 22 2014 


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Spain Business Brief - Wednesday October 22 2014 more
Online betting companies in Gibraltar are unhapppy, all the defendents claim the opaque cards were part of income, and the companies on the IBEX index are in a debt of 47 billion.
Catalan councillor speaks to the British Parliament more
The councillor for Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell, said today Wednesday in the British Parliament, ‘The Catalan conflict is more political than economic’.
The Partido Popular to challenge Brussels on the Foreigners’ Law more
The PP group in Congress has registered an amendment to the draft Law for Citizen Safety which proposes a modification in the Foreigners’ Law.
Spain’s mission to Iraq will cost 35 million € and will take off at the end of the year. more
The news was announced in Congress this morning by the Defence Minister, Pedro Morenés, who explained the 300 soldiers being sent are to train the Iraqi troops.
The 12 amendments to the 2015 State Budget have all been rejected in Congress today. more
All the political groups, with the exception of the PP and the Navarra Peoples Union, UPN, presented amendments to the entire document.
75% of the Aznar Government is imputed, was paid from the ‘B account’ or is sleeping in prison more
The Prime Minister and 11 of his 15 ministers in the last but one PP Cabinet, in the time of Aznar is imputed, in prison, or figures in the B accounts investigated in the Bárcenas case.
Spain Papers Review - Wednesday October 22 2014 more
The confirmed cure for Teresa Romero leads many of the papers today, with more on the alleged corruption of Jordi Pujol.
A destitute man has lost his right leg in a hit and run on the Murcia south ring-road more
José Manuel Ruiz Torres has remained prostrate in a bed in the Virgen de La Arrixaca since September 27 when he was hit by an SUV.
Ian Gibson is in Málaga for two important reasons more
He has signed a rental agreement for a property in La Malagueta where he expects to stay for about a year, and secondly he will be in the Andalucía Lyric Centre to talk about the Lorca poem ‘Ferias’.
A network which sexually exploited Nigerian women in several brothels has been broken up by the National Police more
The Police has arrested ten Nigerian citizens and liberated four victims in Bilbao, Burgos and Málaga
Spain On This Day - October 22 more
Saint’s Day for María Salomé y Córdula, Marcos, Heraclio and Alodia.
Spain Business Brief - Tuesday October 21 2014 more
The Treasury Minister, Cristobal Montoro, presented his 2015 State budget in Congress today and all the regions have failed to meet their deficit objective, with the exception of Canaries and Navarra.
Teresa Romero, cured of ebola more
A second analysis confirmed the virus was not in her blood
29 arrested and 618 kilos of drugs recovered more
The Guardia Civil has impounded properties, vehicles, money and firearms worth more than 1.5 million € in an operation codenamed ‘Renka’
Rodrigo Rato has claimed his innocence in the Caja Madrid opaque cards case. more
He has been the Economy Minister, General Director of the International Monetary Fund and President of Bankia.



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Catalan councillor speaks to the British Parliament
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña - Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 20:08
He was speaking at the conference, ‘Economic and Political Events in Catalonia’ where he lamented the difference between the British and Spanish Governments, as the Spanish had not authorised the referendum which had been approved in Catalan law. Even so the Catalan Generalitat is preparing polling booths in 99% of the municipalities.

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Andreu Mas-Colell - Photo www.govern.cat


The Partido Popular to challenge Brussels on the Foreigners’ Law
Posted in: National - Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 17:30
The PP wants to introduce a ‘special regime for Ceuta and Melilla’ which would create a judicial figure which would only rule in the two territories.
The current judicial order does not mention the ‘immediate rejection at the border’ which now the PP wants to introduce.

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Spain’s mission to Iraq will cost 35 million € and will take off at the end of the year.
Posted in: National - Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 16:29
The Minister needed parliamentary approval for the mission which was part of the international coalition against Jidahism led by the United States.

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Pedro Morenès - Archive photo


The 12 amendments to the 2015 State Budget have all been rejected in Congress today.
Posted in: National
Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 16:04

The opposition parties think the budget has an erroneous base, given the Treasury Minister, Cristóbal Montoro, has made no margin for the current stagnation in the eurozone and fails to understand that Spain’s economic recovery has not reached the majority of the people.

75% of the Aznar Government is imputed, was paid from the ‘B account’ or is sleeping in prison
Posted in: National
Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 14:13

Jose María Aznar – Prime Minister of the Government between 1996 and 2004. The PP accounting in the power of Judge Ruz, shows Aznar as the receiver of 782,695 € between 1990 and 1996. Currently he presides the right wing think tank, the FAES Foundation and is Honorary President of the PP

A destitute man has lost his right leg in a hit and run on the Murcia south ring-road
Posted in: Costa Cálida
Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 07:10

Four-hourly doses of morphine reduce the pain, but have no affect on the rage which José Manuel has against the driver.
‘All I want is for him to be caught, because this bloke is a danger. He should not be allowed even to ride a skateboard, ¡ I want him to pay for this!'

Ian Gibson is in Málaga for two important reasons
Posted in: Culture Málaga
Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 06:28

This poem has only just been discovered and was unveiled in Paris yesterday by the historian Ramón Soley.

A network which sexually exploited Nigerian women in several brothels has been broken up by the National Police
Posted in: National
Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 05:59

The Government Delegate in Madrid,Cristina Cifuentes, and the Chief Inspector of Group VIII of the Provincial Foreigners Brigade, gave a press conference to report on the arrests; six women and four men, five of which are already in prison.

Spain On This Day - October 22
Posted in: History
Wed Oct 22, 2014 - 05:40

2006: Fernando Alonso comes second in the Brazil Grand Prix and becomes Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion for the second year running.

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday October 21 2014
Posted in: Business Brief
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 20:53

The Treasury Minister, Cristobal Montoro, presented his 2015 State budget in Congress today. The PP deputies only applauded once during the whole of his speech, which he described as ‘the most hopeful’.

Teresa Romero, cured of ebola
Posted in: National
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 19:34

The medical team who treated the assistant nurse in the Carlos III Hospital described the news as ‘extraordinary’.

29 arrested and 618 kilos of drugs recovered
Posted in: National
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 14:34

The Guardia Civil has arrested 29 people and recovered 618 kilos of drugs in operations across the country; Vizcaya, Burgos, Tarragona, Málaga, Cantabria and also France.

Rodrigo Rato has claimed his innocence in the Caja Madrid opaque cards case.
Posted in: National
Tue Oct 21, 2014 - 12:34

Yesterday evening, following pressure from his PP party, he wrote a letter to the General Secretary of the Partido Popular, María Dolores de Cospedal, in which he asked for a temporary suspension of militancy in the party, and he offered to give explanations as required over the opaque cards during the time he was President of the bank.

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