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Spain Papers Review - Monday September 22 2014 


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Spain On This Day - September 23 more
Saint’s Day for Lino, Andrés, Sosio and Tecla.
Spain Business Brief - Monday September 22 2014 more
Foreigners are buying more property in Spain, Google's legal representative in a Madrid Court today and Mario Draghi says the eurozone is 'loosing impulse'.
Gibraltar Government welcomes US Resolution supporting and thanking Gibraltar  more
The Government welcomes the Resolution in support of Gibraltar which has just been tabled in the House of Representatives of the United States of America. This has come about following a sustained lobbying campaign of senior political figures in Washington.
Esperanza Aguirre has been in court today more
The ex President of the Madrid Regional Government, and responsible for the PP in the region, has arrived at the courts in the Plaza de Castilla.
The fourteen reasons why you can’t renew your driving licence more
The law presents a series of restrictions, some of them controversial.
British Consul visits Cudeca Hospice more
The British Consul, Charmaine Arbouín and the Vice-Consul, Rosslyn Crotty, spent time talking to patients and staff during their visit to the Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice on 17th September.
Letters from Spain – Chapter Thirty-seven – Montserrat more
Montserrat
Spain Papers Review - Monday September 22 2014 more
Anti-abortion protests, more corrupt allegations against the Pujol family and how foreigners are buying up Spanish vacant villages
Anti-abortionists have threatened to never vote for the PP again unless Rajoy lets the reform be passed. more
The platform 'Right to Life' and the ultra organisation www.hazteoir.org, yesterday celebrated their fifth demonstration against abortion in Madrid and warning the Government.
Residents of Orihuela Costa are demonstrating against a planned 2,000 house development. more
The protest was organised by the online platform Avaaz, which encourages the public to join a petition when some injustice has seen to have been done; and they can also start their own petition.
The end of the ancient peppercorn rent is threatening more than 400 businesses in Málaga Province. more
Those affected face an increase in their rent of between 200% and 400%.
The Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella attended to more than 26,000 foreigners last year more
In 37% of the births in the hospital the mother was a foreigner, mostly from the United Kingdom, Morocco and Argentina.
One of the main denouncers of the street corruption in Magaluf has been found dead more
Javier Pierotti left a note of his intentions at the place where he intended to kill himself.
Spain On This Day - September 22 more
Saint’s Day for Vidal, Inocencio, Tomás de Villanueva and Mauricio.
A block of flats and two discotheques in Fuengirola had to be evacuated because of fire in the early hours of Sunday. more
The fire started in a restaurant in Calle Jacinto Benavente at 4.10 am. The 112 emergency services confirmed the time and said the 12 floor building and the two discotheques were evacuated immediately as a precaution.



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Spain Business Brief - Monday September 22 2014
Posted in: Business Brief - Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 21:22
The President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has advised today that the recovery in the Eurozone ‘is losing impulse’ and the high level of unemployment and the lack of credit are acting as brake on growth. He said he is prepared to introduce new non-conventional methods, and he called on Germany to spend more to animate investment and consumer spending.
He added, ‘the financial indicators over the summer were weaker than expected.

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Mario Draghi - Archive Photo


Gibraltar Government welcomes US Resolution supporting and thanking Gibraltar
Posted in: Press Releases - (Gibraltar) - Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 19:47
The Resolution is sponsored by Republican George Holding and it is signed by seven other Congressmen from the Republican and the Democratic parties.

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Fabian Picardo - Archive Photo


Esperanza Aguirre has been in court today
Posted in: Madrid - Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 14:44
She has been called to testify in the Provincial Court on an alleged charge of disobedience, after her actions after a traffic incident which she caused on April 3 in the central Madrid Street, Gran Via.

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Esperanza Aguirre outside court today


The fourteen reasons why you can’t renew your driving licence
Posted in: Info for new arrivals
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 14:05

The Drivers’ General Regulation Law came into force on May 9 2009, but still much of the public are unclear about the restrictions even though a renewal of a licence may be denied.

British Consul visits Cudeca Hospice
Posted in: Press Releases Costa del Sol
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 12:52

Dra. Marisa Martin, CEO, Susan Hannam, Vice President and Dr. Rafael Gómez, responsible for all medical care, escorted them to the In-Patient Unit, where they met patients and medical staff. They also visited the Day Care Centre, the Home Care Teams and met staff in the Administration area.

Letters from Spain – Chapter Thirty-seven – Montserrat
Posted in: Features
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 12:01

SEEN from a distance, it is a sturdy, impressive mountain which, from the waist upwards, overtops the other hills of Catalonia; but the nearer you get to it, the more you are amazed, and you shake your head, till at last all you can do is to mutter: “Well, I’m hanged!” and “I’ve never seen anything like that before.” Which only goes to confirm the old experience that the things of this world are far more remarkable at close quarters than from afar.

Anti-abortionists have threatened to never vote for the PP again unless Rajoy lets the reform be passed.
Posted in: National
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 08:10

The two people responsible for the two platforms, Gador Joya and Ignacio Arsuaga, said demonstrations would continue until the next municipal elections while Rajoy fails to keep his promise to overturn the previous Socialist law.

Residents of Orihuela Costa are demonstrating against a planned 2,000 house development.
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 07:52

Several internet sites are now offering the service.

The end of the ancient peppercorn rent is threatening more than 400 businesses in Málaga Province.
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 07:34

This ancient law which stopped landlords putting up rents will end across Spain at the end of this year; it’s called ‘Contractos de Arredamiento de Renta Antiqua’.

The Costa del Sol Hospital in Marbella attended to more than 26,000 foreigners last year
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 07:12

The total number of 26,675 refers to the number treated in the Emergency Department, and often they are tourists, or part-time foreign residents who have had an accident.

One of the main denouncers of the street corruption in Magaluf has been found dead
Posted in: Mallorca
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 06:59

The body was found on Saturday morning in one of the lanes which lead to Castell d’Alaró. The Guardia Civil found the body in a steep area of difficult access, and a helicopter was needed to recover the body.

Spain On This Day - September 22
Posted in: History
Mon Sep 22, 2014 - 06:30

The Spanish artist, Antonio Saura, was born in Huesca in 1930.

A block of flats and two discotheques in Fuengirola had to be evacuated because of fire in the early hours of Sunday.
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Sun Sep 21, 2014 - 23:36

Those evacuated were allowed home at 5.20am after the firemen had extinguished the fire.

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