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Spain Papers Review - Monday February 8 2016 




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Spain on This Day - February 9 more
Saint’s Day for Apolonia, Donato, Nicéforo, Primo and Sabino
Spain Business Brief - Monday February 8 2016 more
Record British bookings for summer holidays in Spain, the conundrum of negative euribor and the approaching fourth industrial revolution lead our brief today.
Pedro Sánchez has presented his program for Government with a clear wink to the left.  more
His list of 40 measures include approve a minimum living wage, an emergency plan against poverty, approve law for death with dignity, and negotiate with Brussels on the pending deficit and an electoral reform to unblock the electoral lists.
Mariano Rajoy has accepted an invitation from Pedro Sánchez to meet on Wednesday more
Acting Health Minister, Alfonso Alonso, confirmed the news, ‘unless Sánchez repents’ that the meeting will happen on Wednesday at the request of Sánchez for ‘chatting and dialogue’.
Six detained in Spain in an international operation against paedophiles more
In total, there have been 48 arrests in nine countries for using the internet to sexually exploit children.
The British judiciary has started the extradition process against Antonio Troitiño for the fourth time. more
The United Kingdom has rejected between the years 2013 and 2015 three similar petitions from the Spanish judiciary.
Spain Papers Review - Monday February 8 2016 more
Increasing unrest in the PP against Rajoy, the new swoop against the Jihad and the North Korean missile lead the papers this morning.
Fuengirola registered an aftershock of 3.1 from the Melilla earthquake at 7am Sunday more
The seismic activity continued last week particularly noticed by residents in the Axarquía.
Spain On This Day - February 8 more
Saint’s Day for Esteban, Juan de Mata, Honorato and Emiliano.
Seven detained in Alicante, Valencia and Ceuta in an anti-Jihadist operation more
Four of the arrested are Spanish and the others are Syrian, Jordanian and Moroccan.
The Guardia Civil failed to the life of a Briton in his house in Xábia in a diabetic coma more
Around 3pm on Saturday, the Guardia Civil in Xábia received a report from a person who had arranged to meet the victim. As he was missing an important meeting and was not answering the phone he thought something must be wrong.
Spain Papers Review - Sunday February 7 2016 more
‘The majority of the voters prefer a PSOE – Ciudadanos Government’ and photos from the Goya ceremony yesterday.
A European Breaking Bad has been found in Alicante more
Three Britons and one Dutchman have been arrested after a synthetic drugs laboratory was dismantled in Alicante
Spain Papers Review - Saturday February 6 2016 more
Pedro Sánchez is ever more isolated and a second election is now expected.
Spain On This Day - February 6 more
Saint’s Day for Dorotea and Saturnino.



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Spain Business Brief - Monday February 8 2016
Posted in: Business Brief - Feb 8, 2016 - 8:04 PM
The Association of British Travel Agents ABTA has reported today British reservations for Spain ahead of summer this year are 27% higher than last year, only beaten by Portugal with 32%
Malta 15%, Cyprus 14% while Greece and the United States are following last year’s pattern.

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Pedro Sánchez has presented his program for Government with a clear wink to the left.
Posted in: National - Feb 8, 2016 - 7:10 PM
The PSOE today made public their program for Government, and their proposal for Pedro Sánchez to be invested, with a dense document of 53 pages where subjects for debate are discussed and another text of 40 main proposals, a road plan to a hypothetical Government presided by Pedro Sánchez.

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Mariano Rajoy has accepted an invitation from Pedro Sánchez to meet on Wednesday
Posted in: National - Feb 8, 2016 - 2:02 PM
Alonso recalled Rajoy had been asking several times for a meeting with the socialist leader demanding ‘he takes the PP seriously, as his strongest option’ as the party won the general election.

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Six detained in Spain in an international operation against paedophiles
Posted in: National
Feb 8, 2016 - 1:28 PM

The National Police detained two of the six in Madrid province and the rest in Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Almería.
In addition, there have been 17 arrested in the United States, eight in France, five in Australia, three in New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom and one in Poland, Greece and Israel.

The British judiciary has started the extradition process against Antonio Troitiño for the fourth time.
Posted in: National
Feb 8, 2016 - 12:21 PM

The announcement was made Friday afternoon when Antonio Troitiño presented himself voluntarily before the Westminster Magistrates Court, and was conditionally released after a preliminary hearing to confirm his identity and when he again refused his consent to be sent back to Spain.

Fuengirola registered an aftershock of 3.1 from the Melilla earthquake at 7am Sunday
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Feb 8, 2016 - 7:06 AM

The first quake on January 25 caused 25 slight injuries in Melilla and yesterday’s quake had the epicentre off the coast between Benalmádena and Fuengirola and measured 3.1 on the Richter scale.

Spain On This Day - February 8
Posted in: History
Feb 8, 2016 - 12:02 AM

1538 - In Rome the Holy League between Spain, the Vatican and Venice is formed to fight the Turks.
1586 - In Madrid opens Hospital General.
1817 – Las Heras crosses the Andes with an army to join San Martín and liberate Chile from Spain.
1910 - In Vigo a fire destroys the Rosalia de Castro theater.
1931 - Athletic Club gets the biggest win in the history of the Spanish league against Barcelona F.C 12-1.
1934 - during the Second Spanish Republic, the Government ordered the general disarmament of the Spanish civilian population

Seven detained in Alicante, Valencia and Ceuta in an anti-Jihadist operation
Posted in: National
Feb 7, 2016 - 8:24 PM

Seven people were detained in the early hours of Sunday in the provinces of Alicante and Valencia and in the autonomous city Ceuta, for their alleged relationship with Jabhat al-Nusra, according to the Interior Ministry.

The Guardia Civil failed to the life of a Briton in his house in Xábia in a diabetic coma
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Feb 7, 2016 - 12:16 PM

The agents went to the property and nobody answered at the front door, so they jumped into the back garden where there is a swimming pool and a large patio glass doors which gave visual access to a bedroom.

A European Breaking Bad has been found in Alicante
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Feb 6, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Agents from the National Police have dismantled in a rural property in Alicante a synthetic drugs laboratory where they recovered 122 kilos of APAAN, a precursor substance for the illicit production of amphetamine, the largest amount of this precursor seen in Europe since its inclusion on the lists of the United Nations Convention.

Spain On This Day - February 6
Posted in: History
Feb 6, 2016 - 12:01 AM

1481: the first ‘auto de fe’ of the Spanish Inquisition takes place in Seville, where six people were sentenced to death for heresy.
1899 – Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
1915 - Alfonso XIII ship carrying a large shipment of Cuban coffee, sinks off the port of Santander.

The large museums in Málaga welcomed a million and half visitors last year
Posted in: National
Feb 5, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The openings of the Russian Museum and the Pompidou Centre, which are about to complete a year opening – as both were inaugurated at the end of March 2015, have supposed an authentic cultural revolution offered by Málaga.

A British hiker has died after falling down a ravine near Crevillent (Alicante)
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Feb 5, 2016 - 12:55 PM

There are no reports of him being attacked during the accident which happened yesterday afternoon when a woman who was hiking with him rang 112, and reported he had a fallen from the ground down at the Gorge of Crevillent.

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Updated February 1

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4. Alicante (6)
5. Barcelona (5)
6. Ashway (4)
7. Granada (9)
8. Oakland (7)
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15. Benidorm (13)
16. Mazarrón (18)
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