Spain Papers Review - Friday November 1 2013
Foreign investment growing in Spain and the King greets the ETA victimsNov 1, 2013 - 9:47:54 AM
Companies from Japan and the United States have purchased two companies for 1.75 billion, and the Chinese Sinopec is considering purchasing the Repsol shares in Gas Natural.
El Mundo reports that a United States holding has purchased the Murcia packaging company for 1.2 billion €
The headline in El Mundo reads, ‘The King receives the victims, and the prosecutor visits the ETA activists’.
ABC has a whole page photo of Monarch hold the arms of the mother of an ETA victim, Mari Mar Blanco. ‘Don’t give up’ is the King’s message.
La Razón has exactly the same photo but their quote from the King is longer, ‘I know that you are having difficult moments, all of us are’.
La Vanguardia looks at the death of a man, allegedly kicked repeatedly by Los Mossos Catalan Policemen in a street in the Raval district of Barcelona two weeks ago. The killing was filmed by an Italian couple from their window and watching the video you can clearly hear the screams of pain of the man on the ground.
Today the paper reports that the Mossos d’Esquadra has questioned the National Police report on the case which says that the autonomous police hit the businessmen five times in the head. The Chief of the Mossos has said the agents will be sanctioned if it is demonstrated they hit the man on the head.
El País notes and planned project for Voluntary Jurisdiction will over weddings and divorces in Madrid for 95 €. Thousands of Judicial processes will be taken over the notaries and registries.
El Mundo look at the Madrid Arena case a year on, says the Judge is to call the Police Chief in Madrid who is accused of falsifying evidence.
El País reports that Judge Ruz has called Aguirre to testify as a witness in the Gürtel case.
La Vanguardia says the Catalan Government has recognised that dialogue is about to start. Santimaría trusts that moderation in solving the problems will result in a final agreement.
El Mundo reports that Judge Alaya who is investigation the ERE employment corruption in Sevilla, as asked the National Court to leave her alone. She called for calm from all those who wanted to close the instruction case now.
IN INTERNATIONAL STORIES
El País has a front page photo of the Turkish Parliament where a woman wearing a veil has been seen for the first time. Four deputies went to parliament wearing the Islamic scarf.
La Vanguardia reports that dozens of immigrants have died of thirst trying to cross the Niger desert. Most of them were women and children travelling in lorries which broke down.
El País says Syria has destroyed the system to produce chemical weapons.
El País has a quote from the Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta.
‘The next European Parliament could be the most anti-European in history’.