Congress has approved an investigative commission against Fernández Díaz
Posted in: National
Sep 28, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Congress approved yesterday the creation of a commission to investigate the supposed ‘party favouring’ inside the Interior Ministry, and in consequence Jorge Fernández Díaz, with the objective of acting judicially against determined opposition parties using a ‘political police’

Dismantled the largest online platform for indoctrination and capture for DAESH in Spain
Posted in: National
Sep 28, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Success for the General Information Commissariat of the National Police with the removal of the page, which had been online for some months and had become a hub to exchange pro ISIL propaganda.

Spain Papers Review - Wednesday September 28 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Sep 28, 2016 - 8:23 AM

El País headlines ‘The PSOE is rising up against the attempt of Sánchez to stay in his post’. More than half of the Executive are considering dismissing him to avoid the congress.
The critical voices dominated the meeting of the socialist parliamentary group.
Susana Díaz says now we have to think of Spain and not internal problems.

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Spain On This Day - September 28
Posted in: History
Sep 28, 2016 - 12:48 AM

1821 - The Act of Independence of the Mexican Empire was signed in Mexico, formally establishing it as a sovereign nation independent from Spain.

Spain Business Brief - Tuesday September 27 2016
Posted in: Business Brief
Sep 27, 2016 - 8:06 PM

For José García Gómez, expert in the Agro-food Industry, and a teacher in the Economy Faculty at Murcia University, the greatest threat after Brexit is the United Kingdom ends up signing trade agreements with third parties.

Susana Díaz has attacked Sánchez: ‘It not good to blame those who won the election’
Posted in: National
Sep 27, 2016 - 2:49 PM

Asked about any leadership challenge, Díaz assured ‘I have been in this party for more then 20 years, I love my party and I will go where my companions think I will be most useful, there I will be, at the head or at the back’.

The judge has confirmed the PP will be processed for the Bárcenas computers
Posted in: National
Sep 27, 2016 - 1:28 PM

The judge in the Instruction Court 32 in Madrid, Rosa María Freire, has adopted this decision in a ruling, which can be appealed, in which she rejects the appeal from the Prosecution against the processing of the PP, also mentioned the crime of concealment restriction.

Detained in Calvià a German couple for selling steroids to sportsmen
Posted in: Mallorca
Sep 27, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Agents from the National Police with the collaboration of the Spanish Agency for Medicaments and Sanitary Products have arrested in Calvià a German couple who presumably distributed to athletes adulterated nutritional products with the dangerous anabolic steroids.

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The ‘Malaya’ judges are putting up for sale an estate owned by Roca for 24 million €
Posted in: Costa del Sol
Sep 27, 2016 - 11:46 AM

The so called La Loma finca, is located between Torre Pacheco and Los Alcázares, and is considered to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the many luxurious assets which belonged to the man who was born in Cartagena (Murcia) Juan Antonio Roca who obtained his fortune by illicit means.

‘Massive’ protest by Cartagena farmers against the regional water board.
Posted in: Costa Cálida
Sep 27, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Hundreds of tractors have paraded in the centre of Murcia in protest outside the headquarters of the Hydrographical Confederation of the Segura (CHS in Spanish), with farmers and irrigators downing tools for the day in unity.

Spain Papers Review - Tuesday September 27 2016
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Sep 27, 2016 - 7:48 AM

El País headlines ‘Sánchez has changed his resignation to a PSOE Congress’. After Sunday’s debacle the socialist leader is forcing primary elections before forming a Government. His idea has brought wide consternation in the party.
Editorial - ‘A party kidnapped’

Spain On This Day - September 27
Posted in: History
Sep 27, 2016 - 12:27 AM

1333 - In Castilla, King Alfonso XI returned to the city of Burgos the town of Muñó and its extensive countryside known as Can de Muñó.
1841 - Pamplona, General Leopoldo O'Donnell leads a movement against Baldomero Espartero, which aims to put back on the throne Maria Cristina de Borbon.
1936 - In the Alcazar of Toledo, troops of the 5th flag of the Spanish Legion, commanded by General José Varela, raise siege of the Alcazar.
1955 - Spain is admitted into the United Nations.

Spain Business Brief - Monday September 26 2016
Posted in: Business Brief
Sep 26, 2016 - 8:22 PM

The 65 former directors and board members of Caja Madrid and Bankia have sat on the accused bench today in the National Court, and have used the last hours to return the money defrauded between January 2003 and May 2013.

‘British education is very creative, practical and the pupils are more implicated’
Posted in: Costa Tropical
Sep 26, 2016 - 7:28 PM

The Almuñécar International School (AIS) arrived on the Granada coastline in 1987 and since then, it remains the only private school following the British curriculum in Granada Province – the nearest is Málaga city – and it currently has around 270 students from infant to degree and where ‘the key belief is the participation of the pupils, and their implication to lead them into being eager to learn’

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PSOE Andaluz: ‘it is the moment to assume responsibilities for the bad results’
Posted in: National
Sep 26, 2016 - 2:34 PM

‘Desolated, what more can happen for the PSOE to reflect?’ questioned this morning by the euro MP José Blanco who used Twitter.

A fire has gutted a footwear factory in Elche.
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Sep 26, 2016 - 2:13 PM

The factory is located in the Carrús industrial estate and the first indications are an electrical short-circuit in the machinery area of the company which triggered the fire.

The British Museum has acquired 19 works by Pablo Picasso
Posted in: Culture
Sep 26, 2016 - 1:57 PM

With the support of individual donors and the Art Fund, a non-profit organisation dedicated to help museums and galleries to acquire and display works of art, so the British Museum extends its exhibition on his lithographs.

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