Spain On This Day - April 30
Posted in: History
Apr 30, 2017 - 3:37 AM

642 - Chindasvinto was crowned monarch in Visigoth Spain.
984 - Almanzor occupied León and killed the locals.

Spain Papers Review - Saturday April 29 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

El País leads ‘Guindos expects more growth and employment until 2020’ – the Government Stability Plan calculates unemployment will fall to 11.2% at the start of the next decade,
La Vanguardia adds - unemployment will be higher than before the crisis in 2020.

Spain On This Day - April 29
Posted in: History
Apr 29, 2017 - 8:54 AM

1011 - first documented mention of the town of Viladecans.
1483 - Gran Canaria, is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, which was an important step in the further expansion of Spain.
1587 - Francis Drake attacked Cadiz, destroying the Spanish fleet moored in the bay
1729 – The Mozos de Veciana, better known as the Mossos de Esquadra are given official character as the regional police force in Cataluña by Felipe V.

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Spain Papers Review - Friday April 28 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 28, 2017 - 8:45 AM

El País leads ‘PSOE and Ciudadanos have responded united to the PP corruption’ – they have agreed a renewing of the fiscal hierarchy and other measures of regeneration. Podemos is isolated, alone in proposing a motion of censure against Rajoy.

Spain On This Day - April 28
Posted in: History
Apr 28, 2017 - 2:36 AM

Fiesta in the city of Vitoria today for San Prudencio

Spain Business Brief - Thursday April 27 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Apr 27, 2017 - 7:34 PM

According to the Survey of the Active Population (EPA) from the National Statistics Institute during the first quarter unemployment grew by 17,000 people to 4.255 million (compared to an increase of 11,900 for the same period in 2016).

An injured British woman who broke her leg when hiking in Huelva was rescued
Posted in: Andalucía
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:32 AM

The rescue happened on Tuesday at 1pm when the 062 Guardia Civil Central Emergencies were alerted and located the injured by tracking her mobile phone.

Detained an Imam in Teulada for giving refuge to jihadists from Syria and Iraq
Posted in: Costa Blanca
Apr 27, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The National Police swooped yesterday in Teulada-Moraira a new operation against jihadist terrorism in the province which ended with the arrest of the Imam ‘Abu Adam’, a 48 year old Egyptian named Hesam Shashaa accused of giving refuge to jihadists.

Spain Papers Review - Thursday April 27 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 27, 2017 - 8:17 AM

El País leads ‘The PP admits it knew about the doubtful activity by González’ – Floriano and Juan Carlos Vera have recognised they were informed about the former Madrid President had a Swiss bank account but failed to report it’.
La Razón has the Swiss bank account number in the Anglo Irish Bank – where some of the Canal II commissions were placed – the judge has sent a rogatory letter – CH5408548010212210001.
La Vanguardia leads ‘the judge attributes Jordi Pujol the ownership of the son sent to Andorra – the magistrate now believes father and wife directed the family clan.

Spain On This Day - April 27
Posted in: History
Apr 27, 2017 - 3:00 AM

711 - in the Iberian Peninsula, while Rodrigo faces vascones, Tariq ibn Ziyad reaches Tarifa (Cádiz) with between 7000 and 12 000 men and defeat the forces of Sancho, nephew of Rodrigo, beginning the Muslim occupation of the territory .
1522 – Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca.
1565 - founding of Cebu, the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.

Spain Business Brief - Wednesday April 26 2017
Posted in: Business Brief
Apr 26, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The Ministry for Heath, Social Services and Equality and the CCAA Autonomous Regions have agreed on a new model to manage the 0.7% of the Income Tax for social causes with one regional and another national, although the delegated commission has been delayed to discuss exact percentages until next week.

The Police have searched the house and offices belonging to Jordi Pujol
Posted in: Barcelona & Cataluña
Apr 26, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Jordi Pujol is the former President of the Catalan Generalitat and his home and his professional office were searched today Wednesday on the order of National Court judge José de la Mata who also wanted Jordi Pujol Ferrusola, who from yesterday has been held in provisional prison.

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Released a young Irishman detained in Magaluf on allegations of rape
Posted in: Mallorca
Apr 26, 2017 - 2:02 PM

From the cells to the streets, the 29 year old was detained on Monday for the alleged raping of a 22 year old British girl, however the witnesses were certain with their views, despite the version of the supposed suspect, and the duty judge dismissed all charges.

Detained in Málaga and Pontevedra, a Briton and a Spaniard for delivering child porn to more than 1,000 paedophiles
Posted in: National
Apr 26, 2017 - 1:21 PM

The Guardia Civil have named the operation ‘Titan II’ against the diffusion of infant and child pornography and both are accused to distributing child pornographic material to more than 1,000 paedophiles in distinct countries.

Spain Papers Review - Wednesday April 26 2017
Posted in: Today's Spanish Papers
Apr 26, 2017 - 8:30 AM

El País leads ‘Corruption has placed the Rajoy Government into difficulty’ – the case uncovered with the detention of Ignacio González has complicated the political agenda for the Cabinet and has added uncertainty in the development of the legislature. Analysis – ‘the PP on the tightrope’

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