The Telegraph (read full story) reports that the EU is to take Spain to the EU courts over the controversial “land grab” laws that allows promotors and developers to seize public land if it is demonstrated “in the public good”. The EU claims that projects were awarded “without fair competition” and were corrupt. Well, duh.
The mayor of Polopos-La Mamola, a small village in Granada, has been on a hunger strike since the 18th of August in an attempt to bring public attention to the new local financing mecanism designed by the Junta de Andalucia. Pedro García, (Agrupación Socialista Independiente party) said that repeated requests to meet with Andalucian President for life Chaves or Prime Minister Zapatero had been rejected, so he had no recourse but to take this drastic Continue reading Mayor of Polopos (Granada) collapses while on hunger strike