Spain said Friday it had received guarantees that the United States will help clean up land contaminated with radioactivity after a mid-air collision in 1966 dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs in the country’s south. Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said he will discuss the clean-up with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday. U.S. Embassy spokesman Jeffrey Galvin said it was premature to say a deal Continue reading Spain says US to help in nuclear clean-up at Palomares→
PAWS, our local animal charity, has come out with the surprising figure that it costs them a massive 415€ to rehome a single dog. I’m sorry, what are we talking about here? Pedigree chihuahuas? Prize winning greyhounds? No, we’re talking about campo dogs. So, PAWS blew 145,000€ – their figure, not mine! – to rehome a lousy 301 dogs and some 50 cats in 2011. Sit back, let that sink in. 301 dogs = 145,000€. Continue reading PAWS spends how much per animal?→
Gallardón, the Minister for Justice, has announced that to help free up courts, citizens will in future be permitted to marry or divorce at their local notary public. Divorce will only be permitted when amicable, otherwise a civil case will be opened as normal. 80% of Spaniards are in favour of the move, according to El Mundo’s poll.
Get your house in order, and quick. Otherwise we’ll merge or close you. That’s the basic attitude of the government plan to stabilize the Spanish financial sector, published yesterday by Minister for Economy Luis de Guindos. The plan Guindos as it is known, will force banks to accumulate by years end 50 billion euros in cash and assets to write off losses from the real estate sector. 35 billion in cash, 15 billion in assets. Continue reading The only thing colder than the wind today is the governments plan for Spanish banks (and stuff the home prices)→