Beachcomber John informs me that: Message to all of Mojacar’s business owners, there will be a meeting with police and town hall officials/representatives for us to discuss what the excessive police presence (Road blocks) is having on tourism in Mojacar. 6pm Wednesday 2nd May at the Puntazo Hotel. If you care then come and don’t worry it will be a very laid back meeting, they want to know how it is affecting us all. All Continue reading Mojacar townhall to hold public meeting with local businesspeople
Luis de Guindos, the Minister for the Economy, has just confirmed that the government is planning to increase “indirect taxes” in 2013. This means another IVA increase is probably on the books, although he has refused to state exactly which taxes will be increased and when. De Guindos told reporters after this mornings “Meeting of Ministers” that the government wants to reduce tax on industry and work, and increase indirect taxes on consumption. Other “indirect Continue reading IVA & tax increase plans confirmed by Madrid
Nespresso, the coffee people, have sent me a pink leaflet about their latest coffee, Naora, which is a confusing hodgepodge of English and Spanish. Starts off “Naora – limited edition 2012” before going on to boast “capture el momento”. Now, English or Spanish? What does capture el momento actually mean? Surely it should be captas el momento, as “capture” is an English word followed by a Spanish phrase, and the rest of the brochure (the Continue reading Nespresso Naora causing confusion over capture, captas or captarás?
Title says it all, really. There are now 5,6 million unemployed people in Spain, out of which 1,329,600 are Andalucian – or 33.17%. To put it another way, if you put three Andalucians in a row, one of them won’t have a job. Across Spain, there are an estimated 1.728.400 households in which not one member draws a salary. In the first three months of the year, 365,900 people lost their jobs. Meanwhile, the Unicaja Continue reading 5,6 million unemployed (that’s 1 in every third Andaluz)