Variable speed limits to arrive in Spain

The head of traffic announced today that on top of reducing the speed limit on secondary roads to 90kph, and a possible increase on motorways to 130kph, he will introduce variable speed limits on all major motorways and toll roads. The new traffic law, which is expected to be presented to Congress shortly after the summer recess, will contemplate a number of changes to the current system of roads, and will also contemplate a number Continue reading Variable speed limits to arrive in Spain

Cajamar (and other banks, no doubts) bring in whopping new commissions for everything

Beware if you haven’t received the letter or ignored it! Cajamar is bringing in charges of 9€a quarter(so that’s 36€ a year) per account (unless you pay in your nómina or pension, or are under 26, or over 65) and a load of whopping charges for credit and debit cards, of at least 20€ a year (plus 2% of every purchase made abroad), etc. No doubt other caja’s are doing the same, but I haven’t Continue reading Cajamar (and other banks, no doubts) bring in whopping new commissions for everything

Speed limits on secondary roads to drop to 90

All speed limits on all secondary roads in the country will be dropped to 90 kph in the very near future, according to the head of Spains traffic police. The DGT says that 80% of all road deaths attributed to crashes were on these secondary roads, which currently have a confusing mix of 90 and 100 kph speed limits depending on the width of the hard shoulder. By resetting all limits to 90kph, the police Continue reading Speed limits on secondary roads to drop to 90

45% of all Andalucian medical centres will close in the afternoon this summer

The Andalucian health service (SAS) has announced that it will close around 45% of all medical centres in Andalucia in the afternoons this summer. The move will save Andalucia around 6,4 million euros in salaries, but will allow the SAS to concentrate resources on coastal medical centres to deal with the influx of tourists. The idea is to close medical centres during quiet periods in the inland towns (between 2pm and 8pm) and reinforce services Continue reading 45% of all Andalucian medical centres will close in the afternoon this summer

Diputacion will study ways of asking EU for money for Mojacar bowling club (but won’t pay for it)

The Diputación has agreed to a request from Mojácar townhall to”assist the townhall” to “analyze the possibility” of “creating a request” for an EU grant to build the proposed bowling centre in Mojácar (which would be the fourth in the Levante). IE: No, we won’t pay for it. Let’s see if the Germans will give you some money. It’s your baby, you submit the paperwork. Given that the regional administrations currently struggle to pay the Continue reading Diputacion will study ways of asking EU for money for Mojacar bowling club (but won’t pay for it)

Mojacar wants to break out of “seasonal tourism” rut

Rosmari has been having meetings with the Diputación to discuss how to break out of the “season tourism” rut the town is apparently stuck in. As part of this, they have been looking at out of season tourism campaigns, and ways to make the businesses in the area “more professional” and “improve the image of the town as a major tourism destination”. Other things the Diputación has promised to look at is ways to “reactivate Continue reading Mojacar wants to break out of “seasonal tourism” rut