No money for tourism from the Junta complains province

The Junta has confirmed that the only aid it plans to give Almeria province towards tourism promotion will be a donation towards the cost of the yearly Fitur tourism trade fair in Madrid in 2013. Of course, since Andalucia is expected to run one big stand for the whole region, that’s not saying much. So that leave the province to promote itself on its own. “Blame Rajoy” a Junta spokesman told ideal.es. Personally, I blame Continue reading No money for tourism from the Junta complains province

Forget cutting 65 billion out of the budget – let’s cut 102 billion!

It’s cutback Friday! Hurrah! What will be cut this week? Well, everything actually. Rajoy has just announced that he will actually cut the budget by twice as much as originally planned. He was going to cut 65 billion out of the budget over the next two years. He will now cut: 102.15 billion euros! You know, that’s an awful lot of money. It’s equivalent to 10% of GNP. Somehow, despite all this cutback, it seems Continue reading Forget cutting 65 billion out of the budget – let’s cut 102 billion!

A great example of government cost cutting in action!

Here’s one for all you scoffers out there who doubt that the central government is serious about cost cutting: a photo of a letter I received today. As you can see, it’s an envelope printed with the old name of the Ministerio de Industría, Turismo y Comercio. Instead of throwing away God only knows how many old printed envelopes when they changed the name of the Ministry earlier this year : someone has printed off Continue reading A great example of government cost cutting in action!