The initial report into Friday’s flood say that the estimated insurance bill for personal effects in the Levante will be 26 million euros, corresponding to 3,400 homes, 200 shops and 750 vehicles. In total, flooding in Andalucia is expected to cost the insurers some 45 million euros, 15 million euros in Murcia and 62.7 million euros in Valencia. Due to the scale of the damages, the insurance is being awarded via the consorcio, and not Continue reading Floods in Vera caused 26 million euros in damage to personal property (3,400 homes damaged)
Airport taxes on flights will increase by 8% in real terms next year, meaning airlines will have to pay more to use Spanish airports. Airline unions have rebelled against the additional increases and will take the Spanish government to court, arguing that between 2011 and 2013, airport duties have increased by 67.5%, above a legal maximum of 43% set by the EU. However, the Ministry of Development has defended the tax increase, saying that Spanish Continue reading Airport taxes up another 8%
Local author -and occasional contributor to this blog – Britt Arenander has had her new book published. In Lux Divina Britt tells the story of Martina, a shy and oversensitive 38-year-old writer. When offered the opportunity to escape from wintry Stockholm she goes to finish a novel at a foundation for writers on a Spanish Mediterranean island, where she encounters a mystical order, Lux Divina, said to have been founded in the third century AD. Continue reading Exciting new fiction book by local author Britt Arenander is available now!