Rubalcaba suggests banning the 500 euro note

It’ll bring all the black money out from under the mattress, and inject it into the economy, according to the leader of the opposition, if Europe withdraws the 500 euro note from legal tender. The annoying Rubalcaba, a man who the PSOE are slowly realising they have to dump (but can’t because he’s killed off all the rivals) came out with this idea during a “Q&A” session, in whose official photo, somebody pointed out, not Continue reading Rubalcaba suggests banning the 500 euro note

State legal counsel for Almeria arrested for “mega scam”

The man who was until January the chief legal counsel for the State in Almería, Demetrio Carmona, has been arrested by the Guardia Civil, along with six other “officials”, for alledged participation in a “mega scam”, according to local news. It seems that the respected lawyer, who had been a state lawyer for 25 years until being placed on indefinate leave in January, was arrested yesterday on the orders of a Judge. The investigation is under Continue reading State legal counsel for Almeria arrested for “mega scam”

Junta to spend 5million building a new golf school in Almeria – 200m down the road from the other one!

The Junta has stunned people by announcing a 5 million euro investment into a public golf school at El Toyo II complex, just outside Almería city. The amazement doesn’t stem from the fact that they are finally investing something into the “failed” urbanisation -it’s been vitually abandoned since the crisis and the few residents there keep saying the place is a ghost town with no public infrastructure – but rather that there is already a Continue reading Junta to spend 5million building a new golf school in Almeria – 200m down the road from the other one!

Junta will expropriate people’s homes to save them from the banks

The Junta de Andalucia has signed today into law a rather surprising new law – it has promised that it will expropriate, using “emergency powers”, the home of any family which is about to be repossessed by the banks. The idea, forced through by the communist wing of the IU, coalition partners in the Andalucian government with the PSOE, is that if you have lost your job and are about to lose the family home Continue reading Junta will expropriate people’s homes to save them from the banks

Mojacar “banning dominoes” hits the worlds press

RosMari must be rather nervous today-  after the Spanish national press carried the news story yesterday that she was planning to crackdown on all noise, including banning such fun activities as the playing of dominoes in bars, or tapdancing in your own living room, the worlds press has picked up on the story, including The Times, BBC Radio 2, several German papers, at least one French one…. the list goes on. See Facebook for more, Continue reading Mojacar “banning dominoes” hits the worlds press

UK & Spain sign new tax treaty to catch evaders

Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain have agreed to develop and pilot a system to make it easier to catch and deter tax evaders whereby a wide range of bank details of individuals will be automatically exchanged between the five countries, the U.K. Treasury said Tuesday. The announcement comes as hundreds of thousands of UK expats in Spain panic as the deadline looms for them to inform the Spanish tax agency of all their assets Continue reading UK & Spain sign new tax treaty to catch evaders

Mojacar in the national press: Dominoes forbidden!

“Mojacar will ban playing dominoes in bars as it’s too noisy” screams the headline in El Mundo this morning (elmundo.es). An excited bit by local reporter Miguel Cabrera (the only remenant of the illfated ElMundo|Almería edition adventure) says that the war declared by the Mayor of Mojacar, Rosmari, against noise in bars will even crackdown on playing quiet games amongst friends in local bars. The disputed bylaw (which was, anyway, dropped last week, not that Continue reading Mojacar in the national press: Dominoes forbidden!

Pyongyang now a rival tourism destination for Mojacar?

An interesting press release arrives from the Peoples Republic of North Korea: Pyongyang (KCNA) — The number of foreign tourists to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is expected to increase this year amid the growing worldwide interest in the country, which successfully carried out its peaceful satellite launch and underground nuclear test in recent months.     In particular, the arrivals will be on rise from European countries, including Germany, UK and the Netherlands.     The figure Continue reading Pyongyang now a rival tourism destination for Mojacar?