Mojacar is celebrating what it delicately calls “the 525th anniversary of the famous encounter between the Arabian and Andalucian cultures in Mojacar”. No doubt they don’t want to stir the Brits up over the whole Muslim thing. Anyhoooo. The annual Moors and Christians bash is being held between the 31st of May and the 2nd of June this year. Fiesta, party, ancient market, and, of course, the obligatory marches. All good fun. Full info and Continue reading 525th Moors & Christians in Mojacar
The EU has decided to drop its plan to remove olive oil decanters from tables, meaning that my morning tostada is safe! The EU has dropped plans to ban restaurants from using refillable jugs and bowls of olive oil, after they drew consumer criticism and even ridicule. The policy would have forced restaurants to only serve olive oil in tamper-proof packaging, labelled to EU standards, as of next year. The move had been aimed at Continue reading Olive oil decanter ban dropped by the EU after much mockery
A new law aimed at helping small companies get off the ground will protect the homes of small business-people, help against bankruptcy, and allow non-EU residents who open a business automatic residency and work permits. The law actually contains a number of manifesto promises that the PP hadn’t yet got around to implementing, and people were starting to agitate for the changes promised. The ideas behind the new Ley de Emprendedores are three fold: – Continue reading New law for small businesses approved
21 beaches in Almeria have been awarded the “blue flag” for 2013, meaning that their services, installations, environmental quality, cleanliness and general state meet or surparsses EU standards. The award is given by the “Foundation for Environmental Education“, who I notice are currently looking for a new CEO. Where’s my CV? That’s 2 more than last year, although one beach (the one next to Almeria port) lost its flag due to contamination from the port. Continue reading Almeria gets more blue flag beaches than ever before!