Ambulance fees plan dropped

Madrid has dropped plans to force all the regions to introduce a fee for the use of an ambulance in non-emergency situations. Back in 2012, a new law came out which ordered the regions to charge a fee (between €5 and €10) per use of an ambulance. The same law introduced fees for orthoprosthetics and dietary therapy, things that were previously free. However… the regions have been feet dragging, and the law hasn’t been applied Continue reading Ambulance fees plan dropped

Why are they rioting in Burgos?

You may have seen that the northern city of Burgos is entering its fourth of riots. On Saturday alone, 41 people were arrested and 21 hospitalised, including several police. The fuss is supposedly over the remodelling of a main street in the city, but it runs deeper than that. You see, on the one hand we have the local residents, who don’t want the current plans.

Spain has highest electricity distribution costs in EU says Brussels

Brussels reckons that Spain has the highest costs for transporting and distributing electricity in the EU, in a new study due to be released in the next few weeks. They reckon its down to lack of competition and inefficiency in the market. Well….. duh!. This leads on from my story a while back about how Spanish electricity costs almost a third more than British. The EU study looks at the cost of transporting electricity over Continue reading Spain has highest electricity distribution costs in EU says Brussels

Almeria – Seville – Madrid flights to be combined into one trip

Air Europa, which is taking over the Almeria – Seville and the Almeria-Madrid routes, has announced that it will not operate separate flights, but instead one long “triangle”. So the route will be Madrid – Almeria – Seville and vice versa, as from the 17th of Feb. Although Air Europa hasn’t confirmed the Madrid Almeria timetable, it has confirmed it will run a twice daily service Monday – Friday, no service on Saturdays and a Continue reading Almeria – Seville – Madrid flights to be combined into one trip

17 Guardia Civil on trial for accepting bribes at Malaga airport customs

17 Guardia Civil officers are on trial this week at Malaga courts charged with accepting bribes from passengers in exchange for not opening suitcases, or helping to “speed things up” at customs. The usual “modus operandi” of the agents was that when someone was stopped with something petty at customs (food, booze, an extra carton of fags, etc) they would hint that things could go faster in exchange for a consideration. If you get my Continue reading 17 Guardia Civil on trial for accepting bribes at Malaga airport customs

Archbishopric of Granada has their website hacked by feminist hackers

And instead of taking the cheap laughs route of a homosexual image, the hackers took their time and put up anti-Catholic satire, and philosophical messages urging people to throw off their shackles and be free. The attack was attributed to #Anonymous, the hackers group, but who knows. The hackers claim to be part of the larger #Op-Vatican group. The attack was in response to the support given by the Bishop of Granada to the anti-feminist Continue reading Archbishopric of Granada has their website hacked by feminist hackers

New €10 note

The design for the new €10 note has been revealed. They will enter circulation across Europe on the 23rd of September 2014. All the usual upgrades to security features, etc. More interestingly, they’ll feature the face of the goddess Europa (where did they find a photo?) and will have a protective plastic layering making them longer lasting.

Spanish Infanta will testify on the 8th Feb

The Judge prosecuting the Infanta Cristina over tax fraud and corruption allegations has moved the trial date forwards to the 8th Feb in exchange for the Infanta dropping legal delaying moves. (See Princess Cristina tells lawyers to stop appealing against prosecution). It was originally planned for the 8th of March. Judge Castro says this is the earliest possible date the trial can be held. The Infanta dropped her delaying tactics last week saying she wanted to Continue reading Spanish Infanta will testify on the 8th Feb

USA dragging feet over Palomares radioactive waste cleanup

Remember when the Yanks nuked Palomares? Well, I don’t, it happened back in the 60’s. In short, a US long range nuclear bomber with four nuclear bombs on board was refuelling over Almeria when it crashed with the plane supplying it with fuel, and the four bombs fell over Palomares, two on land and two in the sea. None went off, but the radioactive charges of two of them were spilt over a couple of Continue reading USA dragging feet over Palomares radioactive waste cleanup