I’ve been looking at the population of the province, for no particular reason, other than a scary headline in the La Voz screaming population plummets as Almerienses go abroad for work. How true is this? Well, first off, let’s remember that the official data is screwed by the fact that many guiris don’t bother registering on the townhall, and so don’t get counted. And a big push last year to update the census caused populations Continue reading The population of the province – what’s happening?→
Great news! The Junta is spending another few million of my tax money to make you feel as if you’ve a chance of a job! It’s called Programa Emple@Joven (always exciting when the name’s got an @ in it, looks funky and modern!) and the Junta de Andalucia says “it’s the first phase of the implementation across the Autonomous Community of Andalusia of the Youth Guarantee System”. What this double-speak actually means is that they’re Continue reading Aged between 18-29, in Andalusia and looking for a job?→
The following is a guest post by blogger Mario Vitanelli on some of the pitfalls of buying property in Andalusia: Ah, Andalusia. From its near tropical coastlines on the Atlantic and Mediterranean to its snow covered Sierra Nevada peaks, the rains of Sierra de Grazalema to the dusts of Tabernas. Birthplace of the Flamenco, of Picaso, of bullfighting and home of the Alhambra. What Spain is to the world, Andalusia is to Spain.
John Carr has directed my attention towards an interesting article on how the first bowling club in the area, the Cabrera Bowling Club, came to be built, which you can read over here.
Madrid has become the first region of Spain to allow a new style of low cost gas station to open, issuing eight permits across the region. It’s an attempt to shake up Spains oligopolistic network of gas stations by letting new operators into the market, and comes from a 2013 change to the appropriate national laws.