The Mayor of Mojácar, Rosa Maria Caño (PP), has been fined for refusing to carry out her duties and order the partial demolition of the illegal extension of a house owned by a friend of hers, a prominent PSOE politician from Garrucha called Nicolas Piñero. The house in question is across the rambla before you get to the Parque Comercial, coming down the hill, and is marked by a large billboard reading “Obras Illegal”. The Continue reading Mojacar Mayor fined for refusing to demolish friends illegal house
Spanish politics is about to see a massive cleanup. No, the corrupt politicians aren’t going to jail – they’re being rebranded. You see, the Spanish have a wonderful word for someone who has been indicted in a criminal case: imputado. The word applies all the way up until formal charges and a prosecution are laid against you, when you become the acusado. It’s a word that has become common recently, with hundreds of politicians being Continue reading Rebranding corruption – coz a new name is as good as a new product, right?
I’ve been looking at the number of EU residents and people from non-EU countries who are registered to vote in the municipal elections this 22 May. Remember that EU citizens are automatically eligible to vote in the municipal elections of the town they live in, but certain non-EU countries (listed below) have bilateral agreements with Spain to extend their suffrage. Across the whole of Spain, there are 104.479 Brits registered to vote, the second largest Continue reading How many foreigners are registered to vote in the municipal elections?