Almería mayor rejects ‘refugee city’ plans

The mayor of Almería has refused to add the city to a network of ‘refugee cities’ proposed by Barcelona and Madrid to welcome refugees from Syria and other troubled countries. Rogelio Rodríguez-Connedador said responsibility for the refugee crisis is “outside the municipal scope of power” and should be left to “European institutions and member state governments”. Left wing opposition party Izquierda Unida (IU) opposed such a stance however, lodging a motion with the city council, Continue reading Almería mayor rejects ‘refugee city’ plans

New national newspaper launches next month

Here’s something you won’t have seen in the domestic press. Attacks on press freedom in Spain and a cowed domestic media have prompted a campaigning editor to set up an online newspaper in an effort to hold the country’s establishment to account. Pedro J Ramírez will launch El Español next month, with the aim of reviving Spain’s media, which he says have been neutered by a new security law and years of economic crisis. Mr Ramírez said Continue reading New national newspaper launches next month