So just wait awaits our health service?

It’s the elephant in the room, actually. With elections just around the corner, the PSOE hasn’t dared touch Spains health care – but everyone knows that whoever wins, come January, the Spanish health service is going to take a large hit. And it’s already happening, in quiet little corners of Spain, as the federal regions that politically can start to save cash where-ever they can. Griñán himself admitted this today, in an interview with Ideal, Continue reading So just wait awaits our health service?

Spanish MP’s calculate the benefit of not being re-elected (let’s call it 67K a head, shall we?)

A little noted communique has been published confirming the “finiquitos”, or severance pay, that Spanish members of Congress and the Senate who loose their seats in the November elections can look forwards to. The finiquito, which is based off their average monthly salary of 2813€ a month (plus 1823€ “expenses” for any MP who is based outside of Madrid). They will get 8,200€ in a lump sum to compensate for loss of earning during the Continue reading Spanish MP’s calculate the benefit of not being re-elected (let’s call it 67K a head, shall we?)

General elections called for November 20

Power behind the throne Alfredo Rubalcaba has decided that November 20th is the right day for General Elections in Spain, and sent out his lackey Zapatero to announce his decision earlier today. Spain loves date acronyms, so make a note of 20-N (20th of November) as the latest in the list. Zapatero’s regime could have continued until late spring 2012, but he told reporters that this is the right date, as it means the new Continue reading General elections called for November 20