The projected gay hotel in Canjayar will open, says project director Francisco Alonso. The company behind the projected was forced to return a 300,000 euro grant from tourism authorities as it could not meet the project deadline, but expects another grant to be awarded next year. Snr Alonso said that he expects the 2016 grant “to be for a similar amount” and that the rest of the financing is now in place. The projected hotel Continue reading Canjayar gay hotel “will open” promises owners→
Small farmacias (pharmacies) that are struggling to stay afloat have been thrown a lifeline by the Junta de Andalucia. Farmacias which had a turnover of under €200,000 last year will be able to apply for a series of grants and tax relief schemes to help them keep their doors open. The Junta says that the local farmacia is a vital institution in small villages and an important part of the national health scheme. I can’t Continue reading Small farmacias to get government assistance to stay open→
Madrid has announced plans to create a giant central database in which every single grant and subsidy underwritten by public funds will be published. From townhall to national government, public body to state owned company, if they’re offering citizens a chance to grab some taxpayers cash, it’ll go online in this database. Assuming they actually go ahead with this, and it works, it will be a useful step forwards.
Super-union UGT not only conned the Junta de Andalucia into buying a ton of sweets for the 3 Kings procession, but they put the invoice through twice! El Mundo reports that in 2009 the union billed the Junta for “training services” but used the cash to buy a ton of sweets for the Seville three Kings procession – they had their own floats which throw sweets to all children as they pass by. Even better Continue reading UGT conned the Junta into buying a ton of sweets – twice!→
The EU has confirmed that it has no plans to finance the local high speed train in Almeria until after 2020. Following on from yesterdays announcement that the local AVE line has been dropped from Europe’s list of “priority rail investments”, the EU budget office has confirmed to Spanish MEP’s that no money will be allocated in the current round of transport investments. This means that Almeria will have to battle for EU cash in Continue reading No EU money for AVE line until after 2020 – it’s official, it’s abandoned→