PP says Almeria was underpaid by 1,200 million euros this decade

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría is the PP spokeswoman in the Spanish Congress, and is currently in our fair corner of the world after it was discovered her great grandparents came from Serón. (Which allowed La Voz to say “Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría desciende de Serón“… try saying that three times fast after a shot of tequila). After her visit to Serón, and with her car boot groaning under the weight of free jamons, chorizos and Continue reading PP says Almeria was underpaid by 1,200 million euros this decade

Chaves liquidates the historic debt with Andalucia – only €95 a head?

The Andalucia Historic Debt (Deuda Histórica de Andalucía) is a somewhat fuzzy concept of how much Spain has had out of Andalucía, versus what Andalucía has had out Spain. Some people calculate it from the late 1800’s. The central government tried to define the concept in 1978, and again in 1981 with the Fondo Compensación Interterritorial (Interterritorial Compensation Fund), but naturally enough Catalunya was miffed that they weren’t getting “enough”. Ignoring the fact that so Continue reading Chaves liquidates the historic debt with Andalucia – only €95 a head?