There’s a picture doing the rounds on WhatsApp showing Gareth Bale doing some shopping in the Puerto Rey Mercadona. The rumour is that the Real Madrid striker is having a long weekend down here in a rented villa on Vera playa. In other less exciting news, it’s been confirmed that ex PM of Spain Zapatero will be returning to Vera for his summer holidays. He used to own a front line villa, which he sold Continue reading Is Gareth Bale on holiday in Vera?
Zapatero’s strategy for Spain: stay out of the news The socialist prime minister has been careful to keep his head down during the euro crisis, but Berlusconi tried that, too http://m.guardian.co.uk/business/economics-blog/2011/nov/11/spain-keeps-low-profile-amid-eurozone-crisis?cat=business&type=article Posted from WordPress for Android – mobile blogging!
Soon to be ex-president of Spain, Zapatero, has finally flogged his Vera beach house after dropping the price by 38%. He purchased the home in 2007 for a reputed 440,000€, in the name of his wife. The sale price of the home, according to real estate portal idealista.com, was 280,000€ – meaning ZP’s “investment” cost him 160,000€. It seems the ZP family never stayed there, according to some reports, because of the size of the Continue reading ZP finally flogs his Vera beach home (lost 160k on the deal, poor sod)
ZP has presided over his last session of Congress as Prime Minister of Spain. He finished his last session after 8 years as PM with a rather rambling speech saying he hoped that the next government would continue with his legacy and that his financial reforms would bring Spain back to prosperity. Meanwhile, opponent Mariano Rajoy showed no mercy, accusing ZP of leaving a poisoned legacy behind him, and accusing him of leading Spain to Continue reading ZP bows out amongst jeers
Togo, one of the poorest nations on Earth, has agreed to pass a law banning the death penalty after negotiations with President Zapatero of Spain. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of Togo, said that the law would be known as Zapatero’s law. ABC pointed out that they hadn’t actually executed anyone since 1978. In unrelated news, Spain agreed a further 250 million euros in aid to the nation.
Zapatero was giving a speech to around 5,000 party faithful when a camara fell over and lightly injured around 8 people. So that’s 8 PSOE voters less.