Archives for April 2010

April 30th, 2010

Research at the University of Valencia has revealed that, while in America 25% of all murders of women occur in the family home, this percentage rises to 44% in Europe, and up to 67% in Spain. The professor and director of the Reina Sofía Central University, who presented the study, ...

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April 30th, 2010

According to the latest municipal census, released today by the Spanish Institute of Statistics (INE), the total population registered in Spain, as of January 1st 2010, increased 0.4 percent over 2009 to reach more than 46.9 million people, of which 5.7 million are of foreign origin. The exact total resident population ...

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April 28th, 2010

Barcelona, currently holders of all six available club competitions last year, face their first major challenge tonight at the Nou Camp as they aim to qualify for the Champions League final. Barcelona must overcome a keen Inter Milan who hope to return to the final of the competition, for the ...

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April 28th, 2010

An identity recognition development by a Spanish researcher specializing in the human eye, Celia Sánchez Ramos, was selected on Sunday as the best invention of the year in the most prestigious global competition of its kind: the International Invention Awards that are held each year in Geneva.

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April 28th, 2010

Local police in Granada are the next Spanish province to be testing the personal electric vehicle, the 'Segway PT'. Officers have been testing the device for the last ten days, making their way through the streets of the city and, after examining the reports so far, the experience has been ...

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April 27th, 2010

The El Bulli restaurant, situated just outside of Barcelona and run by 3 star Michelin chef Ferran Adrià, has lost its crown as the world's best restaurant. This is according to the influential, and widely recognised, San Pellegrino Award, which held its ninth edition in London yesterday and honours the ...

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April 27th, 2010

According to the Labour Force Survey (EPA) that the National Statistics Institute (INE) accidentally posted on its website yesterday (final figures will not be made public until Friday), unemployment has increased by 286,200 in the first quarter of 2010, bringing the total number of unemployed to

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April 26th, 2010

The Spanish F1 driver Fernando Alonso and Banco Santander, one of his Ferrari team sponsors, today signed a sponsorship agreement which will see the double world champion star in an upcoming advertising campaign for the Insurance Division of the bank. As part of the collaboration,

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April 26th, 2010

The Minister for Housing, Beatriz Corredor, said today that according to the latest price data and construction activity, "the worst of the housing adjustment is over" and Spain has entered a "phase of stability." Corredor was speaking during the Low Cost Real Estate Exhibition,

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April 26th, 2010

The number of Spanish mortgages issued rose again in February, an 8.5% year on year increase, up to 54,813 mortgages and representing an increase of 6.2 percent compared to January 2010, which itself had a 2.3% monthly rise. According to the data, released today by the National Statistics Institute (INE),

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April 24th, 2010

The first cross border medical centre in Europe, the Hospital of Cerdanya-Puigcerdà, is scheduled for completion in 2012 and will allow French and Spanish doctors to share care facilities, surgical equipment and health training. About 60% of the funding of the centre, currently under construction,

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April 23rd, 2010

Polaris World has reached an agreement with bankers on its debt of 83 million euros, that supports fifteen subsidiaries, and which allows them to avoid insolvency proceedings. The company said that it has reached an agreement involving the sale of certain assets to the banks, thus strengthening its cash position ...

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April 23rd, 2010

Under a new regulation that will enter into force on the 1st of May, and to which 15 countries have already agreed, the country of origin of any European person residing in a foreign country within the EU will be responsible for the payment of all health care and treatments ...

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April 22nd, 2010

The Spanish Tax Office has astoundingly announced that taxpayers who purchased a new car recently, and took advantage of the government’s heavily promoted €2000 euro public aid plan (2000E), will have to declare that aid in their tax returns as capital gains income.

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April 22nd, 2010

According to a survey by the European Commission (EC), Spain is among the worst European countries for the abuse of alcohol, only Ireland, Romania, Germany and Austria have a worse record. The survey, which considers "abusive" consumption as drinking at least five standard measures of alcoholic beverage a day,

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