Archives for January 2010

January 28th, 2010

Last night in Premia de Dalt, Barcelona, local police arrested a man who had driven for 26 kilometres in the wrong direction on the C-35, between Vidreres and Llagostera, with an alcohol level three times that

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January 27th, 2010

The European Commission has given the green light to government funding of the Spanish movie industry, which is to be granted 576 million euros until the 31st of December 2015, and which includes measures to support the production and distribution of Spanish based

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January 27th, 2010

The chairman of BBVA, Francisco González, said today that the Spanish economy is already growing in comparison with the last quarter of 2009, which means that Spain is soon to emerge from recession after six consecutive quarters where there has been a decrease in

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January 26th, 2010

Ascó City Council today voted to approve its candidature to host Spain's new centralised temporary storage (ATC), a facility that will house nuclear waste in Spain. However, the current President of the Generalitat

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January 26th, 2010

A total of 74 cinemas in Catalonia, with 528 screens, will close their doors on February 1st in protest of a new law that owners believe will be the "death of cinema in Catalonia". The Catalonia Film Union presented

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January 26th, 2010

A Siberian cold snap will affect Spain today, leaving rain, wind, snow and falling temperatures in the mainland, according to the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). Specifically, on orange alert (significant risk) for snow, wind and coastal risk are Castellón, Valencia, Alicante and Murcia. While there is risk of snow in the ...

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January 25th, 2010

More than 50,000 people suffer a myocardial infarction each year in Spain and around one million suffer from chronic ischemic heart disease. Experts, who have participated in a meeting to discuss cardiovascular problems, have warned that

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January 25th, 2010

The chief economist at Standard & Poor's (S&P), Jean-Michel Six, said the Spanish economy is no longer in the "worst situation" for 2010, but insisted that Spain will no doubt have to face its own challenges, such as high private sector

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January 25th, 2010

The Minister for Health and Social Policy, Trinidad Jimenez, today announced an agreement between her department and all autonomous communities in Spain, which are now committed to make a decision on the benefit and care entitlement of dependents within a maximum six months - as well as thirty days in ...

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January 25th, 2010

According to data from one of Spain's largest insurance providers, Mapfre, who insure more than 2.6 million Spanish homes, approximately 50% of all Spanish households do not have sufficient insurance to cover all of their assets in case of a serious incident. This means that around 9 million households have been ...

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January 25th, 2010

Some 21,500 young Andalusians received advice on sexuality in 2009 through the consultation services of the Institute of Sexology Al-Andalus, which has warned of anxiety affecting this group due to social pressure to have sexual relations. The director of

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January 24th, 2010

Eight out of ten self-employed workers say they have been affected by the economic crisis and more than 70 percent see their business threatened by poor tax treatments and by funding problems, according to a study by the National Confederation of the Self employed and Small

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January 24th, 2010

69% of the companies listed on the IBEX-35 continue to operate in tax havens and none of the companies in this index provide information, broken down by country, on the amounts of money paid to political parties, according to a

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January 23rd, 2010

There has been a modest but significant political agreement on cross-cooperation against fraud and tax evasion, leading to improved access between EU Member States to recover tax debts from non-residents. However, Luxembourg and Austria have maintained their veto on other measures that would combat

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January 22nd, 2010

Rafael Nadal became the first Spanish tennis player to qualify for the fourth round of the 2010 Australia Open, the first major of the year. After a tough match, he overcame Phillip Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5, while fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez was beaten by

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