Air traffic controller strike over

December 6, 2010 at 12:36 (News) (, , , , )

And I must admit I am quite impressed. Being a socialist leaning country I expected spain to dither over this issue. But no, they went quite hardcore, declared a state of emergency and force the air-traffic controller back to work. Bravo I say!
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Spanish air-traffic controllers strike

December 4, 2010 at 12:10 (News) (, , , )

As I am sure many people have heard Spanish air traffic controllers are on strike. Literally all flights in Spain are grounded and thousands of passengers are stranded. The air traffic controllers are involved in a dispute about their working hours, but have been further angered by austerity measures passed by the government on Friday which would partially privatise the country’s airports.
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Madrid taxi drivers upset at proposed new regulations

September 30, 2009 at 16:02 (News) (, , , , )

Users will not have to take the first taxi in the rank in Madrid anymore. The new regulation being drawn up in the Madrid City Hall, will allow passengers to choose the taxi they want to get into, as opposed to currently being obliged to take the first one in the rank queue. Of course there are always exceptions, and these will be at at airports, and at train and bus stations.
To add insult to injury, the new rules also oblige taxi drivers to replace their vehicles at least every eight years.
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Abortion-reform bill approved by Gov.

September 30, 2009 at 14:25 (News) (, , , , , , )

Well in the right step for a more liberal and free society, Spain’s government has approved a bill that will allow women as young as 16 to have an abortion without parental consent.

This will mean that women could have unrestricted abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy and up to the 22nd if the women’s life was at risk or if the foetus had serious deformities.
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Britons Return to Malaga

August 28, 2009 at 09:48 (fuengirola, News) (, , , , )

BRITONS are now returning to the Costa del Sol after numbers fell dramatically in the first quarter of 2009, a study has revealed.

Figures from AENA Spanish airports confirmed that 15.6 per cent fewer British passengers arrived at Malaga during the first three months of this year compared to the same period of 2008.

However, a revival since then has seen the drop cut to 9.5 per cent for the half year.

Overall, 1,068,000 Britons flew to Malaga between January and the end of June.

Meanwhile, German numbers also recovered from a 20.59 per cent first quarter drop to a half year reduction of 9.9 per cent.

British and German passengers have accounted for 70 per cent of all arrivals so far this year.

Source: Olive Press

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Riverbank in Fuengirola to be reclaimed

August 20, 2009 at 10:50 (fuengirola, News) (, , )

TWO stretches of riverbank are set to be reclaimed under a project by the regional water authority.

The first scheme sees land alongside the River Fuengirola being brought into the public domain in an attempt to boost the conservation and protection of the area.
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Prices drop

August 20, 2009 at 10:38 (fuengirola, News) (, , , )

WHILE the recession continues to bite, shoppers are at least getting more for their money, according to new figures.

In a positive economic study, the cost of a typical grocery shop in Spain has fallen by 3.4 per cent between April and June.
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Junta hits back

August 20, 2009 at 10:34 (fuengirola, News) (, , )

ANDALUCIA´s environmental advisor has pledged to protect the region´s coastline following a damning report by Greenpeace.
Despite the highly-critical evaluation Cinta Castillo confirmed that the Junta is prepared to do “whatever it takes” to preserve the endangered area.
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Economy shrinks 1% in second quarter

August 20, 2009 at 10:22 (News) (, , , )

The Spanish economy shrank by 1 percent in the second quarter relative to the first, marking the fourth-consecutive quarter in which the nation’s gross domestic product has contracted.

Spain’s second quarter GDP also reportedly fell by 4.1 percent compared with April-June of 2008.
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Four people lose their lives on the roads

August 20, 2009 at 10:13 (News) (, , , , , , )

In a matter of hours four people have died in three road accidents in Malaga city, Vélez-Málaga and Coín.

In the early hours of this morning a 26 year old man and a 19 year old woman died when the moped they were travelling on skidded and collided with a brick structure in Malaga city’s Paseo de los Curas, according to the 112 emergency services.
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