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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The rain in Spain is just not the same

September 15, 2009 at 14:06 (fuengirola) (, , , )

For days now if not weeks I’ve been hearing on the news that it was going to start pissing down with rain here on the Costa del Sol. The news has been going through all the <insert colour> alerts. Its still bloody boiling though and no rain in site! We’ll to tell a lie, it did rain a few days ago, or better said it did drizzle the other night for all of 10 minutes. I stood outside on my terrace the whole time and managed to get about 15 drops of water on me.

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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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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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Pet tourist peeves

August 19, 2009 at 20:04 (fuengirola) (, , )

I’m a bit wasted at the moment so I thought I’d write down a list of pet peeves against tourists when they are here on holiday. Just a few things that I have been noted here in Fuengirola and across the Costa del Sol.
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Spain information

August 14, 2009 at 15:05 (Web) (, , , )

Spain was discovered in 1981 when the kindly old wizard who ruled and created it revealed it to ships off the coast of France. Shortly after the sighting of this new land, contacts were established with the mysterious savages. Al’Asad.
Well first off, its okay to feel sorry for Spain since it shares it’s “borders” with France but fortunately has no ones with UK, (except Gibraltar) or USA, someplace called “Endor” where rich people hide out, and a country that owes Spain 3 months rent called Portugal (they go easy on the rent). Spain, like your family is constantly at war with itself and others around it.
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Enjoying my terrace with friends

August 14, 2009 at 14:10 (fuengirola) (, , , )

Well I have discovered a new fun way to spend the boiling evenings I am currently enjoying in Fuengirola. A game that few under the age of 30 would think to play, but is a great way to pass the time with friends on a hot summer evenings, sitting on your terrace enjoying a cold (alcoholic) drink and a half a pack of cigarettes. Been playing it for the last 2 days and must admit its quite fun! Its quite tactical, yet still gives you a chance to enjoy a good chat.
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