No Flies on Us, Please

A total of 18 European environmental organisations are collaborating to complain and hopefully prevent a British company from releasing 1.8 million transgenic flies into Spain. The genetically engineered fly would set out to destroy the native Olive Fly which has been destroying crops in some areas of the country. Around 5,000 flies would be released […]

More Self Employed

Torrevieja is leading the way in terms of the number of self employed workers who secured their own employment in June, with 78 of the 146 people registering as self employed across the Vega Baja being based in Torrevieja. Second place was joint between Orihuela and Rojales, although the 18 posts in each is far […]

Better Airport Checks

The Interior Ministry inaugurated a new intelligent border control system at Barcelona’s El-Prat airport on Monday, which will shortly be installed at Alicante-Elche airport as part of a rollout to locations where more cross-border transfers take place. The aim is to streamline the airport transit process for passengers with digitized documents and works through facial […]

All Inclusive Questions

Benidorm town hall has announced the unanimous approval of the creation of an investigatory commission to investigate the impact of all-inclusive holidays on the town´s businesses. Spokesperson for the PSOE government, Rubén Martínez, said that the plan was to open a “healthy, positive and crucial” debate on Benidorm, which will prevent “damage” to the city […]

Books Not Bull Fights

The town hall in the Toledo town of Villafranca de los Caballeros has announced that it has withdrawn subsidy for bull fights this year. Instead, the 18,000 euro set aside in the annual budget will be used for an aid program to subsidise school text books and supplies for families who are facing financial difficulties. […]