Politics in Spain

Politics in Spain

Postby deja vu on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:23 pm

Spanish justice minister resigns

Spain's justice minister has announced his resignation after being criticised for going on a hunting trip with a prominent investigative judge.

Mariano Fernandez Bermejo was accused of interfering in a probe by Judge Baltasar Garzon into alleged corruption in the opposition Popular Party. Mr Fernandez Bermejo said he could not "tolerate the use being made of this against" the Socialist government.

On Friday, Mr Garzon was taken to hospital following an anxiety attack. He is one of six investigating judges for Spain's National Court which, like many other European countries, operates an inquisitorial system, as opposed to the adversarial system used by the US and UK.

Mr Garzon came to prominence in the late 1990s, when he campaigned for the extradition of former Chilean military

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7905830.stm
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Re: Politics in Spain

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:01 pm

Spanish shepherds drove their flocks of sheep through Madrid's captial. At the root of the protest? Urban life encroaching upon traditional shepherding lands.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/spanish-shepherds-sheep-protest-in-madrid-streets-1.2821197

Since medieval times, shepherds have had the right to use droving paths crisscrossing a landscape that was once a checkerboard of woodland and grazing space.

Some herding routes have been used annually for over 800 years and Madrid sprawls across one dating back to 1372. Madrid became an important urban centre when King Philip II chose it as the capital of his vast empire in 1561.

The herd was accompanied by musicians and dancers dressed in regional costumes that have been worn by rural workers for centuries.
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Re: Politics in Spain

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:10 am

Due to a Spanish law that will take effect on January 1, 2015, Google News in Spain is closing its office and will no longer connect its content to Spanish newspaper content. The law states that aggregators have to pay the newspapers to use their content online.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5203370-google-to-shut-down-google-news-in-spain/
People who use Google's standard search in Spain and anywhere else around the world will still be able to find articles on their own from Spanish publications, because the law applies only to aggregators and not to individuals who do their own searches outside of Google News.

The decision by Google Inc. is the first shutdown since Google News debuted as an experimental project in 2002.


Sad way for staff to find out their jobs have gone with the office closure.
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