The president of the government of Andalucía, José Antonio Griñán, presented his resignation to the Governing Council today, immediately after the summer holidays. He will remain in office until the 7th of September, when Susana Díaz will take over.
The Spanish treasury faces a final round of auctions this month, looking to attract between 3 and 4 billion euro, having already covered 76.5% financing needs this year.
The President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Alberto Fabra and the President of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, held a meeting today to discuss water, in particular the Tajo-Segura.
Figures released today show that Andalucía, Madrid, Murcia and the Comunidad Valenciana are top of the list in terms of cases dealt with per judge, receiving about 2,000 cases per judge per year, according to the General Council of the Judiciary for the year 2012.
Queen Sofía, along with the Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, visited the Balearic Food Bank today, an organization that has been distributing food to the needy since 1995.
A 41 year old Chimpanzee named Silvia has rediscovered the world after being operated on for cataracts in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, for which her reaction was exactly the same as a human. She is now able to experience being life as a grandmother, by seeing her three grandchildren, as well as a new male whom the Zoo on the island hope may become involved in a mating program.
One of the most famous restaurants in the world, the Can Fabes in Barcelona, will close its doors on the 31st of August, after the death of the chef and founder, Santi Santamaría. Daughter of the chef, Regina Santamaría, said that the family had tried to keep the thrice Michelin star winning establishment open, “but it was not possible”.
The weather for the end of August is dominated by change, according to the Spanish Met office, with widespread showers across the peninsula and the islands, moderate storms in the east and a welcome decline in the maximum and minimum temperatures.
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