Category: Crime

CRASH JUDGE BLAMING RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE FAILINGS

The head of Court No. 3 in Santiago de Campostela, leading the investigation into the train crash that killed 79 people and injured more than 150 in July, has called the person or persons responsible for safety from the railway infrastructure company, …

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SIX INJURED DOGS RESCUED BY POLICE

Officers from the Municipal Police, in collaboration with the Municipal Veterinary Emergency Services, have rescued six dogs in the Cañada Real Galiana area of Madrid, all showing signs of having been abused, with injuries indicating that they c…

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ERADICATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

ERADICATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Last Friday the Council of Ministers authorized the allocation of 1.54 billion euros over the next three years to the National Strategy for the eradication of violence against women.

According to Vice-President, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, this is “an ambitious and most comprehensive project which will ensure that Spain remains at the forefront of what is being done by the European Union to protect women”. Its aim is to protect women and children that suffer from gender-based violence.

In order to implement the plan and overcome abuse, seven lines of action and 258 measures have been established, including a Europe-wide hotline – 116, a personalised response to female victims and assistance to the most vulnerable groups such as elderly women or residents of rural communities. For the first time, the plan includes a specific healthcare protocol against female genital mutilation.

According to Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, the aim is for victims to be aware that “there is a way out” and that they are entitled to a “dignified and better” life.

The Vice-President also said that the other “key tool for combating violence against women” approved on Friday was the signing of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

This Convention, in which “the woman is the focal point”, was signed by 29 States and ratified by four, but will not come into force until such time as it is ratified by ten States in total, of which at least eight must belong to the Council of Europe.

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NEW LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN THE ROLE OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

Vice President, Minister of the Presidency, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria

The government has approved, for submission to Parliament, the Basic Draft Law on Official Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Services and Navigation. The new legislation aims to strengthen the role of Chambers of Commerce as instruments for the inter nationalisation of Spanish companies in partnership with the central government and the autonomous regions.

The Vice-President, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, stressed that “the new legislation responds to the widespread demands of the sector to promote a regulatory framework that provides the Chambers of Commerce with clarity and legal certainty”.

The new legislation will define the functions of the Chambers of Commerce in key sectors for the economy, it will enhance their role in dual vocational training, providing them with mechanisms similar to those of other chambers to combat youth unemployment, and will increase their role in mediation and arbitration in commercial conflicts.

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría also pointed out that the Chamber of Commerce of Spain will replace the current Higher Council of Chambers and will become the representative body for all of them. “What we are seeking is coordination and an improvement in the operation of the institutional and trade presence of Spain overseas through this new body”, she added.

Finally she highlighted that among the new features the activities of a private nature will be differentiated with greater clarity from those of a public nature, the text will incorporate the obligation of the Chambers of Commerce to draw up a code of good practices that guarantee transparency and increase the representative nature of the organisations of the autonomous regions. The new legislation also establishes the obligation of publishing the remuneration of those holding high office and removes the obligation of incorporating one chamber per province.

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NEW VESTS FOR NATIONAL POLICE

The Ministry of the Interior is spending 6 million euro on new vests for the police, which bulletproof, stab-proof, fire resistant to 200 degrees Celsius and also lighter than the traditional vests. Despite the economic crisis, the director general of …

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GUARDIA CIVIL OFFICERS ARRESTED

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested six people, including two of their own colleagues in the province of Pontevedra, in relation to an alleged disclosure of confidential information in connection with criminal investigations, some relating to…

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ORIHUELA POLICE CATCHING UP WITH …

Local police in Orihuela arrested two men at the weekend, suspected of being responsible for several burglaries on the Orihuela Costa.
The arrests took place in the Barranco area, when officers saw a vehicle with three occupants driving in the opposi…

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ANOTHER BRITISH FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN …

The police in Spain have arrested 56 year old Brian Colin Charrington, an English drug trafficker and owner of a car dealership in Middlesbrough who, along with Curtis “Cocky” Warren, operated in North East England during the late 1980&acut…

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JOSE BRETON GUILTY OF KILLING HIS OWN …

The jury sitting in the trial of José Bretón, accused of the murder of his two children, Ruth and José, in October, 2011 in Córdoba, have found him guilty of the crime of murder after deliberating for a number of days this w…

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TIME TO FINALLY DEAL WITH ILLEGAL …

The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolón, called an emergency meeting with the top commanders of Local Police and Guardia Civil to coordinate urgent action plan to deal with the plague of “looky looky” men on the streets of Torrevieja….

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TEN ARRESTS FOR THEFT OF COPPER WIRE

Damage amounting to over 20,000 euros has been caused by thefts of approximately 6,300 metres of copper wire from streets in Orihuela. As a result, the thefts have resulted in a serious loss for the town hall, not just for the stolen materials, for the…

ANOTHER HIGHWAY ROBBERY GANG ARRESTED

The Guardia Civil has broke up a gang of criminal who would prey on innocent travellers on the AP-7 motorway, with the arrest of five suspects in the case.
Those involved have appeared in court in Dénia, remanded in custody as alleged perpetrat…

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