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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…

ORIHUELA COURTS PUT AT RISK THROUGH …

The Senior Judge at the Courts of Orihuela, Doña Joaquina de la Peña, asked the Supreme Judicial Council for their authorization to bring forward the start time of court hearings from 9 to 8 o’clock, with the aim of completing the day’s …

POLICE IN SEARCH OF MADELEINE MCCANN …

Six years after her disappearance on the evening of Thursday, May 3, 2007, in Praia de Luz, a resort in the Algarve of Portugal, police have identified 38 people of interest.

The British toddler went missing from her hotel room just a few days before her fourth birthday as her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, dined with friends nearby.

British detectives have opened a new investigation after reveieing all of the evidence into the disappearance of Madelieine. They are now targeting 38 potential suspects from five different countries and have sent a formal request to Portuguese authorities for assistance as they pursue “new theories and new evidence”.

The 38 “persons of interest” include 12 British nationals, some living in Portugal and some living in the UK. The Met team have put together evidence from more than 30.000 documents and are now following up thousands of leads and key persons of interest. The 38 potential suspects who are currently being examined include known child sex offenders who were in the Algarve at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.

None of the individuals are family or friends who were with her parents on holiday at the time and the work from the Met team have led them to believe that Madeleine was abducted by a stranger.

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