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Day: October 24, 2018

Carnival 2019 Preparations Underway

Even though we’re only just looking forward to Halloween, Christmas and a New Year, we mustn’t forget that shortly afterwards, CARNIVAL begins, and, in 2019, equality takes another step closer as women are allowed to enter the Drag Queen competition The councillor for fiestas in Torrevieja, Domingo Pérez, accompanied by the vice president of the Cultural Carnival Association of Torrevieja, César Berná, and the creator of the 2019 poster, Ana Cutillas, presented the provisional Carnival 2019 program in a press conference, announcing the start date on 2 February, presentation of Queens between dawn on March 2 and the early...

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Government backs measures to fight tax fraud

The Minister for the Treasury, María Jesús Montero, has stated that the Draft Budget for 2019, approved and submitted on Monday to the European Commission, contains measures to “recover social rights, reverse the cuts in education, healthcare and long-term care and takes steps towards a sustainable productive system that is respectful of the environment”. María Jesús Montero argued that the Draft Budget is “an exercise in responsibility”, since for each spending measure proposed to recover a right, reverse a cut or take steps on equality, a revenue measure is provided to offset this. Furthermore, she maintained that “revenue will...

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Brussels supports Pedro Sánchez in his work with Morocco to manage migratory challenges

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, took part last week in the European Council that offered continuity to the commitments taken on at June’s European Council and at the informal meeting in Salzburg on migration. The European leaders urged joining forces to combat illegal immigration, enhance ties of cooperation with countries of transit and origin, and increase resources. In this regard, Pedro Sánchez underlined the need to provide extensive European support to control illegal immigration along the Western Mediterranean route, which has seen an increase recorded in the number of arrivals that is greater than along other routes,...

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