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Day: December 5, 2018

Film Première of El Fotógrafo de Mauthausen This Saturday

If you are interested in real-life stories from World War II and in particular what life was like in a concentration camp for thousands of prisoners on a day-to-day basis, you might want to go and watch the première of The Mauthausen Photographer (El Fotógrafo de Mauthausen), which is being shown in Guardamar on Saturday evening. The film, by Mar Targarona, is originally Spanish, and will therefore be shown only in Spanish. The story is based on real events from the life of Francesc Boix, a Spanish inmate in the Austrian concentration camp of Mauthausen, who tries to save...

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Council of Ministers Seeks to Abolish Privileges for MPs That Commit a Criminal Offence Outside of the Exercise of Their Position

The Council of Ministers presented the draft reform of Articles 71.3 and 102.2 of the Spanish Constitution with the aim of abolishing privileges for Members of the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament and cabinet ministers in the event of committing a criminal offence outside of the exercise of their position. The reform establishes that those privileges provided for in the Constitution will only be applicable to those criminal offences committed in the direct exercise of their duties during their term of office. The draft bill must be submitted to consultation by the General Council of the Judiciary, which...

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Spain’s Drum Playing Rituals Have Been Included in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

The Spanish expression of culture known as “Tamboradas drum-playing rituals” was included on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the 13th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is being held until 1 December in Port Louis (Republic of Mauritius). The “Tamboradas drum-playing rituals” bid includes places spread over a large part of Spain’s geography and sharing a common language through the organisation of group drumming rituals during Holy Week. The cities included in this bid are located in five different autonomous regions: Andalusia: Baena (Córdoba) Aragon: Albalate del...

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Spain receives 31 million from European Research Council

Spain has received 31 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC) through the funding for the 2018 Consolidator Grants, which will distribute a total of 573 million euros among 291 European researchers. With 16 grants, Spain is the fifth-largest EU beneficiary, behind the United Kingdom (55), Germany (38), France (32) and the Netherlands (19). The Consolidator Grants are of up to two million euros for researchers with between seven and twelve years of post-doctoral experience. This call for proposals from the leading body for research of excellence in Europe attracted high-level foreign researchers and facilitated the return of...

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This Week’s English Film at the Cinema in Torrevieja – Two Films

For those of you that don’t know, you can actually go to the cinema every day of the week in Torrevieja and watch a film in its original version. This week, from Wednesday 5 December, there are two films being shown in English: Ralph Breaks the Internet and Robin Hood. Please take a note of the change of times in showings and prices this week. Due to today, Wednesday, being the eve of a bank holiday, there will be no discount for Spectator’s Day and tickets will cost the usual 7€ each. Original title: Ralph Breaks the Internet Cast:...

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