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spain

Judge orders investigation into Justice complex

The national court Judge José de la Mata yesterday opened an investigation into a possible shortfall of €100 million in the failed project of Madrid’s Campus de la Justícia launched by the government...

Health workers needed

Health Department meets with the different actors in the sector to detect shortcomings and establish lines of action; no mention of new investments

Offices re-opening despite legal threat

Spanish Foreign Minister says legal services working on appeal, Catalan government vows to continue process

CATALONIA

Deal struck to raise civil servants’ wages

The Catalan government has agreed to increase civil servants’ salaries by up to 1.95%. However, the unions have pointed out that 0.20% of the amount would be in the form of additional payments and it...

Gerard Piqué’s new Davis Cup takes shape

The new Davis Cup format, approved by the assembly of the international federation last August and promoted by the company Kosmos, presided over by Barça player Gerard Piqué, is now taking shape. Four...

international

Tension rises between Al-Assad and Israel

A Russian military plane with fifteen people on board was accidentally shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft defence systems targeting Israeli aircraft yesterday. Russia initially blamed Israel for the incident...

politics

Mayor of Figueres claims complaint has political basis

The mayor of Figueres, Marta Felip, yesterday stressed that the complaint against her in relation to the 1-O referendum is political, before revealing that the complainant is Jaume Farrerons, the leading...

labour

Mossos negotiate working conditions

The Generalitat and the representatives of the Mossos d’Esquadra agreed yesterday to create a working table to improve the working conditions of the Catalan police force. The Minister of the Interior,...

society

Panic in Madrid metro when tablet explodes

There were scenes of panic in the Príncipe de Vergara metro station in Madrid early yesterday morning when a passenger’s laptop exploded and caught fire causing a cloud of smoke which panicked passengers....