Archive for October, 2008

The Socialist Party in the Assembly asked the status of the record of the man who was burned to the Bonze in Murcia

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Congresswoman Lola Hernandez asked about how often he had contacted social services, how long has it been since you contacted and what services had been supplied

The Socialist Party, given the seriousness of the incident of a man who has burned today to bonzo in Murcia, as he was apparently waiting for the Community to adopt a basic income for integration, the Assembly requested information by the interested situation he was in his file.

Responsible for Social Policy of the Socialist Group, Lola Hernandez, specifically want to know things like how often he had contacted social services, how much time had passed since I contacted and asked for help, what services and supports had been supplied and how had resolved, if it did, his record by the Autonomous Community.

Source: PSOE Región de Murcia

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Source: Ministerio de Justicia

The Socialist Party believes that the Community Budget for 2009 "did not serve to overcome the deep regional crisis"

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Begoña García Retegui believes that these accounts are not going to help change and improve the current situation "because they do not provide how to increase resources of households and firms "

The deputy spokesman of the Socialist parliamentary group, Begoña García Retegui said, in a first analysis that "there is nothing new in the accounts for next year are unrealistic because they do not address the crisis and do not provide ways to increase the liquidity of firms and the families. "

Socialist deputy for the new tax incentives "are ridiculous, because it provides only 20 euros per taxpayer of income tax and does not help that the crisis more bearable." The budget is growing mainly because of state transfers grow, the fund sufficiency, the inter-territorial compensation fund, while the taxes fall manages the Community itself. "

The Stamp Tax and Capital Transfer falling more than 44%, while the minister foresees growth of income tax of 27.6, "absolutely unrealistic.

It is outrageous to think that there will be many more workers in 2009 and budget while a drop of 25 percent in taxes linked to consumption. "

State revenues grow over 17 percent, more than double the growth of the budget.

"And that lack of rigor of the counsel has been not to include items budgeted by the Government of Spain under the Law Unit.

Socialist Parliamentary Group For the Minister of the Economy "has an autistic attitude to the crisis.

Not or can not. "

"The budget that was presented this morning in the Assembly does not serve the region because it will help to change the growth model, which is one of the main causes of the crisis in the region have more virulence."

"We do not provide for sufficient resources

Another issue is that the budget "do not provide sufficient resources for investment."

García Retegui said it would require that 4.5 percent of regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is targeted to these investments, building roads, health centers, hospitals, day centers, nursing homes, schools and colleges.

"That's what can make the relay next to the construction of social housing to the situation that has brought Valcárcel housing bubble."

However, the investments planned in the budget "account for only 3% of GDP."

García Retegui Health said that the spending forecast for 2009 is lower than it already spent in 2008.

In addition, "Education, Social Policy and Agriculture, for example, grow less than the budget itself."

"While Zapatero's government grows the social budget by 9.5 percent in the Region of the social weight for 2009 is reduced to increase the items below 8.5 of the total budget increase."

"Another area that falls Environment decreases is more than 12.5 percent, the Tourism and Public Safety which fell by 5% and Industry, Research, Development and Innovation which remain virtually unchanged from last year."

Finally, he regretted that the regional government projections about the strike "have already been overtaken by data."

"While the PP says it believes has already peaked in the issue of unemployment, all national, international, employers, unions, the PSOE and the actual Department of Enterprise and Innovation" are convinced that not only does has peaked in 2009 but will not we even worse. "

García Retegui insisted the proposal of Secretary General of PSRM-PSOE, Pedro Saura, to allocate 500 million euros for loans and guarantees to facilitate the daily operation of the enterprise as well as to encourage investment.

In this regard, the Socialist spokesman said that "it is curious the announcement yesterday by President Valcárcel starting a new Promotion Plan to provide liquidity to other businesses, as this initiative is not the PSOE, but the regional government itself which presents a counter-opinion to the regional budgets in 2009. "

He added that the Budget presented "only provides for 24 million euros in guarantees for regional administration that includes the entire public sector of the Community."

The deputy asked if President Valcárcel "will propose to the Regional Assembly to approve a special appropriation to materialize the plan announced yesterday."

"Clearly Valcárcel has been forced to make a move after the socialist proposal of Secretary General, Pedro Saura."

Source: Grupo Parlamentario Socialista en la Asamblea

Pujante describes the general budget of the Region 2009 "fairy tale"

Friday, October 31st, 2008

deputy IU + The Greens believe that will not solve the problems of the economic crisis

The regional deputy UI + Greens, José Antonio Pujante, today described the General Budget of the Region of Murcia for 2009 of "fairy tale" and noted that "not serve to alleviate the problems caused by the economic crisis of citizens of this community. "

Thriving community, was speaking after his parliamentary group would receive the draft Law on the budget for next year, said that "if for 2008 did little to stem the crisis, it seems unlikely that the references to 2009 it will to do. "

"They're budget continues and artificial because they include income guarantee, as the 200 million euros that the regional government claims the State by population growth," said deputy IU + Greens after adding that "non-economic demands should be reflected in a budget. "

He reported that his parliamentary group submitted an amendment to the totality of these budgets and criticized "the restriction imposed by the state budgetary stability law and not allowing for greater leverage than one percent."

In this regard, adding that "this position should be flexible to allow borrowing of up to 3 percent in order to cope with insufficient guarantees the economic crisis."

Source: IU+LV Región de Murcia

The Government of Murcia requests the Ministry of Development to clarify when will the AVE to the Region

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The Minister of Public Works and Land underscores that "Murcia can not wait until 2015 to have this basic infrastructure for economic and social development the Region

The Minister of Public Works and Planning, José Ballesta, today asked the Ministry of Development, "an express statement to explain exactly what the date on which the Region of Murcia have AVE.

This demand of the Minister of Public Works made public comes after a report by the Economic Research Institute of Alicante (INEC) which provides that the High Speed Train (AVE) Alicante does not reach "at least" until 2015, because of project delays in the railway junction of La Encina (Albacete).

"We expect a clarification from the Ministry between today or tomorrow because it is not acceptable to the Region of Murcia is to wait until this year to have this basic infrastructure for economic and social development of the Region of Murcia" said Ballesta.

The adviser also emphasized that the report made public yesterday "refers to a completely independent and therefore away from the political dynamic" and noted that "the report's author stressed that INEC by 2015 is even optimistic; only be met if no more delays. "

The Minister recalled that it had held several meetings with officials from the Ministry of Development to request the inclusion of a dedicated line of goods that would connect the region of Murcia with the Mediterranean corridor, but to date there has been no clear statement on this end.

"This third way has been shown in high-speed train all the way to the East, except in the part of the Region of Murcia, which is absolutely unacceptable," he said.

Source: CARM

Cerdá stressed that agriculture must be "a priority" in economic policies to overcome the crisis

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The Minister of Agriculture and Water says the closure of the General Assembly of Apoexpa that the agricultural sector is a permanent value "in Murcia that "creates jobs and wealth"

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, said today that agriculture should be "a priority" in economic policies to overcome the crisis.

The owner of Agriculture made the remarks at the close of the Ordinary General Assembly Apoexpa, for 2008, which was also attended by Minister of Education, Training and Employment, Constantine Sotoca.

The Minister of Agriculture stated that this activity is a permanent value to mitigate the effects of the crisis, "it added," creates jobs and absorbs even to other sectors. "

Murcia counselor explained that agriculture must "continue to show their competitiveness," and for this, said, "must be directed towards sustainable production and diversified as a tool for differentiation of future."

The owner of Agriculture also stressed "the stringent quality assurance and food safety" of products from Murcia and stressed "the strict traceability systems applied by companies in Murcia."

He also reminded the techniques developed under the Clean Agriculture Program that are used over an area of over 25,000 hectares.

Cerda said "the weight of our exports of fruit and vegetable markets, which represent 34 and 76 percent respectively of the production.

Also encouraged producers and exporters to "encourage innovation and development of technological innovations", and "adjust production to consumer demand, through the development of new varieties.

The adviser said the "added value is essential in a globalized market and permissive in the free entry of products from third countries not subject to any control."

Along with this challenge, the Minister referred also to the new concepts introduced by Europe, which said, "should not affect our competitiveness" as well as the lack of water, "a resource to which the productivity of our crops. "

In this sense, the head of Agriculture claimed the transfers as "main supply source of the 147,000 hectares irrigated, of which 70,000 jobs depend, therefore remarked that" the Tajo-Segura is untouchable, while the Tagus Medium is a complementary option to head flows, "he added.

Source: CARM

A congress on Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin for the first time brings together leading experts

Friday, October 31st, 2008

is included in the events celebrating the tenth anniversary of the declaration as a World Heritage Site Rock Art of the Mediterranean area and will visit major sets the Region

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the University of Murcia organized the First National Congress of Levantine rock art, first meeting of this specialty to be held in Spain and which serves as headquarters spaces Levantine rock art is exceptional, as Cieza, Yecla or Moratalla.

The event is part of the tenth anniversary of the declaration as a World Heritage Site Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula, will be held from 7 to 9 November and will be opened by the Minister, Pedro Alberto Cruz.

This meeting of experts at the national level is to do a recap to clarify and provide the basis on which to deepen in the coming years to better understand the Levantine art.

In addition, we will visit several rock art sites in the region, such as coats of rooks and the Serreta in Cieza, the set of Monte Arabi in Yecla, and the Calar Cañaícas coats and black buck of Moratalla.

The Director of Fine Arts and Cultural Heritage, Enrique Ujaldón, noted the importance of the event in that it "provides a scientific basis to preserve our rich heritage.

This line also is working from the Center for Art Rock House Moratalla Christ. "

He also noted that the Region has about 110 natural shelters that house paintings from the Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages, of which 45 are of Levantine rock art, most of them within the region.

The scientific committee chairman and professor of prehistory at the University of Alicante, Mauro Severo Hernandez, said that "the most important cultural event in the last years was the declaration by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site of the Arch Cave Paintings Mediterranean. "

He also stressed the importance of the paintings in the Region where we can find different characters, demonstrating the rich heritage of rock in the region. "

In this sense, Ujaldón explained that this declaration was a boost for cultural tourism within. "

Photo: The Director of Fine Arts and Cultural Bines, Enrique Ujaldón, this morning the 'First National Congress of Levantine Rock Art', alongside the president of the scientific committee, Mauro Severo Hernandez.

Source: CARM

José Antonio Ruiz Vivo (PP) states that "the regional government responsible action makes them visible to the 300,000 Murcia which remain invisible to Zapatero"

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The deputy spokesman of the Popular Party, José Antonio Ruiz Vivo, said that "the 2009 Budget of the Autonomous Community are the budgets that come to the rescue of punishment abiding by President Zapatero with the Region of Murcia."

José Antonio Ruiz Vivo has made these statements at a press conference after studying the regional accounts presented today by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Inmaculada García, the Regional Assembly.

Popular spokesman said that "the government official responsible action of President Ramón Luis Valcárcel is to make visible to the 300,000 Murcia that even paying their taxes, remain invisible to Zapatero."

Hence, José Antonio Ruiz Vivo has claimed that the Government of Spain to update the population variable in the current economic funding model, "which is so unfair to the citizens of the Region of Murcia to which they are owed for this item more than 1,400 million euros. "

In this regard, Live Ruiz pointed out that "compared to 40 million euros less with the executive Zapatero has punished the Region of Murcia, the regional government will invest more than 10 million euros a day in social spending with the current economic situation will not affect those who most need government protection. "

"These are budgets that make a priority: the fight against unemployment and ratify the commitments of the Plan of Revitalization of the Economy promoted by President Valcárcel when others denied the crisis."

Popular spokesman has stated that "we are convinced that regional government will spend every cent of the 1,000 million euro promised to tackle the economic crisis."

Therefore, Ruiz Vivo finished by stating that "regional budgets show that the accounts of the autonomous region is healthy and puts the region as one of the smallest autonomous level of indebtedness."

"We are optimistic because, while the State Budget were made back to the crisis, the 2009 budgets of the Region of Murcia face towards the poor economic situation and prioritize job creation and stable quality," completed.

Source: Grupo Parlamentario Popular en la Asamblea

The Community promotes the benefits of eco-label in the 'European Month of the Flower'

Friday, October 31st, 2008

The European eco-label is a certification system to promote products and services with low environmental impact and to help European consumers distinguish the products most beneficial to the environment

The Ministry of Agriculture and Water, through the Directorate General of Planning, Evaluation and Environmental Control, promotes the benefits of eco-labels for products and services in the 'European Month of the Flower. "

The director general, José Francisco Espejo, yesterday visited the recreation center, Zig-Zag, in Murcia, where this week there are various activities to promote this distinction.

According to Espejo, the eco-label is a certification system to promote products and services with low environmental impact and to help European consumers distinguish the products most beneficial to the environment. "

In this regard, said the flower logo "offers consumers a guarantee of scientific credibility and good quality and helps them identify products and services more healthy and beneficial for the environment."

This is so, he added, because companies can use this logo only when an independent body recognizes that its products meet the behavioral and ecological criteria established. "

This Directorate General is the competent body for granting this mark in the Region of Murcia.

The system of eco-label is open to any product or service, except food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Currently there are 26 product groups for which ecological criteria have been developed: appliances, footwear, tiles and floor coatings, detergents, soaps, shampoos, personal computers, textiles, paper, tourist accommodation and camping facilities, among others.

Have already been granted licenses to more than 400 products available in the market.

Sales of these products with eco-labels now account for more than 800 million euros a year in the European Union.

Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council establishes that member states should carry out awareness campaigns and information campaigns for consumers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and the general public to support and develop this system.

In this sense, Mirror noted that "we are the only ones in the Spanish who, at the third consecutive year, the organization of promotional and educational activities, along with countries like the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Italy and Romania, among others ".

Performances and exhibitions

The activities take place in Murcia, until tomorrow at the Leisure Centre Zig-Zag, and include, among others, performances by characters who tell stories and multimedia exhibition with information about different products and services and eco-labeled.

Also shown is a small house where you can see the products distributed in the different areas that constitute it.

Mirror noted that "to buy products with eco-labels the city actually helps reduce environmental impacts."

He cites the example of appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and eco-labeling, which, he said, "contribute to saving water and energy and are quieter and highly effective in washing and drying."

The responsible regional concluded that "products carry the distinctive symbol of the flower represent an added value, and that meet stringent standards, which does not mean they are more expensive."

Source: CARM

Inmaculada García presents a Budget "that focuses on productive investment and social spending"

Friday, October 31st, 2008

is increased by 11.7 per cent the resources allocated to investment, which exceeds 1,000 million euros, "while the state reduces its investment in Region 4 percent, representing almost 33 million less, "said the counselor

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Inmaculada García, presented this morning at the Regional Assembly the Draft Budget Law of the Region for 2009, where he delivered a copy in electronic form to the bank president, Francisco Celdran.

During the press conference later, Garcia said "the commitment to productive investment and social spending in these budgets, which will be the roadmap of policies that the government will run next year."

The government accounts for next year, amounting to about 5,200 million euros, "are based on the reality of the region, in the current economic situation at the regional, national and global levels, and the potential that we Murcia developed to meet the challenges of the current situation while our line of progress. "

The counselor explained that "the definition of these assumptions has relied heavily on the commitment to social spending, as the crisis is not the fault of Murcia."

For this reason, social spending grew by 6.1 percent, with a total budget of 3.768 million euros, "which means that each day of the year 2009 we will allocate 10.3 million euros in this area."

In this area will grow by 9.3 per cent the resources allocated to Housing and Urban Development and 8.8 resources for employment and training policies as a result of the actions envisaged by the Promotion Plan.

Reducing production costs and investment flows

The Minister recalled that since the regional governments have made an effort to reduce running costs of the administration with the implementation of an austerity plan that will save 50 million euros. "

The government is committed to productive investments, amounting to 1,024 million euros, an increase of 11.7 percent, "which will fulfill the commitments contained in the Promotion Plan, while the State Budget reduced investment in the Region of Murcia 4 percent, which is 32.7 million euros less, "Garcia said.

Specifically, a 24.3 percent increase the resources allocated to infrastructure of Roads, Transport and Ports, a 17 percent directed to the hydraulic infrastructure and a 281 per cent of Telecommunication and Information Society, "given the importance of these investments in the economic recovery, "said the minister.

Cooperation with municipalities

The budget commitment to cooperation with the municipalities of the Region, "as administrative entities closest to the citizens and who are suffering the rigors of the current crisis more directly," said the minister, adding that therefore "the Budget reflected an increase in municipal cooperation of 8.5 million, or 17 percent, reaching 57.4 million euros. "

Finally, the minister referred to the improved tax treatment for families, youth, SMEs and taxpayers in general which includes the Budget, "which generated a savings of almost 140 million euros for small businesses youth and families. "

The Budget for 2009 provides for the application of the current census of population compared to that used today, which is 1999 and "obvious to 300,000 Murcia," one of every five citizens of the region, for which no funding is received part of central government but do consume services which we should report 347.4 million euros, "said the minister.

Source: CARM