Archive for March, 2011

The CDR approved Valcárcel opinion that claims "a strong budget policy to ensure the community"

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

In the plenary session of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels

The regional president and vice president of CDR said that the EU budget "should be used entirely for us out of the crisis and create jobs"

Valcárcel proposed private participation in European projects and is in favor of the use of 'bonuses' to find external funding

The full Committee of the Regions (CoR) today approved the report presented by the president and vice president of CDR region, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, on the revision of the budget of the European Union, which claims to be "strong, balanced and autonomous, and to allow the policies of the European Union possible. "

The opinion issued in conjunction with the CDR president, Mercedes Bresso, was presented to the Budget Commissioner of the EU, Janusz Lewandowski, and is the first report of a community advisory body to reach the European institutions for guidance on the future budgetary policy.

In his speech, President Valcárcel defended the need for "cohesion budget" that is "balanced, transparent and credible."

"A budget for the people, he said, to allow us out of the crisis, Europe to grow and create jobs" and having as its primary goal "to serve the citizens, now suffering from the effects of the crisis in the form of unemployment ".

He stressed the importance of using the entire EU budget, "which already is low, and for that," consistent with our position to create reserves of efficiency, we propose, with respect to annual appropriation to the European budget, that unused funds are reallocated in the next year's budget, as currently unused credits back to the national coffers. "

External funding

In addition, the proposal submitted by Valcárcel thinks the programming budgets are made for a period of ten years divided into two parts, to have a "Ecuador to monitor the degree of compliance with the objectives."

This initiative would also have the advantage of pacing the times of democratic events such as European Parliament elections, the appointment of the European Commission and budgetary decisions.

"This schedule of 5 +5 years also requires some flexibility that could help the EU budget to respond to the crisis and create jobs, as its fundamental objective is to be a budget to serve the citizens," Bush said.

Valcárcel also supported a budget that will "encourage further private participation."

The chairman stated that the CDR also supports the use of the 'bonds', which aim to find external funding for European projects that have value added, such as trans-European transport networks and some of the key nodes are to develop .

"The leverage effect would be positive to encourage private participation in European projects, as well as the resources of local and regional communities," said the head of the regional executive.

It also supported the new systems of financial engineering, and the proposal for the EU to issue bonds, because "provides some coordination between the fiscal policies of the Member States."

In his view, "it is necessary to define, given the current economic circumstances, what is the percentage contribution of the member countries so as to ensure the development of the objectives of the EU 2020, which wants the EU to fully recover the crisis and accelerate its transition to a stronger economy. "

Source: CARM

IU-Greens challenges PP and PSOE to submit a motion contrary to the copayment

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The IU-Greens spokesperson on Santomera, Victor Egio, has challenged today to PP and PSOE to submit at the next plenary municipal a motion opposing the establishment of public health co-payment.

Egio has urged both parties to be "brave" and uncheck on an initiative "anti-social plans" Executive President of Murcia, Ramón Luis Valcárcel, the Region of Murcia.

According Egio, "thanks to the sliding Valcárcel, known throughout Spain an important part of hidden agenda that the People's Party intends to implement if elected regional and national."

Furthermore, he assured that "if the finances of Murcia are as they are is because the citizens' money is spent on business finance and Samper ruinous or friends because they waste more than 260 million euros in an airport in the region could without perfectly. "

Source: IURM

IU-Greens PP and PSOE accused of being "stewards" of the situation of the CAM

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The IU-Greens candidate for President of the Community, José Antonio Pujante, today accused the PP and PSOE to be "stewards" of the financial situation in the Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo (CAM).

To Pujante, the problem arises as a result of CAM production model sponsored by former president José María Aznar, the central government "has not remedied" although it depends on the Bank of Spain, in charge of regulating the functioning of financial institutions.

"Now they throw things at his head, but as much as PP and PSOE have a shared responsibility," he Apostille Pujante, who has criticized the "lack of transparency" of the balance sheets of banks and savings banks.

He has also denounced the "participation" of financial institutions in the "urban madness" for mortgage loans "without control", which, in his view, has meant that "even have to stay home and land with less value A few years ago "after the fall of urban development.

Source: IURM

Overnight stays in rural accommodation in the region grew 63 percent in February over the same month of 2010

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The apartments also registered an increase of overnight stays by 45 percent from February 2010

The number of overnight stays were registered in rural lodgings in the Region of Murcia during the month of February 2011 was 5,498, a 62.95 percent more than the same month of 2010.

As the number of passengers recorded in the rural houses during the month of February 2011 was of 2,270, a 40.91 percent more than in February 2010, while the rest of Spain the figure decreased by 2, 30 percent, according to data released today by the National Institute of Statistics.

For its part, the occupancy rate in rural lodgings in the region of Murcia was 6.67 percent, 53.33 percent more than the same month of 2010.

In the rest of Spain, the occupancy rate fell by 4.51 percent.

As the average stay in the region rose by 15.79 per cent, from 2.42 days on average in February 2011.

Tourist apartments

Moreover, the number of overnight stays registered in tourist apartments Murcia from February 2011 was 20,808, a 44.97 percent more than in February 2010.

Of these, 13,166 belong to tourists staying in Spain (35.31 percent more than last year) and 7,642 foreign residents (a 65.34 percent more than in February 2010).

As for the average, the figure was 13.29 days, a 79.35 percent more than in 2010, while the rest of Spain, was a decrease of 0.26 percent.

The occupancy rate stood at 22.90 percent, 40.49 percent more than the same month of 2010.

Source: CARM

Birth of the novel prize 'Caravaca, the Holy City'

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The contest aims to promote the Camino de la Vera Cruz Caravaca and as a holy city and is equipped with a prize of 7,000 euros

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, today with President territorial Caja Mediterráneo, Angel Martinez, and the rector of the University of Murcia, José Antonio Cobacho, the First Novel Award 'Caravaca, the Holy City. "

The competition has been driven by the Fund for the Mediterranean in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the University of Murcia and endowed with a prize of 7,000 euros.

This award was created with the aim of "building the Camino de la Vera Cruz through the literature to make it as attractive as possible."

In this regard, Cruz referred to the reasons for the success of the Jacobean, among which highlighted "the role played by literature, which has helped to form the Camino de Santiago as a magical journey."

All entries must be submitted through page.

The deadline for entries until 30 September this year.

Source: CARM

Nearly 20 artists are facing the end of 7 Magnificent

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The final phase will decide the candidates spring to summer Grand Final

After three months of this talent show, looking for the Magnificent in the region in seven different disciplines, tomorrow, at 22:00, will be the final contest featuring Antonio Hidalgo in 7RM.

A total of 19 artists will meet on the set of regional channels to win the title of Magnificent Song in the disciplines of Men, Women and Spanish, Dance and the Junior category.

The remaining two, Beauty and Skill, were resolved last week with victory rising Sandra Ruiz (Cartagena) and Jesus Martinez (El Raal).

Another new morning program is that the jury, usually composed of four people will be over fifty.

Participants will be judged by former contestants at a gala event promises to be exciting and also enlivened by the group of regional dance of Ukraine "Inspiration."

The protagonists of tomorrow are the final Carmen Medina (Rio Segura Villanueva), Angela Moreno (Murcia), Inmaculada Navarro (Cotillas Towers) and María Nicolás (Murcia), in Spanish Songs.

In the Junior category will take the stage Carmen Carrasco (Murcia), Tania Molina (Casillas), Noelia Moya (San Javier) and Susana Zapata (Cartagena).

Women are song Susana Calero (Cartagena), Salome of Love (Ceuta), Ariane of the Church (Murcia), and Clara Rodriguez (Stables).

Men's version is Jorge Luis Griñán (San Javier), José Carlos Maestre (Beniel), Rauno Martínez (Sewell) and Antonio Parra (Las Torres de Cotillas).

Dance is finally face Castilian Fermín (Murcia), Christian Jaramillo (Alguazas) and Ruben Rubio (Alguazas).

Source: 7RM

The International Festival of Youth Orchestra brings together musicians from Norway, Sweden and Czech Republic

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

The concert program and hearings began on April 11 and concludes April 16 with a concert of all participating musicians led by composer Jumillano Roque Baños

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, today presented the XXX International Festival of Youth Orchestras from April 11 to April 16 will bring together musicians from Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic and Spain, plus six groups regional musical.

Cruz was accompanied by the rector of the University of Murcia, José Antonio Cobacho, the manager of the Foundation Cajamurcia, Pascual Martinez, Councilman Festivals and Popular Culture of Murcia, Rafael Gomez, festival director, José Antonio Clemente, the external relations officer from El Corte Ingles, Santiago Sánchez, and composer Roque Baños Jumillano, that will lead the international band formed with musicians from the participating groups.

This edition will be held concerts in Lorca, Cartagena, Aguilas and Murcia.

The counselor said, "The festival fills cultural spaces, urban and has a capacity to mobilize large part of society."

In addition, Cruz said the meeting "commitment to decentralization, which is one of the hallmarks of distinction of this festival that stands for quality, uniqueness and history of it."

The participating international orchestras are Artic Strings Orchestra in Norway and Sweden, and Orchestr Novomestsky the Czech Republic, which joined the national: Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante and Woodwind Quintet Xylos of the Barenboim-Said Foundation .

Are regional orchestras Orchestra Winds and Percussion Music Conservatory of Murcia, the Chamber Orchestra of University of Murcia, the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music in Cartagena, the String Orchestra of the Conservatory of Music in Lorca, Coral University of Murcia and the Youth Orchestra of the Region of Murcia.

The festival includes more than twenty concerts and recitals, as well as the closing concert, which will be led by Roque Baños, with musicians from all participants in the festival orchestra to be held April 16 at 20:00 hours at the Auditorio Victor Villegas.

Source: CARM

CONSUMUR a fraud alert by SMS which users believe they have won a Nokia N97 or IPHONE4G

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Users send a text message to get the prize but instead suffer the activation of a subscription service

Murcia Association of Consumers and Users, CONSUMUR, alert sending a text message which implies that users have been rewarded with a mobile phone, Nokia N97, or iphone4G.

This is actually a promotion that is a claim for discharge to the public in a subscription service for mobile content.

"RENNOVA: CONGRATULATIONS! Xxxxxxxxx Their number has been chosen for a Nokia N97 or IPHONE4G! Send HIGH MOBILE to 795900 now, subscr 1.42 per msg. Publi LIMITED PROMO."

This claim invites users to send a message confirming the high in the promotion, ignoring those that are actually subscribing to a service message reception by those who have to pay a significant price.

CONSUMUR warns that this text message is being sent en masse to mobile users, through the number 795900.

The company is Promóvil Telecommunications, SL

Also, the organization informs users that it is very important to take into account the number through which the message is sent.

The numbering range "795" and "797" correspond to subscription services, with the same premium rate with a cost of 1.2 euros per message received.

To see the range of numbers the user can access the website of the Commission's Telecommunications Market (

CONSUMUR reminds users who have been affected may claim a refund of amounts improperly charged.

Also, can receive more information by going to the organization.

The affected user may receive information by going to the association, from 10.00 to 14.00, Monday to Friday and from 17.00 to 20.00 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as through its Virtual Office ( ), to consumers and / or user 24 hours a day.

You can also request information by calling the Consumer Information and User: 968 22 30 82.


Youth at risk of social exclusion in the region participating in a European exchange in Finland

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Murcia delegation for tasks to support the elderly and care for the environment

A total of 21 young people from Spain, Finland and Germany will participate in the 1 to 9 April in the Finnish city of Oulu in a youth exchange program framed in the 'Youth in Action in Europe', in order to acquire a concrete vision and Europe's understandable.

The Spanish delegation comprised of seven youths and three educators from the Youth Promotion Centre of Murcia, under the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety.

A center that normally come with 40 under probation measures and other issues of social inclusion.

Under the slogan "Together for Europe's Future ', the exchange is for young people with social and economic difficulties, aged between 16 and 18.

During the meeting, the youth will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and create partnerships between their respective countries.

Also involved in support tasks for the elderly and care of the environment.

The program is developed since 2004 in each of the participating countries, it will involve all youth in the Youth Promotion Centre of Murcia, participating in workshops preparing for the trip with knowledge of the destination country, language and culture.

The Director General of Prevention of Violence and Juvenile Reform, Teresa Moreno, emphasized the importance of such activities "enable young people at risk of social exclusion to meet other boys and girls from different cultures and values, while enjoy educational activities, knowledge of the country and cooperation. "

Source: CARM

Traffic is launching a special monitoring device during the weekend at the pathways to Jerez

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Spain Grand Prix Motorcycling

Only in Andalusia, work 125 fixed radars and 48 mobile speed control and 20 teams to conduct breath tests

Helicopter patrols conducted surveillance missions and reporting of risk behaviors, both day and night

In the environment of the circuit will produce 270,000 vehicle movements and provide assistance to 50,000 motorcycles and 130,000 people

DGT calls on motorists and other drivers to avoid the high cost claims that the Grand Prix of Spain Motorcycling in the Jerez circuit in previous years has led

To celebrate the Grand Prix of Spain Motorcycling in the Jerez circuit on days 1, 2 and 3 April, the Traffic Department, in collaboration with the Regional Government and the municipalities of the area, put in up a special monitoring and assistance to the thousands of motorcyclists from all over Spain and other European countries are moving to the aforementioned circuit.

Special surveillance measures will be active from the morning of Thursday 31 March, in anticipation of travel to attend the previous training and continue throughout the weekend, ending Sunday night and cover the return of more than 130,000 attendees are expected to come to watch the Grand Prix.


With the aim of the trip for the thousands of people during this weekend come to Jerez safer and fluid-displacement motorcycle involve risk of injury is between 20 and 40 times higher than for a driver car-traffic has prepared a special monitoring device and helps circulation, which will be attended by officers of the Traffic Group of the Civil Guard in the major roads in the country (at least 600 of them in the zone of influence circuit) and special surveillance patrols, helicopter night flights to be carried out even in the environment of the circuit and also fly over the main roads of the country.

As a reinforcement of the operation will be a specific monitoring:

– Control of risky behaviors.

– Dangerous driving.

– Speed ​​controls.

– Controls of alcohol.

– Checks for required documentation.

The operation also aims to facilitate the movement of vehicles whose trip is destined Jerez, indicating the most desirable way for a smoother flow and safe.

These measures will apply in the main roads from the Peninsula, leading to the Circuito de Jerez, usually in a radius of 300 to 400 miles from this point of destination and particular impact on:

– Hub of the Mediterranean.

Highway A-92, N-340, A-7, A-381 and A-382.

– Axis of the Centre.

From Madrid A-4/N-IV (Motorway of Andalusia) and AP-4.

– Axis of Northwest and Portugal.

Highway A-66, N-630 and A-49.

The Traffic Management Center of the Southwest and the Provincial Traffic Authority of Cadiz have established a special action plan to regulate traffic on the access roads and circuit output in order to facilitate as far as possible the flow and safety traffic in the area is estimated at more than 270,000 vehicle movements and the assistance of 50,000 motorcycles.

125 points in Andalusia work speed control in different stretches of road.

Also from the morning of Thursday, March 31, agents of the Traffic Civil Guard speed checks carried out on 48 vehicles equipped with radar on road sections near the track where in previous years and identified risk behaviors unmarked vehicles used for the detection of moving violations.

Also be established breath tests in 20 points to deter driving under the influence of alcohol.


To complement the special device, the Traffic Department issued various informational spots aimed not only to motorists but also to drivers of other vehicles, which are reminded of the need for a safe driving and respect between vehicles sharing the same room to move.

A radio messages, also adding the recommendations that appear in the 1,800 light panels installed on different roads.

"Motorist not risk", "think motorcycle driver," "The road is not the circuit" … are some of the messages that may be on the road and motorists are directed both as drivers of other vehicles.


Specifically targeted to motorists is the campaign carried out by the RACE (Royal Automobile Club of Spain) and ANFABRA (National Association of Soft Drink Manufacturers and nonalcoholic), in collaboration with the DGT, to prevent accidents caused by fatigue displacement.

Through this action, to be held on days 1, 2 and 3 April, monitors ANFABRA RACE and help raise awareness among motorists about driving habits, respect for traffic rules, and especially the risks of driving during a period of time.

To this end, the facility has provided tents and booths at several stations located along the A-4 (Highway Andalucía).


Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia