Archive for September, 2015

UPyD: "The Water Commission is a fraud on the public"

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

A candidate for the House of Representatives by UPyD in Murcia, José Antonio Sotomayor, has criticized that none of the parties represented in the Assembly yet know "what they will say about the water or who are going to ask."

The spokesman of Union, Progress and Democracy in the Region of Murcia, José Antonio Sotomayor, he was "astonished" to the need for a Commission on Water "at this point": "It is amazing that two parties as PP and PSOE which carry 20 years pleading for water in Murcia, now have to make a commitment to agree on what they will say or where they are going to ask. "

For Sotomayor, the fact that the other two new parties, citizens and we, have had to join this Commission, "is the clear demonstration that their programs did not include solutions to the water problem in Murcia, so they should Murcia tell that did not. "

UPyD regional coordinator said that "the mere fact of having to form a Water Commission is a clear manifestation of the inability of any of them to find a rational solution to the eternal problem of water in our region, which is a hoax electoral citizens a fraud. "

Jose Antonio Sotomayor said she hopes the Water Commission does not cost money to the public coffers, "From UPyD hope at least that the Commission is free, at zero cost to Murcia, which do not have to pay so much mediocrity" .

Source: UPyD Región de Murcia

The international tourists who visited the region in August boosts employment in cottage and camping

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Foreign tourism in non-hotel accommodation has increased in July and August by 11.7 percent in the number of travelers and 4.2 percent in overnight stays

The figures obtained in August by non-hotel accommodation (camping, apartments and rural tourism) of the region, indicate an increase in travelers of 1.3 percent over 2014, with a total of 48,780 passengers.

"We have to talk about a rise in August with regard to this range of accommodation types," said director of the Institute of Tourism, Manuel Fernández-Delgado, "in which registered an increase of 18.6 percent foreigners over the previous year it could not be marred by the slight decline in domestic passengers than 2 percent. "

Also in August it highlights the changes that have made rural accommodation in the region, mainly due to the increase of foreign tourists and their nights, which grew by 192.4 percent over the same month last year.

Moreover, this trend has been reflected in regional campsites, which have seen an increase in visitors of 7.6 percent and 5.5 percent overnight stays, exceeding 7 and 3.2 points respectively national registries.

In addition, the region has been the third largest community with a stay in its campsites, with an average of more than 6 days.

During the summer season, July and August, foreign tourism has also been responsible for the largest increases recorded by the non-hotel establishments in the region, increased its growth with 11.7 percent (3.9 percent in Spain) in the number of travelers and 4.2 percent in overnight stays (3.5 percent in Spain), "an increase that tripled the national record," he said Fernández-Delgado.

"This remarkable growth in foreign demand for housing is regulated will benefit from the momentum generated by the new operational and promotional activities set up by the Institute of Tourism of the Region of Murcia in various international source markets," he said.

The general director of the Institute of Tourism concluded explaining that "from the Ministry of Tourism consider that these figures show that we are consolidating as a region and multi-offer real housing alternatives able to attract more tourists, who know to travel to the region and stay have many possibilities beyond the hotels. This undoubtedly contributes to decentralize tourism in the coastal area, even in the summer months, as you know, one of the objectives of the Ministry along with the fight against seasonality ".

Source: CARM

The Community shall intact in 2016 the two extra payments and 26 percent of the Christmas bonus 2012

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The General Board of Civil Service has agreed to meet next week to discuss proposals submitted by union representatives

The regional government included in the budgets of 2016 a wage increase of 1 percent to all public employees

The regional government committed today, at the first meeting in this term of the General Bureau of the Public Service, the full payment of the two extra payments next year, the payment of 26 per cent for the 2012 Christmas bonus and a wage increase of 1 percent of salaries to civil servants

The Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Andres Carrillo, who chaired the meeting, presented the unions with representation in the regional administration the government proposal on public function that is included in the draft 2016 Budget Law and agreed to meet next week to meet and study the proposals of the union representatives.

The salary increase for public employees for the next financial year will be a total of 48.5 million euros, including 1 percent rise for all sectors and remuneration, amounting to 21.5 million, and 27 million for the payment of 26 percent of the bonus in December 2012.

Carrillo said that "for the first time after six years of public wages increase, the government recognizes the efforts made by public employees in recent years and, to the extent that the current economic recovery takes hold, we keep improving working conditions of this group. "

Always "in a commitment to prudence and rigor with public accounts, which allow us to continue on the path of growth and jobs recovery," said the counselor.

In this regard, the finance minister conveyed to the members of the Bureau of Civil Service "the government's intention to open a permanent process of negotiation, which is reflected in a legislative framework agreement, for the next four years they can recover most of the rights to which public employees resigned in previous years. "

The Minister recalled that "in 2015 the regional government paid 25 percent of the bonus in December 2012, representing an outlay of 25 million euros, and thus postpone the next financial year an effort of this amount, which It would be impossible to meet this year. "

The public job by the executive notes that the terms will be considered in the basic state policy, where the full replacement of vacancies due to retirement is included, a figure to be determined at year end, and to be adopted with unions in a forthcoming General negotiating table.

The Minister stressed that "at this time we started talking and increase in salary compensation, a wide range of public employment and how to recover rights through a legal framework to regulate the rights and duties of public employees."

Source: CARM

The Commission on Poverty will request urgent information to the Department of Family to know exactly what the real situation of poverty in the Region of Murcia

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

This was announced Podemos deputy, Maria Gimenez, who said that all groups have agreed to try to establish a work schedule as soon as possible

Maria Gimenez noted that one of the first steps you will take the commission will "ask management about all the data on poverty in the Region of Murcia, to make an analysis of what is actually the region."

Important point is, as explained Gimenez, have this information prior to the discussion of regional budgets as it is "essential to know what the situation is in this respect like to know what the budget item that the Government will allocate to fighting against poverty. "

Hence, as announced Podemos deputy, the Commission will ask the Minister of Finance "go ahead where they will go forecasts of their funding to fight poverty and we can guide the work to be done. "

On the other hand, it is expected that various organizations to combat poverty appear at the commission so they can contribute their vision of the problems.

We has requested, and it has been agreed by the Commission to be the first appearance of the EAPN.

Deputy Maria Gimenez has also proposed the hearing of the IMAS Managing Director to explain "many issues related to state records basic insertion income" in this sense we have already submitted several written questions in Parliament on this issue which have not been processed yet, so the presence of the head of IMAS to clarify management RBI in the region in the previous year, and the budget forecasts for the next year is critical.

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Martinez-Cache stresses that "the Segura Hydrological Plan provides a clear picture of the situation of deficit basin"

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

National Water Council has reported favorably on the Plan, before the end of the year it should be reviewed by the Council of Ministers, as EC Directive

The Plan analyzes and improves the text approved in the first cycle and significantly advances regarding plans approved in 1998 because, among other measures, includes and supports a deficit of 400 cubic hectometres

The Minister of Water, Agriculture and Environment, Adela Martinez-Cache, said today that the Hydrological Plan of the Segura Basin (2016-2021) "is a containment plan, realistic and coherent offering a true picture of the situation deficit in the basin. "

Martinez-Cacho participated in the meeting of the National Water Council, which plans basin state competition, which must be reviewed by the Council of Ministers before the end of the year, as established by European Directive is addressed.

The Minister said that the importance of the Hydrological Plan of the Segura River Basin is that "includes and supports a deficit of 400 cubic hectometres a year."

This deficit "was lowered from the previous plan, which contained 480 cubic hectometres a year, falling 10 percent of urban water demands and incorporating desalination flows".

The new plan revises and improves the text approved in the first cycle and significantly advances regarding plans approved in 1998. "Pick up not only the main recommendations made by the European Union to improve the plans of the first cycle but also assumes the commitments made in the partnership agreement for the next program of European funds, thus preventing such funds are blocked, "said the minister.

Martinez-Cache wanted to highlight that "the new plan now receives the approval of the National Water Council is the result of two years of work, in which there have been three periods of public information and incorporated 110 allegations, the which highlights the participatory and consensus of the same character. "

As for water bodies that have been characterized and defined in the plan, the minister stressed that the plan reflects that "we have a healthy river and that is thanks to the efforts of all governments."

The Minister of Water, Agriculture and Environment also highlighted the use of non-conventional water resources, which is at 17 percent, and that "we do be a national and international reference in terms of wastewater treatment, and how irrigators leverage our well know. "

The Hydrological Plan of the Segura River Basin includes all the content, according to the Water Act, are required, as well as those matters that are the result of the review of the plans of the first cycle.

Among all the new improvements include the following:

– Characterization, identification and definition of all bodies of water, both surface and groundwater.

It incorporates the assessment of the state in the salt of La Mata and Torrevieja, pending only the 2009/15 cycle.

It also extends the mass seven proposed declare river natural reserves, compared to the current plan.

– The updating of the inventory of water resources, pressures, uses and demands.

The new plan envisages a reduction in the deficit of the basin, 480 hectometres per year to 400, by incorporating desalted resources and decreasing supply needs.

– Strengthening the assessment of environmental flows and increased minimum flows.

It incorporates system of minimum environmental flows in all masses channeled river type or nature, from 18-77.

– The update of the inventory of protected areas, which is now more consistent with the information Natura.

– Strengthening the monitoring programs of water bodies has allowed complete diagnosis of those items that had not been diagnosed in the first cycle.

– The inclusion of a study on the recovery of the cost of services and understandable wider than the first cycle, which also includes an environmental cost water.

– The reorganization of the programs of measures following the classification adopted by the European Commission to reorient its approach to correcting the pressures on water bodies and makes a distinction between measures aimed at achieving environmental objectives and those to demands attention.


Public participation stimulates the Hydrological Planning Regulation has meant that the draft includes 110 allegations collected during participation tables made over recent months.

Of all the proposals that have been included in the draft are as follows:

– Quality of water supplied by the postrasvase limiting the boron content.

– Updating the program of measures with the information provided by the different competent authorities (including the information provided by the Directorate General of Water of the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment).

– The proposed waiver of cost recovery, desalination and new external resources in replacing non-renewable groundwater resources and irrigation are collected underfunded.

– Coordination with existing users of new environmental minimum flows (Commonwealth Channels Taibilla Taibilla in the river).

– The protracted drought is linked to alertness (severe drought) and not the emergency.

– In promoting direct reuse of reclaimed water, urban waste that does not pose a risk for the fulfillment of environmental goals is excepted to be encouraged compliance with them.

Plan of Flood Risk Management

The meeting of the National Water Council also reported favorably Plan of Flood Risk Management of the Segura River Basin for the period 2015-2021, which was submitted for public consultation in December 2014 for a period of three months .

The Plan aims to achieve coordinated action by all levels of government and society to reduce the negative consequences of the floods, based on the programs of measures that each government should apply within their power to reach the intended target .

The Segura basin, the competent authorities in relation to costs and Civil Protection authorities establish the objectives of flood risk management for risk cadaárea significant potential (ARPSI), focusing on reducing the consequences potential adverse flooding to human health, the environment, cultural heritage, economic activity and infrastructure.

Prevention, protection and preparedness with a total amount of 55 million euros: the Plan identifies a set of measures to act on three aspects of risk management are considered.

The Segura basin has referred the plan to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, that after being informed by the National Water Council to be elevated to the Government's Office for approval by royal decree.

The ten river basin plans have been voted en bloc, with a score of 76 in favor, 12 against and 6 abstentions.

It has also been reported favorably by the National Water Council plans flood risk management, with a score of 84 votes in favor, 4 abstentions and none against.

Source: CARM

The PSOE requires increased funding for regional small municipalities

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Jesus Navarro states that municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants "drown" assuming responsibilities that have to be financed by the Autonomous Community

The socialist regional deputy and secretary of Municipal Policy PSOE de Murcia, Jesus Navarro, has demanded that the regional government should pay the funds to the 9 municipalities in the region of less than 5,000 inhabitants, four of them ruled immediately the PSOE.

"Until we do, the promise of the minister today will not be credible," he underlined.

The socialist mayors of the municipalities of Aledo, Campos del Río, Ricote and Villanueva, who have gathered this afternoon with the Minister of Presidency together with the other rulers of the small towns in the region have demanded Pagan Maria Dolores who and pay the amounts owed to them by the Cooperation Fund.

In addition, the minister has asked the regional government to increase the funds currently allocated to small municipalities to recover the amount which had already been paid, the Popular Party fell to 50% last year, and this year has not yet paid.

"We demand increased funding for all municipalities, but, above all, to be reviewed, with a Plan of Works and Special Services, the financing of less than 5,000 inhabitants," said Navarro.

"And we ask that all called improper expenses assumed by municipalities and particularly affect small way, because they have less income and drown assuming powers which must be financed by the Community are reviewed," he concluded.


The Ministry valued at 6.5 million damage in crop hail and storms of recent days

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The total area affected by the storm is 3,583 hectares in the municipalities of Yecla and Jumilla Abarán

The effects of hail and strong storms of recent days in the Region of Murcia have caused serious damage in the towns of Jumilla, Yecla and Abarán, affecting a total area of ​​3,583 hectares.

According to the evaluations of the Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Environment damage to the crop would reach 6.5 million euros.

The general director of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Teodora Carmen Morales, visited the affected areas, accompanied by officials from the District Agricultural Offices and affected the regions of the Altiplano and Vega Alta del Segura, as well as the mayors of Abaran, Jesus Molina, Jumilla, Juan Guardiola, and Blanca, Pedro Molina, and representatives of Coag-Ir, and Fecoam Apoexpa.

Morales said "hail storms and heavy water, which came to reach 60 liters per square meter, they have greatly hampered the continuity of the work of harvesting grapes and wine-making and carrying out plant health product treatments healing, since in some cases the wood has been severely affected. "

The most affected crops are the vineyard with 2,034 hectares, fruit (700), olive (500), table grapes (150) and vegetables (50).

Worst hit has been the production of table grapes, which is in full harvest.

The incidence was lower in farms equipped with a system of protection such as mesh or plastic.

Thus, damage in the vineyards of Jumilla and Yecla has been of great importance in cluster, to produce an advance in areas vintage where the grapes had not completed their maturation.

According to Morales, "the loss of leaf on the vines and abundant rainfall this season could determine these days a new sprouting, which would mean a significant loss of reserves in the vineyard for next season."

With regard to table grapes, as in the vineyard for wine making, breakouts may appear in the coming days that would involve a use of the reserves of plants and detrimental vegetation, and production for next year.

As for the olive, in the areas of Jumilla and Yecla damage they appreciated both fruit and wood.

Falling fruit could be increased in the coming days, because many fruits damaged may continue falling.

The damage could compromise the wood harvest next season, and the emergence of diseases.

In the district of Vega Alta del Segura, Abarán, damage to stone fruit and almond they have occurred in the wood, and scattered injuries range from almost total lifting of the epidermis.

In table grape harvest has been affected almost entirely, while the vineyard is collected one hundred percent, and only damage was seen in wood.

Finally, the CEO said that "since the Ministry will be working directly with the municipalities in the affected areas to repair rural roads".

Source: CARM

The Community ensures the Fund for Local Cooperation for municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The Ministry of Presidency held a meeting with the mayors of Albudeite, Aledo, Campos del Río, Librilla, eyes, Pliego, Ricote Ulea and Villanueva Segura

The Minister of Presidency, Maria Dolores Pagan, said today the mayors of Albudeite, Aledo, Campos del Río, Librilla, eyes, Pliego, Ricote Ulea and Villanueva del Segura which will have both this year and next to a Fund for Local Cooperation mainly allocated to social and employment policies.

Pagan Maria Dolores made the announcement during his meeting with the mayors of the nine municipalities of less than 5,000 inhabitants, who explained that his department is defining the specific provision that program along with the other items in the face of budget next year.

"The municipal vocation that this Government will be reflected in investments next year," said the minister, who also said "we are dumped in to see first hand the situation of local authorities to offer solutions to their demands and collaboration all areas that they need. "

In addition to ensuring stability and security budget through the Fund for Local Cooperation, the Ministry of Presidency working on a campaign of advice to such municipalities eligible for direct support of territorial cooperation that the European Commission will soon publish.

Source: CARM

Teaching CCOO gets motion for dismissal of proceedings against the Supreme Court ruling that supports the limitation of voting rights of teachers

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Teaching CCOO based his appeal on the denial of the right to an effective remedy by the Supreme Court to disallow use an appeal before the Supreme Court and violation of fundamental rights

Teaching CCOO filed an administrative appeal against the decision of the Minister of Education of the time limit for exercising the right to vote by teachers in the last union elections asentada- altering the previous practice.

On September 2 the Superior Court of Murcia (TSJM) issued a judgment in which it rejected the administrative appeal lodged by the Federation of Teaching CCOO (represented by counsel, Joaquín Dólera) against the decision of the Ministry to change historical conditions in which teachers of non-university public education have been exercising the right to vote in union elections in the sector.

This amendment restricts the time available for voting and difficult faculty participation in union elections in an attempt by the Ministry to promote a low turnout then disqualify the election results first.

The play did not work out then-counselor Mr. Sanchez and Murcia had one of the highest participation rates across the State at that election.

The TSJM based its judgment in a case (and nonexistent) conflict between the right to vote and the right to reconcile work and family life by users in the education system.

But also he denies the foot of sentence-recourse it.

Teaching CCOO has lodged an appeal for annulment because, in the opinion of its legal team, if appropriate the possibility of appeal before the Supreme Court.

Teaching CCOO considers also that there is a violation of fundamental rights as if they really existed the alleged conflict between the right to vote and the right to conciliation should be resolved in favor of freedom of association, to enjoy the will of the constitutional legislator special protection in the Constitution.

Source: Agencias

IU-Green requires the PP to abandon subservience to change regional funding

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

To Pujante "beating around the bush" has not been helpful to the interests and the Region

Responsible for regional policy IU-Greens, Jose Antonio Booming, the PP accused the government of "continuing cynicism poses and sterile statements, demands changes on regional financing, to leave the passage of the problems of lack of state income in the coffers of the region. "

According Pujante, "the PP is demanding displayed when not ruled Spain and became suddenly silent and subservient to get Rajoy to power."

For IU-Greens spokesman on economic and regional issues, "the PP used the tactic of pretending to ask the government of Rajoy improvements in funding transfers, infrastructure … to appease the malaise of society but, in fact, continues Pujante- is a safe pose to expand the solution to our serious regional problems. "

He added Pujante, "have to do with the invaluable assistance of groups and associations linked to the right Murcia and other artificially created for this purpose."

IU-Greens for a new regional financing system that exceeds the revenue shortfall facing the region and ensure sufficient funding for essential public services, cancellation of debt owed to the central government for loans FLA (Fund is necessary autonomic liquidity) in compensation for the underfunding supported in recent years and an investment program through the PGE to equip the Region of Murcia in basic infrastructure and services needed to move away from residual and peripheral character it has today.

Finally, Pujante advocated "not repeat the same statements and poses, again and again, to get by on just and historical claims."

And he asked the PP to "overcome once repetitive syndrome Groundhog Day in their vacuous requests."

And, he added, "if today is the PP that governs here and in Madrid, only they can change things now."

Source: IURM