Archive for March, 2016

The regional government reduces the deficit by 70 billion euros in 2015

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The regional government is working to achieve a balanced budget by activating the economic growth that involves increased revenue generation

The regional government deficit has been reduced by 70 million euros in 2015, he said today the Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Andrés Carrillo, who noted that this figure is equivalent to 2.38 percent of regional GDP, representing a reduction of 0.36 points compared to 2014, the third largest decline by communities, after Galicia and the Canary Islands.

The Minister of Finance and Public Administration said that "the regional government is working to achieve balanced public accounts, boosting economic growth, generating more jobs, more wealth and higher incomes that will maintain public services".

According to Carrillo, "the effort to contain the deficit is the aim of the regional government, our roadmap is to work for the increased spending is moderate and responsible throughout the legislature, which remain below GDP growth and revenue and thus achieve a balanced budget. "

Economic figures indicate that last year revenue increased by 2.7 percent, GDP grew by 3.1 percent and spending increased by 1.7 percent compared to 2014, "indicating that the behaved moderately expenses over revenues and GDP growth, "he added Carrillo.

The measures of regional economic recovery pass, as detailed by the Minister of Finance, for greater public sector efficiency by eliminating bureaucratic barriers, simplification of procedures and the development of eGovernment, "to improve the credibility of the Government and business confidence. "

The Minister said that "our balanced budget passes, necessarily, by the recovery of revenue due to increased economic activity, the revision of the financing system and the implementation of efficiency measures in the regional administration."

Source: CARM

Health advocates research into rare diseases as a priority line of biomedical regional strategy

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Minister Encarna Guillen speaks at the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) on the regional plan of these pathologies and their "comprehensive and inclusive" character

The Minister of Health, Encarna Guillen defended today in Barcelona that the Region of Murcia "can be a leader in research on rare diseases," because for the regional government "are a priority line within the Regional Strategy for biomedical research."

Guillen said that the above strategy will be part of the Science, Technology and Innovation of the Region of Murcia, he did not rule out "incorporate patronage" as a way of financing and considered "fundamental" to maximize the resources of the European Union.

The Minister of Health participates in the day that the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS) held today in Barcelona, ​​where explained the details of Regional Plan for Rare Diseases, which underlined its "comprehensive and inclusive" character.

In this regard, he said that the plan has a director team, which coordinates an interdepartmental commission, which have emerged different working groups to address the ten strategic areas of the same: information on rare diseases, prevention and early detection, health care , therapeutic resources, geriatric care, social services, education, professional training, research, monitoring and evaluation.

During his speech he stressed that "they are considering transversal actions", with the aim of a "comprehensive approach" to the needs of patients with rare diseases and their families "in the clinical-care, educational and social fields".

He also stressed the participation of social organizations of rare diseases "as expert patients" since said that it is drawing up an "open to dialogue and cooperation plan with the involvement of those affected that guide us and help in the process of decision making".

Among some of the issues that will be included in the plan said a new healthcare organization to ensure care for patients and families through a figure like the nurse case manager "that will help and facilitate transit, control and continuity within the health care organization. "

He also referred to the Regional Palliative Care Plan, which will integrate pediatric care with a new model of regional coverage, specific training teams assessing the degree of dependence for proper graduation and socio-health care in the school setting, whose pilot project for patient care school age in the school itself has already begun.

Fifty research

Encarna Guillen spoke about the investigation "as an essential tool for progress and knowledge" and referred to the more than 20 researchers working in fifty projects related to rare diseases.

Of these, seven are projects funded with 700,000 euros by the Institute of Health Carlos III, 17 clinical studies and 26 clinical research studies that address, among others, Hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, ALS, cystic fibrosis, Fabry, hemophilia , Crohn, retinitis, primary thrombocytopenia and mucopolysaccharidosis.

The Minister recognized the value of recently awarded by the Spanish federation of these pathologies and whose first monograph, with data up to December 31, 2013, was just released Regional Information System on Rare Diseases (SIER).

According to the study, 65,125 people in the region suffering from a rare disease, 4.4 percent of the regional population, the prevalence rate stands at 515.2 cases per 10,000 inhabitants, without significant differences between women and men .

Source: CARM

The PSOE ensures that the deviation of deficit announced Montoro the Community budget remains unheeded

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

González Tovar said that the region, being of the noncompliant, you can not allocate the planned expenditure for the basic pillars of Welfare State, and calls for the revision of the financing system

The secretary general of the PSOE-RM and spokesman of the Socialist Group in the Regional Assembly, Rafael González Tovar, has said that the diversion of deficit announced by the Montoro Minister for noncompliant Communities, the Community budget remains unheeded.

González Tovar believes that the news we've known this Thursday of the Community is the third nonperforming demonstrates the disastrous management of the Government of the People's Party for many euphemisms that use the finance minister, we fear that translate into cuts.

"The regional government of the PP is pending only insulting the opposition, to belittle the mayors and socialist mayors, and disrespect of institutions, rather than engaging in what, as evidenced by these data, you really need this region is to manage and govern, "said the socialist leader.

Similarly, González Tovar said that the residents of the Region of Murcia will pay the incompetence of the management of the Popular Party as "the declaration of non-availability mean that you can not spend a euro more than budgeted 2016, which once drained a game could not spend more of it. "

In this regard, he noted that spending needed to run our community is among more than budgeted 300 and 400 million, so that such departure would be a tremendous problem for our public administration, especially for Murciano Health Service, which suffer the citizenship.

González Tovar has stated that "we need a new funding system for our Community Congress has already approved its review with the abstention of PP to ensure the fair distribution and avoid such problems and will launch Pedro Sanchez as Prime Minister .


Urralburu: "The growth deficit shows the absolute failure of the PP government"

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

We can spokesman in the Regional Assembly has stated that it is "not questionable that measure tenth-tenth the failure of an economic model and the inability of a government to make it profitable for its citizens" figures.

Oscar Urralburu said that "once again" the regional government "sold us smoke when he boasted that the economy of the region had grown by 3%."

The accounts are "easy" to spokesman Podemos, since "if the 3% growth of the overall economy was talking about the executive, 2.52% is due to thickening of the regional public deficit, we obtain a net growth it does not create jobs and if so, is of low quality ".

In addition, Urralburu added that the deficit is not a cause of "public investment or distribution policies of income but for the payment of the debt and crumbling infrastructure that has buried us the Partido Popular. And so, we'll never get out of this dire situation ".

He also reiterated that the model PP austerity policies, not even "virtuous with their recipes, since we see as continuing public deficits, no employment is generated (in terms of annual hours worked), the debt continues to grow and economic recovery is not based on economic sectors able to distribute wealth and reduce inequalities, but the increases. "

Finally, Oscar Urralburu has stressed that "all these imbalances" are particularly "ferocious" in the case of the Murcian economy, since "largely are baited with the region by the mismanagement of the government of Pedro Antonio Sanchez, He is unable to lift the saddlebags and question the unfortunate, obscurantist and corrupt inheritance from Valcárcel ".

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Asaja Murcia welcomes the EC includes Turkish lemons as risk product

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The agricultural professional organization ASAJA Murcia has described as "good news" that the European Commission include the Turkish lemons as a product of risk due to the presence of pesticide residues.

The EC has approved the unanimous vote of the 28 member states including Turkey lemons in Annex 1 of Regulation (EC) No 669/2009 in considering that it is a product of risk due to the presence of pesticide residues .

For the Secretary General of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, "it is essential to preserve food security in fruits and vegetables, so we understand the decision of the European Commission and value it as very positive for the European citrus sector as a whole".

For this reason Turkish lemons shall be subject to special controls and reinforced by the European authorities control.

It is physical, documentary and identity checks, including laboratory analysis clearly to check the levels of pesticide residues

In the case of Turkish lemons, inclusion in this list of risk products has been the result of the detection in 2015 of 10 lots with residues of biphenyl with analytical confirming a presence of up to 8.56 mg / kg when the rules of EU set for this substance in an MRL lemons equal to the limit of detection (0.01 mg / kg).

Source: Agencias

Iniesta: "Pedro Sanchez is harmful to Spain and González Tovar defends personal interests"

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

"An executive as proposed by the PSOE would be marked by the continuing political instability and would be a constant struggle of egos and grandstanding"

"Pedro Sanchez is harmful to Spain and González Tovar defends solely by personal interests" and has expressed the spokesman of the regional PP, Javier Iniesta after hearing the statements made by the secretary general of the Socialist Murcia coming out in defense of Pedro Sanchez as "the politician who bet to give a solution to Spain".

In this sense Iniesta said that "only seeking both Sanchez and Pedro González Tovar is take the chair and put aside the interests of the Spanish and Murcia."

He also has also said that the two have "desire for prominence since Sanchez is looking for a dead end."

Javier Iniesta has referred to this statement the pact requesting the leader of the Socialists, Pedro Sanchez, between PSOE, Citizens and can, agree that considers the 'popular' spokesman 'impossible since two of its members have already excluded themselves ".

It has also pointed out that this government proposes and supports Sánchez González Tovar, from the Region of Murcia, only leads to the "misrule" because "it is not possible to agree on policies consistent with this ideological inconsistency in government action."

An executive as well, stressed Iniesta, would be marked by "the permanent political instability and would be a constant struggle of egos and grandstanding".

That is why the PP asks González Tovar who stop "arithmetic operations that are negative for Spain and think that what really needs the country and the Region of Murcia is a broad, truly cross and supported by a parliamentary majority government 253 deputies in Congress, able to continue with the reforms the country needs and

consolidating the economic recovery, European leadership in job creation and defense of the unity of Spain ".

Source: PP Región de Murcia

Aelip claims promoting research

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

And the lipodystrophy are a social and health priority on the occasion of the world day of these pathologies

Make visible the reality of lipodystrophy is one of the objectives of the Spanish Association of Families and Affected Lipodystrophies (AELIP).

Today has managed to get his message highest listen if possible, thanks to the collaboration of the Acrobatic Patrol Parachuting Air Force (PAPE) base Sewell, who has offered an exhibition at the fairgrounds in Totana under of the commemoration of the World Day is celebrated today lipodystrophies.

Five paratroopers have made an acrobatic jump from 5,000 feet flopping on the fairgrounds in Totana, under the watchful eye of the attendees, including hundreds of children from eight schools in this municipality and Occupational Center "José Moya Trilla "and Mental disease Center" Princess Letizia ".

The paratroopers have carried the flag AELIP, who later handed over to the president of the association, Naca Eulalia Perez de Tudela.

AELIP president stressed the importance of this World Day which has been celebrated with various activities since January and have been replicated in more than 25 countries.

Naca Eulalia Perez de Tudela thanked the disposal of the Air Force to collaborate with this exhibition on this day, and has highlighted the special significance it has had, since the logo of this association includes wings representing people who have experienced lipodystrophy as well as the promotion made to improve the quality of life of those affected.

For his part, Mayor of Totana, Juan José Canovas, has expressed support Consistory claims and objectives of AELIP and noted that the city is proud to have a partnership like this and with all people and volunteers integrate it.

The Minister of Family and Equal Opportunities, Violante Thomas, said the regional government's commitment to rare diseases and has expressed pride means that a national association as AELIP with also international projection is murciana and also be totanero the president of the Spanish Federation for Rare Diseases (FEDER), Juan Carrion, also present at the event.

Thomas stressed that since the regional government will continue to support because it is essential that people with such diseases can live in a better quality of life and noted that rare diseases are of the whole society and we must all be united .

The event was also attended by the head of PAPEA launch, the brigade Alberto Moreira Vidal;

Captain José Hernández Pedrero, accidental head Squadron 13th Air Surveillance;

totanera councilors of the municipal corporation and members of the board of AELIP.

Subsequently, we proceeded to read the manifesto of the World Day Lipodystrophies by teachers in schools assistants who accompanied by students of the "La Milagrosa" in the town have come to a balloon release.

Among other claims it has requested the creation of reference units worldwide in comprehensive care to patients with lipodystrophy and that these pathologies are considered as social and health priority by the various public and private institutions.

Also, the establishment of a map of experts / professionals in lipodystrophy worldwide and dissemination of lipodystrophy-Connect, the first global registry of patients with rare lipodystrophy syndromes are asked, through various institutions and health authorities (Ministries of Health European Commission), scientific societies of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Genetics and Internal Medicine, media, social networks, EURORDIS, NORD, CORD, etc,

Other requests include the establishment of specific measures to ensure equitable access to vital medicines use for families with lipodystrophy, in particular human recombinant leptin;

boosting research in lipodystrophy through the centers, services and reference units;

or institutional support for the European Consortium of Lipodystrophies, European network of clinical and basic groups working in the field of lipodystrophy.

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Source: AELIP

The Community highlights the work between administrations and farmers for improvements in safe stone fruit

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Farmers and representatives of the Ministry met today in Madrid with Enesa and Agroseguro to address the coverage of agricultural insurance to fruit bone

The Minister of Water, Agriculture and Environment, Adela Martinez-Cacho, expressed his satisfaction with the results of the meeting held this morning in Madrid with farmers in Murcia to address insurance coverage stone fruit.

Martinez-Cacho stressed that "the proposal brought to Madrid has taken good results, as has been achieved zoning and separation of coverage for frost and lack of fruit set. In this regard, it was agreed to create a specific module for Region".

As for limiting yields, Martinez-Cacho noted that "it is good news that has been agreed to continue working together" and explained that "they will convene technical groups to advance this issue, since the objective is to take the ratio most favorable to the insured. it has also agreed to study the contribution to the series of juvenile period of plantations, and in the case of not hiring supplemental insurance, you may request a review of the actual production of the plots ".

The meeting in Madrid attended by the CEO of Productions and Agrifood Market, Fulgencio Perez, along with representatives of Asaja, Coag, Upa, Fecoam and Apoexpa and State Agricultural Insurance Agency (Enesa) of the Directorate General of insurance Ministry, Agroseguro and the insurance Compensation Consortium.

Source: CARM

37th anniversary of the Tajo-Segura

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Pedro Antonio Sanchez: "The Tajo-Segura is synonymous with solidarity, employment, progress and future for the region and for Spain"

The president of the Community , confirms that "we will not give an inch in defending what is fundamental, essential and indispensable for this region"

States that the regional government "will not look away" and "will personar in all cases where the decision to get water to the region recourse and thus defend the interests of Murcia"

The president of the Community, Pedro Antonio Sanchez, said today that the Tajo-Segura "is synonymous with solidarity, employment, progress and future for the region," adding that it is "a work of opportunities for part of Spain, which impacts in the prosperity of the whole country. "

Pedro Antonio Sanchez made the remarks to reporters' questions about the 37th anniversary of the Tajo-Segura, at the opening of the new police station of the National Police in Lorca.

During this ceremony, the president reiterated that the regional government defends a large National Water Pact "put us according to all on viable and permanent solutions" and stressed that the Tajo-Segura "is a good example of that."

"We continue to argue that there is water for all in Spain and we must guarantee it to everyone, wherever they live," he added.

In his opinion, "it is common sense that if there are places where plenty of water, of which about get where needed, and if not spare, logically can not be distributed".

To actions brought in the courts by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha approved by the Council of Ministers transfers, Pedro Antonio Sanchez stressed that the Executive Murcia "will personar in all cases where a decision recourse to reach Murcia water "and has already given instructions in this regard to the Legal Services of the Community.

He stressed that the decision of the Cabinet responds to compliance with a law passed by "large majority in the Congress of Deputies" and, therefore, the regional government "will not look away" and "we will demand that enforce the law and defend the interests of Murcia, something that is compatible with defending the model of Spain ".

"Although there are people who try to manipulate and muddy this debate," the president said, "we, out of loyalty to Spain and Murcia, we will not give an inch in defending what is fundamental, essential and indispensable for this region."

In this regard, he added that "is well to short-sighted, short-sighted and selfish policy" and considered that "one can not say that defends Spain and at the same time, going against a transfer that does is structure the country and create opportunities. "

Impact of the Tajo-Segura

The Tajo-Segura generates 100,000 direct and induced jobs twice;

supplies to 2.5 million people and accounts for 5 percent of national GDP.

The impact of the Tajo-Segura is evident in the transformation they have experienced regions like the Campo de Cartagena, the Guadalentín Valley or Vegas del Segura, which has developed an agriculture that is actually a food production industry, serving the needs of European fruit and vegetable market with high quality products and high added value.

Murcia has some 192,000 hectares of irrigated land, representing 17 percent of its territory, and is leading in the Spanish exports of fruit and vegetables.

Over 96 percent of these are made to countries in the European Union.

This production is carried out with a high utilization of water transferred, using techniques such as drip irrigation, hydroponics, in greenhouses or species that maximize water usage.

The continuity of the transfer is protected today by the Memorandum Act which establishes the rules of exploitation of water transfer and was approved through consensus between five autonomous communities and the Government of Spain.

Source: CARM

Opening of the IX Iberoamerican Congress of University Teaching

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Minister of Education and Universities, Maria Isabel Sanchez-Mora, today inaugurated the IX Iberoamerican Congress of University Teaching, with the slogan 'the university change: governance and educational reform', organized by the University of Murcia and the American Association of Teaching university and in which some 600 teachers from different European and Latin American countries participate.

The Minister stressed the "important role to perform our universities in teaching and challenges facing education, and adaptation to new technologies."

The congress is held in the Regional Auditorium Victor Villegas until next Saturday.

Source: CARM