Archive for December, 2016

Last week to visit the history of architecture in the Museum of Fine Arts in Murcia The exhibition 'Rhythm and harmony in space', organized by the Ministry of Culture and Portavocía, will close its doors on 8 January after receiving About 3,0

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia (Mubam) closes next Sunday January 8 the exhibition 'Rhythm and harmony in space'.

The exhibition, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Portavocía, invites the visitor to review the history of architecture through a selection of works belonging to the museum's own collections.

The exhibition, which demonstrates the relationship between architecture and art, puts in value the wide artistic heritage of the Community and offers a unique opportunity to the visitor, since many of the works are not exposed to the public on a regular basis.

So far, 'Rhythm and Harmony' has been seen by about 3,000 people, adding to the thousands of visitors that have gone through this 2016 by the Mubam (more than 38,000), become one of the most frequented regional museums.

In the rooms of the Murcian museum, almost half an hundred works are exhibited until January 8: different paintings, engravings and drawings by renowned artists from the period between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries and among whom Leandro Bassano, Giovanni Piranesi, Hernando de Llanos and Genaro Pérez Villamil.

'Rhythm and harmony in space' offers visitors various attractions such as a partial recreation of the disappeared Convent of the Trinity, on whose land stands the Mubam, and which has served to locate the frescoes made by the Murcia painter Nicolas de Villacis in the seventeenth century ;

Some creations that until now had never been seen in their original position.

In addition to the mural paintings of Villacis, for this exhibition two Flemish tables have been restored that had not been shown to the public before and which represent the adoration of the Magi.

These are two works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that are exhibited next to 'La torre de Babel', another work also flamenco and equally unknown of principles of century XVII that has the particularity of being painted by both sides of the table.

In the Museum of Fine Arts, in a specific section, sketches and preparatory studies are also gathered for the successive decorations that the Teatro Romea de Murcia has displayed throughout its history, made by authors such as José Pascual y Valls , Federico Mauricio Ramos, Nicolás Soria González and Manuel Picolo López.

The Mubam opens its doors from Tuesday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. , And on Sundays, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Today, December 31, the museum will open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and January 1 will be closed.

Source: CARM

The Community will rehabilitate 278 homes and public spaces in Cartagena with an investment of one million euros

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The director general of Planning, Architecture and Housing meets with the beneficiary families of the aids to explain the procedures that must follow and the Deadlines to meet

The Community will make an investment of close to one million euros in aid to carry out rehabilitation works in 278 homes, reconstruction and urbanization of public spaces in the municipality of Cartagena, within the program of the Urban Renewal and Regeneration Area (ARRU) ) Of the Housing Plan.

The director general of Planning, Architecture and Housing, Nuria Fuentes, met with the 190 beneficiary families of the second call for aid, which corresponds to 2016, to inform them of the actions eligible, procedures to follow, deadlines and Payment of those already granted.

Fuentes explained that "aid for the rehabilitation of buildings and housing can reach a maximum of 14,850 euros per dwelling, almost 50% of the cost of the works, and can carry out actions of conservation, renovation of facilities, accessibility and improvement of Energy efficiency ".

The aid will cover conservation works (foundation, structure, facilities, roofs, roofs, facades or other common elements), improvement of quality and sustainability, as well as accessibility to buildings, homes and premises.

They will also be able to carry out actions that contribute to improve energy efficiency by at least 30 percent.

This will be subsidized works in carpentry and window coverings, installing or replacing heating, cooling, heating and ventilation production and works to improve the thermal insulation of networks and the installation of equipment that uses renewable energy.

During the first call, corresponding to last year, grants were granted for the performance of actions in 88 homes, by which the owners came to receive 170,000 euros.

The 190 houses to be rehabilitated with the call for 2016 will involve an investment of 402,000 euros, to which must be added reconstruction work in two houses, worth 60,000 euros, and a total of 344,255 euros that are destined to the urbanization of Public spaces in Cartagena, with a total investment of close to one million euros.

The director general emphasized "the success of the 2016 call, since the aid granted has doubled, from 88 homes to be rehabilitated in the first call, to 190 in the second call."

The Ministry of Development and Infrastructures has been developing urban rehabilitation and regeneration programs (ARRU) since 2014 within the framework of the Housing Plan, in different municipalities, including Cartagena.

Source: CARM

The SEF launches an offer of 77 courses with 1,141 places for the unemployed and occupied in January

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

These training actions have a budget of more than one million euros, and respond to the needs of the business community of the Region

Courses will be taught in Águilas, Cartagena, Librilla, Lorca, Molina de Segura, Murcia and Puerto Lumbreras

The Ministry of Economic Development, Tourism and Employment, through the Regional Employment Service (SEF), has launched an offer of 77 training courses for this January with a budget of 1.1 million euros and 1,141 places.

Of the total of these courses, which will be taught in the municipalities of Águilas, Cartagena, Librilla, Lorca, Molina de Segura, Murcia and Puerto Lumbreras, 44 are addressed to the unemployed and the remaining 33 to active workers who wish to improve their qualification.

In total there are 13,307 hours of training that cover a wide range of professional families such as administration and management;

Commerce and marketing;

Hostel and Tourism;

Installation and maintenance of vehicles;

Maritime and fisheries;

Wood, furniture and cork;

electricity and electronic;

Chemistry, and personal image.

The Director General of the SEF, Alejandro Zamora, stressed that "with this training offer the SEF aims to respond to the demands of the labor market detected in previous studies, training the professionals it needs, and also seek to improve the skills of active workers" .

In the new program of courses with which the SEF starts the year, there is no shortage of A1 and B2 English courses according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, as well as actions aimed at forming and activating the recruitment of groups with more Difficulties in accessing the labor market, such as the long-term unemployed aged over 45 years.

Young entrepreneurs up to 34 years old will also receive training, as well as guidance and support, within the 'I want to start up' program.

Also noteworthy is a course for the unemployed of 'Basic operations of restaurant and bar', which will be taught in Águilas, and which involves a commitment to hire at least 30 percent of the participants.

In order to encourage the assistance of the unemployed to the programmed courses, the SEF offers a series of scholarships and aid for transportation and maintenance when the training takes place in a location other than that of the student's home and the distance between them Localities is equal to or greater than 10 kilometers, with a maximum limit of 12 euros per day.

To know more about this course schedule, interested parties can consult the 'I am looking for a course' section of the SEF website (

Source: CARM

The Community pays 249 million euros to suppliers

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The money, from the Autonomous Liquidity Fund, is destined to 1,822 suppliers and will serve to pay 41,752 invoices

The regional government allocates 249 million euros from the Regional Liquidity Fund (FLA) to payment to suppliers.

Specifically, this contribution from the FLA will allow to pay a total of 41,752 invoices to 1,822 suppliers.

This liquidity "will allow us to continue fulfilling the payment with the small and medium suppliers of the Region of Murcia not to transfer the lack of financing that the Region suffers to the economic activity, to the business fabric and, therefore, to employment" , Explained the Minister of Finance and Public Administration, Andrés Carrillo.

In this sense, the finance minister stressed that "payment to suppliers is an absolute priority and we have been working to get the money from the FLA arrived as soon as possible to suppliers of the regional administration."

This additional allocation is linked to the new deficit target of 0.7 per cent for 2016, in addition to another 126 million euros which offset the deficit for the financial year 2015 and which the central government had not yet made effective.

In addition, in the last days of the year, the Community has paid all its commitments to municipalities amounting to 104 million euros, of which 33 million have been earmarked for the recovery of Lorca.

Source: CARM

The Community publishes a new edition of the practical guide to obtain European funding

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The Ministry of Presidency has expanded information on Structural Funds and opportunities of interest for municipalities

It incorporates a guide for the elaboration and presentation of European projects for the entities that make a proposal for the first time

The Autonomous Community has published a new edition of the practical guide to learn about the different options for obtaining European funding during the 2014-2020 budget period.

This was announced today by the general director of Citizen Participation, European Union and Foreign Action, Manuel Pleguezuelo, who explained that it is mainly aimed at public entities and third sector or non-profit entities, but also the private sector can benefit from many These help lines.

It is a document prepared by the European Financing Opportunities Unit of the Ministry of Presidency, available in electronic format on the Community website, and with the aim of bringing together in a single file the detailed information on the various European funds.

On the one hand, the 1,155 million euros of structural funds that the Region of Murcia receives and manage the state and regional public administrations up to 2020 are identified and, on the other, the thematic programs that the European Commission directly launches on a regular basis are Through invitations to compete competitively with entities of other Member States.

In this edition of the guide, information on the Structural Funds and opportunities of special interest to the municipalities has been expanded and the key data of each of the thematic programs of direct management Clear and synthesized information on its objectives, potential beneficiaries, deadlines, budget, procedure and types of eligible actions.

"The main purpose is to encourage local government, education and research institutions, associations, companies and civil society organizations to know the keys to participate in the different calls for European programs by presenting innovative projects," said Manuel Pleguezuelo.

In this version, direct links have been incorporated with the different calls and official pages of the ministries and the various Directorates-General and agencies of the European Commission responsible for each line of aid or subsidy, and a guide has also been incorporated for the elaboration and Presentation of European projects, with recommendations for entities facing the presentation of a proposal of this type for the first time, and want to move from the idea to a successful approach to a concrete project.

Examples of projects

Finally, as an incentive and reference, the director explained that the guide contains "examples of successful projects presented by entities in the Region of Murcia that have received European funding in similar calls previous".

All the information can be found in the link$m17120

This publication is in addition to the implementation of training actions aimed at regional and municipal public employees, as well as those responsible for entities in the third sector, to train them in the development of a community project, and which are the financing programs for Themes that best suit their interests or needs.

Likewise, under the name of Europa Fácil, the Ministry of Presidency has held seminars on some of these programs, such as neighborhood and cooperation between regions of the Mediterranean in energy efficiency, SME development and social inclusion, development of Artistic, creative and cultural industries, or activities to promote democratic values ​​and good governance.

These actions are also framed in the plan of the European information center Europe Direct Region of Murcia, and have the collaboration of the Institute of Development and other European information services with the region.

For any on-site consultation, interested parties can go to Gran Vía 32, 2nd Staircase, 6th floor.

They can also contact by phone at 968.366.000 and by email, through

Source: CARM

Totana will have 400,000 euros of investments in 2017 for water and sewerage service thanks to a proposal of Citizens

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

The Plenum of the Regional Assembly has approved the budgets for 2017 with the vote in favor of the Popular Party, the abstention of Citizens and the vote against the PSOE and We can.

The budgets have finally been approved with 87 amendments from Citizens who improve accounts for this coming year.

The regional spokesman, Miguel Sánchez, stressed that the proposals of citizens benefit 27 municipalities in the Region of Murcia.

These are claims made by our representatives in these populations and we have attended because, like them, we consider them to be priorities.

The Councilor for Citizens in Totana, Asensio Soler, has shared with the rest of the training partners the need to improve regional contributions to employment, education, health and social care policies in addition to the direct measure for Totana of 400,000 euros of investments For the water and sewer service.

In the area of ​​Social Policy, Family and Equality has approved a heading to alleviate energy poverty in the Region of Murcia with 2,000,000 euros, in the area of ​​Finance has created a program for the valuation of publicly disused properties To be used for social purposes of 350,000 euros, the acquisition of vehicles for disabled people with 100,000 euros, in health will revive the career of the professionals of the Murcian Health Service with 3,000,000 euros and creates a support plan To celiac patients with a line of 100,000 euros, in Education is committed to have a better education for all with a program of reinforcement, guidance and support (PROA) aimed at students 1,000,000 euros, is going to implant a school nurse in 80 Educational centers 1,000,000 euros, grants for vocational training, 1,000,000 euros subsidy increase for the Seneca Foundation to promote research 250,000 euros, endowment to develop and advertise the free textbook program 100,000 euros.

Source: Ciudadanos Totana / Foto: archivo

Presentation of the Guide for Equality

Friday, December 30th, 2016

It is framed within the project "Sin Genero de dudas"

The same was born of the commitment of Comisiones Obreras Region of Murcia with equality and against gender violence.

We wanted to start with our closest neighborhood, the Barrio del Carmen in the city of Murcia.

The presentation, which was held this morning in the Hall of CCOO RM, attended by Mr. Victor Manuel Sánchez Rivas, Director of Decentralization Area of ​​the City of Murcia;

Mr. Ignacio García López, President of the Municipal District Council of the Barrio del Carmen;

And has been carried out by comrades Antonia García Navarro, CCOO RM and Jesús Esparcia Ortega, Technical Coordinator of the Project.

The Guide is part of the project "SIN GÉNERO DE DUDAS", a participative experience, which has been co-financed by the Department of Modernization of Administration, Urban Quality and Participation, for the promotion of citizen participation in the municipality of Murcia.

The project consisted of a workshop divided into two sessions among which the attendees have done a field work in which they have detected sexist behaviors and attitudes, which they have collected through images, reflections, micro-narratives as well as graphic material and through Of networks.

Attempts have been made to detect behaviors that are part of our daily lives that reproduce sexist roles and stereotypes that contribute to maintaining and promoting inequality and violence against women and to reflect on them in order to move towards real equality.

In its elaboration have participated people of the following associations:


Source: CCOO Región de Murcia

Asaja Murcia values ​​as "without penalty or glory" in 2016

Friday, December 30th, 2016

And stresses the need to recupearar the Russian market for Spanish fruits and vegetables

The professional agricultural organization ASAJA Murcia considers that the year 2016 has been "bittersweet and leaves bad taste" for small farmers and family farms.

The Secretary General of ASAJA Murcia, Alfonso Gálvez Caravaca, explains that "we left behind a year without pain or glory, and very marked by the lack of water, the need for relief generations in our farms and to generate more added value for the agri-food sector Regional as a whole ".

For the holder of ASAJA Murcia, "it has been a very difficult and complicated year for our fruit and vegetables, with the strong competition from third countries and, especially, it is vital to work intensively to recover the Russian market, which has been very important for the Spanish horticultural sector, and European as a whole ".

Citrus Campaign

The citrus campaign 2015/2016 was very satisfactory especially in the lemon, although Alfonso Gálvez indicates that "in the current one, that began in October the situation is totally the opposite, because there is a very high supply and a weak demand, That it is vital to carry out a real regulation of supply, to intensify internationalization and to unify supply. We need a more structured and regulated production, and we can not plant everything we want, but we can balance supply with demand. "

At the same time, Gálvez Caravaca stresses that "during this year we still lack a strong and powerful brand image for our citrus fruit, and especially for lemon, as well as carry out solid campaigns of promotion and communication in the field of this citrus ".

Vegetables Campaign

In the case of horticulture, the spokesman of ASAJA Murcia stresses that "the horticultural campaign has been affected very hard by adverse weather, although in products such as broccoli, has been an acceptable campaign as well as stop horticultural Autumn and winter and for spring and summer, it is worth noting the strong competition that have products such as the Murcian tomato and the need for a regulation of supply in another vegetable as important for our Region as is lettuce.

Fruit Trees Campaign

With respect to the fruit campaign, during 2016 has been very marked by the inclemencies meteorological, but Gálvez Caravaca notes that "the campaign has had an extraordinary quality that has been highly valued by the international buyers of the European Union, and is very It is interesting to open new markets for them, such as the Asian market. "

Within the same context, Gálvez Caravaca misses more "unity of supply" and "joint promotion", "which are great hurdles that Murcia fruit has."

Wine and Oil

Regarding the wine and oil campaigns, these have been acceptable and both products, according to the head of ASAJA Murcia, "are increasingly internationalized and have a great prestige for international buyers."

Differentiation of Almond

As for the almond and nuts, "is a sector that needs more support and impetus on the part of the Administration, and above all, we have to bet on a differentiation of the Murcia almond, which enjoys a great quality and is highly valued by Both domestic and international consumers. "

Less individualism and more unity

The head of ASAJA Murcia points out that "in the regional agro-food sector requires more unity and less individualism, to be able to concentrate supply and generate more added value that has a positive impact on producers' incomes."

Source: Agencias

González Tovar: "Approved budgets are not those that the Region of Murcia needs"

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The secretary general of the socialists Murcia says that the accounts for 2017 are partisan is insufficient because of the sectarian attitude of Citizens and Popular Party

The Secretary General of the PSOE-RM and spokesman of the Socialist Parliamentary Group, Rafael González Tovar, said that the budgets approved Friday in the Regional Assembly "are not what the Region of Murcia needs because they do not respond to the needs of the citizens" .

González Tovar explained that "we have accounts for 2017 partisans and insufficient to grow by the sectarian attitude of the Popular Party, which has refused to agree and has only sought Citizens to recover the absolute majority."

"The regional government presumes to want to talk and agree, and when it comes time to negotiate budgets all they have wanted is to have a crutch, a support to not have to accept the amendments of the opposition," said the leader of the Socialists Murcia.

Likewise, González Tovar expects Citizens to "return to the path of change" he announced at the beginning of the legislature and "to defend again issues that he has today dismissed as the gratuity of textbooks or the opening of Rosell hospital as a general hospital" .

The spokesman of the Socialist Group has asserted that "we will continue working for the Region of Murcia and defend the interests of the citizens with honesty, despite the contempt of the regional government with these accounts."


UPYD calls for pensions to rise by 1.2%

Friday, December 30th, 2016

Union Progress and Democracy considers "insufficient" 0.25% increase that has approved the PP by decree law

The government of Mariano Rajoy has approved in the Council of Ministers a decree law that establishes a rise in public pensions of 0.25 percent, which is the minimum annual increase guaranteed by law.

The rise that Union Progress and Democracy says is "alarmingly insufficient".

Instead, it proposes that pensions be increased in the same proportion as inflation forecast for 2017 (ie 1.2 per cent).

"We will have those who want to weaken the system or not strengthen it as the pensioners deserve: well born is to be grateful," warns Gorka Maneiro, UPYD national spokesman.

UPyD advocates a policy of reforms in the pension system that guarantees its sustainability while maintaining a decent level of pensions.

The first requires compliance with a budget constraint, in the form of a sustainability factor, to ensure that there are sufficient resources to provide pensions.

Secondly, greater spending on pensions is allowed in terms of GDP as the population ages, converging to spending on European values ​​(which now exceed 3 points of GDP in Spain), so that Pensions does not rise from that of the average wage.

The additional resources needed are to be achieved through income from the tax system, as social contributions are already high and discourage employment.

To compensate for the increase in life expectancy, measures should be applied such as voluntary and incentive lengthening of working life above the legal retirement age.

Supplementary contributions to private savings schemes for retirement should be facilitated.

UPyD argues that the deputies, senators and other public offices should be required to have the same conditions as any citizen for the calculation of retirement pensions.

There are specific pensions, such as those of widowhood and orphanhood, which present notorious inadequacies that have to be corrected.

On the other hand, the magentas propose that the companies that resort to pre-retirements have to face fully the increase of the public expense that these practices provoke.

This would provide another objective to be pursued by the reforms: the approximation of the actual retirement age to the legal age.

"Spain is facing the corrupt, the false regenerators and a nefarious opposition and without ideas. From UPYD we are committed to protect the pensioners, more than 9 million Spaniards, before the threats of the social cutters. One of our main flags, "says Maneiro.

* In the image, UPYD's national spokesperson, Gorka Maneiro, and the organization's head, Ana Rosa Quintana, pose with representatives of the 'Garanticemos las Pensiones' Platform and the 'Association of Retirements without Penalizing'.

Source: Agencias