Archive for December, 2017

Councilor Pedro Rivera congratulates the New Year on emergency services

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The counselor of the Presidency and Development, Pedro Rivera, congratulate this New Year's evening to the nearly one hundred firefighters of the Fire and Rescue Extinction Consortium (CEIS) and members of the Emergency Center 1-1-2 Region of Murcia that will be operational during this New Year's Eve.

The counselor went, along with the general director of Citizen Security and Emergencies, José Ramón Carrasco, to the fire station of the Consorcio en Alcantarilla and to the headquarters of the 1-1-2 to thank the guard staff "the good service and the attention that lends on a special day like today. "

Rivera stressed that "Murcia can be calm because the Region has some great professionals who guarantee our security throughout the year and especially on special dates like these."

Source: CARM

End of Year Message from the President of the Community, Fernando López Miras

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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López Miras: "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia"

The president of the Community offers the message of the end of the year, which highlights the employment data and that the Government's objective "more than economic growth, is the well-being of people"

Highlights the arrival of High Speed ​​to the Region, the opening of the International Airport and the construction of the Northwest Arc

He assures, with respect to the drought situation, that his demand "will not change: I am with the farmers and irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when it is necessary"

The head of the regional executive highlights the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations, his commitment to the Mar Menor, and "the great impact" of the Jubilee Year of Caravaca

The president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, said during his institutional message for the end of the year that "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia" and encouraged "all" to "build together a present and a future of new opportunities. "

Lopez Miras addressed all Murcia in what was his first Christmas message as president of the Community, which began referring to economic recovery and job creation, which said that "have taken firm steps."

He also assured that the objective of the regional government, "more than economic growth, is the welfare of the people".

In this sense, the head of the regional government stressed that this year more than 20,000 people have found a job in the Region of Murcia and said that "we have more than 550,000 men and women contributing to Social Security, we create employment at a faster rate than the average of the country and we are going to end the year with 315,000 people with an indefinite contract, something that has not happened since before the crisis ".

He remarked that "these figures place us as one of the autonomous regions driving employment creation", and clarified that "I do not work for the figures, but for the people".

Thus, he stressed that "the most positive of these challenges that we are reaching is that behind each job there is a face, a person with a name and surname".

The president of the Community said that "this is only the beginning" and alluded to the "push and work of all" to create "new and better jobs".

He stressed that the objective that defines the road map of the regional government is "create quality employment, stable and with wages that should increase once we have spent the most difficult years."

"That is what is fair and is what we are going to do," he said.

Elimination of taxes and regional financing

During his message, Fernando López Miras highlighted the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations as of January 1.

"So we said we were going to do it, and we have done that," the president said, adding that "we will follow that line of work because where money is better is in the pockets of citizens, and less taxes means more employment, more development and more freedom for people ".

He also referred to the need to approve a new model of regional financing "to eliminate discrimination and the unfair treatment with which the previous one punished the Region of Murcia".

In this regard, explained that "each Murcia must receive the same amount as any other Spanish to address their essential services" and stressed the commitment of the Government of Spain "to address, from dialogue and agreement, a solution to this problem "

2018 will be the year of infrastructures

"The year that begins will allow us to see some of the historic claims of the Region of Murcia concluded," said the president, who referred to the High Speed.

"In 2018 we will see the first trains that will bring us significantly to Madrid, Valencia, or Barcelona," said Lopez Miras, adding that this is "an achievement that this year should also continue to advance on the lines to Cartagena and Lorca" .

He stressed that the arrival of High Speed ​​will be "fulfilling, with facts very palpable, our commitment to bury all rail traffic on its arrival in the city of Murcia."

In addition, he highlighted the award of the International Airport of the Region, "which will also open its doors in 2018 and fulfill the purpose with which it was built: be useful for our growth, for the creation of employment and to connect us to the world".

He also mentioned the advances in roads and referred to "strategic projects like the one announced this week in Murcia by President Rajoy to build the so-called Northwest Arc".

"Projects that will make our communications easier, the work of our companies and that will allow our coastline, our beaches, our interior, to remain an international tourist reference".

In this regard, he referred to the recovery of the Mar Menor, for which he said that "2018 should also be a key year".

"We are completely committed, we have already achieved remarkable progress and, with all the prudence, but also with the utmost conviction, I assure you that we will see a more than positive evolution in the coming months," he said.

"I'm with the farmers and irrigators"

The president of the Community also spoke about water during his message to mark the end of the year in the Region of Murcia.

He said that "the drought has made 2017 one of the years with less rainfall in our history" and referred to the water deficit as "a very serious problem for all of Spain, but more in the Region of Murcia."

"Our water deficit is structural, goes beyond a punctual lack of rain and, moreover, many more food and higher quality are produced here than anywhere else, with the minimum amount of water available," said López Miras, who added that "nobody saves so much, manages better, refines and reuses as it is done in the Murcian countryside".

He said that "in Spain there is enough water to meet our demands, although it is necessary for everyone to be aware that its use must respond to a common technical criterion, national in scope, supportive and alien to the malicious confrontations with which some have wanted to do water policy ".

"My demand, as president, is known and will not change: I am with mine, with the farmers from Murcia, with the irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when necessary," said López Miras, who stressed that it is "a clear requirement that is not at odds with the need to seek consensus, to convince everyone that our claim is also theirs".

Thus, he referred to the need to guarantee the right of all Spaniards to water, "including through the incorporation, in a possible constitutional reform, of provisions that prevent this right from being torpedoed, what I have come to call, with all clarity, an article 155 of water ".

A Region that grows looking at people

Fernando López Miras also alluded in his message to the situation in Catalonia, which he referred to as "an unprecedented challenge to our legal system, our democracy and our right to decide together our future."

Thus, he said that "we have managed to emerge victorious from this challenge by reaffirming our commitment to democracy, to Spain and our full confidence in the Constitution as the fundamental rule of the State."

He also mentioned "the great impact" that has reached the Jubilee Year of Caravaca de la Cruz, and highlighted tourism, agriculture and industry as "key sectors that will continue to be protagonists of our development."

He said that the regional government faces the new year "with enthusiasm" and stressed that "we are closer to an objective that belongs to everyone, to a Region that grows always looking at people".

"My commitment is to work so that all the purposes you have set for the New Year, those of your family and friends and all the people who love you, are fulfilled in 2018," said the president of the Community, who wished "prosperity and hope "to all Murcia" in a Region whose base is people, families, solidarity and support to those who need us the most ".

Source: CARM

End of Year Message from the President of the Community, Fernando López Miras

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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López Miras: "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia"

The president of the Community offers the message of the end of the year, which highlights the employment data and that the Government's objective "more than economic growth, is the well-being of people"

Highlights the arrival of High Speed ​​to the Region, the opening of the International Airport and the construction of the Northwest Arc

He assures, with respect to the drought situation, that his demand "will not change: I am with the farmers and irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when it is necessary"

The head of the regional executive highlights the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations, his commitment to the Mar Menor, and "the great impact" of the Jubilee Year of Caravaca

The president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, said during his institutional message for the end of the year that "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia" and encouraged "all" to "build together a present and a future of new opportunities. "

Lopez Miras addressed all Murcia in what was his first Christmas message as president of the Community, which began referring to economic recovery and job creation, which said that "have taken firm steps."

He also assured that the objective of the regional government, "more than economic growth, is the welfare of the people".

In this sense, the head of the regional government stressed that this year more than 20,000 people have found a job in the Region of Murcia and said that "we have more than 550,000 men and women contributing to Social Security, we create employment at a faster rate than the average of the country and we are going to end the year with 315,000 people with an indefinite contract, something that has not happened since before the crisis ".

He remarked that "these figures place us as one of the autonomous regions driving employment creation", and clarified that "I do not work for the figures, but for the people".

Thus, he stressed that "the most positive of these challenges that we are reaching is that behind each job there is a face, a person with a name and surname".

The president of the Community said that "this is only the beginning" and alluded to the "push and work of all" to create "new and better jobs".

He stressed that the objective that defines the road map of the regional government is "create quality employment, stable and with wages that should increase once we have spent the most difficult years."

"That is what is fair and is what we are going to do," he said.

Elimination of taxes and regional financing

During his message, Fernando López Miras highlighted the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations as of January 1.

"So we said we were going to do it, and we have done that," the president said, adding that "we will follow that line of work because where money is better is in the pockets of citizens, and less taxes means more employment, more development and more freedom for people ".

He also referred to the need to approve a new model of regional financing "to eliminate discrimination and the unfair treatment with which the previous one punished the Region of Murcia".

In this regard, explained that "each Murcia must receive the same amount as any other Spanish to address their essential services" and stressed the commitment of the Government of Spain "to address, from dialogue and agreement, a solution to this problem "

2018 will be the year of infrastructures

"The year that begins will allow us to see some of the historic claims of the Region of Murcia concluded," said the president, who referred to the High Speed.

"In 2018 we will see the first trains that will bring us significantly to Madrid, Valencia, or Barcelona," said Lopez Miras, adding that this is "an achievement that this year should also continue to advance on the lines to Cartagena and Lorca" .

He stressed that the arrival of High Speed ​​will be "fulfilling, with facts very palpable, our commitment to bury all rail traffic on its arrival in the city of Murcia."

In addition, he highlighted the award of the International Airport of the Region, "which will also open its doors in 2018 and fulfill the purpose with which it was built: be useful for our growth, for the creation of employment and to connect us to the world".

He also mentioned the advances in roads and referred to "strategic projects like the one announced this week in Murcia by President Rajoy to build the so-called Northwest Arc".

"Projects that will make our communications easier, the work of our companies and that will allow our coastline, our beaches, our interior, to remain an international tourist reference".

In this regard, he referred to the recovery of the Mar Menor, for which he said that "2018 should also be a key year".

"We are completely committed, we have already achieved remarkable progress and, with all the prudence, but also with the utmost conviction, I assure you that we will see a more than positive evolution in the coming months," he said.

"I'm with the farmers and irrigators"

The president of the Community also spoke about water during his message to mark the end of the year in the Region of Murcia.

He said that "the drought has made 2017 one of the years with less rainfall in our history" and referred to the water deficit as "a very serious problem for all of Spain, but more in the Region of Murcia."

"Our water deficit is structural, goes beyond a punctual lack of rain and, moreover, many more food and higher quality are produced here than anywhere else, with the minimum amount of water available," said López Miras, who added that "nobody saves so much, manages better, refines and reuses as it is done in the Murcian countryside".

He said that "in Spain there is enough water to meet our demands, although it is necessary for everyone to be aware that its use must respond to a common technical criterion, national in scope, supportive and alien to the malicious confrontations with which some have wanted to do water policy ".

"My demand, as president, is known and will not change: I am with mine, with the farmers from Murcia, with the irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when necessary," said López Miras, who stressed that it is "a clear requirement that is not at odds with the need to seek consensus, to convince everyone that our claim is also theirs".

Thus, he referred to the need to guarantee the right of all Spaniards to water, "including through the incorporation, in a possible constitutional reform, of provisions that prevent this right from being torpedoed, what I have come to call, with all clarity, an article 155 of water ".

A Region that grows looking at people

Fernando López Miras also alluded in his message to the situation in Catalonia, which he referred to as "an unprecedented challenge to our legal system, our democracy and our right to decide together our future."

Thus, he said that "we have managed to emerge victorious from this challenge by reaffirming our commitment to democracy, to Spain and our full confidence in the Constitution as the fundamental rule of the State."

He also mentioned "the great impact" that has reached the Jubilee Year of Caravaca de la Cruz, and highlighted tourism, agriculture and industry as "key sectors that will continue to be protagonists of our development."

He said that the regional government faces the new year "with enthusiasm" and stressed that "we are closer to an objective that belongs to everyone, to a Region that grows always looking at people".

"My commitment is to work so that all the purposes you have set for the New Year, those of your family and friends and all the people who love you, are fulfilled in 2018," said the president of the Community, who wished "prosperity and hope "to all Murcia" in a Region whose base is people, families, solidarity and support to those who need us the most ".

Source: CARM

End of Year Message from the President of the Community, Fernando López Miras

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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López Miras: "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia"

The president of the Community offers the message of the end of the year, which highlights the employment data and that the Government's objective "more than economic growth, is the well-being of people"

Highlights the arrival of High Speed ​​to the Region, the opening of the International Airport and the construction of the Northwest Arc

He assures, with respect to the drought situation, that his demand "will not change: I am with the farmers and irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when it is necessary"

The head of the regional executive highlights the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations, his commitment to the Mar Menor, and "the great impact" of the Jubilee Year of Caravaca

The president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, said during his institutional message for the end of the year that "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia" and encouraged "all" to "build together a present and a future of new opportunities. "

Lopez Miras addressed all Murcia in what was his first Christmas message as president of the Community, which began referring to economic recovery and job creation, which said that "have taken firm steps."

He also assured that the objective of the regional government, "more than economic growth, is the welfare of the people".

In this sense, the head of the regional government stressed that this year more than 20,000 people have found a job in the Region of Murcia and said that "we have more than 550,000 men and women contributing to Social Security, we create employment at a faster rate than the average of the country and we are going to end the year with 315,000 people with an indefinite contract, something that has not happened since before the crisis ".

He remarked that "these figures place us as one of the autonomous regions driving employment creation", and clarified that "I do not work for the figures, but for the people".

Thus, he stressed that "the most positive of these challenges that we are reaching is that behind each job there is a face, a person with a name and surname".

The president of the Community said that "this is only the beginning" and alluded to the "push and work of all" to create "new and better jobs".

He stressed that the objective that defines the road map of the regional government is "create quality employment, stable and with wages that should increase once we have spent the most difficult years."

"That is what is fair and is what we are going to do," he said.

Elimination of taxes and regional financing

During his message, Fernando López Miras highlighted the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations as of January 1.

"So we said we were going to do it, and we have done that," the president said, adding that "we will follow that line of work because where money is better is in the pockets of citizens, and less taxes means more employment, more development and more freedom for people ".

He also referred to the need to approve a new model of regional financing "to eliminate discrimination and the unfair treatment with which the previous one punished the Region of Murcia".

In this regard, explained that "each Murcia must receive the same amount as any other Spanish to address their essential services" and stressed the commitment of the Government of Spain "to address, from dialogue and agreement, a solution to this problem "

2018 will be the year of infrastructures

"The year that begins will allow us to see some of the historic claims of the Region of Murcia concluded," said the president, who referred to the High Speed.

"In 2018 we will see the first trains that will bring us significantly to Madrid, Valencia, or Barcelona," said Lopez Miras, adding that this is "an achievement that this year should also continue to advance on the lines to Cartagena and Lorca" .

He stressed that the arrival of High Speed ​​will be "fulfilling, with facts very palpable, our commitment to bury all rail traffic on its arrival in the city of Murcia."

In addition, he highlighted the award of the International Airport of the Region, "which will also open its doors in 2018 and fulfill the purpose with which it was built: be useful for our growth, for the creation of employment and to connect us to the world".

He also mentioned the advances in roads and referred to "strategic projects like the one announced this week in Murcia by President Rajoy to build the so-called Northwest Arc".

"Projects that will make our communications easier, the work of our companies and that will allow our coastline, our beaches, our interior, to remain an international tourist reference".

In this regard, he referred to the recovery of the Mar Menor, for which he said that "2018 should also be a key year".

"We are completely committed, we have already achieved remarkable progress and, with all the prudence, but also with the utmost conviction, I assure you that we will see a more than positive evolution in the coming months," he said.

"I'm with the farmers and irrigators"

The president of the Community also spoke about water during his message to mark the end of the year in the Region of Murcia.

He said that "the drought has made 2017 one of the years with less rainfall in our history" and referred to the water deficit as "a very serious problem for all of Spain, but more in the Region of Murcia."

"Our water deficit is structural, goes beyond a punctual lack of rain and, moreover, many more food and higher quality are produced here than anywhere else, with the minimum amount of water available," said López Miras, who added that "nobody saves so much, manages better, refines and reuses as it is done in the Murcian countryside".

He said that "in Spain there is enough water to meet our demands, although it is necessary for everyone to be aware that its use must respond to a common technical criterion, national in scope, supportive and alien to the malicious confrontations with which some have wanted to do water policy ".

"My demand, as president, is known and will not change: I am with mine, with the farmers from Murcia, with the irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when necessary," said López Miras, who stressed that it is "a clear requirement that is not at odds with the need to seek consensus, to convince everyone that our claim is also theirs".

Thus, he referred to the need to guarantee the right of all Spaniards to water, "including through the incorporation, in a possible constitutional reform, of provisions that prevent this right from being torpedoed, what I have come to call, with all clarity, an article 155 of water ".

A Region that grows looking at people

Fernando López Miras also alluded in his message to the situation in Catalonia, which he referred to as "an unprecedented challenge to our legal system, our democracy and our right to decide together our future."

Thus, he said that "we have managed to emerge victorious from this challenge by reaffirming our commitment to democracy, to Spain and our full confidence in the Constitution as the fundamental rule of the State."

He also mentioned "the great impact" that has reached the Jubilee Year of Caravaca de la Cruz, and highlighted tourism, agriculture and industry as "key sectors that will continue to be protagonists of our development."

He said that the regional government faces the new year "with enthusiasm" and stressed that "we are closer to an objective that belongs to everyone, to a Region that grows always looking at people".

"My commitment is to work so that all the purposes you have set for the New Year, those of your family and friends and all the people who love you, are fulfilled in 2018," said the president of the Community, who wished "prosperity and hope "to all Murcia" in a Region whose base is people, families, solidarity and support to those who need us the most ".

Source: CARM

The Víctor Villegas Auditorium hosts the New Year's Concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Region on Thursday

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The Murcian band will also perform a day earlier at El Batel de Cartagena with the Austrian soprano Maria Eckert, within the program ' Christmas with Cajamurcia Foundation '

The Regional Auditorium Víctor Villegas of Murcia will host next Thursday, January 4, the traditional New Year Concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia (OSRM).

The training, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, will also act at the Auditorium El Batel de Cartagena one day before, on January 3.

Both concerts, led by the head of the OSRM, Virginia Martínez, are part of the cycle 'Christmas with Cajamurcia Foundation' and the full collection of the performances will go to different charities.

The musicians of the orchestra will be accompanied on this occasion by the Austrian soprano Maria Eckert, one of the most outstanding voices of the European lyric panorama, who will interpret passages of some of the most popular Viennese operettas.

He will give voice to fragments of well-known works like 'The Bat', by Johann Strauss, 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', by Carl Otto Nicolai, or 'The Merry Widow' and 'Guidetta', by Lehár.

Throughout the evening the waltzes and polkas of the Strauss family and pieces by other composers such as Waldteufel, of whom the waltz of 'The Skaters' will be performed, will also be played.

The director of the Institute of Cultural Industries and the Arts, Marta López-Briones, encouraged the public "to say goodbye to the year with the best music and with the company of the Regional Symphony Orchestra, turned into a reference thanks to its quality and professionalism of its members ", and recalled that" this concert is, each year, one of the most anticipated performances of the season, which always manages to exhaust the tickets and that also helps those who need it most thanks to the solidary bet carried out by the Cajamurcia Foundation ".

Tickets

The performance of Wednesday, January 3, at the El Batel Auditorium in Cartagena will be at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets (25, 18 and 15 euros) are available at the Auditorium box office (telephone 968 123 827), as well as at www.ticketmaster.es and www.bacantix.com.

The proceeds will go to Manos Unidas and Santo and Real Hospital de Caridad.

The next day, on Thursday, January 4, also at 8:00 pm, the concert will take place at the Víctor Villegas Auditorium in Murcia.

Tickets can also be purchased for 25, 18 and 15 euros at the Auditorium box office (telephone 968 343 080), at the Film Library of the Region (968 902 201) and on the Internet, through www.ticketmaster.es and www.bacantix.com.

On this occasion, the full collection will be for Caritas and Unicef.

Source: CARM

Six out of ten people who made the tests of key competences in 2017 passed the exams

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Approving these exercises allows those who do not have ESO or Baccalaureate to access the courses leading to certificates of professionalism that require these degrees

A total of 1,906 people presented to the two calls that the SEF has held this year

The 60 percent of the 1,906 people who have been presented in 2017 in the Region to the tests of key competences in Mathematics, Language and English have approved the exercises (1,120), which gives them access to courses leading to certificates of professionalism that demand a higher level of training than they have.

The Ministry of Employment, Universities and Enterprise, through the SEF, is responsible for convening these exams in order to allow anyone without ESO or Baccalaureate, whether working or unemployed, to prove that they have the necessary knowledge to make use of the courses that these degrees require.

In particular, to access the courses leading to level 2 professional certificates, it is mandatory to have at least the ESO degree, while those of level 3 require at least a Baccalaureate.

With regard to the percentage of passages in the different modalities that are offered in each one of the calls, the competence of Language is the one that greater percentage of success concentrates, with a 79.77 of approved (619), followed by the one of Mathematics with 49.39 percent (404) and 31.09 percent in English (97).

Participants can apply to all or some of the key competences convened, depending on the requirements of the certificates of professionalism they are interested in taking.

Therefore, the level 2 and 3 certificates require passing the Mathematics and Language tests, while the proficiency test in English is necessary to access those that include a module of this language.

The general director of the SEF, Alejandro Zamora, stressed the usefulness of these tests "because if today having a certificate of professionalism is a gateway to the labor market, we can not leave behind those people who, due to circumstances, lack studies and want to improve their job positioning. "

The exams are organized and coordinated by the National Reference Center of Vocational Training of Cartagena, under the SEF, which simultaneously performs tests in Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca, Jumilla and Cehegín to facilitate that any interested person, residing where he resides, can be presented .

Preparation of the tests

The Regional Employment and Training Service (SEF) includes in its annual training offer specific courses of key competences that, given in all the municipalities of the Region, allow people interested in improving their qualification to prepare themselves in the subjects to which they wish to present themselves. .

Those enrolled in these tests can also prepare Mathematics, Language and English exams through the 'on line' platform and free Form @ carm, which offers training actions for the preparation of examinations of key competences, as well as numerous teaching resources and self-assessment tests.

Source: CARM

The Community grants aid to the fishing sector worth 131,700 euros

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

They are aimed at promoting sustainable fisheries, health, safety, competitiveness and the viability of companies

The Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has granted this year aid to the fishing sector worth 131,700 euros, co-financed by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (FEMP).

The purpose of this aid is the promotion of sustainable fishing, health, safety, competitiveness and the viability of companies in the sector.

A commission assessed the applications submitted and selected those that meet the requirements.

The aid will be allocated to the acquisition of navigation equipment (radars, plotter, cartography, …), new beaconing of the almadraba La Azohía facilities, computerization system and auction management of the auction of Aguilas, updating of the auction system electronics of the market of Mazarron and the advice of the artisanal fisheries, biological monitoring and design of management plans of the Fishermen's Association of San Pedro del Pinatar, among others.

The beneficiaries must comply with the obligations demanded by the regulations, make the investments for which the aid is granted, justify the grant awarded and submit to the actions of verification and monitoring of the Ministry, among other aspects.

Source: CARM

The Community participates in the national working group for the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Water and environment, among the areas that will be subject to compliance indicators

The General Director of the European Union, External Action and Cooperation, Manuel Pleguezuelo, recently participated in the High Level Group meeting for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, and attended by representatives of all the ministries, the autonomous communities and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces.

It is about "establishing and analyzing a series of indicators of compliance with the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 in matters such as water, environment, climate change, eradication of poverty, health or education," explained Pleguezuelo.

The general director added that in the Region "we have been carrying out awareness-raising activities, such as the one we carried out a few weeks ago together with the NGO Coordinator of the Region of Murcia, as well as other actions such as the agreement signed with Unicef ​​for the dissemination, in the educational centers, of the rights of the childhood ".

During the meeting, the work plan for 2018 was presented and the role of the autonomous communities and local entities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda was discussed. It was also announced the organization of a Global Forum for the location of the Sustainable Development Objectives, which will be held in Spain in the first four months of 2018.

The objective is to create an institutional alliance between national, regional and local governments and their associations, institutions of civil society, the private sector, and academics, to promote localization in the international arena.

On the other hand, the president of the National Institute of Statistics reported on the work of the entity on indicators to assess progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The next meeting of the High Level Group will be held in January.

Source: CARM

End of Year Message from the President of the Community, Fernando López Miras

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

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López Miras: "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia"

The president of the Community offers the message of the end of the year, which highlights the employment data and that the Government's objective "more than economic growth, is the well-being of people"

Highlights the arrival of High Speed ​​to the Region, the opening of the International Airport and the construction of the Northwest Arc

He assures, with respect to the drought situation, that his demand "will not change: I am with the farmers and irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when it is necessary"

The head of the regional executive highlights the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations, his commitment to the Mar Menor, and "the great impact" of the Jubilee Year of Caravaca

The president of the Community, Fernando López Miras, said during his institutional message for the end of the year that "2018 will be the most positive year in the recent history of the Region of Murcia" and encouraged "all" to "build together a present and a future of new opportunities. "

Lopez Miras addressed all Murcia in what was his first Christmas message as president of the Community, which began referring to economic recovery and job creation, which said that "have taken firm steps."

He also assured that the objective of the regional government, "more than economic growth, is the welfare of the people".

In this sense, the head of the regional government stressed that this year more than 20,000 people have found a job in the Region of Murcia and said that "we have more than 550,000 men and women contributing to Social Security, we create employment at a faster pace than the average of the country and we are going to end the year with 315,000 people with an indefinite contract, something that has not happened since before the crisis ".

He remarked that "these figures place us as one of the autonomous regions driving employment creation", and clarified that "I do not work for the figures, but for the people".

Thus, he stressed that "the most positive of these challenges that we are reaching is that behind each job there is a face, a person with a name and surname".

The president of the Community said that "this is only the beginning" and alluded to the "push and work of all" to create "new and better jobs".

He stressed that the objective that defines the road map of the regional government is "create quality employment, stable and with wages that should increase once we have spent the most difficult years."

"That is what is fair and is what we are going to do," he said.

Elimination of taxes and regional financing

During his message, Fernando López Miras highlighted the elimination of the "clearly unjust" tax on inheritance and donations as of January 1.

"So we said we were going to do it, and we have done that," the president said, adding that "we will follow that line of work because where money is better is in the pockets of citizens, and less taxes means more employment, more development and more freedom for people ".

He also referred to the need to approve a new model of regional financing "to eliminate discrimination and the unfair treatment with which the previous one punished the Region of Murcia".

In this regard, explained that "each Murcia must receive the same amount as any other Spanish to address their essential services" and stressed the commitment of the Government of Spain "to address, from dialogue and agreement, a solution to this problem "

2018 will be the year of infrastructures

"The year that begins will allow us to see some of the historic claims of the Region of Murcia concluded," said the president, who referred to the High Speed.

"In 2018 we will see the first trains that will bring us significantly to Madrid, Valencia, or Barcelona," said Lopez Miras, adding that this is "an achievement that this year should also continue to advance on the lines to Cartagena and Lorca" .

He stressed that the arrival of High Speed ​​will be "fulfilling, with facts very palpable, our commitment to bury all rail traffic on its arrival in the city of Murcia."

He also highlighted the award of the International Airport of the Region, "which will also open its doors in 2018 and fulfill the purpose with which it was built: be useful for our growth, for the creation of employment and to connect us to the world".

He also mentioned the advances in roads and referred to "strategic projects like the one announced this week in Murcia by President Rajoy to build the so-called Northwest Arc".

"Projects that will make our communications easier, the work of our companies and that will allow our coastline, our beaches, our interior, to remain an international tourist reference".

In this regard, he referred to the recovery of the Mar Menor, for which he said that "2018 should also be a key year".

"We are completely committed, we have already achieved remarkable progress and, with all the prudence, but also with the utmost conviction, I assure you that we will see a more than positive evolution in the coming months," he said.

"I'm with the farmers and irrigators"

The president of the Community also spoke about water during his message to mark the end of the year in the Region of Murcia.

He said that "the drought has made 2017 one of the years with less rainfall in our history" and referred to the water deficit as "a very serious problem for all of Spain, but more in the Region of Murcia."

"Our water deficit is structural, goes beyond a punctual lack of rain and, moreover, many more food and higher quality are produced here than anywhere else, with the minimum amount of water available," said López Miras, who added that "nobody saves so much, manages better, refines and reuses as it is done in the Murcian countryside".

He said that "in Spain there is enough water to meet our demands, although it is necessary for everyone to be aware that its use must respond to a common technical criterion, national in scope, supportive and alien to the malicious confrontations with which some have wanted to do water policy ".

"My demand, as president, is known and will not change: I am with mine, with the farmers from Murcia, with the irrigators, and I will defend their claims as their own, where and when necessary," said López Miras, who stressed that it is "a clear requirement that is not at odds with the need to seek consensus, to convince everyone that our claim is also theirs".

Thus, he referred to the need to guarantee the right of all Spaniards to water, "including through the incorporation, in a possible constitutional reform, of provisions that prevent this right from being torpedoed, what I have come to call, with all clarity, an article 155 of water ".

A Region that grows looking at people

Fernando López Miras also alluded in his message to the situation in Catalonia, which he referred to as "an unprecedented challenge to our legal system, our democracy and our right to decide together our future."

Thus, he said that "we have managed to emerge victorious from this challenge by reaffirming our commitment to democracy, to Spain and our full confidence in the Constitution as the fundamental rule of the State."

He also mentioned "the great impact" that has reached the Jubilee Year of Caravaca de la Cruz, and highlighted tourism, agriculture and industry as "key sectors that will continue to be protagonists of our development."

He said that the regional government faces the new year "with enthusiasm" and stressed that "we are closer to an objective that belongs to everyone, to a Region that grows always looking at people".

"My commitment is to work so that all the purposes you have set for the New Year, those of your family and friends and all the people who love you, are fulfilled in 2018," said the president of the Community, who wished "prosperity and hope "to all Murcia" in a Region whose base are people, families, solidarity and support to those who need us the most ".

Source: CARM

The Film Archive of the Region celebrates the centenaries of Ingmar Bergman, Fernando Rey and composer Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

January 9 begins the new programming of this Culture space, which will also program black cinema and will remind other filmmakers such as Tarkovsky and Jim Jarmusch

The Filmoteca of the Region of Murcia begins its new program on January 9, in which it will pay homage to outstanding names of national and international cinematography such as the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, the actor Fernando Rey and the composer Leonard Bernstein, author of unforgettable bands sounds like 'West Side Story'.

Films of black cinema, other cycles of unknown cinematographies such as the Algerian or the Polish, habitual proposals such as' Panorama de actualidad 'or' Filmo en familia 'and unforgettable films like' Grease ',' Amanece que no es poco ',' Esplendor en the grass' and 'The Wizard of Oz' will also be part of the programming for the coming months.

These are some of the proposals with which, from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, "will continue to work to foster interest and passion for film and for young people and children to come to this expression of our culture which has a great acceptance among all types of public, which is demonstrated by the growing number of spectators who, season after season, fill this space of reference in the Region, "said the counselor Javier Celdrán.

The holder of Culture advanced that, "in the absence of closing the balance of this year, we can already assure that the Filmoteca has beaten a new record of assistants, with an increase of around a 25 percent, with which our expectations are surpassed "

"We are satisfied with the work carried out and, for this reason, we will continue to open the doors of the Filmoteca to the different groups of the Region and listening to all the suggestions of the public, to build a program that satisfies the whole society," he added.

Tributes

The tribute to Ingmar Bergman, whose 100th anniversary of his birth will begin, will begin in the middle of next April, but during these first months of the year, as an aperitif, the Filmoteca proposes an approach to the Swedish master with films that he considers himself 'As his favorites, such as' Amanecer' (Murnau, 1927);

'The circus' (Charles Chaplin, 1928);

'La Strada' (Fellini, 1954) or 'Celebration' (Thomas Vinterbeg, 1998).

Also in 2018 marks the centenary of one of the greatest musical talents of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein, who will be remembered with the screening of the three films he filled with magic with his scores: 'West Side Story' (Robert Wise, 1961 );

'A Day in New York' (Stanley Donen Gene Kelly, 1949) and 'The Law of Silence' (Elia Kazan, 1954).

And the last anniversary that will mark the Filmoteca will be the recent centenary of Spanish actor Fernando Rey.

'Viridiana' (1961), 'Tristana' (1979), 'The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie' (1972), all of them under the command of maestro Luis Buñuel.

To these titles will be added 'Campanadas a Midnight' (1965), under the direction of Orson Welles, 'Elisa, my life' (Carlos Saura, 1977) and 'Diario de invierno' (Francisco Regueiro, 1988).

After the cycle 'Shadows of the city: A panoramic view of classic black cinema', this season is organized 'The crime scene: cinematographic representation of murder', a proposal in which the crime scene will be the protagonist and in which they will see films by Fritz Lang ('Human Desires', 1954), Claude Chabrol ('The Ceremony', 1995), Wim Wenders ('The American Friend', 1977), Woody Allen ('Crimes and Faults', 1989), Alfred Hitchcock ('Psychosis', 1960), Richard Brooks ('In Cold Blood', 1967) and Jonathan Demme ('The Silence of the Lambs', 1991), among others.

Returning to the proper names, 'Andrei Tarkovsky: Sculpting in Time' is the cycle that for the first time will gather in the Film Library of the Region all the filmography of the Russian filmmaker, considered a poet of the image.

Other lesser-known creators such as Volker Schlo¨ndorff, prominent director of the 'New German Cinema', and Jim Jarmusch, an icon of modern cinema and one of the most applauded avant-garde directors, will join him.

From the Ministry, explained Celdrán, "we try to contribute to the revaluation of a cinema that, despite its high quality, often backed by prestigious awards, has no place in commercial rooms, and we provide viewers with access to these films through successful cycles such as 'Panorama de actualidad' and other proposals based on a more minority cinema and showing interesting currents, such as 'New Algerian cinema', and the 'Contemporary Polish cinema exhibition' ".

Usual cycles

But the backbone of programming will continue to be the great cycles already consolidated.

In addition to the 'Panorama de actualidad' series, with works awarded at the most prestigious film festivals, 'Filmo en familia' will bring the seventh art to the little ones with quality productions, most of them from Europe, such as 'El Cascanueces' (2010 ), 'The Haquivaqui Forest' (2016) 'The Roof in the World' (2015), 'Spark: A Space Adventure' (2017), 'Saving the Kingdom of Oz' (2017), 'Vaiana' (2016) and 'The Mayan Bee 2: The Games of Honey' (2017).

The Spanish cinema will not be left out either, since it also returns in 2018 'The Hall of the Filmmakers', with some of the best examples of the most current independent cinema, and the short films nominated for the Goya Awards will be screened in their different categories.

Regarding regional cinema, Javier Celdrán recalled that "the Filmoteca has among its main objectives the support of the cinema made in the Region, with the cycle 'Realizadores murcianos', as well as the enhancement of our audiovisual heritage, which we recover, preserve and We spread through the Archive, more and more nourished thanks to the donations received, and with the sessions of 'La Memoria Filmada' ".

Finally, and as part of other cycles or as special screenings, a number of classics will be seen again at the Filmoteca, some of them contemporary, among which are titles such as 'The Wizard of Oz' (Victor Fleming, 1939) , 'Historias de la radio' (Sáenz de Heredia, 1955), 'Splendor in the grass' (Elia Kazan, 1961), 'Amanece que no es poca' (José Luis Cuerda, 1989), 'Forrest Gump' (Zemeckis, 1994), 'Tesis' (Amenábar, 1996), 'Little Miss Sunshine' (Jonathan Dayton, 2006) and two films that also celebrate their anniversary in 2018: 'Grease' (Randal Kleiser, 1978) and 'El guateque' '(Blake Edwards, 1968).

Source: CARM

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