Archive for February, 2019

Víctor Martínez: "Despite Pedro Sánchez, the Region has not slowed down thanks to the decisions of President López Miras"

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The GPP spokesman affirms that "there has been a rain of socialist ministers who have not brought a single commitment "

"Despite Pedro Sánchez and the socialist government, the region has not slowed down thanks to the decisions of President López Miras that have allowed greater economic growth, more employment and the consolidation of the welfare state," said the spokesman of the Parliamentary Group Popular, Víctor Martínez, in the control session to the president of the Governing Council held today in the Regional Assembly.

Víctor Martínez has recalled the tax cuts approved by the regional government, "while we lower taxes the PSOE has tried to raise them, while we approved four budgets, the PSOE has failed and has failed to approve them," he said.

And he added that the nine months of the Government of Pedro Sanchez have been "terrible", a Pedro Sanchez who said "will only be remembered by the Falcon, the 'inconsistency manual and its mismanagement in Catalonia.

The spokesman of the PP in the Regional Assembly has reproached the PSOE that "have changed the rain of millions of PP for a rain of socialist ministers who have not brought a single commitment to the Region of Murcia" · And has questioned that the Government of Sanchez "has irrigated Catalonia of millions of euros, a money for all Spaniards that has ended up being only for the Catalans" he said to add that the socialists since they rule in Madrid "have slowed down and put water, infrastructure at risk and the autonomic financing ".

Source: PP Región de Murcia

The League "Mental Health" is integrated into the FFRM

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Federation of Soccer of the Region of Murcia, through the agreement with the Mental Health Federation of the Region of Murcia, will regulate the first league of "Mental Health", in which twelve teams of Mental Illness Centers of the whole Region and in which one hundred and fifty athletes benefit.

In addition, the FFRM has delivered, after the meeting of the day of coexistence held in Cieza between the two conferences -north and south-, defibrillator for the Mental Health Association of Lorca (ASOFEM).

The event was attended by Delia Topham, president of the Mental Health Federation Region of Murcia, María Asunción de Concepción, SMS Mental Health manager, Luciano Herrero, chairman of the Futsal Committee and Javier Lozano, chairman of the Arbitrators Committee, as well as Pascual Lucas, Mayor of Cieza, who has given the facilities of the Arboleja field to celebrate the tournament.

Source: Federación de Fútbol de la Región de Murcia

Citizens denounce that the Region is receding as a tourist destination despite its ideal conditions

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Miguel Sánchez: "López Miras has offered a series of figures that his advisors have passed on to them, but it is striking that in his speech he has not cited a single only source that verifies this data "

During the government control session that took place in the Regional Assembly, Miguel Sánchez, regional spokesman for Citizens, asked the president, Fernando López Miras, why our Region, which has the ideal conditions to attract tourism of different areas, due to its climate, nature and heritage, it recedes and does not stand out as a tourist destination, unlike what happens in bordering communities such as Andalusia or Valencia.

Sánchez has cited data collected from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), including the one that refers to the fact that in 2018 the number of foreign tourists fell by 1.51%, "which demonstrates the weaknesses presented by the sector, which are known for a long time, and that are based on the limited volume of regulated accommodation places, a deficient and aging hotel structure, and a great seasonality of the offer ".

"It is obvious that in 2018 we did not reach the three million visitors announced by López Miras in Fitur in January of that year, as can be confirmed by the hospitality associations of the sector, and far from it we will reach the six million that the president announced this year during the Fitur celebration "added Sánchez.

Regarding the intervention of Lopez Miras, Sanchez has stressed "that the figures of his speech should be those that have passed his advisers, but the president continues to have the bad habit of not offering the sources on which it is based to justify the data handled as would be mandatory and advisable, and the fact that it has not offered any source makes that data are in question, as was his proposal that three million people would visit the Region in 2018, and as unfortunately we believe they are going to compromise their forecasts of six million visitors by 2019. "

In this sense, Sánchez believes that the regional government should make a very serious reflection on the medium and long-term objectives pursued by the Strategic Tourism Plan 2015-2019 "and that much less have been achieved.

The situation of the sector remains the same, or even worse.

La Manga is abandoned despite having a strategy of sustainable urban development, Caravaca de la Cruz had a figure well below what was expected in the Jubilee Year "has highlighted Sanchez, who added" that could be many more examples that the policies of the regional government in tourism have not paid off. "

Source: Ciudadanos Región de Murcia

The law schools of Cartagena, Lorca and Murcia join in the face of the situation of non-payment of the duty shift by the Ministry of Justice

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

And to dignify their exercise

The deans of the bars of the Region of Murcia, Francisco Martínez-Escribano (Murcia), Antonio Navarro (Cartagena) and Ángel García Aragón (Lorca) have shown their disagreement with the decision of the ministry announced today and will promote an observatory regional office shift

Members of the boards of government of the bar associations of Cartagena, Lorca and Murcia have met this Thursday in Murcia to activate a joint action plan in the face of the continued non-payment of the duty shift by the Ministry of Justice and defend dignity of the same.

Francisco Martínez-Escribano, Antonio Navarro and Ángel García Aragón have expressed their dissatisfaction with the ministerial announcement that authorizes them to continue with the processing of the subsidy of the shift service and free legal aid for the year 2019 through a Royal Decree, since the months of November and December 2018 are also pending, whose payments would not require this procedure.

The three bar associations of the Region have approved the creation of an observatory of the shift of office that analyzes and reports on the situation of the same periodically, with the aim of promoting actions accordingly.

Likewise, meetings will be requested with all candidates for the upcoming elections to transfer the status of the service and to know first-hand their social impact and importance.

In addition, they are going to launch an awareness campaign about the need for the shift of office and the essential existence of the lawyer as guarantor of the rule of law and instrument to materialize effective judicial protection.

The three deans have insisted that without the lawyers who provide the shift of office, the most disadvantaged would not have the right of defense in such sensitive areas as gender violence, among others.

Finally, they have indicated that, depending on the response of the administration, they will take the necessary measures to get immediate payment and continue with the dignification of the profession.

Source: Agencias

Urralburu: "If we want to recover the right to public information, it is urgent to expel the PP from the government"

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Secretary General of Podemos and Spokesman of the Parliamentary Group in the Regional Assembly of Murcia, Oscar Urralburu, said that the report made public by the direction of the regional body, reveals "a serious transgression of the right to information by the regional that has turned public television into a propaganda medium, putting it into its own service and robbing the rest of the citizens of their legitimate right to public information. "

Urralburu has referred to the follow-up report of the 2018 program-contract of the public radiotelevision service in the Region which literally states "a blockage in the capacity of the Public Entity to control the activity of 7TV". This blockage comes from the Conserjería de Treasury on which the regional entity depends.

Thus the Spokesman of the Parliamentary Group of Podemos, has influenced the fact that the General Audiovisual Law of 2012 establishes that the autonomous public media are subject to parliamentary control, however in the Region of Murcia "Despite the attempt of Podemos de take forward a regulatory framework that eliminates the dependency of the Regional Public Television of the executive, this was not achieved, due to the alliance of the PP with C, s that prevented that Law from seeing the light, and will release both the public television service and its professionals, the yoke austerícida and controller of the regional government ".

The Parliamentary Spokesman of Podemos, has indicated that at the moment in which the information and a public service are subjected to economistic and political criteria by the regional government, the right to information and access to it from the public becomes automatically in merchandise and propaganda at the service of the government.

Similarly, Urralburu has stressed that "This report comes to show, what Podemos is denouncing throughout the legislature in the region, and is the" loss of public services, dismantled, cut and marketed based on the interest of some few "something, that we can stop among all, taking López Miras from the Government, and therefore from our screens".

Finally, Óscar Urralburu, wanted to show all his support and solidarity with the professionals of journalism and communication who work day after day in 7TVRM "where despite having to develop their professionalism subject to precarious conditions and the dependence of the public environment on regional government, these and these professionals daily show their abilities and value, despite having to develop their profession in an instrumentalized environment, for the benefit of a few, and where the right to information is relegated to partisan interests and propaganda "and He added that "fortunately in two months the PP will be far from the institutions."

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia

Presented in the UMU, an EU-funded project on integrating Global Economic Information from a historical perspective

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The purpose of the project is to present the technologies used to create data repositories, and through the development of a new multirelational database, to propose new integration models and standardization of data from historical archives.

Manuel Pérez García (, tenured professor of Global Economic History at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and director of the GECEM project ( funded by the European Research Council-Starting Grant (European Commission, Horizon 2020 -ERC-), has been invited by the PhD Program of Economics DECIDE of the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Vice-rector for Internationalization of the University of Murcia to give the conference "GECEM Project Database: State Capacity, Overseas Trade and Consumption in Qing China and Imperial Spain (1680-1796) ".

The Conference is part of the "I Conference on revitalization of relations UMU-People's Republic of China" that are held at the University of Murcia on Thursday, February 28 and Friday, March 1, with the aim of promoting the relationships of our teachers and researchers with the Asian country.

The main lines of research of the GECEM (Global Encounters between China and Europe) project and a state of the art related to the implementation of databases applied to the field of Global (Economic) History have been presented at the conference.

The purpose is to present a better understanding of the application of new technologies to create repositories of data, and through the development of a new multirelational database, to propose new models of integration and normalization of data from historical archives.

The foundations of the GECEM project database are shown in order to clarify the research problems that are addressed by crossing Chinese and European sources to analyze them through the analysis of social networks (SNA) and geographical information system ( CHALK).

Thirdly, examples derived from the database are presented: consumption data for Marseilles and Seville for the period from 1680 to 1840, and fiscal and commercial information of the Philippines, which is fundamental to study the contraband activities that are articulated in the Chinese coastal areas (Macao, Canton and Fujian) undertaken by sangleyes (merchants of Chinese origin in the Philippines).

The presentation aims at a micro-level rereading of the debate on the "great divergence", which tries to explain why European powers such as England or the Netherlands emerged in the first industrial revolution and China fell back.

Manuel Pérez García was a student of History at the University of Murcia.

He made several stays abroad, in European and American universities, and ended up hired five years ago by the Chinese university Renmin Univesity of China (Beijing).

Last year he was hired by the Shanghai Jiao Ton University as Full Professor.

Manuel is the only Spanish in Humanities who has won a Starting Grant from the ERC – Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program of the European Union, being the main researcher of the GECEM project (Global Encounters between China and Europe),

This allows him to have 1 and a half million euros and hire research staff to develop four doctoral theses under his charge.

In addition, he directs the Global History Network in China (GHN,

Source: UMU

López Miras closes the XXXIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Union of Teaching Cooperatives of the Region

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The president of the Community, Fernando Lopez Miras, today closed the XXXIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Union of Cooperatives of Education of the Region of Murcia, where he announced that "next September will come into force an employment exchange with those teachers who they have lost their jobs because of the suppression of units, and the centers are committed to give priority to these to cover places ".

López Miras reaffirmed his commitment to concerted education and the maintenance of employment in this sector, as well as his defense of the freedom of parents to choose the education they want for their children in a Region where 29.5 percent of students study in concert centers.

Source: CARM

Renfe resumes tomorrow the rail service on the Murcia-Lorca-Águilas line

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The works of Adif have meant an investment of € 7.6 million

The trains will re-circulate once all the work and procedures necessary for the commissioning of new facilities are completed

The objective of this action is to increase the capacity and regularity of the circulations and the reliability of the facilities

New interlocks have been installed in the stations, an ASFA system and a system of blocking and control of traffic called BLAU

From tomorrow, March 1, train traffic on the lines connecting Murcia to Lorca and Águilas will be resumed regularly, once Adif has completed all the work and procedures necessary for the commissioning of new facilities between the stations of Murcia Mercancías and Lorca Sutullena, which include interlocking, signaling, Centralized Traffic Control and blocking system.

The works, which began on February 11, have been carried out in accordance with the provisions of the processes of analysis, evaluation and risk management for the commissioning of railway subsystems established by the regulations and regulations in force, and have resulted in the investment of € 7.6 M (VAT excluded).

They have consisted in the implantation of the system called Bloqueo by Liberación Automatic in Via Única (BLAU), that allows, by means of modern computer equipments, to increase of significant form the reliability of the installations.

Likewise, the capacity and regularity of the circulations is increased, rationalizing and optimizing the railway exploitation.

The works have also involved new signaling equipment and the ASFA Digital system (Signal Announcement and Automatic Braking) and an improvement in the performance and quality of the infrastructure in this section, which links the municipalities of Murcia, Alcantarilla, Librilla, Alhama of Murcia, Totana and Lorca.

In this way, it contributes to gradually reduce the travel times, with the consequent benefit for the users, and it is also possible to increase the length of the trains above 200 m.

Within the framework of this action, the installation of new electronic interlocks has been carried out in Librilla, Alhama de Murcia, Totana, La Hoya and Lorca Sutullena, with their corresponding local control video systems.

The interlocks are essential equipment in the railway operation, as they are responsible for managing and regulating, by computer systems, the movements of trains in the stations.

New field elements have also been implanted in these same stations, lateral light signals, alphanumeric direction indicator signs, terminal boxes, track circuits, axle counters, step level protection, monitoring of track devices, drives and new fiber optic communications cable network.

Recovery of the railway offer

Renfe recovers the offer of the commuter service of the line C-2 Murcia-Lorca-Águilas previous to the start of the works.

The company replaces the existing programming before the execution of the infrastructure works.

Source: Adif / Renfe /

The CHS discloses on its website an information note with advice on the safety of wells

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Citizens have a telephone and an email so that they can report polls that are not well sealed

The wells must be marked, fenced and covered, preferably with an iron cover with padlock

The basin organization recalls that a decommissioning project must be made to disable unused facilities

The Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS), a body attached to the Ministry for Ecological Transition, has prepared an information note in which it offers a series of advice on wells, remembering that adopting the necessary measures to guarantee their safety is an obligation unavoidable of the owners.

The guide is available on the website ( and on the social network profiles of the basin organization.

In addition, it has made available to citizens the phone with WhatsApp 679448050 and email so they can communicate with the basin organization in case they find an uncovered well.

Among the mandatory measures, the CHS reminds that the wells must be clearly marked, in addition to fences and covered with an iron cover with padlock.

In addition, if the owner of a survey wants to close it, he must remove the elements from others, disinfect and fill the open space with materials that do not interact with the environment.

A closure project must also be carried out that contains the name of the owner of the plot, the geographical and hydrogeological characteristics of the catchment, its technical characteristics and the type of closure proposed.

How to make a well legally?

In this informative note, it is explained that for the execution of a well whose purpose is the extraction of groundwater, at least one authorization must be requested from the Segura Hydrographic Confederation, an authorization to the autonomous community (Mining Section) and, according to the cases, works license to the town hall in which the works are located.

If there is any figure of environmental protection, you must also have the authorization of the competent body in each case.

It is important to note that the opening of wells and the installation in them of instruments for the extraction of groundwater, without previously having a concession or authorization from the basin organization for the extraction of water, is considered an administrative infraction, stating as responsible to the owner of the land, the promoter of the catchment, the entrepreneur who executes the work and the technical director of the same.

Collaboration between citizens and between administrations

The detection of abandoned and illegal wells is a work in which all citizens and public administrations can collaborate, especially those with personnel in the field: hydrographic confederations, environmental ministries (mines service), Civil Guard and municipalities.

The loyal collaboration between all of them, together with the public awareness will avoid misfortunes like the one we have just suffered.

Source: CHS

Urralburu: "Corvera represents the inability and improvisation of the PP government"

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The secretary general and parliamentary spokesman of Podemos Región de Murcia has pointed out that the regional president, Fernando López Miras, has no plan to "make the Corvera airport not a ruin, nor plan to solve the endemic problems of the region. Upsetness, such as precarious employment and low salaries, lack of water, lack of infrastructure or the fiasco and obsolescence of the tourism model, without forgetting that we are in the queue for educational results and attention to dependence. "

Óscar Urralburu has affirmed that the only thing that already is worth to the Region of Murcia is "to end the government of the Popular Party, to throw them from San Esteban and from the town councils of our autonomous community."

Only thus, said the parliamentary spokesman and secretary general, "we can give this earth the tilt it needs."

Corvera is the "perfect" example of how the PP acts, Urralburu assured, since at the airport they have been together "all the ills that are beating our Region, Lopez Miras has been left out because he is an incompetent president" .

The data are "revealing," in the first half of the week, travelers have dropped 10% of what was expected, during the first half of January 2019 in San Javier there were 21,559 trips, in the second fortnight in Corvera, just over 20,000.

In addition, Urralburu highlighted, two companies "have eliminated their destinations and two others have eliminated 50% of their journeys."

As for the data provided by the regional president, Óscar Urralburu has stressed that "they only announce flights that do not exist, such as Mallorca, a destination for which there is no airline that takes charge or routes requested slots."

Urralburu has stressed that what Lopez Miras wants now is to "help him from the Ministry to pay for this ruinous business, they are asking for nothing more than a rescue." This is what is in the public interest between Murcia and Madrid and Barcelona".

Although, what the PP "wants to hide is that with the agreement with AENA, Corvera take off every day only 2 or 3 planes, while they keep flying 22,000 euros every day of our regional budget, from our pocket".

The general secretary and parliamentary spokesman has stressed that "is so evident the collapse of the PP project for Corvera, which now, after opening it after 10 years of closed doors, is when they start to plan the bus lines."

Source: Podemos Región de Murcia