The first meeting of the new Board of Ministers for the Junta has accorded the elimination of 99% of Inheritance and Donations Tax.
One amongst several, of course, but a rather big one: its ceiling for expenditure is 133,259m euros for 2014 but its tax system is not working. You see, although Spain has one of the highest tax rates in the European Union, it actually brings in less than most.
The Public Prosecutor for the Spanish National Law Courts opposed handing over Franco-era torturers to an Argentinean judge over an international arrest warrant.
Incredibly, the national headquarters of the Partido Popular handed over computers required for court evidence with their hard discs removed.
The Central Government under the right-wing party, the PP, has blocked the release of confidential military documents between 1936 and 1968 – they were due for declassification in 2011.
Hounded by the corruption scandals in the PP, the Prime Minister, Marino Rajoy, decided to publish his tax returns and order his top party leaders to do the same.
In 2005 the Spanish conservatives were still smarting from having control of the government. The new leader, Mariano Rajoy set about what proved to be of eight years of bitter opposition, so their objection to the new socialist’s governments bill of same-sex marriage was a given.
The Partido Popular has kicked off their local-elections, pre-campaign, which is why you have probably seen banners stretching across the roads with Trinidad’s face, calling for a change.
The Mayor of Molvízar has been up before the magistrate, standing accused of coercing municipal workings into voting for his party: i.e., the Partido Popular.