The City Council promotes the financing of the second phase of the rehabilitation of the San Andrés agreement



This second phase has a budget, according to the basic project already drafted, of approximately 3.25 million euros. Grants under this central government program can reach up to 60 percent of the total; therefore, the commitment of the Municipal Housing Institute, to contribute the remaining 40 percent, to finance the works cited during the 2018-2019 financial year has also been expressed.

In this regard, they recalled that the City of Malaga is carrying out the rehabilitation of the Convent of San Andrés, whose purpose is to recover this historic site dating from the sixteenth century giving it the splendor that it had before.

In the first phase, which is co-financed by the City Council and the Ministry of Public Works -through 1.5 percent Cultural-, the Refectorium of the old San Andrés Convent, where General Torrijos was imprisoned, is being recovered, and recovery is also included. from other dependencies of the Convent.

The Refectorium, once rehabilitated, will be used for the exhibition and administration space of the Historical Interpretation Center dedicated to the memory of Torrijos. With an area of ​​238.20 square meters, it consists of the vaulted room, lobby and toilet. On the other hand, the other dependencies of the Convent that are rehabilitated in this first phase, will be destined to the Carnaval Foundation of Malaga; consisting of three floors and a useful area of ​​286.95 square meters.

It also addresses the integration of this first phase in the urban plot environment, with the execution of a small square between these two buildings that are recovered. The project of the first phase has been prepared by the architect José Ramón Cruz del Campo. The total bidding budget of this first phase amounts to 1,207,664.45 euros.

On the other hand, as explained by the City through a statement, in the second phase, the Consistory is planning the recovery of the rest of the historic building as well as the courtyard of the building, which means an area of ​​more than 2,500 meters squares.

The estimated investment for the development of this project amounts to 3,250,577 euros. The drafting of this second phase of the rehabilitation has been awarded to the architect Demófilo Peláez, whose basic project has already been drawn up, and the execution draft is in draft.


On the other hand, it has also been approved to accept the free donation offered by Juan Jiménez Rodríguez from a bibliographic collection of his property to be incorporated into the Municipal Archive.

This fund called ‘Legacy Juan Jiménez’ is formed by a set of about 14,000 literary works, valued as a whole at 100,000 euros. Its theme is very varied: history, art, literature, science, gastronomy, bullfighting, religions and cultures of all civilizations, biographical studies and especially military history.

The Culture Department believes that with these new funds the municipal bibliographic heritage is enriched due to the quality of the donated works.


Similarly, the local government board has given its approval to the signing of a framework collaboration agreement between the City of Malaga and Eticom, Cluster of Digital Economy of Andalusia, for the development of joint actions that increase the level of the city of Malaga as Smart City (‘Smart City’).

The City of Malaga has among its competences the commitment to innovation and new technologies as a way to achieve a new model of service to the citizen, creating opportunities, generating employment and economic activity, promoting the activity of SMEs of the Tic sector and it is of interest to define lines of work and collaboration that allow to promote current modernization projects and promote their sustainability.

Eticom, on the other hand, is a non-profit private multi-sector association, whose main purpose is to improve the competitiveness of the Andalusian business sector in the field of ICT and contribute to the search for solutions that increase sustainability, innovation, productivity and business efficiency.

On the other hand, there has been a proposal for approval of the extension of the lease contract for a total of 26 vehicles for the Local Police through the system of ‘renting’, for an amount of 271,121.76 euros.

Thus, it is about nine patrol cars, eleven cars with kit for detainees, three camouflaged vehicles, two off-road vehicles and a van to support traffic.

On the other hand, the local government board has also approved the contracting file, for a maximum amount of 500,000 euros, of the collective life-disability insurance for the City Council employees, as well as the list of economic and administrative conditions that serve as a basis to the tender, whose amount will be charged to the fiscal year 2018.

Likewise, the signing of an agreement between the Malaga City Council and the Confederation of Businessmen of Málaga (CEM), which will be signed next Monday, has been approved, with the aim of strengthening and invigorating the Investment Attraction Center of Malaga.


On the other hand, a green light has been given to authorize Don Pequeñín SL to mortgage the public concession granted on a parcel of municipal land located on Avenida Imperio Argentina for the construction of a nursery school. The credit must be used entirely to finance the construction of the early childhood education center.

Likewise, it has been agreed to reject the request presented by the municipal group Málaga Ahora and the community of owners of the Phase IX Pyramids to initiate a procedure for the termination of the public concession of a plot granted in May 2015, in La Crónica street, in favor of the Bishopric of Malaga for the expansion of the parish center.

Finally, they have agreed to request a subsidy of 15,000 euros from the Andalucian Youth Institute of the Junta de Andalucía to develop the municipal program of the ‘Alterna en la noche’ Youth Area.

This veteran and pioneer program of the City of Malaga has a budget for this year 2017 of 45,052.06 euros. Its financing is planned with a municipal contribution of 30,052.06 euros and the rest with the subsidy of 15,000 euros.

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Catch the millennials and produce simpler, healthy and original foods, sector challenges for Bankia and Cámara

The newsletter has been presented to food entrepreneurs in EDEM EUROPA PRESS

The first ‘Competitive Intelligence Bulletin’ created by Bankia and the Chamber of Commerce of Valencia points as future challenges for companies in the agri-food sector the need to produce more attractive foods for the ‘millennial’ generation – born in the 1980s and 1990-, as well as more simple and healthier and more individualized, all in a more technological, transparent purchasing process aimed at a consumer with new life habits.

The study, which will be updated quarterly, analyzes consumption trends in the food sector and concludes that the new generations are willing to pay more if the products are transparent in the labeling or if they are acquired in a simple way. Soon it will focus on the evolution of other market segments such as tourism, already under development.

‘Trends, future and innovation. New business models in the food sector ‘was presented on Tuesday at the EDEM Business School of Valencia by the president of Bankia, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri; the one of Camera, Jose Vicente Morata; the director of Advice of this institution, Jesús Navarro, and the general secretary of EDEM, Hortensia Roig. They have presented their conclusions to dozens of representatives of food companies in the Region.

The first joint report between the two entities focuses on a “strategic” sector and “the most relevant” in the region, with the objective of “making the difficult easy” and “generating certainty” for the companies, Morata said. In addition, it tries to promote an “ambidextrous” business model in which companies “guarantee their survival in the short term and think about their long-term future”.

For all this, it analyzes the keys of an “unprecedented change of era” in terms of consumption, in which the purchasing process has become more important to an increasingly individualized and “overinformed” consumer. Goirigolzarri has stressed that the current situation, not only in the agri-food world, is “the opposite of the security that companies seek” and that, therefore, “entrepreneurs are more necessary than ever.”

One of the first consumption trends that the research points to is the importance of brands capturing younger generations, a type of consumer that is “informed”, has an “unlimited access to all types of data”, has ” little loyalty “to the product of a certain firm and is” concerned about the environment and health “. “They have the ‘smartphone’ tucked under the skin,” said the head of House Advice, who believes that “this is the consumer that must be satisfied.”

On a technological level, the study also concludes that, since about a quarter of Spaniards already use their mobile phone to buy food, it is necessary for companies to adapt their web pages and ‘apps’. The organizers estimate that the followers to the electronic commerce will happen of 16 to 70 million in 2019 and signal the impression in three dimensions like main “revolution” in this field: “We will get to make our own food”.



The Bulletin of Bankia and Cámara also analyzes the changes in the habits of the buyers before the predictions of aging, growth of 62% of the world population until 2050 and its greater concentration in the big cities, with a faster pace of life and ” Less time to enjoy the food. “

Thus, it shows that single-person households have already multiplied by four, six out of ten people eat out of the house and up to 17% consume dishes prepared daily, and point out as solutions that companies adapt their formats and produce instant food, but also healthy As examples, he has shown Valencian businessmen a video of an intelligent machine created by a startup in the United States and that, through a card, offers individualized menus in workplaces.

Jesús Navarro underlined the importance of “connecting” with the emotional part of consumers, who “nowadays travel in Blablacar and sleep with Airbnb”, with which he regretted that “the whole traditional tourism process has been loaded”, from Taxis to hotels and restaurants.

Along the same lines, it has highlighted the increase in the culture of responsible nutrition with the environment, given the waste of one third of the food consumed, an upturn of 16% in the organic market and up to 70% in 2020 Buyers who prefer local foods. This data illustrates the case of a German supermarket that sells in bulk, does not package any of its products and allows users to carry their own containers.


With all this, the report on the food sector concludes that most buyers are willing to pay more for food if they meet their demands: more transparency in the labeling, more simplicity in the shopping experience or healthier products, since only a third considers that it follows a healthy diet and 11% of the population suffers from obesity.

Health is seen by those responsible for research as the trend “transverse” to the rest and also the most implemented in companies that manufacture food, which must face 34% of citizens who suffer from intolerance. At the moment, it indicates that only 8% of the food sold is gluten-free and 7% lactose-free. “All these challenges will lead us to a completely different business model,” stressed the director of Chamber Counseling.



On the other hand, the study puts on the table that all these changes will lead to the creation of 35 new professions in agri-food companies because of their digitalization. Among them are those of application developer, responsible for mobile marketing, expert in sales in digital channels, digital media planner and expert in market attraction or in 3D printing.

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The PSOE closed 2013 with a debt of 64.55 million, almost 20 million more than the PP



The PSOE closed the year 2013 with a consolidated debt of 64.55 million euros, which is almost 10% less than at the end of 2012, according to the breakdown of accounts published on Thursday by the party and, according to them, becomes the “most transparent party in Spain.”

Of that amount, 42.5 million correspond to credit operations with mortgage guarantee , requested to buy, reform and rehabilitate property of the party, while 1.65 million are loans requested to finance electoral campaigns until the Administration reimburses them based on the results obtained.

The remaining 20 million are operations with personal guarantee ” to cover specific treasury needs or delays in the collection of subsidies “. The PSOE did not benefit in 2012 or 2013 from any debt cancellation.


In 2013 the total revenues of the PSOE amounted to 64.3 million euros, of which 42.6 were official grants (of which 18.8 were from the State, 17.7 from Autonomous Communities and 6 million from other institutions) and 11.7 quotas of affiliates and public positions, while the remaining 10 million come from donations and contributions (3.66) and financial and extraordinary income (3.7). For 2014, the budget foresees revenues of 42 million, of which 18.8 will be subsidies and 8.5 million will come from quotas, while extraordinary income and external financing amount to 14.8 million.

In the accounts presented by the PP on the year of 2013, a debt of more than 45 million euros was published, with 35 million long-term debts and almost 5 million for loans received by credit institutions. Also the PP had to face some interests for this debt of 1.27 million euros.

In terms of income, it presented 76.7 million distributed as follows: 58 million for subsidies, 3.7 million in extraordinary income and 14.2 in the form of other income.

The money of Pedro Sánchez

The money of Pedro Sánchez

Among the documents that the PSOE has made public are the declarations of assets, rents and interests of its Federal Executive Commission. The general secretary of the party, declares charging 2,813.87 euros gross per month (in 14 payments) as a deputy and 2,667.5 euros gross per month (in another 14 payments) of the socialist group in Congress as president of the group. To that we add a contribution for diets for 870 euros per month, also 14 times a year. Of his emoluments, the leader of the PSOE donates 420 euros to the party – also in 14 installments – and pays 84 euros a year as an affiliate.

The leader of the PSOE charges 13,411 for real estate leases In addition to a Peugeot 407 valued at 30,000 euros, Sánchez has two houses in Madrid, both with garages, acquired in 1992 and 2008 . The second one with a mortgage 159,300 euros with Bankia, whose outstanding balance is 127,220.75 euros. It has 15,834.3 euros in shares of Red Eléctrica and 3,309.9 euros in Repsol.

Sánchez also has a pension plan with BBVA of 85,366.34 euros and 4,891.58 euros in a current account in the same financial institution. To this, it unites 1,555.27 euros in Triodos Bank and 14,525.34 euros in the social security plan of the Courts corresponding to the 2008-2012 period.

The statement of assets and income of the socialist leader includes other income received: 13,411.20 euros for leases of real estate ; 562.31 for dividends and profit sharing of companies and 184.02 for interests. Sanchez also has life and accident insurance with BBVA worth 350,000 euros that Congress grants to all deputies in case of death or absolute disability.

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"In a referendum in Greece on their exit from the eurozone, the Greeks would vote 'yes'"




A protester holds a Greek flag in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens. EFE / Orestis Panagiotou

“We want Greece to remain in the euro.” It is the phrase with which the president of the European Commission, José Manuel Durao Barroso, tried to calm in the last hours the tense situation that lives Europe with the Hellenes . And, probably, the phrase that mentally repeats the leaders of the eurozone while the troika hurries the negotiations with Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and his coalition Government.

The European Central Bank, the IMF and the European Union maintain the blockade on the next loan of 130,000 million euros to Greece if it does not implement a series of adjustments, among others, reduce wages, lower the minimum wage and cut pensions and public spending . On the other hand, the Hellenic country negotiates the forgiveness of up to 70% of its debt with private creditors, ie banks.

From the economic point of view “they have no choice but to accept what the troika is asking for,” Xavier Freixas, professor of Financial Economics and Accounting at Pompeu Fabra University, explains to . But they are trying to stretch the deadlines – in theory, the deal had to be closed on Monday – to “negotiate interesting decisions”; If not, the population will use the “democratic process” to elect other leaders.

“This is related to the general strike today,” he adds. According to a spokesperson for the country’s main union, GSEE, “80% of private sector workers and 90% of civil servants” have supported the strike on Tuesday. The situation is critical and the threat, “serious” : if there are no cuts, no loan or debt, on March 20 Greece could go bankrupt.

He does not have money in the box

The Greek Executive has to pay in March 14,400 million euros of the more than 360,000 million that it owes. And he will not have money in the box. That is why it is again mentioned, as it was a few months ago, that Greece could end up leaving the eurozone . An EU commissioner has already dropped it. It is not a remote idea, “the ravages are such that if there were a referendum today people would vote in favor,” according to Freixas.

Entering the euro has “benefits”, advantages, adds the professor, “Greece had them and now they see that they have to pay for that growth “. In fact, and here he points out that the Spaniards “have things in common” with Greece, the government of Hellenic will have to realize that “that growth was artificial, a mirage, which was based on fragile foundations,” he explains.

If Greece goes bankrupt, the consequences for the financial stability of the entire euro area will be “enormous”, he explains. Behind could fall the weakest, as Italy, Portugal, Ireland and Spain ; they would be “the first affected”. But Germany and France, which have been pushing Greece for a few days to accept the troika agreements, would also suffer indirectly.

Especially the French banks, which are in a situation of significant weakness , as they are creditors of Greece. And also the Germans, remember Federico Steinberg, principal investigator of Economy and International Trade of the Elcano Royal Institute. Germany and France want to protect their “bondholders”, but also save the eurozone from an “unprecedented” situation, he says.


“All this is new”

Neither Sarkozy nor Merkel knows what is going to happen, “all this is new,” says Steinberg. Although if Greece does not pay what it owes, the Hellenes would have a door opened: they would no longer have debts. And what about that money? ” There are bondholders who have bought default insurance and will charge the same, ” says Steinberg, so there are those who “prefer” that Greece does not pay; others will not have the same luck.

According to the New Democracy conservatives, who are part of the Greek government, the demands of the troika will leave the country in ruins. “They just want to get to power, the wages have to be lowered,” Steinberg says, “they are responsible for the hole.” For the professor, the moment to negotiate is the current one, since Papademos has good relations with the European institutions. Even so, whether or not there is a ransom , the bad situation of citizens “will go further”.

For the time being, there are partial agreements : the Greek government will reduce 15,000 civil servant positions until the end of 2012 and, in addition, the European Commission will extend until 30 June the special regime of assistance to financial institutions of Greece approved on the occasion of the crisis. This Tuesday, everyone works on a final document, which will be discussed at the last minute of the day and which Greece should take to the Eurogroup meeting on Wednesday.

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