The decree by which the Junta de Andalucia intends to revive the construction sector comes into effect today and assistance under the scheme can be requested as from 1 April.
Plans to streamline urban planning in Andalucia
The Junta de Andalucia is expected to approve a draft decree aimed at streamlining administrative procedures relating to urban planning when municipalities decide to change their General Plan.
Plan to exert more control over holiday rental properties in Andalucia
The regional Minister of Tourism, Trade and Sport, Rafael Rodriguez, has announced a plan for discussion relating to controlling the illegal rental of properties in Andalucia.
Record tourist spending in 2013
Spending by international tourists in Andalucia amounted to €8,390 million during 2013, an increase of 8.3% over 2012.
Junta de Andalucia realises the need to revitalise the construction industry
The Junta de Andalucia has apparently, for the first time, come to the realisation that the revitalisation of the construction industry is essential if unemployment in the region is to be reduced.
Andalucia top for domestic tourism
Andalucia sits in fourth position when it comes to international tourist visitors but is number one when it comes to national tourism, leading the way from Valencia, Cataluña and Madrid.
Andalucia ends 2013 with 36.32% unemployment
Andalucia ended 2013 with 1,446,600 people officially registered as unemployed, 36.32% of the workforce, and the year ended with 43,300 fewer jobs available.
First storms of the year cause more than 250 incidents in Andalucia
The first storms of the year have caused in excess of 250 incidents in Andalucia, particularly in Cádiz and Huelva provinces where strong winds have toppled walls, trees and even lampposts.
House prices in Andalucia continued the downward trend
The average price of new houses in Andalucia, which people either can’t afford or can’t get financing, ended 2013 down by 8.9%, according to the Real Estate Assessment Society.
There were nine babies born in Andalucia in the first hour of the new year, six girls and three boys, with the official ‘first’ arriving at six minutes past midnight.