Compensation for fishermen in Cádiz province

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has approved a compensation package woth €900,000 for fishermen affected by the dispute over fishing rights around Gibraltar.

Failure to pay up keeps increasing the bill

The failure by Vélez-Málaga Council to pay the compensation awarded five years ago by the Supreme Court to residents of El Copo has meant that the total bill has now risen from the original €2.8 million to a staggering €5.2 million.

Damage to fishing industry estimated at 30 million plus

The Minister of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, Rosa Aguilar, believes that the EU ban on fishing in Moroccan waters due to the failure to reach a new agreement will cost the Spanish fishing industry around €30 million.

Spain gets the €71 million requested

Spain will receive the full €71 million compensation requested as a result of the damage caused to the horticultural industry during the ‘killer cucumber’ fiasco.

Rocking the boat

The Mayor of Nerja, José Alberto Armijo, is intending to ask the Central Government to pay the one million euro compensation to a local landowner in relation to the expropriation of land for the proposed sewage works.

Pensions to increase by 1.2% in January 2011

Eight and a half million pensioners should see an increase in their pensions of around 1.2% as from January 2011. This is because inflation increase in the month of November was 1.2 points above the predicted figure.

Compensation culture gone mad

Ian Huntley, dubbed the Soham killer, who is serving two life sentences for the murder of 10 year-old friends Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002, has launched a legal bid against the Government for compensation after his throat was slashed in prison. Whilst one can argue that the prison service should do all within its power to protect the …

Never too late to claim?

Former Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who spent six years as a hostage of leftist Farc rebels, is asking Colombia’s government for compensation. Ms Betancourt and her family are seeking $6.8 million in damages for ’emotional distress’ and loss of earnings during her time as a hostage. Colombian officials, however, appear to be rather surprised by this quest for compensation, pointing out …

Compensation scheme for fishermen

Starting tomorrow, July 1st, Andalucian fisherment and boat owners will be compensated when they are unable to work as a result of bad weather.