Dr. Eduardo Vela resorts to the sentence of the stolen babies that acquits him to clean his honor

Dr. Eduardo Vela resorts to the sentence of the stolen babies that acquits him to clean his honor

Dr. Eduardo Vela, 85, has appealed to the Supreme Court the sentence that considers him responsible “incontestably” to steal a newborn in 1969 but at the same time acquits him for having prescribed the crimes, “for containing pronouncements that are harmful to him. “

In the letter, the defense of Dr. Vela recalls that although the decision of the Provincial Court of Madrid is acquittal, the court has found him guilty of the theft of Inés Madrigal as recorded in the account of proven facts.

In this way, the doctor advances in his writ the filing of an appeal of cassation before the Sala II of the Supreme Court against the proven facts and the grounds of law that declares him guilty of the crimes of illegal detention, presumption of childbirth committed by a doctor and falsehood in official document.

The circumstance arises that Vela’s appeal is added to that of Inés Madrigal and the Prosecutor’s Office , something that the accusations did not expect, as long as the doctor was acquitted, although they framed his appeal in the need to clear his name and honor. the responsibility attributed to him by the proven facts in the theft of the newborn, according to legal sources.

The lawyer argues that the gynecologist “is entitled” to appeal the cassation “despite having been acquitted by prescription” and “to contain the ruling pronouncements that are harmful.”

Waiting to know the arguments that the appeal will contain, justifies its presentation in a “violation of constitutional precept for violation of the right to the presumption of innocence” and in a “violation of Law” of Article 849 of the Criminal Procedure Law by understand that the Chamber “there has been an error in the assessment of the evidence”.

It refers to aspects of the complaint, the literal birth certificate of Inés Madrigal , the declaration of her adoptive mother Inés Pérez, the declaration of Eduardo Vela himself, the office of the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences, the statements of six witnesses and the record of the oral trial.

The announcement of Vela’s appeal is dated on October 19, one day after the deadline to submit it began due to the fact that he had alleged health problems before the Audiencia de Madrid to avoid being notified of the sentence – which was made public on October 8 – which caused delays in the cause.

Until last Thursday, the lawyer of the administration of Justice of the Seventh Section of the Provincial Court informed Dr. Vela that it was taken as notified through his attorney, since he did not grant him the request to send the contents of the sentence to your home for health problems.

The magistrates consider Vela the author of the three crimes “incontestably” when in 1969 he gave the marriage formed by Inés Pérez and Pablo Madrigal ” a girl a few days old outside the legal channels, simulating the existence of a birth that it had not been produced and establishing a fallacious affiliation. “

Although it is proven that the doctor certified with his own hand that Inés Pérez gave birth in his presence on June 4, 1969 to a girl, which never took place, that girl was delivered without consent to that marriage and that Thanks to these maneuvers the newborn could be registered in the Civil Registry as their biological daughter, the judges acquit her for prescribing the crimes.

  • Eduardo Vela acquitted for the case of ‘stolen babies’

The voter of Podemos gives more support to the Budgets than the PSOE

The voter of Podemos gives more support to the Budgets than the PSOE

The current political situation forces the Government , far from the absolute majority, to negotiate openly the General Budgets of the State . The PSOE already has the support of Unidos Podemos, and now seeks the votes of the nationalist and pro-independence formations to carry out the accounts.

In this context, there is a clear division of opinions among Spaniards on the draft accounts presented by the left. 46% believe that, overall, it is good for Spain compared to 38% who think it is bad. It is the main conclusion of the Metroscopy survey for Henneo of the month of October. It is striking, yes, that the voter of Podemos gives more support to the accounts (82%) than the PSOE (76%).

One of the measures described as the star of these PGE is the rise in the minimum wage to 900 euros . Well, it is the least viable according to respondents: 63% . And this is the case – and here comes the ideological component – because only 53% of the voters of Citizens and only one of every three voters of the PP (36%) think that it is economically possible to carry it out at the moment.

Another point that is dealt with in the survey is the urgency of the measures. The increase in investment for the care of dependents, the contribution of the self-employed based on their real income and the re-establishment of the subsidy for those over 52 years of age, are measures perceived in a transversal manner as urgent by the voters of all political parties of the system.

Dependence and self-employed, more urgent measures

91% of Spaniards consider it urgent to expand the investment in dependence, a figure that ranges from 86% of the voters of Citizens and 97% of those of Unidos Podemos. The voters of the PP (87%) would approach those of Citizens and those of the PSOE (96%) to those of the formation in residence.

A similar unanimity is also reached for the contribution of the self-employed according to their real income . This measure is urgently believed by 92% of United Podemos voters, 91% of PSOE voters, 85% among Citizens and 80% of popular voters. More ideological component is shown in the regulation of rental prices. They request speed at the time of implanting this measure 91% of the voters of United We can and 90% of those of the PSOE, against 59% of those of Citizens and 58% of the popular ones. A difference of thirty points.

On the other side are those that are considered less urgent. That maternity and paternity leave are equal and non-transferable is, among all the main measures on which opinion has been asked in this survey, the one perceived with less degree of urgency : 59% of Spaniards consider it as such.

And the viability?

On the one hand there is the need for certain measures to be applied and another for them to be viable. If the rise in the minimum wage is the most complicated step for Spaniards, if it is economically feasible to equalize and transfer the maternal and paternal leave. Of course, it is the only measure that being viable is not considered urgent . That is, among the voters of the four main parties, those who consider it economically viable outweigh those who think it is urgent.

The most economically viable measure of those subject to evaluation in this survey is that which affects the self-employed and their contribution based on the real income they obtain. This is the opinion of eight out of ten Spaniards (79%) who include the vast majority of voters in the four main parties: 89% of those of Unidos Podemos, 83% of those of the PSOE, 82% of those of Citizens and, to a lesser extent, 68% of the PP .

Bankers on trial: the ever-growing list of executives on the bench

Bankers on trial: the ever-growing list of executives on the bench

Rodrigo Rato and Narcís Serra are the latest examples of the increasingly long list of bankers who have had to sit on the bench to face accusations of irregular bonuses, bankruptcy of entities, fraud and several other economic crimes.

Almost all have been convicted or investigated for irregularities and excesses in the years of the brick boom, or for stratospheric salaries that they maintained despite the 2008 crisis.


Rodrigo Rato: Former president of Caja Madrid , heads the list of 65 convicted in the case of the ‘black cards’ of that entity, which includes names such as businessman Gerardo Díaz-Ferrán or former head of the Real House Rafael Spottorno . In February 2017, the National Court found them guilty of misappropriating the bank’s assets through opaque cards that were provided to them, and from which they withdrew money without limit for personal use and to the detriment of the bank’s assets. This Wednesday, the Supreme Court has confirmed the penalty of four and a half years in prison for Rato for disbursing with his black 99,000 euros, a sentence for which the former minister must enter the prison.

In addition, Rato is awaiting another trial for an alleged swindle in the IPO of Bankia, the heir of Caja Madrid, which will begin on November 26 and is expected to last until June 2019. In this case, they will sit in the bench about thirty ex-advisers and former directors of the group, in addition to Rato, for whom the Prosecutor’s Office asks for five years in prison.

Miguel Blesa. Former president of Caja Madrid, another of those convicted of black cards. The Court imposed a penalty of six years in prison for misappropriation, a sentence that appealed. He was also subject to other judicial investigations related to his management in front of the bank and the alleged bonuses received by the leadership. But on July 19, 2017, he was found dead with a chest shot on a farm in Córdoba. The subsequent autopsy confirmed that Blesa had committed suicide .

Modesto Crespo: Former president of the Savings Bank of the Mediterranean (CAM), which was intervened in 2011 by the Bank of Spain and after which the authorities began to investigate the leadership for the various irregularities that had caused his fall. The National Court sentenced the ex-couple to sentences of up to 4 years in prison for considering them responsible for having falsified the accounts of the entity between 2010 and 2011, but exempted Crespo.

In May of this year, a new trial against 21 ex- counselors started for the collection of 60,000 euros in Crespo’s allowances, known as the Tinser case. During the process, Crespo reached an agreement with the Office of the Prosecutor for which he accepted the accusations against him in exchange for a reduction in the sentence, from four years to nine months. The trial in the Court of Alicante is under review, which is expected to be announced soon.

Roberto López Abad. Former general director of the CAM involved in the different judicial processes around the box. In 2016 he was acquitted by the Supreme Court in the case of the diets to exdirectivos of the entity, but in 2017 the National Court sentenced him to three years in prison along with the other former director general, María Dolores Amorós, in the case of the accounting falsification of the bank. He is also awaiting sentencing in the Tinser case, in which the Prosecutor’s Office requested a sentence of 4 years in prison against him.

It was also investigated in the case of the sale of preferred CAM, but the case was filed last July by the Supreme Court.

Julio Fernández Gayoso: Former president of Novacaixagalicia (NCG) and one of the five executives of that entity sentenced to two years in prison for the millionaire compensation they assigned themselves before leaving the bank and in full crisis, for some 22 million euros

The other convicts were José Luis Pego, Gregorio Gorriarán, Óscar Rodríguez Estrada and the legal adviser Ricardo Pradas. All of them entered prison in January 2017 to serve a sentence. But Fernández Gayoso was released from prison in July of that same year after serving a quarter of his sentence and having returned the appropriate money, based on his age (85 years) and his delicate state of health. The Judge of Penitentiary Surveillance imposed the realization of volunteer activities.

Juan Pedro Hernández Moltó. Former President of Caja Castilla La Mancha (CCM), ex-deputy and former councilor of the Castilian board. He was sentenced in 2016 by the National Court to two years in prison for a corporate offense of accounting falsification when handling the bank’s accounts, which was intervened in March 2009. It was the first banking intervention of the crisis.

Ricard Pagès: Former CEO of Caixa Penedès, was sentenced in 2014 along with three other former directors to sentences of up to two years in prison for unfair administration to grant salary shields millionaires. It was the first sentence to a throne of savings bank of the crisis, and the magistrates mitigated the penalties because, although they had been demonstrated that their conduct was “malicious”, they returned the more than 28 million euros that had received in pensions.

Mario Conde Perhaps the most famous case among bankers tried. A star of the economic panorama of the 80s, the Bank of Spain intervened in 1993 the entity that presided, Banesto. He was convicted in the Banesto and Argentaria Trust cases for misappropriation, fraud and falsehood, and in 2005 he received the third prison degree.

However, in 2016 he was arrested again in the context of an investigation into money laundering from the Banesto case. Conde managed to get out of jail after paying a deposit of 300,000 euros .

José Luis Olivas: Former President of the Valencian Government and Bancaja, has been involved in several cases. In January 2017 he was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for issuing a bill of half a million euros through a company in his name to justify a money that Entrepreneur Vicente Cotino paid him in exchange for advice that never existed. And last August the National Court processed it along with 47 other people in the Grand Coral case, real estate operations in Mexico that. according to the judge of the case, they assumed “an authentic embezzlement operation” of Bancaja and Banco de Valencia.

In addition, Olivas will sit on the bench along with Rato in the trial for the Bankia IPO .

Narcís Serra: Former president of Catalunya Caixa and minister in the governments of Felipe González, faces since Thursday the trial in the Audiencia of Barcelona. A total of 41 ex-counselors are tried for allegedly assigning millionaire bonuses in the middle of a crisis, and the Prosecutor’s Office asks Serra for a four-year prison sentence.

Domingo Parra: The former CEO of the Bank of Valencia sits on the bench along with another ex-director in the trial that started last week at the National Court for irregular credits that the entity granted to Valencian businessmen. The operations left a hole of 160 million euros.

Ángel Ron: Former President of Banco Popular, as well as Emilio Saracho. The National Court admitted a year ago four lawsuits against both for alleged crimes of corporate falsehood, unfair administration and misappropriation, among others. The judge investigates the bankruptcy of the bank and its subsequent purchase by Santander at the price of one euro.

Alfredo Sáenz: Former CEO of Santander who was sentenced in 2009 to three months in prison for a crime of false accusation against some of Banesto’s debtors. In 2011, Zapatero’s government pardoned him, but two years later the Supreme Court annulled that pardon, believing that this measure of grace had been an “overreach” .

Angela Davis: “Feminism is the strategy against gender repression, against racism and fascism”

Angela Davis: “Feminism is the strategy against gender repression, against racism and fascism”

Angela Davis continues to be a radical black feminist committed to the defense of civil rights , almost fifty years after being imprisoned in California (USA) accused as a dangerous terrorist by the FBI.

If one day this philosopher said that “feminism is the radical idea that women are people,” this Tuesday – in his brief visit to Madrid for a conference this Thursday afternoon at La Casa Encendida – he defended that feminism it is “a strategy to combat the repression of gender but also against racism and fascism “.

Davis, an icon of the feminist struggle, continues to defend that feminism can not be anything other than “anti-racist” and “anti-capitalist” and involved in the struggle for civil rights. “An integrating and holistic feminism”. Because she does not understand, she has assured, that justice can be defended only for a specific group of people and not for others.

Feminism that is not in solidarity with migrants, that does not mobilize against climate change, or for animal welfare, seems to her a ” contradiction “.

As the maximum exponent of intersectionality, the union of race and gender in the feminist struggle , and deferrer of social justice, Angela Davis is still questioned by a feminism that prioritizes the rights and freedoms of women at the bottom of the social scale, those below, above the one that prioritizes women who can already touch the glass ceiling.

In her brief appearance before the media, Davis has been asked about the current debate on feminism in Spain, which is the subject of feminism and whether it is exclusive of women born to women or if protagonism is shared with transgender and transgender women.

“Feminism must be as broad and spacious as possible,” said the North American activist.

His reflection has gone further: “When one analyzes gender violence, both intimate, public and institutional, transsexuals are always victims and that should worry us,” he said.

In this sense, for the American feminist ” gender violence is a global pandemic ” that can not be understood detached from institutional violence. “There is a relationship between violence at the individual level and the violence of the States, we will not eradicate one if the other does not disappear.” In this sense, she has applauded the approach of the denunciation of feminicide in Mexico, “where they already clearly appeal to the connection between domestic and institutional violence”.

Angela Davis is convinced of the power of feminism at the present time. She has vindicated the role of women in public protest against the policies of Donald Trump , whom he has called ‘squat’ of the White House.

The woman who once presented herself to the vice president of the United States as a candidate of the most radical left has lamented that the Trump presidency is empowered to the fascists all over the planet , and has quoted Bolsonaro (Brazil), Duterte (Philippines) or the ultra right currents that emerge again in Europe. He also lamented “the trip to the right of a large part of the population in the United States”, which for her is “devastating” because, in addition to everything, it implies “a violent and explicit racism” in its centrality.

The main problem the world has now, according to Davis, is the struggle for the rights of migrants and refugees . And, regarding the future, he believes that ” food policies ” will soon focus another of the global battles.

She, who stopped eating meat in prison “but because she was rotten”, believes that the defense of good treatment of animals is not earned with proselytism but with awareness, based on dismantling deception and demagogy.

“I stopped eating meat, but I did not want to impose my practices on others”, he has set an example. “I prefer that people reach their own conclusions , that they are aware of what it takes to produce what we consume, and not only with animals, but also with plants, if not, look at Monsanto, which has colonized the world and generated its benefits by producing carcinogenic pesticides. “

How to claim the expenses of the mortgage and receive the return of the money that corresponds

How to claim the expenses of the mortgage and receive the return of the money that corresponds

The Supreme Court decided on October 19 that it is the bank and not the client who must pay the tax on legal acts documented in the signature of a mortgage , thus correcting its previous doctrine .

The consumer associations, upon hearing the news, celebrated and encouraged the clients that might be affected to claim . But shortly after the Supreme Paralyzed the effects of the sentence and has postponed on Monday the final decision on it to the House of the next November 5 .

However, it is worth asking what are the keys that lie behind this decision of the high court:

What is the mortgage tax?

It is the Tax on Documented Legal Acts of mortgages. It is the most important cost when we talk about a mortgage and it is not the same in all of Spain. Each autonomous community has its own, which normally varies between 0.5% and 1.5%. Until now, the client was the one who had to face that expense. If we use as a reference a deed of 150,000 euros, it moves between 750 and 2,250 euros.

Why did the Supreme correct?

It takes into account, to make this decision, that the registrable business is the mortgage and that the only interested party in the elevation to public deed and the subsequent inscription of those businesses is the lender, that is, the bank. This could also mean a high economic cost for the bank, which would be around 4,000 million euros, according to Moody’s agency.

The new ruling corrects what was reflected in February, when the court ruled that the person who had to face the tax of documented legal acts was the client and not the entities with which the loan is subscribed; unanimously, the plenary session of the Civil Court ruled out abuse in the application on the borrower of the tax, something that has now decided to rectify.

Is it retroactive?

20minutes as regards the Voyadefenderte lawyer association, Yaiza Muñiz, “persons claiming from now can benefit from this ruling.” Adicae, meanwhile, argues that being an abusive practice “there is no possibility of prescription.”

What does the sentence say?

The ruling responds to the appeal filed by the Municipal Housing Company of Rivas Vaciamadrid against a ruling of the Superior Court of Justice of the Community of Madrid in June 2017. The ruling annuls an article of the regulations on property transfer tax and legal acts documented . And it is that it considers that the expression “in the case of deeds of constitution of loan with guarantee will be considered purchaser to the borrower” is contrary to the law.

Who can claim?

According to Muñiz, he can claim “anyone who has formalized a mortgage loan, and who has paid, who are all, the expenses of formalization, among which is not only the tax of Documented Legal Acts”.

And should it be claimed now or later?

Facua advises that those who mortgaged between September and October 2014 urgently demand from the Autonomous Treasury the refund of the Tax, before the term expires. According to the organization, it is “fundamental” that the users who signed their loans four years ago claim the reimbursement of the tax to the regional tax administration before the expiration of the statute of limitations period of four years.

According to the Tax Law, the statute of limitations of four years to claim the Treasury begins to be counted within 30 business days from the signing of the deed, but the consumer federation advises that users submit the claim even if they have doubts about whether the term a prescribed.

How can you claim?

It is still not clear. According to some experts, the claim to be effective would have to be made before the courts and foreseeably against the administration that collected the tribute. In this case, the hacienda or tax agency of each Autonomous Community. It would be done with an instance in which reference is made to the fact that the passive subject is the bank and not the user. The claim must be accompanied by a copy of the self-liquidation form of the IAJD, but in the case that they do not have it, they can provide all the possible data for the tax administration to determine the liquidation of the tax.

According to other experts, you would first have to file a claim with the bank and then with the courts. The necessary documentation must be collected. Then, locate the deed of mortgage loan whose expenses are claimed claim, along with notary invoices, property registration, appraisal of the property, agency and this tax. The next step will be to draft a claim document requesting the amounts paid. Asufin calculates that some eight million Spaniards have contracted a mortgage, and on average those affected could claim around 3,000 euros.

Can this decision make mortgages more expensive?

“To the extent that the bank would have to assume the amount of the tax, they will take that money from another side”, wields Muñiz. They can do so, he says, “by expanding the conditions of opening or establishing another type of commission.” He considers that the consequences may be that the loans are increased, although in a few years a court may question the mortgage clauses again.

What do consumers think?

Among consumers, Facua celebrates the change of criteria and urges the Government and the autonomous communities to “take action” to monitor the reaction of the bank. According to this association, this “excellent news” must change the meaning of the thousands of sentences that will be issued in the coming years. Since Asufin encourage the claim but believe that banks should make the return without a complaint.

And the bank?

Banks, credit unions and credit unions defend their position and claim they have never received “any amount” for mortgage tax and ask for “more legal security and clear rules.” The entities, the statement said, have always complied with current regulations, “approved more than 20 years ago,” and with the settled case-law of the third chamber of the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court, “unanimous, and maintained until very recent dates. “, principle that otherwise has always presided over the relations of the entities with their clients.

Social bonus: A discount on your electricity bill

Social bonus: A discount on your electricity bill

The social bonus is an aid to families with low income and / or at risk of vulnerability that allows a reduction in the cost of electric power in their bills.

Said saving is, in the last instance, between 25 and 40% of the cost of energy, and applies only to customers of the domestic market in their usual home, provided that the Voluntary Price for the Small Consumer price has been contracted ( PVPC) and a power not exceeding 10kw. Despite being an aid that can be accessed provided that the requirements are met, many households that could be accommodated do not.

To access the social bonus, three types of clients are established with different access conditions:

1. Vulnerable consumer

They occur in the case of large families, family units maintained by pensioners with a minimum pension or family units with income equal to or less than 11,300 euros per year -without minors in charge-, 15,000 euros per year -with a dependent child- or 18,800 euros a year -with two minors in charge-. In all these cases, the discount is 25% with respect to the cost of energy.

2. Severe vulnerable consumer

It is valued in this way when the family unit is large and receives an income equal to or less than 15,000 euros per year ; those maintained by pensioners with less than 7,500 euros a year are also in this category. Likewise, it is the case of family units with income if this is equal to or less than 50% established for vulnerable clients (Point 1). In these cases, the reduction in the cost of energy is 40%.

3. Consumers at risk of social exclusion

In case the severe vulnerable customers of point 2 are treated by social services or corresponding body of the Autonomous Community that finances at least 50% of their electricity bills, the financing of the invoice is 100%. In this case, the light is not cut off under any circumstances.

In addition, it is always necessary to clarify that there is a consumption limit, in kWh, according to the family unit . If none of the components is minor, this limit is set at 1,200 kWh , and amounts to 1,680 kWh or 2040 kWh if there are one or two minors, respectively. In the case of large families, the limit extends to 3,600 kWh; in the one of the pensioners, to 1,680 kWh. If these figures are exceeded, the energy will be billed at the PVPC price.

How to request it?

The social bonus can be requested from the reference dealer, although it will be the Ministry, the body that grants the aid, who will evaluate the documentation of each person and determine whether or not it will benefit from the discount.

To be able to request it, it is essential to have certain documentation , always in force. In all cases it is necessary to present a photocopy of the DNI or NIE of the owner of the supply point and of each of the members of the family unit to which the owner belongs for which said document is mandatory. In addition, it is necessary to show a photocopy of the family book of the family unit or, where appropriate, a certification of the individual sheet of the Civil Registry of the owner or of each of the individuals of the family unit. Finally, it is essential to have a certificate of registration in force both the owner and all members of the family unit.

The current beneficiaries of the previous social bond have until October 8 as the deadline to renew their conditions if they want to continue enjoying this discount on their bill.

Madrid Nuevo Norte, the first city with a gender perspective

Madrid Nuevo Norte, the first city with a gender perspective

Design cities that do not limit the right of their inhabitants to participate fully and freely , on equal terms and independently of their gender. This is the principle that, for the first time in Spain, will be applied to a great urban development: Madrid Nuevo Norte , a project of the City Council of the capital with the support of the Ministry of Public Works and the Castellana Norte District .

The initial step to build based on this concept of space is a complete report, prepared by the Unesco Chair of Gender of the School of Architecture dependent on the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Its director, Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, is a recognized expert in the world on gender issues applied to urban planning. She herself points out that although the study “responds to a legal requirement”, this time it has gone a step further: “this gender impact assessment has been strategically incorporated in Madrid Nuevo Norte as a vital tool to achieve the sustainable urban development, “he explains. Complementarily, citizen needs have been determined thanks to exploratory marches and work groups with inhabitants of adjacent areas, such as Fuencarral and Las Tablas, headed by professionals such as Gema del Pozo , director of the Social Commitment Area of ​​the Castellana Norte District.

Identifying the factors necessary to enhance gender equality in cities requires observing statistics on the use of time. Sánchez de Madariaga cites, among others, Eurostat studies that show that the tasks of caring for children, seniors and dependents fall mainly on women. At an urban level, this implies an intensive use of public space, although historically it has not been reflected in the cities: “Normative experience sees residential spaces as resting areas,” explains the architect.

And that is precisely the rule that breaks the order of Madrid Nuevo Norte. This urban design takes into account factors such as the proximity of public transport to housing , the sense of security or the facilities on foot. In other words: the range of uses of the city is expanded to favor integration.

The urban model proposed by Madrid Nuevo Norte is summarized in a compact city, with short distances, numerous pedestrian routes and access to public transport quickly, directly and safely. This security is also transferred to streets and avenues, with a minimum lighting ratio that increases the feeling of tranquility. It also combines uses at all scales and is equipped with a system of proximity equipment aimed at the care of children and adults.

Accessible housing

The action with a gender perspective of Madrid Nuevo Norte is not limited to public space. In parallel, it will reserve 20%-twice the amount established by law-of protected housing , a “very good” factor in that sense, according to Sánchez de Madariaga, since it helps to integrate groups of women who, due to circumstances concrete, have a lower purchasing power.

The influence of the new proximity services will not only serve the new buildings; many will be located strategically at the edges of the area to also favor the adjoining neighborhoods.

The archbishopric of Barcelona registered 133 properties in the registry of property with the ‘Aznar law’

The archbishopric of Barcelona registered 133 properties in the registry of property with the ‘Aznar law’

The archbishopric of Barcelona has made public the list of 53 registrations or inscriptions in the registry of property corresponding to 133 properties that it made between 2000 and May 2014. Antoni Matabosch, treasurer of the archbishopric during the period, explained that the timely investigations in each case and it was decided to proceed only if the real estate appeared in the cadastre and in historical documents. In the 17 cases in which “there was ambiguity or doubt”, mainly hermitages of the Maresme, it was decided not to go ahead and in some cases to sign agreements with the owners to allow the cult to continue to be celebrated.

During the period in which the registrations were made, the ‘Aznar law’ was in force , authorizing the Church to register its buildings after a few years, since 1863, when the temples could not be registered because “it was forbidden”. explained Matabosch. He has stated that it has been decided to make an informative lunch because he considers that “a mountain of a thing has been made that, speaking of you to you, we could have solved it”.

Regarding the denounce of the Unió de Pagesos against the Bishopric of Vic because it would have appropriated properties, Matabosch has said that “at this moment there is no demonstration” and that if anyone has this suspicion “it is a matter of speaking it and reaching a agreement”. In any case, wanted to differentiate what has been done in each bishopric, responsibility of each bishop, but said that “in Barcelona we have chosen to immatriculate what we see for sure, and what we may have doubts we said that we will talk about “

Regarding the criticisms that indicate that there is a speculative zeal behind the inmatriculaciones, the former treasurer of the archbishopric has argued that the ownership of property registered by the Church guarantees the conservation of these buildings and temples. He has defended that the buildings are basically temples and their annexes, such as houses and parish premises and the cemeteries of Sant Genís and Vallvidrera.

The list

In the list published by the archbishopric, in the municipality of Barcelona there are the churches Mare de Déu de Betlem, Mare de Déu del Carme, Mare de Déu dels Dolors, Mare de Déu de la Mercè, Sant Agustí, Sant Andreu, Sant Francesc d’Assis, Sant Jaume, Sant Joan de Gràcia, Sant Miquel del Port, Sant Pere de les Puelles, Sant Vicenç, Santa Anna, Santa Creu d’Olorda, Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina, Santa Madrona, Santa Maria de Gràcia, Santa Maria del Mar, Santa Maria del Pi, Santa Maria del Remei , Santa Maria de Sants, Santa Maria del Taulat, Santíssima Trinitat, Sants Gervasi i Protasi and Sants Just i Pastor. It is also necessary to add the Cathedral of Barcelona, ​​the Episcopal Palace and number 5 of the Bisbe Street.

As for other municipalities of the archbishopric of Barcelona, ​​the churches of Sant Isidre, Sant Joan Evangelista and Santa Eulàlia de Mèrida de l’Hospitalet de Llobregat are part of the list. There are also the Mare de Déu del Pilar and Sant Pere del Masnou and Sant Josep and Santa Maria de Mataró. Finally, there are Sant Feliu d’Alella, Sant Julià d’Argentona, Santa Maria de Badalona, ​​Santa Creu de Cabrils, Santa Maria de Caldes d’Estrac, Sant Esteve de Canyamars, Santa Maria de Cornellà de Llobregat, Sant Aciscle i Santa Victòria of Dosrius, Sant Andreu d’Alfar, Sant Andreu de Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, Sant Joan de Montgat, Sant Andreu d’Òrrius, Sant Cristòfol de Premià de Mar, Sant Adrià de Sant Adrià del Besòs, Sant Martí de Teià, Sant Cebrià of Tiana and Sant Joan de Vilassar de Mar.

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The Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism



John Mann MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism has commissioned a parliamentary Inquiry into antisemitism in the UK. The Inquiry will consider evidence on the nature of contemporary antisemitism, evaluate current efforts to confront it, and consider further measures that might usefully be introduced. The Inquiry will be chaired by the former Minister for Europe, Rt Hon Dr Denis MacShane MP and will include:

Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP (Lab)
Tim Boswell MP (Con)
Rt Hon David Curry MP (Con)
Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP (Con)
Nigel Evans MP (Con)
Rt Hon Bruce George MP (Lab)
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP (UUP)
Chris Huhne MP (Lib Dem)
Daniel Kawczynski MP (Con)
Barbara Keeley MP (Lab)
Khalid Mahmood MP (Lab)
Rt Hon John Spellar MP (Lab)
Theresa Villiers MP (Con)

The Inquiry is seeking written submissions of no more than 2,000 words from interested parties, before taking oral evidence. Organisations and individuals wishing to make written submissions are invited to do so by 9 January 2006. Each submission should include the name and postal address of the individual or organisation and state whether it has been prepared specifically for the Inquiry. Where submitted by an organisation rather than an individual, the submission should briefly explain the nature and membership of the organisation. Oral evidence will be taken in Parliament, beginning in January/February 2006. A report is expected to be published in the spring.

Submissions should be sent to the Clerk of the Inquiry at the address below. If possible, please supply an electronic version in MS Word by email.

Antisemitism Inquiry
Room 223
1 Parliament Street

Telephone: 020 7935 8078
Facsimile: 020 7486 8125
Email: info@thepcaa.org