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Politics & People news & information for Zaragoza province

Video of 'Gibraltar war' school play outrages internet users and the British press
Politics Sun, Sep 29, 2013

Video of 'Gibraltar war' school play outrages...

AT LEAST two British newspapers have heavily criticised a play acted out by children in a school in Alfajarín (Zaragoza province) in which Spain 'invades' Gibraltar. Some of the children – mostly young...

Politics Wed, Oct 22, 2008

Council gets tough on yobs

Zaragoza city council is set to approve tough new penalties designed to stamp out anti-social behaviour. If the new legislation is approved at today's plenary session, fines of between €500 - €1,500 will be...

Library boss facing expense fraud probe
Politics Wed, Nov 1, 2006

Library boss facing expense fraud probe

The director of the National Library, Rosa Regas, could well be the first person of president Zapatero's government to be investigated for fraud if a recent list of allegations published in a daily paper are true....

Franco statue removed from military academy
Politics Fri, Aug 25, 2006

Franco statue removed from military academy

A statue of former fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, has been removed from outside Zaragoza's military academy on the orders of the Defence ministry. It will be replaced temporarily by a Spanish flag, although a...

Defence minister pledges to remove Franco statue
Politics Tue, Jun 13, 2006

Defence minister pledges to remove Franco statue

Defence minister José Antonio Alonso said yesterday during a visit to the General Military Academy in Zaragoza that the statue outside of former fascist dictator General Franco on horseback "must be removed."...

Hundreds take part in Zaragoza gay rights march
Politics Wed, Jun 29, 2005

Hundreds take part in Zaragoza gay rights march

More than 500 people participated in a demonstration in Zaragoza yesterday organised by the 28th June Platform to coincide with the International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transsexual Day and to insist that their...

Schröeder joins Zapatero at EU referendum rally
Politics Thu, Feb 17, 2005

Schröeder joins Zapatero at EU referendum rally

President Zapatero reiterated his belief that the result of Spain´s EU Constitution referendum will be "decisive" and called for a high turnout from the Spanish population when they go to the polls on the 20th...

Politicians call for removal of Franco statue
Politics Thu, Feb 10, 2005

Politicians call for removal of Franco statue

The House of Congress defence committee approved a proposal yesterday to remove "the statue of General Franco situated outside Zaragoza's General Academy during this year's course at the military academy...

Spain to send 100 more troops to Bosnia
Politics Wed, Aug 4, 2004

Spain to send 100 more troops to Bosnia

There was a transfer of command ceremony (photo) yesterday held at the Captain Mayoral barracks in Zaragoza for the 84 Spanish troops stationed there who will be leaving between the 11-18th of this month to provide...

Replica of 1528 gold coin, official Felipe and Letizia wedding present from Aragón
Politics Wed, May 12, 2004

Replica of 1528 gold coin, official Felipe and Letizia...

A replica of the 100 golden ducados (ducats) with the effigies of Queen Juana I and King Carlos I of Aragón, minted in 1528, is the chosen wedding present by the regional government for the union between Prince Felipe...

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