Spokeswoman for the Plataforma de Afectados por las Hipotecas, Ada Colau, affirms that the recent EU ruling which considers the Spanish laws regarding home evictions "illegal and abusive" will allow judges to put an end to such evictions (read story here). The government will approve measures to put an end to preretirement, and are looking into allowing pensioners who work to continue collecting 50% of their pension (read story here).
Home prices dropped 13.7% in Spain last year, with Catalunya registering a drop of 15.8% in 2012 (read story here). El Café de La Pedrera offers a new season of gastronomy and musical concerts (read story here).
A prohibition on fires in forested zones, including burning of refuse or open barbeques, is in effect beginning March 15th and lasting until October 15th in Catalunya (read story here).