Sunday, November 3, flea market in Castelló d'Empúries

CASTELLÓ / CATALONIA / SPAIN: On Sunday, November 3rd, a flea market will take place in Castelló d'Empúries in the center. The flea market is held every first Sunday of the month throughout the year.

At the flea market, which is open from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, you can basically buy anything that is reasonably interesting and not too broken or even stolen. Of course, the goal is to build an antique market, but that's hard, and that's what sets you apart. A market for everyone is a fine thing and a wonderful pastime on a Sunday morning - if need be even after the service and before the morning pint.

If you are interested in participating, you should contact the Town Hall in Castelló or Empuriabrava. Incidentally, the market is officially called "Fira-Mercat de Brocanters"


Empuriabrava: About every second restaurant is open in November


It is really difficult to get all the information from the restaurants located in Empuriabrava, whether they close their doors in November or just a few weeks. The reason is simple, that many people do not even know and want to decide at short notice whether they want to close a few days, a couple of weeks or even a few months. We will now publish piece by piece the names of the stores that actually remain open. We'll look at it all and ask and then publish. The following restaurants and bars are certainly available to guests except for one week's rest: Capitan Restaurant, Taró Restaurant, Bacchus Pizza Restaurant on the outskirts, Paraiso Restaurant, Pago-Pago Restaurant, North Sud Restaurant, Tony's Bar, Siam Shiki ( Thai and Japanese restaurant), Port Philippe, Britannia, bistro-restaurants of the supermarkets Montserrat, pizzeria Tagliatella, restaurant Empordà, restaurant Pura Brasa, restaurant Enjoy, bar El Timoner and pizzeria Locanda, There will be added in the next few days we will try to publish the names as soon as possible.

Businesses from Empuriabrava can apply for subsidies

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The City Hall of Castelló d'Empúries has published through the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade the possibility to submit industrial grants for 2019 to promote local business activity and to increase the growth of the business sector through economic development measures improve. The grants are aimed at natural or legal persons who run a business in the municipality. The beneficiaries own the activities contained in Law 16/2015 on administrative simplification, which are open more than nine months a year and have a constructed area of ​​up to 500 m2 and exclude leisure activities. The eligible measures are divided into two areas: one for the improvement and / or rehabilitation of commercial enterprises and the other for newly established businesses. The eligible projects must have been completed from 1 January to 31 December 2019. The amount of the grant is 70% of the cost of the tax base for the work or the subsidized activity up to a maximum of EUR 2,500. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 December 2019. In this link "" you can download the basics and the documentation. Further ...

The Generalitat will introduce the CO2 tax later this year

CATALONIA / SPAIN: As the first region in Spain, Catalonia will pass a CO2 tax before the end of next year and ask motorists to pay - not too short, depending on the vehicle. Affected will be normal cars, small vans and motorcycles. Electric vehicles are of course spared. It will pay only from next year in November, but for the period 2019. This year, the upper limits are still kept quite high and only from an output of 120 grams of CO2 per kilometer taxes are due. From 2010, however, it will have to be neatly laced with emissions of 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Divided is the tax collection in five stages from 0 € to 127 € for 2019 and a maximum of 176 € for 2020. So who owns a larger car with appropriate emissions, will probably come in the highest class. As mentioned above, levies are always collected in November for the previous year, ie in November 2020 for the year 2019. Apparently, the Generalitat wants to collect the new taxes for the full year 2019, although the bill is expected to be passed only at the end of the year - something that is strange and will certainly raise many questions and complaints. It is expected that in 2019 it will generate revenues of around 40 million euros and for 2020 80 million euros, with around 3,600 owners ...

Catalan in Perpignan


The Town Hall of Perpignan has some time ago decreed that Catalan is the second official language in the city. The region around Perpignan, also known as Northern Catalonia, has been working closely with the areas around Girona for years and wants to expand its economic relations. This is also what Girona is aiming for and wants to become more involved in the French market, which is of interest to many companies. One thing is for sure: at the moment, the proportion of people who go to France to shop from the region here is increasing enormously. Many products from the field of building materials or fashion items are there on the one hand in a larger selection available and on the other often much cheaper. And those who know the huge supermarkets and industrial parks around Perpignan with their product diversity know what is missing (sometimes) in Catalonia.

Roses wants new regulation for real estate of tourist use

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The City Council of Roses wants a new regulation, which aims to regulate the use of real estate for tourist use and with which the provision of quality services should be ensured and adapted to the applicable regulations. The consistory will soon form your commission, which will be responsible for drafting the regulation, which is expected to be ready in early 2020.

The houses for tourist use are those that the owner offers third parties directly or indirectly against payment and for periods of at least 31 days. To regulate this service, the City Council of Roses is preparing the new decree, which contains all the information required for the licenses required for this activity in order to guarantee the customer a good service.


Aqualia has improved water quality in Empuriabrava

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: Aqualia has recently installed a new system in Empuriabrava that will significantly improve water quality.

The system used so far was disinfecting with liquid chlorine and was replaced by chlorine dioxide. The company explained that this is the system used in the food industry. It reduces odors and taste, minimizes the presence of chlorine and increases water quality.

It also has a stronger disinfecting capacity due to the presence of any kind of microorganisms. The cost of the change was taken over by the Town Hall in Castelló d'Empúries.


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