Doctors and teachers will detect in Barcelona cases of post-traumatic stress by the 17-A



Un homenaje del atentado de La Rambla, ante la Boqueria, Barcelona

A tribute to the attack on La Rambla, before the Boqueria, in Barcelona. EUROPE PRESS

Doctors and teachers will receive specific training and will have specific resources to detect among the population the possible psychological consequences of the attack on Las Ramblas on 17 August.

Primary care centers (PACs) and schools are considered a “good gateway” to the detection of cases of adults or minors who, although they have not been directly involved in the terrorist attack, can pass between the next six and twelve months by anxiety pictures motivated to some degree by the attack. Experts in mental health who worked in Madrid after 11-M and who now collaborate with the City Council estimate that 1% of the population (some 16,000 people) will have emotional effects (insomnia, fear, insecurity or sadness).

“Professionals (of health and education) must be trained if there is any alarm signal in their centers,” said Salut Commissioner Gemma Tarafa, who yesterday led an extraordinary meeting of the Mental Health Taula together with the tinenta d’alcaldia of Drets de Ciutadania, Laia Ortiz. This meeting served to share information and take stock of the emergency response that took place in the city to care for those affected by the terrorist attack last August.

The commission was formed by 42 members of different entities and consortiums related to social and mental care in Barcelona, ​​gathered to share strategies to meet future psychological needs derived from 17-A. The commission will meet every three months to reassess the actions for at least one year.

The professionals (of the health and education) must be trained if any alarm signal goes on in their centers »

In addition to the specific training of teachers and physicians, the agency yesterday valued giving continuity to the care of the people affected by the tragic event, deriving them from the emergency care service initially deployed to the regular attention from the Atenció Primària de Salut and the Mental Health network.

Outpatient care from October

Therefore, starting next October, all those people served from the Center d’Urgències i Emergències Socials de Barcelona (CUESB) and the Social Services will be treated from ambulatory care.

The doctors will follow training through entities specialized in dealing with victims of terrorism and will provide them with guidelines to deal with and manage possible ailments arising from the psychological impact caused by the attack. Tarafa indicated that the affected profile is modified as time passes : “Who is no longer directly affected, or family member of an affected person, may not feel legitimated to ask for psychological help but that does not mean he does not need it.”

Special attention in schools near Las Ramblas

For their part, the schools will work alongside pedagogical advisory teams on all of them at educational centers near Las Ramblas, where the attack took place. It will focus on detecting possible cases of post-traumatic stress among students.

From the same day that the attack took place, a total of 730 people and 80 professionals who took part in the emergency operation were treated

Tinenta d’alcaldia Laia Ortiz recalled that from the very moment of the attack , a team of 30 psychologists coordinated by the CUESB was activated and a psychological helpline and different face-to-face attention points were set up.

From the same day that the attack took place, a total of 730 people and 80 professionals who took part in the emergency operation were treated . Some 170 employees of the shops of Las Ramblas have also been informed.

Manage fear

The Commisió de Seguiment del Pla de Salut Mental agreed on the need to inform citizens so that they learn to channel in the best way possible feelings of fear of a new attack in Barcelona. It was proposed to create psychoeducational groups among the elderly, children and immigrants.

The Junta de Andalucía serves 1,249 families in Cordoba in the matter of evictions



La delegada de Fomento y Vivienda de la Junta en Córdoba, Josefina Vioque


The Ministry of Development and Housing of the Junta de Andalucía has assisted in the province of Córdoba, since the implementation of the Andalusian system of information and comprehensive advice on eviction, in October 2012, and until the end of 2016, at a total of 1,249 families, resulting in the fact that last year this service opened 190 files, mostly in the area of ​​intermediation.

This has been highlighted, in statements to Europa Press, the Delegate of Development and Housing of the Board in Cordoba, Josefina Vioque, who has indicated that, “through this instrument the Board provides support to families at risk of loss of their Habitual home, offers information and professional guidance in a priority and singled out on all issues related to the right to decent housing, with special attention to those people who lack adequate means to defend their interests.

Also, as indicated, “includes intermediation with financial institutions and protection in the event that the loss of the property occurs,” with which it is clear that “this system develops a valuable work of support and advice from a comprehensive and personalized perspective “


In addition, since the end of 2015, he added, “the Board has made a great effort to convert this service into a single window of the regional administration to serve the citizen who has been stripped of his home or who is at risk of it, for the overdue debt. “

“This system -has pointed-, framed in the Housing and Rehabilitation Plan, has the

collaboration and with the support of the competent councils in the matter of employment, social services, health, consumption and justice “.

Vioque has indicated that, of the 1,249 cases handled since October 2012, “a total of 95 cases attended this service in the prevention phase, 1,120 in the intermediation phase and 34 in the protection phase”, while, during last year, “of the 190 registered cases, four were opened in the prevention phase, 182 in intermediation and four in protection”.


In the prevention phase, the personnel assigned to the system have informed the users about very diverse topics, related to the form of access to protected housing and the operation of the municipal registers of VPO claimants, the existence of public aid, above all rental, or on the steps to follow in case of being in default of mortgages.

In the intermediation service, technicians have advised since October 2012 families with debts to financial institutions and, therefore, at risk of losing their home. In this area, information was given on the possible courses of action and measures were taken, both with financial entities, to achieve a debt restructuring, a reduction of the mortgage installments or payments in kind, and with the courts, when there were lawsuits, in order to reach a solution to their mortgage problems.

In the area of ​​protection, families have turned to this service with the eviction already ordered and in an advanced stage of the process. In these cases, technicians have launched several lines of action, informing those affected about the need to register in the registers of claimants to access public social housing or providing support in the processing of existing aids, in terms of rent, to obtain a housing alternative.


In addition to this service, Vioque has stressed that the Andalusian Government has promoted other measures in the fight against evictions, such as the drafting of a new Law of Tanteo and Retract, which will allow the Board to exercise the right of preferential purchase of in-dwellings. at the end of the foreclosure process, to allow affected families to remain in their homes through social rent.

This norm already has the report of the Economic and Social Council and soon it will be sent to the Consultative Council for its opinion, step prior to its approval by the Governing Council and its referral to the Andalusian Parliament for this period of sessions.

To this measure is added the agreement signed by the Board, the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) and the Andalusian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FAMP) to address, in a coordinated manner, the problem of evictions and anticipate the social intervention of support to families in those proceedings that are in the courts.

In addition, the agreement signed with the Sareb is added, for the temporary assignment to the autonomous Administration of 400 houses in Andalusia, with the purpose of assigning them to social rent and the granting of economic aid for the people affected by these evictions, to face the sustaining a home and whose initial amount was increased by 1.5 million euros, to be able to meet all the demands in this area, up to a total of 3.8 million.

The eurozone plans to lower interest rates and double the repayment period for the rescue to Greece



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The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, upon his arrival at the Eurogroup summit in Brussels. Eric Vidal / Reuters

The Heads of State and Government of the euro zone are studying to double the repayment term of the loans granted to Greece from seven and a half years to 15 years and to reduce the interest from 4.2 to 3.5%, to relieve the burden of the debt, according to diplomatic sources. This measure would not only apply to Greece but could also benefit other rescued countries (Ireland and Portugal) or with difficulties if necessary, as proposed by the Eurogroup on July 11 in order to make the rescue fund more flexible. of 440,000 million euros .

The heads of state and government of the euro zone meet this Thursday in Brussels a crucial summit for the future of the European currency convinced that there will be an agreement on the second rescue to Greece to end the harassment of the markets . The possibility of an agreement between the 17 leaders of the euro materialized after the pact reached last night in Berlin between the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, in a long meeting to which the president also joined of the European Central Bank (ECB), Jean-Claude Trichet .

Although the details of that pact have not been revealed, the few leaders who spoke at this extraordinary summit were convinced that there will be an agreement. “I’m counting on there being a new aid package for Greece,” Merkel said in a statement on arriving at the European Council headquarters, in which she said that a new Greek bailout would send an “important signal” to the markets, that in the Last weeks have punished other peripheral countries such as Spain and Italy.


Juncker does not rule out that the final formula of the Greek rescue program includes a partial non-payment of that country’s debt The president of the European Commission, José Manuel Durao Barroso, was “sure that we will find a good solution for Greece and for all members of the euro zone. ” In the same vein, the president of the Eurogroup and the Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker , pointed out his conviction of “finding a good solution today” and considered “useful” the Franco-German meeting that was held on Wednesday .

Juncker insisted that “we need a global solution , because we can not meet every two weeks” or provide every 14 days “partial solutions”, although after the technical work to complete the aid program. However, he did not rule out that the final formula of the Greek rescue program includes a partial non-payment of that country’s debt, although he stressed that everything possible must be done to avoid that scenario.

“You can never exclude that possibility, ” but “you should do what you can” to avoid it, Juncker said. Germany and other countries in the euro zone have been insisting for months that the private sector should have a substantial stake in the second rescue , so that it does not fall only on the states.

Rate to the bank

Rate to the bank


Before the summit , the idea of ​​a possible fee to the bank had become a very handy hypothesis, but several sources have pointed out on Thursday that this issue could be abandoned. “I do not think there is an agreement on the rate, ” said Juncker, who also denied that the euro is in danger, despite the debt crisis and harassment of markets in several peripheral countries, including Spain.

I do not think there is an agreement on the rate The Belgian Prime Minister, Yves Leterme , said that a text has been proposed with two basic elements: to ensure Greece’s long-term financial sustainability and to strengthen European economic integration. The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny , called for an agreement that “brings certainty and decision to the stability” of the single currency, and recalled that his government will demand a review of the interest on its debt. “Europe has come together to make decisions,” he said.

The summit is “very important,” the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy , told the social network Twitter, in which he said he expects “constructive discussions.” The Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann , opted to extend the deadlines in such a way that Greece does not drown and encourage new investments, although he admitted that today’s meeting “will not eliminate all problems” at once.

The new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and French Finance Minister until a few weeks ago, Christine Lagarde, also came to the meeting, which also includes representatives of some of the main European banks. The second Greek rescue has been calculated in a general way by various sources around 110,000 million euros, a figure similar to that of the first agreement reached in May last year.

For his part, the Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has shown his willingness to be “flexible” and “constructive” at the summit in Brussels, although he still does not like the private sector to be involved in that. rescue.

Cs will not go to the demonstration for funding: "With the famous 'Madrid steals us' you will hardly negotiate with Montoro"



Mari Carmen Sánchez


Citizens (Cs) in the Valencian Community will not attend the demonstration for the reform of the funding convened for next November 18 in Valencia, considering that this is a subject that should be claimed from the institutions and not behind a banner. “Warming up the atmosphere between the autonomies and the government is not a good strategy, we have seen that it does not contribute anything good”, explained his spokesperson at the Corts, Mari Carmen Sánchez, who warns that “with the famous ‘Madrid steals us’ You will not negotiate with Montoro. “

In a meeting with the media, Sanchez has indicated that the manifesto calling for this reform of regional funding yes signed but “another issue is the demonstration”, which warns that it has been seen in recent weeks that “does not contribute nothing good to face the autonomous communities with the central government “and” to warm the environment “.

For this reason, the Síndica de Ciudadanos has reiterated to the Consell that it will be by its side in the basic demand, but always from the institutions to “not tighten the atmosphere” in the street.

Regarding the statements of the Senator of Podemos by Valencia Ferran Martínez, who on Monday regretted that PP and Cs that “shared megaphone and banner with the extreme right in recent days” but “are not in the mobilization of the Valencians”, Sánchez has incidido in which their formation condemns the radicalisms, come from where they come.

He recalled the “shameful scenes” lived on October 9 and added that “the problem is that flags are used, one non-constitutional and one pre-constitutional”. “Neither stellar nor pre-constitutional represent us,” he said, adding that “certain slogans all they do is to warm the environment.”

On the demonstration called for November 11 in Valencia by the Coordinator of Cultural Entities Regne de Valencia, under the slogan ‘We are Valencians, we are Spanish, not the Catalan Countries’, has influenced the need to “not heat more the environment”.

Sanchez explained that they are pending a meeting with the Government delegate, Juan Carlos Moragues, to discuss both outstanding issues and the Citizens plan to give training courses in jihadism to the police forces and the events that occurred on October 9.


On the other hand, Mari Carmen Sanchez has announced that Cs will meet this Friday in Alicante with the Síndic de Greuges to transfer cases of alleged indoctrination in classrooms of the Valencian Community. He has set as an example the agenda with official logo that includes a map of the Catalan Countries and ensures that you have transferred graphic documentation of e-books that speak of King Jaume I of Catalonia and Aragon “or phases dome” speaks Catalan always, you do not need Castilianisms “.

“The history of Catalonia in the Valencian Community, the segadors is being studied,” said the spokesperson, who also indicated that at the IES Figueras Pacheco in Alicante there is “an exhibition that speaks of the Valencian Community as Països Catalans”.

As he said, if the initiative of the PP in the Corts against indoctrination is in line with the position of Citizens would have no problem in supporting it.

Asked about the proposed law of plurilingüismo, has influenced that “comes late and bad” and is “a patch to those decrees disastrous” of the Consell. “We had to have made an educational agreement from scratch to have an education in conditions,” he said, adding that Cs defends a “leveling, non-exclusive, non-imposing” plurilingualism.


In the short term, some of the issues on the agenda of Citizens are the proposed law to modify the Statute of autonomy of the Valencian Community in relation to the figure of the appraisal, which is discussed this Thursday, or work via amendments to the budgets of 2018 to reduce the inheritance tax.

In the case of the appraisals, Cs hopes that it can be debated in the existing commission for the statutory reform, with a calendar parallel to the one that already exists to address, for example, the reform of the electoral law, a question that sees “very stop”.

Regarding the inheritance tax, Mari Carmen Sánchez has explained that they will fight for the inheritance tax to be reduced at least to a level like the one that existed before the “increases that the Consell denies” in recent years.

Although the situation of the Valencian accounts, with a “very poor financing”, is not “the most buoyant”, the deputy considers that laws that are going to involve more spending are being debated “when measures such as the reduction of this tax would be beneficial for the pockets of citizens.