These are the six news you should know today, Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Good morning, these are the key informations of the day on this Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

1. Mikhail Gorbachev dies, the man who liquidated the USSR and signed the end of the Cold War. The former general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the first and last president of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, died on Tuesday in Moscow at the age of 91. “Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev died tonight after a serious and prolonged illness,” read the statement released by the Central Clinical Hospital in the Russian capital, where he was hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic.

2. The Navy will close the celebration of the first round the world in Seville. After having held more than 200 activities in Seville over the last three years to commemorate the great naval feat starring Ferdinand Magellan and Juan Sebastián Elcano, the capital of Seville will host, from September 8 to 11, the Festival V Centenario I Around the World, which will close this event and will bring to the waters of the Guadalquivir four historic vessels, highlighting the nao Victoria as the main protagonist.

3. The Cercanías leaves large metropolitan populations of Seville uncovered. The commuter trains in the metropolitan area of ​​Seville have yet to become mass public transport, as line 1 of the metro has been achieving. The network is used by a large public at various points such as the stations of Dos Hermanas, San Bernardo or Santa Justa itself, but in proportional terms it has not reached a demand similar to that of other large cities. In addition, there are places that they only go to for special events, such as the Cartuja, with exclusive services for concerts where there has been a large influx of public.

4. Make more VPO and not interfere with rent, the Andalusian recipe for access to housing. The measures to promote the rental of housing and lower prices, contemplated in the future housing law promoted by the central government of the PSOE and United We Can, do not like the Andalusian Executive. The Board is preparing its own Housing Law with less interventionist recipes to guarantee access to a home, particularly for young people and families hardest hit by the crisis. Favoring the construction of protected housing for sale or rent at affordable prices is the objective of a new regulation that starts now its procedure in the Ministry of Development, Articulation of the Territory and Housing, which is directed by Marifrán Carazo.

5. The Junta de Andalucía assigns duties to the Government in the face of the drought: «Let it do its work now». The drought that cracks the land in the bed of the swamps has also begun to crack the relationship between the Andalusian Government and the Government regarding water, an issue that until now had escaped bitter political disputes. In the Autonomous Administration they do not get out of their astonishment when verifying that in the agenda of the National Drought Board convened for next Monday, September 5 by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, there is no mention of the launch of undertaking “additional” measures to cushion the effects of the persistent lack of rain in the region.

6. Urbania enters Seville with a student residence and looks for land to grow in Andalusia. The Spanish group Urbania inaugurates this Thursday in the Sevillian neighborhood of Bermejales its second student residence in Andalusia, with 242 rooms and an investment of 15 million euros. The first student residence was built in Malaga and sold in 2020 to AXA and Greystar. Now, the company is looking for new land in the region to grow in the student residence, nursing home and residential segments, according to ABC Jeffrey Sújar Blanco, managing partner of Investments in Alternative Assets of Urbania, whose main shareholders are the Spanish businessmen Tomas Gasset and Alberto López.


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