Regional government – Devolved http://devolved.net/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:27:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://devolved.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Regional government – Devolved http://devolved.net/ 32 32 The Spanish Government, the Regional Government of the Basque Country and the United Nations open the Secretariat of the Local2030 Coalition in Bilbao https://devolved.net/the-spanish-government-the-regional-government-of-the-basque-country-and-the-united-nations-open-the-secretariat-of-the-local2030-coalition-in-bilbao/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:27:46 +0000 https://devolved.net/the-spanish-government-the-regional-government-of-the-basque-country-and-the-united-nations-open-the-secretariat-of-the-local2030-coalition-in-bilbao/ Bilbao, Spain, October 31, 2022. The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J.Mohammed; the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), Maimounah Mohd Sharif; the Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Program Support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Haoliang […]]]>

Bilbao, Spain, October 31, 2022. The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J.Mohammed; the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), Maimounah Mohd Sharif; the Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Program Support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Haoliang Xu; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Jose Manuel Albares; the Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda, of the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda of Spain, Lilith Verstrynge; the President of the Regional Government of the Basque Country, Inigo Urkullu; the mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburtoand the President of the BBK Foundation, Xabier Sagredoparticipated today in the opening of the Local2030 Coalition Secretariat in Bilbao alongside other high-level authorities and stakeholder representatives.

The Local2030 Coalition is the UN system-wide platform and network to support and accelerate the localization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), endorsed in 2015 by 193 States members to ensure sustained and inclusive economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection, as well as the promotion of peaceful, just and inclusive societies.

During the opening, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina J.Mohammedstressed that “The Local2030 Coalition will bring together the combined resources of the UN family to enable the energy, digital, green and blue transitions necessary for sustainable development”.

The Executive Director of UN-Habitat (permanent co-chair of the Local2030 Coalition and leader of its secretariat), Maimounah Mohd Sharif, noted that “The push towards localization began with Agenda 21, evolved with the Millennium Development Goals and became a real driving force in achieving the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. . We hope that in the post-2030 agenda, localization will be a central element rather than just an instrument of implementation, a true manifestation of the principle of inclusive multilateralism.

The Local2030 Coalition is a shared space to mobilize, engage and empower each local actor to strengthen the localization of the SDGs. Fourteen UN agencies, funds, programs and offices are also part of the Local2030 Coalition, acting as an advisory body to its steering committee. Together with its partners, the Coalition will generate innovative solutions for local action and impact, actively contribute to the acceleration of the SDGs and report on progress at the SDG Summit in September 2023.

The Assistant Administrator and Director of the UNDP Policy and Program Support Bureau (the rotating co-chair of the Secretariat for the period 2022-2023), Haoliang Xusaid during the opening that “The Local2030 Coalition has a unique opportunity to promote local actions for sustainable development everywhere and to connect these local actions to the global 2030 agenda. The Secretariat, which opens today at Bilbao, will be the place to cross-fertilize ideas and exchange solutions from all over the world.We are grateful for the support of the Spanish government, the Basque government and the Bilbao City Council.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Jose Manuel Albaressaid that the assignment of Bilbao as Secretariat of the Local2030 Coalition “is a tangible sign of the effort and commitment of all institutions in Spain, as well as of our society, with this common agenda of well- be”.

Mr. Secretary of State for the 2030 Agenda, Lilith Verstryngehighlighted the “transformative potential of the local level to build the future of sustainability, rights and social justice we want for all” and said the opening of the Secretariat represents “a qualitative leap” in the commitment of the Spanish government “with co-governance and with the work of the local level.”

For his part, the President of the Regional Government of the Basque Country (Lehendakari), Inigo Urkullu, thanked the United Nations for having chosen Bilbao to host the Secretariat, stressing that this “represents a recognition of the trajectory developed in the Basque Country in terms of Agenda 2030; and, fundamentally, it constitutes a commitment for the future” . He also highlighted the role that subnational governments play in achieving the 2030 Agenda.

Mayor of Bilbao, Juan Mari Aburtoshared what it means for the city to host the Coalition Secretariat: “We are proud to be the headquarters of the efforts of the global community to localize the 2030 Agenda and we make available to this headquarters the resources, knowledge and experiences of our city to make the motto of ‘leaving no one behind’ a reality.”

And the President of the BBK Foundation, Xabier Sagredomentioned that “BBK is firmly and strategically engaging with the Secretariat of the Local2030 Coalition for the localization of the United Nations 2030 Agenda that we are opening today in Bilbao; because we know the transformative value of sustainable competitiveness for meet the challenges of our territory, the planet and humanity.”

The opening of the Secretariat of the Local2030 Coalition took place on World Cities Day recognize the contribution of cities and local actors to address global urban challenges and engage the international community in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, the roadmap for sustainable urbanization adopted at the Habitat III Conference in Quito in 2016.

The World Cities Day this year’s theme Act locally to go global focused on accelerating the implementation of the SDGs in cities and local communities.

A panel discussion discussed urban challenges, accelerated implementation of the SDGs and transformative solutions to leave no one and no place behind. The event was also a landmark of the World’s To-Do List global campaign which calls for greater support for cities to achieve the SDGs. Through this campaign, the city of Bilbao has joined other cities around the world in highlighting their commitment to the SDGs.

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IUCN launches network of regional government members committed to nature – News https://devolved.net/iucn-launches-network-of-regional-government-members-committed-to-nature-news/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 09:30:10 +0000 https://devolved.net/iucn-launches-network-of-regional-government-members-committed-to-nature-news/ “Provinces form a vital bridge between national governments and citizens; they also play an essential role in the implementation of the national environmental policy on the ground. This makes them essential partners in conserving nature in a fair and sustainable way. The Nature Province partnership responds to the roles and interests of regional governments and […]]]>

Provinces form a vital bridge between national governments and citizens; they also play an essential role in the implementation of the national environmental policy on the ground. This makes them essential partners in conserving nature in a fair and sustainable way. The Nature Province partnership responds to the roles and interests of regional governments and creates a space for them to exchange knowledge, learn from each other and speak with a collective voice.,” said IUCN Director General, Dr Bruno Oberle.

The Nature Province Partnership is open to districts, provinces, regions or federated states that are members of IUCN in the sub-national government category. Going forward, Jeju Autonomous Province and IUCN will hold regular exchanges of best practices, in person or virtually, including through a dedicated session at future IUCN Leaders Forums, where members will also agree on priorities and areas of collaboration for the network. .

Sharing a close relationship with local residents, local governments will become key players in the sustainable preservation of the natural environment, and Jeju will spearhead the new Nature Provincial partnership,” said Jeju Autonomous Province Governor Young Hun Oh.

At a launch event at the IUCN Jeju 2022 Leaders Forum, regional government representatives from Asia, Europe and North America shared best practices and discussed conservation priorities and challenges in regions and provinces. Mr. Young Hun Oh, Governor of the Autonomous Province of Jeju and Director General of IUCN, Dr. Bruno Oberle, then officially signed the certificate establishing the Nature Province partnership.

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British Columbia regional government acknowledges cyberattack https://devolved.net/british-columbia-regional-government-acknowledges-cyberattack/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://devolved.net/british-columbia-regional-government-acknowledges-cyberattack/ A municipality in British Columbia has admitted to being the victim of a cyberattack just over two weeks ago. The admission made today comes after the LockBit ransomware gang listed the Sunshine Coast Regional District on its data breach website. “On Thursday, September 8 and for most of Friday, September 9, the Sunshine Coast Regional […]]]>

A municipality in British Columbia has admitted to being the victim of a cyberattack just over two weeks ago.

The admission made today comes after the LockBit ransomware gang listed the Sunshine Coast Regional District on its data breach website.

“On Thursday, September 8 and for most of Friday, September 9, the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) computer servers were offline,” the municipality said in a statement. “This caused an email outage at SCRD and our website was also offline. SCRD’s servers were back online within 16 hours with very little impact to services.

“At this time, it appears that the SCRD has been the victim of a deliberate attempt by criminals to access information on our servers. In response, the SCRD engaged an external cybersecurity firm to assist us in our investigation and the Sunshine Coast RCMP also opened a file on this cyber incident.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the SCRD also notified the [British Columbia] Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (Commissioner) which is considered best practice in these circumstances.

“The SCRD is currently working to determine if any personal data may have been compromised on our servers during the cyber incident. If this is the case, the SCRD will follow the procedures established through the ICDO with notifications to the persons concerned.

UPDATE: In an update Monday, the district said due to the ongoing investigation, it could not provide more information. “What we can tell you is that the SCRD follows best practices for data storage and protection,” communications manager Aidan Buckley said in an email. “The SCRD continues to work to determine if any personal data may have been compromised on our servers during the cyber incident. If this is the case, the SCRD will follow the procedures established through the ICDO with notifications to the persons concerned.

Based in the town of Sechelt, the regional district covers some 3,700 km2. It has a population of approximately 32,000 which includes the town of Gibson, the Indian Government District of Schelet, and several aboriginal reservations. Schelet is about two and a half hours by road and ferry from Vancouver. According to Wikipedia, the neighborhood is usually accessible by ferry, boat, or plane; no road connects it to the rest of the province.

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New Acting Director of Corrections, Fire Marshal appointed by Ricketts | Regional government https://devolved.net/new-acting-director-of-corrections-fire-marshal-appointed-by-ricketts-regional-government/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://devolved.net/new-acting-director-of-corrections-fire-marshal-appointed-by-ricketts-regional-government/ Two weeks after Nebraska’s director of corrections and fire marshal announced their impending resignations, Gov. Pete Ricketts named interim replacements to lead both agencies after the current directors left in October. Diane Sabatka-Rine will replace Scott Frakes as head of the Department of Corrections and Doug Hohbein will become acting fire marshal, replacing Chris Cantrell, […]]]>

Two weeks after Nebraska’s director of corrections and fire marshal announced their impending resignations, Gov. Pete Ricketts named interim replacements to lead both agencies after the current directors left in October.

Diane Sabatka-Rine will replace Scott Frakes as head of the Department of Corrections and Doug Hohbein will become acting fire marshal, replacing Chris Cantrell, the governor’s office announced in a news release Friday.






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The two incoming directors will serve for the remainder of Ricketts’ term, which officially ends in January following the November gubernatorial election.

Sabatka-Rine’s appointment represents a promotion for the 40-year veteran of the prison system. She will take over on October 8.

Sabatka-Rine will become the first woman to head the state Department of Corrections, whose history dates back to 1856.

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A native of Nebraska and a graduate of Wayne State College, she had served as the department’s chief operating officer — the second-in-command under Frakes — since 2018. In that role, she oversaw assistant wardens overseeing prisons, programs, administrative services and industries within the department, according to the press release.

Sabatka-Rine previously served as director of three correctional facilities, including Nebraska State Penitentiary, Lincoln Correctional Center, and Diagnostic and Assessment Center.

In October, she will replace Frakes, who inherited a minefield when he was named head of the department in 2015. He has spent more than seven years battling overcrowding and high staff turnover, has responded to two deadly riots on his watch and worked to secure millions of dollars in funding for pay raises and construction.

Sabatka-Rine, in his interim, will inherit various problems.

An annual report from Nebraska’s Office of Inspector General of Corrections released Thursday said chronic staffing shortages and severe overcrowding have eased, but health care staffing within the department has fallen to critically low levels. .

In the Office of the Fire Marshal, Hohbein will lead the agency of which he has been second in command since 2018.

A Lincoln native who has worked with the agency since serving as assistant fire marshal in Holdrege in 1985, Hohbein served as the state’s deputy fire marshal for four years.

Hohbein, who earned a degree in fire protection technology from Southeast Community College, will take over from Cantrell on Oct. 15.

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Commission partners with local and regional government associations to boost sustainable development – The European Sting – Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology https://devolved.net/commission-partners-with-local-and-regional-government-associations-to-boost-sustainable-development-the-european-sting-critical-news-insights-on-european-politics-economy-foreign-affairs-bus/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://devolved.net/commission-partners-with-local-and-regional-government-associations-to-boost-sustainable-development-the-european-sting-critical-news-insights-on-european-politics-economy-foreign-affairs-bus/ (Credit: Unsplash) This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has signed framework partnership agreements with five global associations of local authorities: the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Platform/European Council of Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), the United Cities and Local Governments […]]]>
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This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission.


The European Commission has signed framework partnership agreements with five global associations of local authorities: the International Association of Francophone Mayors (AIMF), the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), Platform/European Council of Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG). Backed by €50 million from the NDICI-Global Europe instrument, the agreements support the role of local authorities and their associations in formulating policies to promote sustainable development at local, regional and global levels.

Commissioner for International Partnerships Jutta Urpilainen said: “Local and regional governments and their associations are key partners for the EU in its external action because of their role in driving sustainable and inclusive development in a way that creates more opportunities for all and does not leave nobody aside. It is our collective responsibility to put the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals back on track. By 2027, the EU will support the work of local authorities in pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals and tackling inequalities with at least €500 million, on top of the €50 million supporting their associations in under these five agreements.”

Local authorities for the Sustainable Development Goals

The five renewed partnership agreements, which will be in force until April 31, 2026, recognize the contribution of local and regional governments to the design and implementation of the policies necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to make inclusive cities and human settlements. , safe, resilient and durable. The agreements formalize a set of common interests and objectives and offer the possibility of:

  • Strengthen the voice of EU local and regional governments and their associations in EU development policy and global agendas;
  • Strengthen the engagement of EU local and regional governments and their associations in decentralized cooperation, focusing on EU priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals, in partnership with peers in partner countries;
  • Improve current practices of decentralized cooperation, through efficiency and innovation;
  • Raise awareness and strengthen the capacities of local and regional governments and their associations as actors in governance and development policies;
  • Strengthen the capacity of local authority associations to coordinate the voices of all partners, create synergies and add value as a network, ensuring good governance and sustainable partnerships.

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Pansing Brooks highlights $1 million House campaign financial support https://devolved.net/pansing-brooks-highlights-1-million-house-campaign-financial-support/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://devolved.net/pansing-brooks-highlights-1-million-house-campaign-financial-support/ Democratic congressional candidate Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln said her campaign passed the $1 million fundraising mark after her close battle with Republican Mike Flood of Norfolk in a June 28 special election that sent Flood in Congress to fill the 1st seat of the Eastern Nebraska District House. “People in District 1 are concerned […]]]>

Democratic congressional candidate Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln said her campaign passed the $1 million fundraising mark after her close battle with Republican Mike Flood of Norfolk in a June 28 special election that sent Flood in Congress to fill the 1st seat of the Eastern Nebraska District House.

“People in District 1 are concerned about the extremism that is rampant in Washington,” Pansing Brooks said, pointing to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned the Roe v. Wade of 1973 which guaranteed a woman’s right to have an abortion.

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As Americans grapple with inflation, Pansing Brooks said, “politicians in Washington won’t stop throwing grenades” and will focus on issues that matter to their constituents.

Pansing Brooks, who lost to Flood by 6,234 votes in last month’s special election, said she had raised $1,040,172 in campaign funds as of July 18.

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The latest campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Flood raised $1,369,791 during the same period.

Pansing Brooks declared $353,995 cash on hand; The flood brought in $47,434.

Last month’s special election filled the House seat vacated by the resignation of former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry following his conviction for lying to federal officials about illegal foreign campaign contributions to his campaign. for re-election in 2016.







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Flood emerged with 52.7% of 115,800 votes.

The November general election will determine who takes the House seat for the next two-year term, beginning in January.

Democrats haven’t held the 1st House District seat since Clair Callan of Odell won a single term in 1964.

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Infinity Lithium Corporation Ltd declares that the regional government of Extremadura approves the decree on lithium https://devolved.net/infinity-lithium-corporation-ltd-declares-that-the-regional-government-of-extremadura-approves-the-decree-on-lithium/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://devolved.net/infinity-lithium-corporation-ltd-declares-that-the-regional-government-of-extremadura-approves-the-decree-on-lithium/ Infinity Lithium Corporation Ltd (ASX:INF) reports that the regional government of Extremadura has approved a decree law requiring lithium mineral resource projects to incorporate downstream lithium ore processing in the Spanish region. More specifically, the regional Minister for Ecological Transition and Sustainability stated that the exploitation of existing or potential lithium mineral resources is of […]]]>

Infinity Lithium Corporation Ltd (ASX:INF) reports that the regional government of Extremadura has approved a decree law requiring lithium mineral resource projects to incorporate downstream lithium ore processing in the Spanish region.

More specifically, the regional Minister for Ecological Transition and Sustainability stated that the exploitation of existing or potential lithium mineral resources is of general interest, which means that it is necessary to align the advantages of extraction of mineral resources on metallurgy and processing of minerals in Extremadura. .

In addition, the granting of lithium mining concessions will be subject to the fulfillment of the requirement that metallurgical and mineral processing must be carried out in the region, with profits from the mineral resources to flow to the local area.

The company said its 75%-owned San Jose Lithium Project is a fully integrated lithium ore mining and processing project designed to comply with articles of the executive order.

Progressive vision

Extremadura New Energies CEO Ramón Jiménez said, “San José is a world-class, large-scale integrated lithium project built on the foundation of a very significant hard rock lithium resource.

“The government’s progressive vision ensures that San José’s feedstock is aligned with the region’s strategic interests through an integrated facility that has become the model for all lithium projects in Extremadura.”

Considered the second largest JORC lithium resource in Europe, Infinity Lithium’s San José project focuses on the production of battery-grade lithium chemicals from mica feedstock.

Road map

The regional government‘s announcement follows the approval by the Spanish government of a roadmap for the sustainable management of mineral raw materials in the country, which reinforces the country’s move towards strategic autonomy in the consumption of critical raw materials, while promoting the strategic and sustainable extraction of raw materials at the same time.

The decree reinforced lithium as a product of regional interest and integrated lithium activities as business projects of regional interest, which in fact gives priority to authorization, recognizes them as projects of utility and allows access to employment subsidies. Infinity Lithium said all of its project permits and permit applications fall under the order.

The company’s transition to an underground mining project, the alignment of the project with the vast renewable energy potential of the city of Cáceres and the adoption of the process of conversion to sulphate roasting, are all in response direct to local stakeholder engagement.

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The Azores president seeks to strengthen exchanges with American universities and business investment https://devolved.net/the-azores-president-seeks-to-strengthen-exchanges-with-american-universities-and-business-investment/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 15:06:36 +0000 https://devolved.net/the-azores-president-seeks-to-strengthen-exchanges-with-american-universities-and-business-investment/ FALL RIVER – The President of the Azores Regional Government had a common message for all government officials and elected officials as well as education, business and community leaders he met on his six-day trip in Massachusetts and Rhode Island: the Azores can be a key point of reference in several areas, including biodiversity, nature […]]]>

FALL RIVER – The President of the Azores Regional Government had a common message for all government officials and elected officials as well as education, business and community leaders he met on his six-day trip in Massachusetts and Rhode Island: the Azores can be a key point of reference in several areas, including biodiversity, nature conservation and renewable energy, among others.

And to further strengthen these areas, he wants to see more exchanges of researchers, professors and students between the University of the Azores and American universities and attract more American business investment.

“We want to counter the idea that the Azorean territory is small and far from everything. If we see the territory beyond the land component and think of the maritime space, look at the dimension of the sea and space, combined with research and new technologies, we can be a reference for the world” , President José Manuel Bolieiro said of 50 local elected officials and community leaders at a breakfast in his honor held last Sunday at the TA restaurant in Fall River.

The event was sponsored by the Luso-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), Rádio Voz do Emigrante and the New England Great Holy Spirit Feast Committee. In attendance were Fall River Mayor Paul Coogan, East Providence Mayor Roberto da Silva, a handful of state legislators, several representatives from the UMass system and Bristol Community College, as well as numerous entrepreneurs and cultural leaders and organizational.

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! Murcia Today – The regional government of Murcia is stepping up the promotion of its camping and caravanning activities in Germany https://devolved.net/murcia-today-the-regional-government-of-murcia-is-stepping-up-the-promotion-of-its-camping-and-caravanning-activities-in-germany/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 10:52:05 +0000 https://devolved.net/murcia-today-the-regional-government-of-murcia-is-stepping-up-the-promotion-of-its-camping-and-caravanning-activities-in-germany/ Publication date: 08/30/2022 Representatives from Murcia are at the LXI Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf to promote the 18 campsites in the Region with a total of 14,731 places The Regional Ministry of Presidency, Tourism, Culture and Sports of Murcia promotes the Region in the LXI edition of the “Caravan Salon” fair in Germany. This fair […]]]>

Publication date: 08/30/2022

Representatives from Murcia are at the LXI Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf to promote the 18 campsites in the Region with a total of 14,731 places

The Regional Ministry of Presidency, Tourism, Culture and Sports of Murcia promotes the Region in the LXI edition of the “Caravan Salon” fair in Germany.

This fair is one of the major international events in the camping and caravanning sector, with 16 pavilions and more than 650 exhibitors, and is held in the German city of Düsseldorf from August 26th to September 4th.

The Regional Authority, in collaboration with the Association of Campsites of the Region of Murcia, organizes an exhibition during the event where the association’s network of campsites is promoted, as well as the tourist activities of the region and its network additional services. Currently in the Region of Murcia there are up to 18 established campsites with a total of 14,731 pitches.

The director of the Institute of Tourism of the Region of Murcia (Itrem), Juan Francisco Martínez, pointed out that “this type of tourism is one of the types of accommodation with the greatest seasonality, with an occupancy rate high in winter, guaranteed by Central and Northern European customers”.

In fact, Murcia was the only region in Spain where the number of overnight stays during the winter season, from October 2019 to March 2020, was much higher than that recorded during the summer season, from April 2019 to September 2019, which was 586,186 compared to 539,524.

In this regard, the promotion of camping tourism is one of the lines of action of the Strategic Plan 2022-2032, a tourism and accommodation plan to strengthen sustainability and contact with nature, ecology and family activities.

The director of Itrem underlined that “motorhomes and itinerant tourism are becoming a great social phenomenon throughout Europe”. In this regard, the regional government is updating its camping laws and regulations. This means that, for the first time, motorhome areas and campsites in Murcia will be regulated, implementing a new star categorization equating campsites with hotels and rural pensions, improving their levels of accessibility and ensuring that all will have facilities, entrances, pitches and toilets accessible to people with reduced mobility, as for the other types of accommodation.

How popular is camping in Murcia?

Camping tourism stands out as one of the most resilient after the pandemic. In this regard, the Region of Murcia, in the first half of 2022, achieved the best record for campers in the period from January to June according to available data, 62,109 – 2.5% more than in 2019. These travelers generated 562,185 overnight stays, which represents a 6.1% increase over 2019 and also represents the best data for the January-June period of all-time records.

As for the main markets, in the last year of normality, in 2019, Germany was the main foreign country from which campers in Murcia came, with 267,704 overnight stays, representing 34% of the total. The United Kingdom is the second market with 221,329 overnight stays and a total of 28%. France is the third outbound market for foreign tourism in the Region with 120,883 overnight stays, which represents a share of 15%.

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Nebraska House race seen as barometer of abortion rights | Regional government https://devolved.net/nebraska-house-race-seen-as-barometer-of-abortion-rights-regional-government/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 20:49:02 +0000 https://devolved.net/nebraska-house-race-seen-as-barometer-of-abortion-rights-regional-government/ Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District battle between Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln is gaining national attention due to the narrow outcome of their first meeting in June, a few days after the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade abortion rights. Flood defeated Pansing Brooks, […]]]>

Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District battle between Republican Rep. Mike Flood of Norfolk and State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln is gaining national attention due to the narrow outcome of their first meeting in June, a few days after the United States Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade abortion rights.

Flood defeated Pansing Brooks, the Democratic nominee, by a margin of 6,234 votes in a June 28 special election that was called to fill the remaining six months of former Republican Representative Jeff Fortenberry’s term.

Fortenberry resigned from the House following his conviction for lying to federal officials about an illegal foreign contribution to his 2016 re-election campaign.

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Nate Silver, a nationally recognized observer of election trends and political analyst who writes on his website FiveThirtyEight, pointed to Flood’s narrow victory in a district that Donald Trump carried by 15 percentage points in 2020 as evidence of the Democratic energy ignited by the abortion decision.

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In a later clarification, Silver noted that redistricting by the Nebraska Legislative Assembly in 2021 reduced the built-in registration advantage of Republican voters in the 1st District, which includes Lincoln, and that Trump’s margin in the newly built district would have been 11 points.

Nebraska’s special election came just days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Silver pointed out by suggesting that abortion rights could help Democrats in the upcoming election.

A “limited but growing national pattern of Democratic outperformance (in terms of election expectations) began with the June 28 special election in Nebraska’s 1st District,” he wrote.

Chuck Todd, speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, also pointed out that Nebraska’s special election was one of three in the country since the court ruling that topped President Biden’s election results. in 2020.

Flood’s margin of victory over Pansing Brooks in the special election was 5.4 percentage points.

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