Sighs of relief from Villajoyosa's Spanish speakers

TWO VERSIONS: Both names are still valid Photo credit: Villajoyosa town hall

TOWN HALL plans to eliminate the name of Villajoyosa in favour of La Vila Joiosa have been put on hold.
Compromis councillor Jose Carlos Gil, who put forward the proposal, withdrew the motion when he was unable to attend the plenary council session when it was due for debate.
Spokespeople for the Partido Popular and Ciudanos opposition parties expressed  “enormous satisfaction”, referring to the “massive rejection” from residents, including some members of the local government.
Both parties pointed out that owing to the situation created by the coronavirus pandemic, “ideological debates only made the situation worse.”


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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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