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The Catalan government body Prodeca promotes food from the region worldwide and pays more attention to the halal segment. Catalonia is one of Europe’s leading food and drink producers, with exports of 12.87 billion euros ($14.34 billion) in 2021. The regional government of Catalonia places this part of l Spain as the second largest European …

Armenian Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Minister Gnel Sanosyan and Georgian Deputy Minister of Economy and Stable Development Romeo Mikautadze discussed energy cooperation, the ministry’s press service informed. Armenian Territorial Administration of NEWS.am. During the meeting, Sanosyan praised the level of Armenian-Georgian cooperation. Sanosyan said that it is important for Armenia to develop collaboration in the …

By Enrique Feas* The invasion of Ukraine was a slow-moving crisis, both in terms of development and reaction from the EU. After an onset of surprise and restraint, awareness of the seriousness of the situation and its geopolitical implications led the EU to impose severe sanctions on Russia, affecting not only trade and individuals, but …

Amid reports circulating in Russian state media that claim Putin signed a law this week exempting individuals from paying value-added tax (VAT) on the purchase of the precious metal, Washington is working to dissuade the countries to liquidate gold to resist the biting sanctions. A bipartisan group of senators – Angus King, John Cornyn, Bill …

The solar greenhouse is a prototype space used to harvest food and energy. It enables the self-sufficiency of individuals in urban and rural areas. The project was designed and assembled by a team of students and researchers from the Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) master’s program of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia …

A summary of the latest Islamic finance news from around the world. Moody’s expects growth in Islamic finance to continue, but sukuk issuance to fall due to high oil prices Rating agency Moody’s expects Islamic banks’ assets to grow this year and outperform the conventional sector, while rising oil prices could reduce sukuk issuance requirements, …

The National People’s Congress – the annual meeting of China’s parliamentary body – kicked off on Saturday March 5 at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square. Premier Li Keqiang presented the 2022 work report, which triggers fiscal spending and tax cuts to boost investment and consumption, aimed at mitigating an ongoing slowdown, …

There are events in a person’s life when they remember where they were. Most Manchester United fans (who were alive and not literal babies like me) will remember where they were in 1999 when the club won the treble, but other landmarks are memorable due to the absurdity of the situation you find yourself in. …

An inventory is being carried out all kinds of problems and risks related to our Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Armenian Economy Minister Vahan Kerobyan, stated during a press briefing Thursday. According to him, some of these problems and risks become a reality for Armenia. He noted that there are different positions within the Armenian government regarding the …

As he took to the podium in front of Congress for his 2022 State of the Union Address, President Joe Biden wasted no time in diving into the world’s most pressing issue: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. From his perspective, and from the perspective of US intelligence, Russian President Vladimir Putin has “miscalculated” not only …

A new survey from the ifo Institute for Economic Research, a Munich-based research firm, has predicted huge price increases across the country over the next three months as Germany’s dependence on gas and Russian oil is turning against them. The company warned this morning that German inflation could reach 5% in 2022. Timo Wollmershäuser, head …

Climate change has sparked interest in “degrowth” strategies, whereby countries would prioritize environmental protection over economic growth. Luca Cigna argues that given the growing importance of climate to national economies, scholars of comparative political economy should better integrate degrowth and post-growth models into their analytical frameworks. A specter haunts Europe: that of decline. The idea …

You could be forgiven for thinking that the only thing that matters to Australian economic growth is unemployment, inflation, wage growth and the price of a liter of bread (credit crazy as hell) is what the Reserve Bank Board of Directors eats for lunch on the first Tuesday of the month. Unlike the focus on …

Enyinnaya Abaribe, the senator representing Abia South, said Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, told him he never ordered Monday’s sit-at-homes. Abaribe said Kanu revealed this when he and Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and two bishops visited him in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. He lamented that the …

BBVA Research expects 8.3% economic growth for the Balearic Islands this year, the second highest among Spanish regions, and 6% in 2023, the highest. The region’s growth in 2021, according to the bank, was 10.5%. The trend will therefore continue this year, the Balearic Islands behind only the Canary Islands (9.6%). As for useBBVA forecasts …

Waste as a business opportunity: Andalusia will adopt a circular economy law A new chapter in the “green revolution” of local authorities The official website of the Andalusia region (Spain) informed the public that a law on the circular economy is in preparation and is currently being debated in the regional parliament. Its adoption would …

Spain receives too many requests to build wind farms and solar parks. This flood of proposals creates a backlog that slows down the approval process for new green energy projects. To solve the problem, the Spanish government – ​​led by a left-wing coalition of the Socialist Party (PSOE) and its junior partner Unidas Podemos – …

The EL PAÍS mobile application has been redesigned for a clearer and more intuitive user experience that facilitates access to multimedia content. The new version is available on Android and iOS. The changes to the app reflect the recent redesign of the EL PAÍS website, which has risen to the challenge of today’s chaotic and …

A joint venture in the province of Almeria puts CO2 at the heart of the circular economy Greenhouse gas here is not just a cliché term There is a cement plant located in the municipality of Carboneras, on the southeast coast of Spain, and like all other similar facilities, it is a major emitter of …

People watch a newscast showing a photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea on January 1 (AFP via Getty Images) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un listed his government’s main goals for 2022, including a strong focus on domestic issues such as …

If you’ve recently logged into Google Flights, you may have noticed a small change in the page layout. In addition to the usual sortable categories, such as price, duration and departure time, there is a new field: CO2 emissions. Launched in October 2021, the column gives potential travelers an estimate of how much carbon dioxide …

anchor Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Rept0n1x. Months of isolation have caused people to rethink the way they live. This meant that their buildings would change. It meant construction, and architects became useful again, after being abandoned. But the madness of a new era has made all builders and architects …

President Joe Biden walks into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. AP A final rule released on Monday would increase mileage standards from the 2023 model year, reaching a projected industry-wide goal of 40 miles per gallon by 2026, 25% more than a finalized rule. by the Trump …

I watched Governor Wike spend more than an hour of valuable time on three national television stations paid for with Rivers’ taxpayer dollars, responding inconsistently to an interview I had given earlier. It was an hour that exposed its ignorance and made the government of Rivers State an object of ridicule before the whole world. …

Algeria faces a multifaceted crisis, one of the most serious since the North African country’s independence in 1962. Seething social and economic unrest has combined with lingering political grievances that began with the uprising of the Hirak of 2019 which called for the end of the decades. long reign of Abdelaziz Bouteflika. But today, the …

As demand for the amino acid cysteine ​​increases in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries, producers are developing bioprocessing and fermentation production processes to meet changing regulatory and consumer needs. “We are constantly asked if cysteine ​​is halal and if it can be used as a raw material or as an additive,” Dr. Ali Fanous …

PARIS — In recent years, couriers working for meal delivery startups generously financed by investment funds have become one of the symbols of the “uberization of work”. While for the most part their freelance status remains prevalent around the world, the norm is changing. In February 2021, British meal delivery specialist Just Eat struck a …

It’s 9 a.m. and the rural district of Mount Airy in central Jamaica is already sweltering. As the cars roll down the area’s unpaved roads, clouds of chocolate-brown dust erupt from behind their rear wheels. It is here, 50 km west of Kingston and 500 meters above sea level, that the Mount Airy Farmers group …

The introduction of Covid-19 countermeasures across the UK and the rest of Europe, not to mention the US and Asia, in an attempt to combat the spread of the Omicron variant has raised the specter of the global economy stumbling into 2022 in a markedly weakened state. But how big is their impact likely to …

Flypop, a start-up airline, may be about to get creative when it comes to passenger comfort. Although it does not intend to have a premium cabin as such, it may offer passengers the option of purchasing rows of economy three-berth berths if such a move proves profitable. Carriers like Air New Zealand and Lufthansa have …

Almost funnier than the Dubai Airshow 2021 experience was getting there. Once I found out I would be covering the event for Aviacionline (by the way: we were the only Latin American site there, and I strongly encourage you to check out our fabulous work there), I started doing the math to see which plane …

Led by a party that has acted as a junior partner in Angela Merkel’s coalition for 12 of the past 16 years, and two parties with an energy to do things differently, the next German government represents a strange mix of status quo thinking and reformist instincts. The coalition agreement presented on Wednesday by the …

In the Spanish municipality of L’Alfàs del Pi, where almost half of the 20,500 inhabitants are foreigners, there is not a single person who has not heard of Forum Mare Nostrum. It is a residential community for the elderly that has been operating in the province of Alicante, in the region of Valencia, for 20 …

Landmark case for food delivery in Germany’s gig economy as courts decide against Lieferando Germany’s federal labor court says companies must provide employees with bicycles and phones Last week, the Federal Labor Court in Germany ruled that local delivery services must provide their employees with work bikes and mobile phones or offer financial compensation to …

Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press Posted Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 8:28 PM EST TOKYO (AP) – Japan’s economy contracted at an annual rate of 3% in the July-September quarter, as private consumption and auto production suffered from efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Japan’s gross domestic product, which measures the value of a country’s …

Posted on November 08, 2021 via BizWatchNigeria – As the telecom world gradually embraces advanced technologies, BizWatch Nigeria provides insight into the state’s plan to roll out fifth generation (5G) in selected countries in Africa. A track of major 5G rollout plans in Africa showed that less than 10 countries are taking steps to deploy …

WASHINGTON (AP) – The US economy was supposed to help President Joe Biden and the Democrats, but lately it has hurt them along with voters. Biden praised the U.S. economy on Friday for outperforming the rest of the world, saying it was largely because of its $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and additional spending …

Workforce • October 21, 2021 • Ben Wray What does “Striketober” mean for the concert economy? Something moving among the workers? There are signs of a noticeable increase in strikes internationally. In the United States, where unions have been shattered by decades of neoliberalism, a strike wave, nicknamed “Striketober,” includes manufacturers John Deere, Hollywood movie …

British aquaculture company Seafields is developing and testing new technologies focused on growing and catching sargassum, a type of large brown algae. It has exploded in growth over the past few years after escaping its normal environment in the Sargasso Sea. Not only does Seafileds intend to remove over a billion metric tonnes of CO2 …

Details of the draft budget that the center-left government of Pedro Sánchez presented to the Spanish parliament on Wednesday show a record public spending program for 2022 thanks in large part to an influx of European funds to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The leader of the Socialist Party (PSOE), who heads a …

A new energy economy is emerging around the world with the rise of solar, wind, electric and other low-carbon technologies. But as the pivotal moment of COP26 approaches, the new World Energy Outlook makes it clear that this progress on clean energy is still far too slow to drive a sustained drop in global emissions …

LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is ready to take “bold decisions” to rebuild the economy after the coronavirus pandemic like his Conservative Party meets on Sunday for its first annual conference since 2019. The Tory conference opens Sunday in the city of Manchester, in the north-west, due to a …

What political issues determined party support in the 2021 German federal elections? Davide Angelucci, Lorenzo De Sio, Heiko Giebler and Werner Krause present the conclusions of an analysis of the main issues that encouraged electoral alternation during the campaign. They find that the SPD’s victory was mainly motivated by its credibility on economic issues. The …

A smartphone with the Netflix logo is visible on a keyboard in front of the words “streaming service” displayed in this illustration taken on March 24, 2020. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / File Photo Netflix Inc. celebrated its successful foray into South Korea by highlighting its contributions to the country’s economy, which is increasingly fueled …

In Italics Magazine, we studied Italy’s position in Europe on recycling, such as a recent Symbola Foundation report in February declared Italy on the podium with France and the UK followed by Germany – the Italian rate stands at 79%, the French at 56%, the British at 50% and the Germans at 43 %. Italy …

BERLIN – The Germans are doing better than ever. In many ways, the economy has broken records under the reign of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel: household financial assets have peaked; the number of jobs reached an all-time high before the pandemic struck in early 2020; GDP – the sum of all goods and services produced …

Malmö experiments with the “sharing economy” The city is home to one of four Swedish testbeds seeking a new paradigm for city living (VIDEO) A national program is currently taking place in Sweden called “Sharing Cities”. It is a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at tackling the excessive consumption of resources prevalent in contemporary societies. The alternative …

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released the latest edition of its semi-annual compensation report, providing insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on architects’ salaries. The report found that despite a severe economic downturn in the first half of 2020, salaries for architectural staff in the United States have changed little over …

For 18 months, the hourly rate is $ 834 million, according to Bank of America analysts, how much is central banks have spent to buy bonds since the start of the epidemic, with the Fed alone investing $ 4 trillion. It’s a number that reflects the huge flow of money that has kept companies viable …

Irene Lauro (Schroders) | According to the World Meteorological Organization, the past six years (2015-2020) have been the warmest on record, with the global average temperature rising 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Corn while climate change affects all regions of the world, global warming and precipitation rates will not be distributed evenly around the …

In Europe and North America, businesses and households are beginning to look timidly beyond the pandemic, thanks to widespread vaccinations. But governments in parts of Asia are introducing new social restrictions and spending plans to combat the fast-spreading Delta variant. Meanwhile, Africa’s low immunization rate means its economic recovery is expected to lag behind other …

Construction workers in Bilbao.EFE The Spanish labor market continues to show signs that it is recovering from the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis. The average number of workers affiliated with Spain’s social security system, seen as a sign of job creation, rose to 19,591,728 in July, the highest figure on record. The last time …

A traveler at the Tenerife airport on July 26.Ramon de la Rocha (EFE) Spain’s tourism industry faces a new hurdle in its race to save the summer season, and the outcome will largely depend on decisions made in the UK, where the government is split between those who want to ease restrictions on travel and …

On July 29, we reached the annual limit of the Earth’s ability to support the load generated by the human race. Thursday July 29 was Earth Overcapacity Day (Earth Crossing Day) from the year 2021. By the end of the year, we are already living at the expense of future generations who will have to …

The Minister of Finance María Jesús Montero.Europe Press The Spanish government on Tuesday confirmed its forecast for economic growth for this and next year, based on the pace of the recovery after most coronavirus-related mobility restrictions ended and the good pace of the vaccination campaign against the virus. Covid-19. The Cabinet said gross domestic product …

Former senior Treasury official Sir Nicholas Macpherson will today be among the experts attending the first meeting of the Scottish Government’s new Council of Economic Advisers. Macpherson’s appointment to the corps met with opposition from some members of the Yes movement when it was announced earlier this month. He was the longest-serving Mandarin in George …

Prague reduces waste and applies the principles of a circular economy Czech capital plans to expand its current RE-USE project On Monday July 19, the City of Prague announced its desire to further expand its RE-USE centers project. Second-hand reuse centers were first set up last year with the aim of minimizing the production of …

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: Probe of origins The World Health Organization (WHO) says the second stage of an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus should include further studies in China and laboratory “audits”. Curfew in Catalonia Barcelona and other cities in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region will reimpose a nighttime …

The majority of the inhabitants of the Balearic Islands earn between 12,000 and 21,000 euros, but a percentage of residents earn more than 50,000 per month. In 2019, a total of 370 Balearic residents declared a annual income over 600,000 euros, which equates to a super salary of over 50,000 euros per month. The personal …

MADRID (AP) – Spain’s prime minister reshuffled his cabinet on Saturday, forming what he called “the government of recovery” in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has led a minority coalition government formed by his Socialist Party and the anti-austerity United We Can party since January 2020. He managed to keep …

Posted: July 10, 2021 / 8:58 AM CDT / Update: July 10, 2021 / 9:52 AM CDT FILE – In this file photo from June 22, 2021, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez prepares to deliver a statement at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has reshuffled his cabinet to form what …

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister reshuffled his cabinet on Saturday, forming what he called “the recovery government” following the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has led a minority coalition government formed by his Socialist Party and the anti-austerity United We Can party since January 2020. He has managed to keep it afloat during …

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister reshuffled his cabinet on Saturday, forming what he called “the recovery government” following the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has led a minority coalition government formed by his Socialist Party and the anti-austerity United We Can party since January 2020. He has managed to keep it afloat during …

Tourists arriving at the port of Barcelona on June 26.Albert Garcia Spain’s tourism sector is anxiously watching the surge in coronavirus cases across the country, raising fears of massive summer cancellations among foreign visitors. The Financial Time Wednesday published an article titled “Delta variant pushes Covid-19 rate in Spain to highest in continental Europe,” and …

Madeira has launched a circular economy platform New digital tool aims to build community, educate and inspire with examples Recently, the Environment Secretariat of the Government of Madeira launched “Circular Madeira” Agenda and digital platform. These are two new mechanisms available to the Region in the context of creating a more efficient economy in its …

Professor Lu Ming of Shanghai Jiaotong University was the first to call the marked differences within China the “Europeanization” (or Eurozoneization) of the Chinese economy. The euro area is made up of 19 European countries with a unified market and a single currency, but with great differences in productivity between them. This, of course, has …

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has had one of its highest growth rates in value, compared to other sectors, but it reports a smaller contribution to the island’s economy. MGA sees 2020 as an exceptional year In its detailed annual report and audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, MGA reported …

Inside a Mexican themed nightclub called Plaza MX in Bogotá, Colombia, dozens of people sing along with a Mariachi band on a brightly lit stage. Sheer plastic sheets divide the tables, but other than that it’s business as usual as the kids dance and mingle. Some even drink from the same tequila bottles. The nightclub …

A change in electricity tariffs went into effect on June 1 in Spain, a change that could save consumers on their bills, according to competition watchdog CNMC. The new system is not without controversy, however, with consumer organizations denouncing that the measures could hit the most vulnerable households with additional costs. And depending on the …

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is presented to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission provides advice on the EU rules on single-use plastics and adopt a Execution decision on the control and declaration of fishing gear placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected. These rules aim to reduce marine …

OVIEDO from Spain Spanish companies that rely on freelancers to deliver food have three months to hire their couriers as regular employees, according to a pioneering law passed in Spain on Tuesday. “No other country in the world has dared to pass a law like this. The world is watching Spain,” said Labor Minister Yolanda …

“Two roads diverged“, Theilr Editor’s Note: As NPQ To covered, an entire “economic development” industry is engaged in what is euphemistically called “business attraction and retention,” a practice of offering tax breaks and other tax breaks that reward businesses and cost local and state governments between $ 45 billion and $ 90 billion. Recipient companies …

A group of tourists celebrating a bachelor party in Barcelona.Albert Garcia An announcement by the European Commission recommending that EU member states allow vaccinated visitors from the United States to enter Europe has created a shock wave in Barcelona’s tourism sector. Before the pandemic, the Catalan capital received more American travelers than any other country, …

When the law is approved, Spain’s decision to force digital companies to open part of their algorithm to their workers could have an impact across the EU, which has already started negotiations with employers to achieve similar agreements. “The openness of algorithms is above all an element of guaranteeing democratic and labor rights”, explains Carlos …

European capital of the social economy? Portugal has five In a true spirit of solidarity, the title was divided between 5 municipalities This year, not only does Portugal chair the Council of the European Union, but it also assumes the role of leader in the Follow-up Committee of the Luxembourg Declaration. For the uninitiated, this …

Joan Tapia (Barcelona) | The crisis caused by the coronavirus, which has been going on for over a year now, is far from over. But perhaps the worst is that latent pessimism – unwarranted but real – too often obscures data and realities that lean towards cautious and reasoned optimism. If we add to that …

The author is a Burmese Coordinator of the UK-based Free Rohingya Coalition, Secretary General of the Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia, and a member of the Cambodia Genocide Documentation Center. LONDON Social media images of burning Chinese factories in Yangon’s suburban industrial district known as Hlaing ThaYa must prompt already worried foreign investors. They will …

In the city of Seville, in southern Spain, the municipal water company has launched a pilot project to produce electricity from methane from fermented oranges. EMASESA, member of Aqua Publica Europea (European Association of Public Water Operators), aims to achieve energy self-sufficiency of its wastewater treatment plant (STEP) EDAR Copero in the city, an existing …

ANKARA Climate change is no longer a ‘elephant in the room’ problem for central banks around the world, as some of them, realizing the need to expand their traditional mandates while also supporting sustainable development, have started to take concrete steps to encourage green financing. Green finance is flourishing and is now seen as a …

After experiencing the strongest economic contraction in the European Union, Spain is set to make its biggest comeback. The European Commission on Thursday released its Winter forecast 2021, bringing Spain’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth outlook for this year to 5.6%, three tenths of a point higher than expected. Because the recession in 2020 has …

February 14th, Catalonia will hold regional elections. Although an event of this type has traditionally determined public debate in Spain, for the first time in decades it does not make headlines in Spanish or European newspapers, now focused on vaccines and political measures related to the virus. Somehow, the change in the debate has pushed …

BENGALURU, Jan.18 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s new package will have little effect on the coronavirus-ravaged eurozone economy, a Reuters poll of economists predicted, which almost halved their growth prospects in the first quarter. Despite the ECB’s decision to top up its emergency pandemic purchases from half a trillion euros to 1.85 trillion euros …

The debate over whether Scotland can join the EU and how long the country should wait has been fierce in Holyrood. The SNP lashed out at the UK’s decision to vote for Brexit and called for a second independence referendum in hopes Scotland can return to Brussels as a member state of the EU. Spain …

Mexico continues to face an escalating coronavirus outbreak – and an economic beating. The country reopened its economy in June without controlling its first wave of COVID-19, and the aftermath has become a warning about the opposition between the economy and public health. Related: COVID-19 wreaks havoc among Mexican health workers Tourism is the main …

(Credit: Unsplash) This article is presented to you in collaboration with the European Commission. In order to complement the current changes in the European economy, clear objectives should be put in place to ensure social justice in the labor market. In a resolution which was adopted today by 616 votes in favor, 22 against and …

After the devastating effects the coronavirus crisis has had on the Spanish economy, the government predicts that the light will soon be at the end of the tunnel. According to a budget plan sent to Brussels on Thursday, public revenues will increase by 33.4 billion euros in 2021 thanks to a sharp rebound in gross …

(Want to receive this briefing by email? Here is the registration.) Hello. We cover the second part of The Times investigation into President Trump’s federal income tax returns, the growing number of virus conspiracy theorists in Europe and the moving signs of China’s economic rebound. In Europe, coronavirus conspiracy theories abound The thousands of protesters …

The Spanish tourism industry continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis. According to figures released Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), only 204,926 international visitors arrived in Spain in June, a drop of 97.7% compared to the same month in 2019. This culminates the worst semester never recorded for the Spanish …

Hundreds of Nissan workers blocked roads and burned tires on Thursday to protest the Japanese automaker’s decision to close its Barcelona plant in December. EDITORIAL The move, which had been widely anticipated but was officially announced Thursday at 10 am, means 3,000 direct jobs will be lost. In total, around 20,000 workers are expected to …

More than 1,000 hours of containment measures linked to the coronavirus were enough to confirm the urgency of improving housing conditions in Spain, especially with regard to properties over 10 years old. Many homes in Spain lack ventilation and natural light, compromising comfort and health. Balconies are rare in old and new buildings, and many …

Spain has announced that lockdown measures are to be relaxed, allowing some non-essential workers to return to work. /Javier Soriano/AFP Spain has announced that lockdown measures are to be relaxed, allowing some non-essential workers to return to work. /Javier Soriano/AFP Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the global COVID-19 pandemic, began on Monday …

After years of recession following the financial crisis, the Spanish economy was growing, so what do the latest crises mean for Spain? After Italy, Spain was the most affected country in Europe, the two countries being shocked by the coronavirus epidemic and the human toll it entails. The two countries have implemented increasingly drastic measures …

BARCELONA, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 5: Barcelona scarves for sale outside the stadium during the Barcelona … [+] V Slavia Prague, Champions League group stage match at Estadio Camp Nou on November 5, 2019 in Barcelona, ​​Spain. (Photo by Tim Clayton / Corbis via Getty Images) Corbis via Getty Images Although it is on its own …

This article is also available in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. The agri-food sector aims to become a leader in the circular economy, in which every type of waste, from plant waste to industrial waste, can have added value and help improve economic, environmental and social sustainability. Reports from EURACTIV partner EFEAGRO. “From the pig one …

Tourists at the port of Barcelona. Barcelona city council has agreed to ask the parliament of Catalonia the right to apply a local surcharge a regional tourist tax implemented since 2012. The issue of tourist taxes is sort of a hornet’s nest in a country where the only other region to charge visitors is the …

Published on: 28/10/2018 – 04:20 Catalonia has enjoyed solid growth since the region’s failed bid to secede from Spain last year, despite predictions that the uncertainty over the separatist push would take a heavy toll. Companies feared the worst when the Catalan parliament declared independence last October, triggering Spain’s worst political crisis in four decades. …

Surrounded by mountains of vineyards, Sant Sadurni d’Anoia is the birthplace of Catalan cava, with more than eighty companies based in the small town 50 kilometers from Barcelona. Most of its 15,000 inhabitants depend on the wine industry for their work, with cava company headquarters on every corner. Next to the city’s main train station …

Spain faces growing political unrest. This comes against a backdrop of a slowing economy. A slowdown, however, does not necessarily mean the economy is in bad shape. The coming weeks will be stressful for Pedro Sánchez, the Socialist leader of the minority government, as his government will be faced with a number of thorny questions. …

Barcelona celebrates ISE’s decision to move from RAI Amsterdam to Gran Via, part of the Fira De Barcelona exhibition complex, from 2021. The news leaked at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday July 12 on the site of the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia which estimated that the economic impact of the fair would be similar to that …

Tourism in Barcelona has taken a hit in recent times, even though more than six months have passed since a brutal terrorist attack rocked this bustling Catalan city. The Las Ramblas neighborhood – one of the city’s favorite tourist destinations where people walk the wide pedestrian path in the center of the street – has …

Published on: 01/02/2018 – 12:01Amended: 02/01/2018 – 12:23 Spain’s Economy Minister said on Monday that the crisis of Catalan independence had cost the country “a billion” euros as the fallout from the turmoil continued to hamper growth in the wealthy region. Luis de Guindos said slowing growth in Catalonia, which accounts for around one-fifth of …

The European economy is enjoying a period of positive momentum as growth spreads across all member states, public accounts are expected to look healthier and risks are balanced for the first time in a long time, the European Commission concluded on Thursday 9 November. “These are the highest growth rates in ten years,” said exultant …

Governor of the Bank of Spain, Luis Linde.ECE The Bank of Spain warns of the medium-term economic consequences of persistent political tension in Catalonia. In a report analyzing the risk to Spain’s financial stability, the central bank indicated that the economy could lose between 0.3 and 2.5 points of GDP in two years, which would …

Spain’s central government has temporarily Catalan autonomy suspended using article 155. This unprecedented and controversial measure allows the Spanish government to take over the management of the region and to call regional elections to the Catalan parliament. The result of such elections can probably be a balance of power between separatist and anti-separatist forces very …

It is not for foreign economists to take a position on the independence of Catalonia, because it is for the peoples of Catalonia and Spain to decide. What can be said, however, is that if Catalonia were to become a fully independent country, there is no reason why it should not – after a period …

Spain’s central government has temporarily Catalan autonomy suspended using article 155. This unprecedented and controversial measure allows the Spanish government to take over the management of the region and to call regional elections to the Catalan parliament. The result of such elections can probably be a balance of power between separatist and anti-separatist forces very …

The escalating political crisis in Catalonia has prompted Spain to downgrade its growth forecast for 2018, according to the government, a sign that tensions are hurting economic sentiment. In a letter submitted Tuesday morning by the center-right Spanish government to European authorities, he said the economy would grow by 2.3% next year instead of the …

The idea of ​​an independent Catalonia has been discussed for almost a century, but the events of the last fifteen weeks have dramatically placed the question at the heart of the European political and economic debate. Tuesday’s news that Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has suspended the Autonomous Community’s declaration of independence for now, pending negotiations …

Luis de Guindos, Spain’s economy minister, threw cold water on the possibility of Catalonia gaining independence and said citizens need not worry about having their deposits in banks Catalans. “It is very clear that independence for Catalonia will not happen,” he told CNBC on Monday. “It is illegal, irrational, harmful to the Catalan economy. We …

As the world waits to see whether Spain’s autonomous region of Catalonia will declare independence from Madrid early next week, German business leaders warned on Friday that the move could leave their investments in legal and economic limbo. Catalonia’s leaders have vowed to defy a ruling by Spain’s Constitutional Court banning the planned meeting of …

Fitch said on Thursday that political tensions between the central government and Catalonia “are likely to escalate in the short term”, leading to unpredictable events, including a potential disruption of state liquidity funds to Catalonia. As a result, the agency has placed Catalonia on a “negative rating watch” footing, meaning they could downgrade from their …

After the Catalan government declared that 90% of the population had voted in favor of independence in the October 1 referendum and national authorities refused to accept its legality after a sometimes brutal crackdown, the markets opened up Monday to what they hate the most: uncertainty. “Unlike the UK, Spain’s 1978 constitution clearly prevents a …

Would going it alone work for Catalonia? The Spanish region staged a controversial independence referendum on Sunday with major economic implications for the country – and Europe. Spain’s central government fiercely opposed the referendum and riot police raided polling stations. Regional officials said the vast majority of ballots were in favor of independence, but turnout …

Catalonia, whose leaders are pushing for separation from Spain in a banned referendum on Sunday, is one of Spain’s economic powerhouses. The region, in the northeast of Spain, is driven by industry, research and tourism, but heavily indebted. Catalonia accounted for 19% of Spain’s gross domestic product (GDP) last year, vying with Madrid for the …

Three out of four Spanish business leaders believe that the Catalan movement for independence from Spain is proving detrimental to the national economy, reveals a poll published in the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Read more: Weber says EU would not accept Catalan independence In Catalonia, the share of respondents who shared this opinion was 43%. …

Three-quarters of Spanish business leaders say Catalonia’s independence plans would hurt the country’s economy, according to a new survey, with just 1% saying it would boost economic growth. In Catalonia itself, this figure is 43%, according to a survey carried out by Deloitte among 265 executives and published today in the Spanish newspaper El País. …

Skift grip When destinations go viral, tensions between locals and visitors can be high. Promoting local food systems can up the ante for residents by maximizing the economic impact of tourism dollars. Building a deeper narrative around local food and culture can also create more rewarding experiences for the right kind of tourist. Catalonia Tourist …

Investors focused on Scotland last year, fearing that a potential UK exit could disrupt the global economy. Those same eyes turned more recently to Spain after a vote in Catalonia gave separatist parties a majority of regional parliamentary seats. Catalan independence supporters raise their arms and wave flags after polls close during the Catalan regional …

Scottish, Basque and Catalan independence supporters on the beach in Donostia / San Sebastian, Basque Country November 8, 2014 For Scots watching, the Catalan independence debate shares many parallels with Scotland, where the constitutional future of the future is also a matter of dispute. Register to our Policy newsletter So how similar are Scotland and …

MONDRAGON, Spain (Reuters) – Spain’s boom in tourism in the 1970s and its property boom over the past decade have largely passed through the Basque region, a cool, damp corner of the north renowned for the separatist violence. Instead, the Basques stuck to industry, out of necessity. The offices of Spanish bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya …