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 …

MONTERREY / WASHINGTON, March 19, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Anne Li saves winning tennis matches in a calm but positive way that exudes confidence in their abilities. In just a few years, Li has done the little things well and guess what? Its world ranking has been the beneficiary of its success. “I’ve always been …

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 …

Life on the farm was on a smaller scale when Alberto Pascual was young: just him, his father, a mercenary and about fifty pigs. Today, the 44-year-old Spanish agricultural engineer owns five farms with more than 40,000 pigs between them. For Mr. Pascual and others like him, the development of pig farming in Spain, a …

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 …

Coronavirus pandemic caused 20-year setback in Balearic economy in just 9 months and the islands are likely to be one of the hardest hit places in Europe and possibly the world. Balearic government cut forecast for gross domestic product from 28.8% to 25.4%, which means that the wealth per capita of the citizens of the …

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 …

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Publication date: 23/09/2020 ARCHIVED – Spain’s economy enters recession: 17.8% GDP drop in second quarter due to Covid-19 “style =” margin: 5px 10px 5px 0px; floating: left “width =” 100% “/> This is the largest quarterly drop recorded since surveys began in 1970 and is of unprecedented magnitude The National Statistical Institute (INE) revised Spain’s …

Democrats are presenting a new resolution outlining an economic vision they hope to fight climate change while fighting racial injustice. The THRIVE Act, short for Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy, echoes many of the principles set out in the Green New Deal, calling for strong labor protections and access to …

Covid-19 has shown how detrimental poor health can be to the economy. But it also showed how measures that benefit health (lockdowns) can be seen as bad economic prosperity. A similar paradox is at the heart of promoting better nutrition. Poor diet is the world’s leading cause of ill health. Malnutrition – from undernutrition to …

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 …

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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 …

Enrique Sánchez cultivates vines on 18 hectares of land. Although he has not yet completely given up hope, he is close. A few days ago, a colleague from the nearby village of Novelda, one of the seven municipalities that make up the Vinalopó valley in the Spanish province of Alicante, cut all his vines with …

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 …

Band Emma Pinedo and Jesús Aguado MADRID, October 29 (Reuters) – Unrest in Spain’s wealthiest region, Catalonia, and any further political uncertainty could affect private sector investment decisions, posing another potential risk to the economy, the central bank chief said on Tuesday. . “As far as the Spanish economy is concerned, the latest data point …

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 …

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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 …

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez appoints women to key posts Photo: AFP The first appointments to Pedro Sanchez’s cabinet show that the new Spanish Prime Minister is seeking to assert the identity and authority of his government by appointing Catalans and women with important credentials to key positions. He appointed European Commission Director General Nadia …

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 …

Nervous businessmen in Catalonia, spooked by signs that recent turmoil over the region’s latest attempt to secede from Spain is hurting the local economy, put their investment plans on hold as that they are preparing for the Catalan legislative elections on Thursday. Catalan retail sales and tourist arrivals are down and unemployment is up, according …

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 …

“It’s time to show that even small steps, if taken by many of us, can change a lot,” said Catalan pro-independence group Omnium Cultural, one of several organizations that have called on Catalans to withdraw money from banks that have recently moved. their headquarters elsewhere amid the current political crisis. He argued that pressure should …

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. …

The workers of Codorníu protest against the dismissals in the company.Albert Garcia Presenting the sales results for 2016, Cava Regulatory Council Chairman Pere Bonet downplayed the domestic sales drop of around 700,000 bottles (0.8%) and predicted better results on the basis for a general economic recovery in Spain. A “necessary” price hike hurt sales of …

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 …