HR/VP JOSEP BORRELL: HOW HIS MIND WORKS

HR/VP JOSEP BORRELL: HOW HIS MIND WORKS »

20 May, 2022
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Josep Borrell: "Many voices are warning of the recession that the war against Ukraine could cause. The war against Ukraine has been accompanied by a sharp rise in inflation which is leading to significant increases in interest rates. We have also observed in recent weeks a rapid fall in share prices on financial markets and a spectacular loss of value on cryptocurrencies. This could trigger a new financial crisis. But faced with bleak economic outlook, we should avoid false solutions. We must keep trade open, as trade barriers would only worsen affordability and have an asymmetrical impact on the poor. We should help stimulate local production. . ."

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (2) Josep Borrell

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (2) Josep Borrell »

20 May, 2022
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As the crisis advances, the risk is clear: encouraged by the Russian propaganda apparatus, many could be tempted to blame Europeans and the West for the catastrophic situation rather than the war of aggression led by Vladimir Putin. This is wrong. . . We should avoid false solutions, help stimulate local production in emerging and developing countries, instead, rather than dumping in-kind donations of food with adverse developmental effects.

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: NEWS BRIEFS–Mules, Bus Conductors, Antenas & Road Accidents,  18 February 1966

GUIDEPOST REPRINT: NEWS BRIEFS–Mules, Bus Conductors, Antenas & Road Accidents, 18 February 1966 »

17 May, 2022
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What's news in February 1966: Spanish mules moving to France. Bus drivers struggling against ill-mannered passengers. New antenna tracks satellites. Educational programs thought to reduce road accidents.

MEET THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION AT PLAZA ESPAÑA

MEET THE NEW TOURIST ATTRACTION AT PLAZA ESPAÑA »

16 May, 2022
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Since opening last 8 April, the Zara megastore at Plaza España has been converted, perhaps inadvertently – or is it? – into a tourist attraction! This Zara, and its sister-store Stradivarius on the west wing of Edificio España, were the first Inditex stores to be opened immediately after heiress Marta Ortega assumed her post as Chairperson of Inditex, the world's largest apparel retailer. The inauguration of this Zara marks Marta Ortega’s debut in the stratosphere of Inditex’s hierarchy.

STATESIDE STORIES: The Biden Administration to Monitor the Internet

STATESIDE STORIES: The Biden Administration to Monitor the Internet »

9 May, 2022
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The Biden Administration has recently created a Disinformation Governance Board to fight the spread of disinformation on the internet. However, critics have likened it to the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and described it as unconstitutional and un-American which aims to curtail free speech in cyberspace.

WE’RE SMACK BANG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIESTAS OF SAN ISIDRO, MADRID’S PATRON SAINT!

WE’RE SMACK BANG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIESTAS OF SAN ISIDRO, MADRID’S PATRON SAINT! »

9 May, 2022
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If you happen to be in Madrid these days (up to 16 May), PLEASE join the festivities celebrating the feast of Madrid's patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. They're the stuff good old Madrid is made of! You won't want to miss those, will you?

FIESTA TIME! YOUR FABULOUS FLAMENCO OUTFIT FOR AS LOW AS €20!

FIESTA TIME! YOUR FABULOUS FLAMENCO OUTFIT FOR AS LOW AS €20! »

6 May, 2022
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For as low as €20 and higher than €2000! That's the way the traje flamenca goes, pricewise. Meaning, you've got a really exciting range of choices!

KAULAK EXHIBITION IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY

KAULAK EXHIBITION IN THE NATIONAL LIBRARY »

4 May, 2022
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A highly versatile intellectual who developed an intense cultural activity in a variety of areas, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo Vallejo, a.k.a. Dalton Kâulak, was passionate about photography. More than 160 of his works are on exhibit at the Biblioteca Nacional till 28 August 2022. The exhibition is a must-see!

THE REMARKABLE DOS DE MAYO HEROISM AND THE UGLY PANDEMIC DEBRIS

THE REMARKABLE DOS DE MAYO HEROISM AND THE UGLY PANDEMIC DEBRIS »

1 May, 2022
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Finally, the Madrileños can once again celebrate Dos de Mayo. Join them in commemorating how they liberated Madrid from the French imperial forces. These days when it’s coming out that undesirable elements of Madrid society have enriched themselves during the pandemic, it’s good to remember that the great majority of the Madrileños are noble-spirited and quite capable of heroism in the face of adversity.

BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES, FOLKS!

BACK TO THE MIDDLE AGES, FOLKS! »

28 Apr, 2022
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Buffoons, hunchbacks, rogues, squires in their fineries, alchemists with their magic formulas, quack doctors, ogres, blacksmiths, innkeepers who once peopled medieval towns will come back to El Alamo to haunt the visitors. It's all part of the witching game! Concerts, culinary, arts, and crafts stands, and general fun and games in the Middle Ages will be all over town.