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SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (1) JAVIER SOLANA

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (1) JAVIER SOLANA »

24 Apr, 2022
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Spanish political leaders have been playing a very significant part in bringing EU diplomacy to the world stage from the very beginning. The first permanent High Representative of EU's Foreign and Security Policy was the Spanish physicist-politician Javier Solana. He launched the difficult negotiation for Ukraine's membership in the European Union which angered Russia.

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID MARCH 2022 NEWSLETTER

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID MARCH 2022 NEWSLETTER »

6 Mar, 2022
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The American Club of Madrid monthly newsletter. Great read! Check it out in GUIDEPOST!

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT URSULA VON DER LEYEN ANNOUNCES CRIPPLING MEASURES AGAINST RUSSIA

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PRESIDENT URSULA VON DER LEYEN ANNOUNCES CRIPPLING MEASURES AGAINST RUSSIA »

27 Feb, 2022
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The European Union and its partners are working to cripple Putin's ability to finance his war machine. Von der Leyen will now be proposing to EU leaders that (1) the Union ensure a certain number of Russian banks are removed from SWIFT; (2) the EU stop Putin from using his war chest by paralysing the assets of Russia's central bank; and (3) the EU prevent Russian oligarchs from using their financial assets on our markets.

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID JANUARY 2022  NEWSLETTER

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID JANUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER »

26 Jan, 2022
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With their JANUARY NEWSLETTER, the American Club of Madrid wishes everybody A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BY NOW YOU’LL HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE SPANISH BIZUM. HERE’S ITS UNDERPINNINGS

BY NOW YOU’LL HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE SPANISH BIZUM. HERE’S ITS UNDERPINNINGS »

15 Dec, 2021
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"Bizum was born with the objective of making easy payments between people by linking their phone numbers and email addresses with their bank accounts," says BIZUM S.L. The very nature of money is changing. In an encompassing framework, the EU wants secure and cheap instant payments with stablecoins as gamechanger.

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2021

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2021 »

11 Dec, 2021
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ACM NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2021: "Happy Hour" <> "Special Dates in December" <> "What Taxpayers Should Know. . ." <> "Important Dates in December" <> "Christmas Cookies" <> etc. etc. etc.

SPAIN IS CENTER OF WORLD TOURISM THIS WEEK!

SPAIN IS CENTER OF WORLD TOURISM THIS WEEK! »

28 Nov, 2021
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From 1 to 3 December, Madrid will host the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization. Says WTO Secretary-General: "In difficult circumstances, Spain has stepped forward to host this important General Assembly. In UNWTO's host city, Madrid, the world's tourism will come together to plan for a future in which our sector fulfills its unique potential as a pillar of inclusive growth and opportunity for all."

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONGRATULATES SPAIN FOR ITS RECORD ON VACCINATION AND SOLIDARITY

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CONGRATULATES SPAIN FOR ITS RECORD ON VACCINATION AND SOLIDARITY »

18 Nov, 2021
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Dr. Hans Kluge, World Health Organization regional director for Europe, is all praises for Spain’s handling of the COVID vaccination during his meeting with Spain’s Minister of Health Carolina Darias on 8 November. With 90% of the target population (over 12 years of age) already fully vaccinated, Spain has made quite a record. And yet, Kruger notes that the country isn’t sleeping on its laurels. Instead, "Spain, despite having a very high level of vaccination, continues to put pressure on the virus and does not give up despite the [admirable] figures" it has achieved.

VISA APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN MADRID

VISA APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE UNITED STATES EMBASSY IN MADRID »

17 Nov, 2021
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"The Consular Section of the United States Embassy in Madrid is conducting as many visa interviews as possible. However, given the overwhelming demand for work and student visas, continued Covid-19 crowding restrictions, and staffing limitations, we regret that we will not be able to interview all applicants before their desired travel dates. We will keep adding more appointments in the following weeks as capacity allows."

NEWS ALERT (2): U.S. CITIZENS AND LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS’ TRAVEL TO SPAIN

NEWS ALERT (2): U.S. CITIZENS AND LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS’ TRAVEL TO SPAIN »

9 Nov, 2021
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Restrictions related to COVID-19. COVID-19 testing. Vaccine Information. Entry and Exit requirements. U.S. Consular operations. Etc.