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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.

NEWS ALERT (1) : AIR TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES IS RESUMED!

NEWS ALERT (1) : AIR TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES IS RESUMED! »

9 Nov, 2021
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AIR TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES: Vaccination required. Possibility of exemption from full vaccination. COVID-19 testing waiver.

THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER »

3 Nov, 2021
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EXCERPTS: U.S. & SPAIN special dates in November <> ACM Thanksgiving feast <> Tax Amnesty & Stimulus Checks <> Requirements: Air Travel to the U.S. <> Roast Turkey <> ACM Corporate Members

APPENDIX: LEADERS AND GUESTS, G20 2021 SUMMIT MEETING

APPENDIX: LEADERS AND GUESTS, G20 2021 SUMMIT MEETING »

30 Oct, 2021
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The G20 is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 industrialized and developing countries and the European Union. It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. Spain enjoys a peculiar position within the Group. It is not a member of G20 but has participated in its seven extraordinary summits and in several ordinary meetings. It is considered a permanent guest member, the only outreach participant to have made policy commitments comparable to those of G20 members proper. Spain therefore appears to have become a de facto member of the G20.

THE G-20 2021 SUMMIT MEETING IN ROME: WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW

THE G-20 2021 SUMMIT MEETING IN ROME: WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW »

30 Oct, 2021
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Although the topics addressed by the G20 have significantly expanded over the years, the economic themes predominate. Rome is the sixteenth city in the history of the G20 to host the Summit of Heads of State and Government. The first Summit was held in Washington in November 2008, while the last – under the Saudi Presidency – was held in virtual mode in November 2020.