What’s going on in Europe and particularly in Spain? We’ll bring you the news in this section.
Can’t Stop Binge Shopping? Take a Soul-Searching Look at the Impact of Wasteful Textile Production on the Environment! »
The global textile and clothing industry used 79 billion cubic metres of water in 2015, while the needs of the EU's whole economy amounted to 266 billion cubic metres. Textile production is estimated to be responsible for about 20% of global clean water pollution. And the fashion industry, 10% of global carbon emissions – more than international flights and maritime shipping combined.
STATESIDE STORIES: The G7 Supports Ukraine »
At the G7 summit, the US President has made his support of Ukraine manifest; confirmed the US will begin training Ukraine pilots on the F-16 jets which could prove a major factor in gaining air supremacy over Russia; has pledged a further $375 million dollars in military aid. He has called on Putin to stop the conflict which has cost some 200,000 casualties on the Russian side alone.
Stateside Stories: Biden Proposes Compensation Plan for Airline Passengers »
U.S. President Biden: “I know how frustrated many of you are with the service you get from US airlines, especially after you, the American taxpayer, stepped up in 2020…to provide nearly 50 billion in assistance to keep the airline industry and its employees afloat. You deserve to be fully compensated.”
EL BULLI, ONCE THE WORLD’S BEST RESTAURANT, MORPHS INTO A MUSEUM! »
Surprise surprise. El Bulli is opening its doors as a museum, El Bulli 1846, where visitors can "eat" knowledge. It is no longer a restaurant but a place to ponder, to know why gastronomy creates humanitarianism. The museum's 4.000 square meters reflect and safeguard El Bulli´s DNA, as well as El Bulli´s Bullipedia.
FASCINATING BULGARIA: WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED »
It is a good idea to stray off the beaten path and follow a route less traveled but no less fascinating. An endeavor that falls well within the propitious motto "More Spain in Bulgaria and more Bulgaria in Spain."
STATESIDE STORIES: Artificial Intelligence, A New Kind Of Threat? »
"In an open letter, signed by the tech giant Elon Musk and over a thousand others with knowledge, power, and influence in the tech space, he called for a halt to all giant AI experiments for six months. Musk said that anything more powerful than OpenAI’s GPT-4 is deemed too risky for society."
JOIN THE EUROPEAN YOUTH EVENT2023 COMPETITION AND WIN A FREE TRIP TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT! »
On 9-10 June, thousands of people aged 16 to 30 from across the EU will take over the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the European Youth Event (EYE) to discuss and share ideas on how to shape the future of Europe. Shoot your best picture and win a trip to the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S EYE2023!
A SECOND OPINION: April Showers Bring May Flowers »
A personal perspective: Joe Biden's famous gaffes. Torrential downpours. Late bloomers blooming soon. Trump: adjudicated but still running for President. Transgenders. U.S. Southern border open to migrants and drug traffickers. Urban crimes rampant.
SEVE & JON,THE POWER OF AN OLD INSPIRATION OVER THE NEW SPANISH GOLFING HERO »
Rahmbo paying tribute to Seve Ballesteros on the former's win at Masters: "Spaniards like winning on Easter Sunday and Seve's birthday!"
A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “La Granja: Spain’s Little Versailles”, 21 August 1970 »
La Granja with its formal gardens, arranged with geometrical precision, its statues depicting mythological figures, its serene, ordered beauty, is often called the "Little Versailles" for it bears a marked similarity to the famous gardens created by Lenótre for Louis XIV of France.