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JUST TO REMIND YOU: DST IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IS ON

JUST TO REMIND YOU: DST IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IS ON »

27 Mar, 2022
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By law, Daylight Saving Time in the European Union starts on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October. Hence, on the 27th of March 2022, DST will kick in – EU clocks will leap forward one hour at 01:00 UTC. In Spain, the change will occur at 2:00 AM, by which time it's 3:00 AM already due to its time zone.

SCENES IN UKRAINE: 1. Kamianets-Podilskyi

SCENES IN UKRAINE: 1. Kamianets-Podilskyi »

26 Mar, 2022
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A fairy tale city in western Ukraine that can make you believe, if only for a moment, that brutal war is a thing of the past.

THE RAPE OF UKRAINE 2014 – 2022: RUSSIA REPEATING ITSELF

THE RAPE OF UKRAINE 2014 – 2022: RUSSIA REPEATING ITSELF »

9 Mar, 2022
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If Russia's atrocious invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 leaves a bitter déjà-vu taste in the mouth, it is because it is an eerie blow-by-blow replica of past Russian aggressions.

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.

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 CRUZ-ALMODOVAR DREAM TEAM TAKES VENICE BY STORM

THE CRUZ-ALMODOVAR DREAM TEAM TAKES VENICE BY STORM »

18 Sep, 2021
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The Spanish movie PARALLEL MOTHERS, directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Penelope Cruz, elicited a nine-minute standing ovation at its screening on the opening night of the Venice Film Festival. Predictably, Cruz bagged the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress. That done, the Dream Team now sets its sights on the New York Film Festival and -- why not? -- the Academy Awards. It won't be the first time for the Team to win an Oscar either.

THE MAGIC NUMBER

THE MAGIC NUMBER »

1 Sep, 2021
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A SEVENTY PERCENT AVERAGE. That’s the part of the EU population that got fully vaccinated today 31 August 2021. Over 256 million adults (aged 18 years and above). A crucial milestone. Says the President of the European Commission: "The EU's strategy of moving forward together is paying off and putting Europe at the vanguard of the global fight against COVID-19.” The EU is leading the world in multilateral response to the pandemic

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: SPAIN, THE EU HUB FOR AFGHAN EVACUEES

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: SPAIN, THE EU HUB FOR AFGHAN EVACUEES »

24 Aug, 2021
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"We need to help the Afghans, it is our moral responsibility. And Spain, for taking the initiative of welcoming Afghan refugees to the European Union, is an example of the European soul at its best."

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: REMARKS ON AFGHANISTAN BY THE US SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE, AND THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: REMARKS ON AFGHANISTAN BY THE US SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE, AND THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL »

22 Aug, 2021
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In view of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban this 15th day of August 2021, GUIDEPOST is publishing the introductory statements made on 14 April 2021 to the press by  NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG, the U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY J. BLINKEN, and the U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LLOYD J. AUSTIN  at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

SPAIN: 8 Million EU COVID Certificates issued — And Counting

SPAIN: 8 Million EU COVID Certificates issued — And Counting »

18 Aug, 2021
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Spain is one of the first countries to issue and recognize the EU Digital COVID Certificate one of whose main objectives is to facilitate safe mobility and movement between EU member states. So far, 803,207 travellers have benefited from the Fast Control access route to Spain, using their Certificate in the SPTH application. At ports, 5,102 people have accessed the fast track. It's all free!