"The people of Ukraine have shown determination and guts in their fight to save their nation from the oppressive Russian regime of Vladimir Putin. They deserve our full support and compassion in their hour of need."
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.
In February this year, the wearing of face mask outdoors in Spain has ceased to be obligatory. Later, on the 20th of April 2022, face mask indoors met the same fate. But not everyone would love to see the mask go.
The April Fair is one of the most internationally popular festivals in Spain. It started out as a livestock fair but over the years it became more of a festive event which gained extraordinary fame worldwide due to its unique color, splendor, pageantry, equestrian displays, horse-drawn carriages and flamenco dancing at all hours. Hundreds of casetas (colorfully decorated tents) are set up in the fairgrounds. There is music, dancing, delicious food and drink practically round the clock. And then of course there are the bullfight festejos of top matadors at the La Maestranza.
Translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries, The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by the award-winning Eve Ensler. "Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade," says Charles Isherwood of The New York Times.
"A simple message, a lively melody and 500 energetic, clean-cut young people from over 18 different countries and 50 states— those are the raw ingredients of the upcoming, uplifting UP WITH PEOPLE´s 1981 appearance on September 23rd, 24th and 25th at the Pavillon de Deportes del Real Madrid. Add this to their contagious enthusiasm, hope-inspiring idealism and well-organized, almost evangelical promotion and it´s little wonder the Tucson, Arizona-based group has managed to be invited to over 46 foreign countries in 6 continents publicity teams."
Three of the most significant elements of Ukrainian Easter: the Paska, the Pysanka, and the Willow Branch. See what they are and why they help define Easter in Ukraine.
The annual inflation rate in the US rose to 7.9% in February of 2022, the highest since January 1982. And though the Biden White House is betting the US economy is strong enough to withstand a myriad of challenges, there are growing fears among voters of an economic slump and including some Wall Street analysts.
This week is Holy Week (Semana Santa), the week of the Passion of Christ in Catholic Spain. People are enthused now that restrictions are no longer as prohibitive as they were during the pandemic. (It's over now, isn't it? Is it?) Natives and visitors can join the famous religious processions without masks although it still is advisable to wear them because these processions are packed with devotees and keeping social distance is next to impossible. Also, attendance at the liturgies requires protective face coverings when held inside churches.
Irpin is newly named "Hero City of Ukraine" by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. Just a stone's throw away from the center of Kyiv, the Russians thought they'd cakewalk through Irpin and take Ukraine's capital. Thwarted by Irpin, the Russians beat an ignominious retreat. Let its street art clue you in on the essence of this Hero City!