EU SERIES: THE EUROPEAN UNION, STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH (1)

EU SERIES: THE EUROPEAN UNION, STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH (1) »

21 Jan, 2024
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EU basics: What the European Union is, its origins, its goals and values, gains and successes. Special mention: the EU as a Nobel Peace laureate. The EU and Brexit.

EU SERIES: WOMEN IN THE EU LIVE LONGER BUT WON’T BEAR MORE CHILDREN TO RESCUE THE POPULATION

EU SERIES: WOMEN IN THE EU LIVE LONGER BUT WON’T BEAR MORE CHILDREN TO RESCUE THE POPULATION »

12 Jan, 2024
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Eurostat numbers on hand, it is but logical to conclude that while the ability of women in the EU to choose the age at which they would be mothers is GOOD news, it is at once a mixed blessing. Apparently, women have chosen not only to put motherhood on hold but also to have an insufficient number of children when they finally decide to have them. (Spanish women top the list of those who postpone motherhood AND have the least number of children to boot.) In so doing, Europe is unable to keep its population constant unless boosted by immigrants.

THOSE MARVELOUS MILESTONES REACHED BY SPAIN’S COUNCIL OF THE EU PRESIDENCIES »

11 Jul, 2023
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The historical milestones in European integration occurring during Spain's presidencies: the Economic and Monetary Union; the euro; Schengen; the Cohesion Funds, the Lisbon Treaty that gives the EU full legal personality vis-à-vis the world outside; the Treaty of Amsterdam that takes the EU further into supranationalism; the European Arrest Warrant, a face-off with transantional terrorism. . .

EUROPE’S SAHARA: HOW SPAIN IS TURNING INTO A DESERT

EUROPE’S SAHARA: HOW SPAIN IS TURNING INTO A DESERT »

1 Jul, 2023
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Heatwaves are but one of climate change’s serious “offenses” responsible for the devastating droughts that go hand in hand with desertification. In the European Union, Spain is the most threatened by desertification. Thirty-one point percent of its land is affected by desertification while 20% is already desertified. One may not put all the blame on climate change, though. Human activity is a major offender. And people in the country are guilty of abusive use of natural resources..

TIKTOK NIXED IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. ON THE GROUNDS OF ESPIONAGE

TIKTOK NIXED IN EUROPE AND THE U.S. ON THE GROUNDS OF ESPIONAGE »

15 Mar, 2023
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The EU, the U.S. and other countries are banning TikTok from devices they have supplied their staffers. The reason: cybersecurity. TikTok user data are believed to be shared with Beijing. TikTok employees are cited as saying that "everything is seen in China."

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.

€140,000 MILLION OF EUROPEAN FUNDS BRIGHTEN UP THE SPANISH PANORAMA IN THE  NEW YEAR

€140,000 MILLION OF EUROPEAN FUNDS BRIGHTEN UP THE SPANISH PANORAMA IN THE NEW YEAR »

16 Jan, 2022
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President of Spain: "Our project for Spain is for Spain to grow. Never before has it been so worthwhile to invest in Spain."

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.

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS INUNDATED SPAIN WITH THOUSANDS OF MOROCCAN MIGRANTS IN A SINGLE DAY

HOW THE CORONAVIRUS INUNDATED SPAIN WITH THOUSANDS OF MOROCCAN MIGRANTS IN A SINGLE DAY »

25 May, 2021
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On Monday, 17 May 2021, Morocco opened the floodgates to a massive illegal migration into Ceuta, the Spanish exclave on the northern shores of Morocco’s Mediterranean coast, stunning the Spanish people. Sahrawi President Brahim Ghali is hospitalized for Covid-19 in Spain and triggers the Spanish-Moroccan migration crisis.

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF SCARCE COVID VACCINE: GO FRENCH?

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF SCARCE COVID VACCINE: GO FRENCH? »

3 Feb, 2021
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Politicians are wont to resort to confinement to fight COVID-19. But how about the vaccines whose supply is stalled. Due to suspicious reasons? People can’t take more confinement. The French come to Madrid, which has become an “oasis” of “permissiveness”, for a weekend relief. It's no way to beat the pandemic.