In compliance with the European Union directive 2000/84/EC, the clock is turned back one hour at 3:00 AM on Sunday, 25 October 2020. This signals the end of the Daylight Saving Time which began last March. However, the life of the 20-year old directive may now be at an end as the Member States will be allowed to opt out or remain practicing DST starting 2021. There are no clear-cut pros and cons of either choice.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez: The Agreement in Brussels of the Coronavirus Recovery Plan marks “one of the most brilliant pages ever written in EU history.” It is “a historic agreement for the economic recovery of our country [i.e., Spain], not only in offering a response to the COVID-19 crisis, but also to the transformations needed.” The Agreement is 95% satisfactory for Spain and 100% for the whole of the EU.
Earlier this month France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands joined forces to form the Inclusive Vaccine Alliance, in order to have a stronger negotiating position in the race for a coronavirus vaccine. All EU member states will have the opportunity to sign up to the deal, under the same conditions as the
alliance members. But something might go wrong at the last minute and production might just end up where all pipe dreams go — down the drain!
In the case of ‘no deal’ after the withdrawal date of the UK, the rights of EU citizens in the United Kingdom will be governed by UK law, which will need to be interpreted taking into account the UK’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Forecast: the Spanish economy will maintain a robust growth path: after growing at a rate of 2.6% in 2018, GDP is expected to expand by 2.2% in 2019. Meanwhile, Inditex is on the up and up. Three Spanish companies were highlighted at the Sustainable Growth meeting in Tsukuba within the framework of Japan's G20 presidency, etc. etc.
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Maybe a little hair tousling might ease some very apparent tensions amongst the upper crust!
In a popular talk show on a Spanish TV channel, Spain was dubbed Land of Waiters in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of many university graduates – and the young in general – who can’t find jobs in suitable sectors. Not even in any which sector that pays “decent” and one doesn’t have to be a working poor. Grim, right? Oh but in this “Land of Waiters” the number of taxpayers whose declared assets are worth more than €30 million has tripled in the last ten years!
Spain's dance on the world stage got rave reviews as democracy returned to the country after the relative isolationism of the Franco years. Spain entered the European Community and joined the NATO, maintains its special identification with fellow Spanish-speaking countries in the Ibero-American community, has gradually begun to broaden its contacts with sub-Saharan Africa, is well-known as a Mediator in the Middle East . . .