THE EU BATTLECRY: SAVE FUEL NOW OR RISK FREEZING IN WINTER!

THE EU BATTLECRY: SAVE FUEL NOW OR RISK FREEZING IN WINTER! »

15 Aug, 2022
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"The European Union faces the risk of further gas supply cuts from Russia, due to the Kremlin's weaponisation of gas exports, with almost half of our Member States already affected by reduced deliveries.  Taking action now can reduce both the risk and the costs for Europe in case of further or full disruption, strengthening European energy resilience." Accordingly, the European Commission has proposed a gas-demand reduction plan to prepare EU for supply cuts.

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND THE RIGHT TO TAP WATER

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND THE RIGHT TO TAP WATER »

27 May, 2022
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A new law in Spain obliges bars and restaurants to serve water from the tap free of charge. They should make unbottled water available in such a way that it becomes a regular feature of the eateries. Why? It's the (circular ) economy, stupid!

HR/VP JOSEP BORRELL: HOW HIS MIND WORKS

HR/VP JOSEP BORRELL: HOW HIS MIND WORKS »

20 May, 2022
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Josep Borrell: "Many voices are warning of the recession that the war against Ukraine could cause. The war against Ukraine has been accompanied by a sharp rise in inflation which is leading to significant increases in interest rates. We have also observed in recent weeks a rapid fall in share prices on financial markets and a spectacular loss of value on cryptocurrencies. This could trigger a new financial crisis. But faced with bleak economic outlook, we should avoid false solutions. We must keep trade open, as trade barriers would only worsen affordability and have an asymmetrical impact on the poor. We should help stimulate local production. . ."

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (2) Josep Borrell

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (2) Josep Borrell »

20 May, 2022
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As the crisis advances, the risk is clear: encouraged by the Russian propaganda apparatus, many could be tempted to blame Europeans and the West for the catastrophic situation rather than the war of aggression led by Vladimir Putin. This is wrong. . . We should avoid false solutions, help stimulate local production in emerging and developing countries, instead, rather than dumping in-kind donations of food with adverse developmental effects.

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (1) JAVIER SOLANA

SPANISH POLITICAL LEADERS CRUCIAL TO EU DIPLOMACY, TWO-PART SERIES: (1) JAVIER SOLANA »

24 Apr, 2022
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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.

A Second Opinion: Worldwide Sanctions Against Russia Due to its Invasion of Ukraine

A Second Opinion: Worldwide Sanctions Against Russia Due to its Invasion of Ukraine »

30 Mar, 2022
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Countries around the world have imposed sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, where the war rages on with destructive force while Ukrainians fight to defend their country. Putin is indifferent to the sanctions against him, they say. Joe Biden suggested Putin should no longer be allowed to be in power.

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.

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SPAIN’S LABOR REFORM?

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SPAIN’S LABOR REFORM? »

14 Feb, 2022
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At stake during the ratification of Spain's Labor Reform were the European Union's pandemic reconstruction funds -- the NGEU and MFF packages --  projected to reach €1824.3 billion, and the remedy for the precarious labor situation in Spain due to the structural anomaly in hiring.

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.

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL »

4 Oct, 2021
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Many are acting as though the pandemic is now behind us. The attitude is infectious! The old, but most especially the young, are letting off steam in a typically Spanish way: laughter in the bars’ terraces, in the parks, the plazas. . . The sound of the joy of being alive. The signs of the returning old times.