SPAIN, NOVEMBER 2019: A ROAD TO THE FAR RIGHT

SPAIN, NOVEMBER 2019: A ROAD TO THE FAR RIGHT »

16 Nov, 2019
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The radical right is “a political ideology, the core element of which is a myth of a homogeneous nation, a romantic and populist ultranationalism which is directed against the concept of liberal and pluralistic democracy. . .  It wants government by the people, but in terms of ethnocracy instead of democracy.” Thus, one of the biggest political stories in Spain these days, as a young but stable demo crary, is the sudden and perplexing rise of the reactionary far-right Vox party. In the 10 November 2019 snap election, Vox won no less than 15.09% of the vote. Overnight, it has become Spain’s third largest parliamentary party. Should Spain — and Europe — begin to worry?

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES

A FREE EUROPE: DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR THE VICTIMS OF TOTALITARIAN REGIMES »

25 Aug, 2019
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EU First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová: “Every 23 August, we honour the memory of the millions of victims of all totalitarian regimes. This year we also mark the 30 years of events in 1989 when citizens of Central and Eastern Europe stood up and broke through the Iron Curtain and accelerated its fall.   The courageous actions of citizens brought back freedom and democracy to all of Europe.

“¡SPAIN IS BACK IN EUROPE!”

“¡SPAIN IS BACK IN EUROPE!” »

15 Jul, 2019
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A visibly elated acting Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, met the press on 2 July 2019 in Brussels, and broke the "extraordinary news” of Josep Borrell's nomination by the European Commission as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. “España ha vuelto a Europa (Spain has retunred to Europe,.” he exclaimed.

SPAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST REPUTABLE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: SO WHAT?

SPAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST REPUTABLE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD: SO WHAT? »

12 Oct, 2018
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Reputation is critical to enhancing buisness and is therefore a crucial asset for a country. In 2018 Sweden is the Most Reputable Country among the 55 polled. Seven of the Top Ten are European countries. Outside of the Top Ten Spain ranks 14th, the UK 16th, France 18th and Germany 19th. The USA, once the leader of the free world, is not seen as a responsible participant in the global community. It is ranked 34th. Iraq is the least reputable, ranking 55th.

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away »

29 May, 2018
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Walking through the chilling maze of photos and artifacts and hearing the stories at the Exhibition takes a lot out of a person, as we are forced to comprehend the atrocities that our fellow humans are capable of committing. However, at the end of the exhibit there is also hope: videos play of survivors describing the importance of love and acceptance and warning visitors of what is at stake if we dare to forget the past. For Spain, a country that is still working on coming to terms with its own past, this warning seems especially relevant

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S VERY SPECIAL DAY IN MAY

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S VERY SPECIAL DAY IN MAY »

17 May, 2018
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So crucial was the Schuman Declaration to Europe that in 1985 the European Council decided to designate the 9th of May as Europe Day, an annual celebration of the peace and unity that the Declaration stands for, in a region that used to be the sorry scene of unremitting armed conflict

PUIGDEMONT, FROM PALACE TO PRISON?

PUIGDEMONT, FROM PALACE TO PRISON? »

27 Mar, 2018
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The ousted president of Catalonia, Puigdemont, was detained by German police on the strength of a reactivated European arrest warrant. He is accused by the Spanish government and courts of  rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. He is in custody at the Neumünster prison

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH?

WHAT’S SO STEREOTYPICAL ABOUT SPAIN, HUH? »

29 Jul, 2017
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Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!

MOVE YOUR CLOCK FORWARD: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IN SPAIN BEGINS 3:00 AM, 26 MARCH 2017 !

MOVE YOUR CLOCK FORWARD: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME IN SPAIN BEGINS 3:00 AM, 26 MARCH 2017 ! »

20 Mar, 2017
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TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THIS: 2:00 AM, Standard Time, on Sunday, 26 MARCH, is 3.00 AM as per Daylight Saving Time (DST). DST lasts through spring and summer.

BREATHTAKING  ADVENTURE ON THE MOSCOW-BERLIN TALGO TRAIN

BREATHTAKING ADVENTURE ON THE MOSCOW-BERLIN TALGO TRAIN »

2 Jan, 2017
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The Spanish Talgo revolutionary innovation makes it possible to travel from Berlin to Moscow / Moscow to Berlin without changing trains! Take off and enjoy Moscow's stunning sights!