United Kingdom advises against all but essential travel to Spain in wake of coronavirus state of alarm

The United Kingdom’s Foreign Office (FCO) has updated its Travel Advice to advise against all but essential travel to Spain, following the restrictions put in place by the Spanish government in response to the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus[1]. “On March 14, the Spanish government introduced a State of Emergency, which imposes significant restrictions on movement[2] throughout Spain in response...

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New Europe

Invited by Google Europe to attend a brainstorming session in Paris on the decline of truth, the rise of fake news, and ways to counter both, I began my presentation by placing the problem in historical context. I cited George Orwell’s Looking back on the Spanish War, in which the author explains that, for him, “history stopped in 1936,” because it...

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First EIB loan to a social economy enterprise in Spain: ILUNION receives EUR 35 million under the Juncker Plan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing ILUNION with EUR 35 million in financing with the objective of creating jobs for people with disabilities and investing in improving energy efficiency.   This is the first loan made by the EIB to a social economy enterprise in Spain and it receives the backing of the Investment Plan for Europe[1],[2] known as the...

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