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The Hispano-French summit in Barcelona and the schizophrenia of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, the most centralist and Jacobin of European states, will be received today in the most decentralised country on the continent, Spain. The government has chosen Barcelona as the meeting place, the Barcelona mountain of Montjuic, which was the site of the 1929 Universal Exhibition and the 1992 Games, where the pro-independence supporters, led by Oriol Junqueras, await them. The ERC leader pardoned by Sánchez’s government…


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Miguel Sebastián, former PSOE minister: “The management of the covid data has been disastrous”

The former Minister of Industry in the Socialist government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero will today present in Madrid his book “El virus interminable” (Ediciones B). In it he analyses the mistakes made during the pandemic and the pending issues in the event of a new health crisis of this type in our country. On this occasion, the newspaper La Razón interviewed him. Q- Could the management of the data…


The security of the UK’s LNG supply is precarious

Spain Increases Gas Purchases From Russia (+3.2%) While Purchases Of Algerian Gas Fall (+41%)

Imports of gas from Algeria fell by 41.11% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period the previous year. Meanwhile, purchases of this raw material from Russia increased by 3.2% year-on-year in the first six months of the year, according to the latest data from Enagás’ Boletín Estadístico, corresponding to June. Specifically, in the first half of the year Spain bought 55,962 gigawatt hours (GWh) of gas…


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Spain Under Sánchez: Worst GDP Performance In 2018-2021

“Sánchez could not stand that for two years in a row, 2021 and 2022, the growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product has been revised downwards, in the first quarter of the year. This has triggered the dismissal of the president of the National Institute of Statistics, Juan Manuel Rodríguez Poo. A discreet and honest professor of Fundamentals of Economic Analysis at the University of Cantabria, appointed president of the…


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Spain Passed 32 Royal Decrees In 2021, The Second Highest Figure Since 1978, Says Employers Association

Spain approved a total of 32 royal decrees laws in 2021, the second highest figure since 1978 after that of 2020, when the health crisis led to the approval of 39 such rules. This is according to the report ‘Regulatory Production’ that CEOE prepares every year and in which it is found that 2021 was the sixth consecutive year in which the number of royal decrees exceeded the number of…


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Spain: Neither Rome, Nor The Reconquest, Nor Lepanto, Nor The Golden Age…

Pedro García Cuartango, former editor of the newspaper El Mundo, explains in ABC the surprise, the indignation, produced by the penultimate nonsense of the PSOE-UP coalition government regarding its educational project: “The unbelievable becomes possible and the possible becomes real. This is what is going to happen with the decree that the Government is preparing to approve erasing the study of Spanish History before 1812 from the Baccalaureate. Neither the…


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Subsidising, An Emergency Option With Risks

Fernando González Urbaneja | The crisis that most resembles the current one, although history does not repeat itself, was that of 1973 when Arab oil exporters decided to use a barrel of oil as a weapon of war against the West and, in particular, Israel. The rise in the price of oil, irreplaceable and indispensable for all advanced economies, imposed an unprecedented cost and supply crisis. Supply shocks bring inflation,…


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Russia’s Offensive Surprises The Spanish Economy At A Time When It Was Already Registering The Most Lack of Control on Prices And Unemployment In the EU

Carlos Segovia explains in El Mundo that “Since Thursday a powerful threat of impoverishment has been looming in the EU, particularly in the countries that were already lagging furthest behind in the recovery, with double the unemployment and higher inflation. That is Spain, unfortunately, which had already been slowing down in recent weeks. It was symbolic that Pedro Sánchez cancelled his participation in the Spain Capital Markets forum organised by…


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Killing Democracy Step By Step

Fernando González Urbaneja | There is an abundance of modern, current literature on how democracies die; it is a subject that interests academics who theorise on the subject and retired politicians who use their heads to think and review what they have experienced and suffered. In almost all these works there are two indicators that do not fail. Firstly the practice of destroying adversaries turned enemies, and secondly the discrediting…


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Spain, France, Italy, the UK, Austria and Turkey will remove the Google tax and transfer tax policy to the new US and OECD-Led project

Up to six European countries have already announced that they will abandon the Digital Services Tax (DST) (known as the Google tax) after its failure to raise revenue. They have expressed their intention to eliminate this tax and transfer their tax policy to the new international project, led by the US, on which the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is already working. These countries will wait for the OECD’s new tax rules to be approved before eliminating their Google taxes.