Saturday, March 2, 2024

Spain

Spain’s solution to the current high energy prices may end up costing it dearly

The announcement in mid-May by the Spanish Minister of Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, that Spain and Portugal have reached a “political agreement” with the European...

Global Equality Fund: Spain becomes the 18th member country

On the occasion of Spain joining the Global Equality Fund, the Governments of Spain and the United States issued the following joint statement, dated...

Spanish scheme to support intelligent transportation systems gets EU nod

A €20 million Spanish scheme made available through the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) supporting the deployment of intelligent systems that will provide enhanced...

Scotland awards massive seabed rights for wind farms in North Sea

The Crown Estate Scotland announced on January 17 the results of the ScotWind seabed tender, after receiving 74 bids for the 15 areas that...

EU approves €3 billion Spanish scheme to support electric vehicles

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3 billion Spanish scheme to support research, development and innovation (RD&I), as well...

The EU and the hijab

Given my relentless, savage, repetitive and – if I may say so – eminently fair criticism of the European Union, I could easily forgive...

EU seeks solution for soaring electricity prices

As electricity prices increase across the EU, the bloc’s energy and transport ministers met in Slovenia this week to discuss measures to help lower...

Time is not on our side: EUMed 9 leaders discuss climate crisis

ATHENS - Meeting at Greece's capital on September 17, the EUMed 9 summit leaders signed on September 17 the Athens Declaration on climate change...

Spain’s new gambling restrictions: Will they work?

Problem gambling is an issue that affects people all over the world, with an increase in leisure time during the Covid-19 pandemic thought to...

Charged up EU takes on China in battery battle

BRATISLAVA - The European Union has attracted massive investment along the battery value chain, boosting its energy and raw materials independence, as the EU...

Highview Power develops liquid air long duration energy storage projects in Spain

Highview Power announced on May 19 it is developing up to 2 GWh of long duration, liquid air energy storage projects across Spain, for...

Dialogue for mutual recognition will succeed when the EU joins the US in its Kosovo approach

After the snap parliamentary elections of February 14, Kosovo has a new government facing the EU's facilitated dialogue with Serbia for normalization of relations...

Uzbek Energy Minister sees low-carbon solar, hydro, wind future

Uzbekistan is committed to a low-carbon strategy, improving energy efficiency and increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the Central Asian country's energy...

European Parliament lifts immunity of Carles Puidgemont and other Catalan separatists

The European Parliament has voted to lift the parliamentary immunity from prosecution of three Catalan separatist MEPs, including Carles Puidgemont, which Spain has charged...

Europe builds 14.7 GW of new wind farms in 2020, 19% less due to COVID

Europe built 14.7 GW of new wind farms in 2020, which was 19% less than what was expected before COVID, statistics on wind energy...

Iberdrola plans €1 bln-industrial scale floating offshore wind farm in Spain

Spanish multinational electric utility company Iberdrola said the company is planning what will be the first industrial scale floating offshore wind farm in Spain,...

The aftermath of a rare visit to Moscow that went badly wrong

People remember moments. Over the years, Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy chief, has stressed the importance of talking to Russia. And so, against...

The economy matters in Catalonia’s regional elections

On February 14, Catalonia will hold regional elections. Although an event of this kind has traditionally determined public debate in Spain, for the first...

Sefcovic hails milestone for EU Battery Alliance

A second Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research and innovation in the battery value chain complies with EU state aid...

Stunned world reacts to Capitol Hill disruptions

Even though the January 6 disruptions in Washington that resulted in five deaths are seen to fall exclusively in the domain of the term...

France steers EU attention to Greece-Turkey standoff in East Med

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken a strong position in support of the rights of Greece and Cyprus, calling on Turkey to stop unilateral...

EU energy future wants to wean off China’s raw materials

The European Union is as dependent on Asian countries, especially China, when it comes to batteries and raw materials for technologies of the future...

Could bad data be to blame for high coronavirus death toll

European countries saw some of the highest death told for coronavirus over the last month. Deaths in Italy have surpassed those in China many...

Spain tops 100,000 infections, with record death toll

Spain topped 100,000 coronavirus infections and registered its highest daily death toll on Wednesday. The country currently has 110,238 confirmed cases and 10,003 deaths. Health...

Spain unveils aid package for people and businesses hit by coronavirus crisis

The Spanish government approved a €700 million aid package of economic and social measures to assist those affected by the almost total shutdown of...

Spain toughens restriction measures as coronavirus cases surpass China's

As of March 30, all workers in "non-essential" sectors in Spain need to stay at home until April 9, as the country enters a...

Europe's masked corona ball

Response from the Cabinet of Commissioner Lenarčič: At the end of January, as the outbreak intensified in Wuhan coronavirus epicentre, President von der Leyen triggered...

Spain returns faulty COVID test kits to China

The Chinese embassy in Madrid said on Thursday that the Spanish government had bought faulty COVID-19 testing kits from an unauthorised Chinese company called...

Greece is reaching a 'whatever it takes' moment

There is not a single Athenian who could have ever imagined that the streets of the city would be completely empty. Even in mid-August,...

Locked down, without answers

Most European governments are turning to increasingly harsh lockdowns to confront the coronavirus pandemic. They did so in the wake of watching Italy’s attempt...

Public opinion in Italy, Spain, France in favour of lockdown measures

Italian, Spanish and French citizens are in their vast majority supportive of the heavily restrictive measures imposed by their countries to contain the spread...

Elderly found dead and abandoned in care homes in Spain

Elderly people were found abandoned and in some cases dead at nursing homes in Spain, during disinfection operations carried out by soldiers, in response...

A few of us might die from COVID-19, but the current worldwide lockdown will kill many more people

Since January, COVID-19 has taken the planet by storm, causing an unprecedented panic that frequently borders on hysteria. Footage of Chinese people allegedly falling dead...

EU Climate Law needs to stick to a 100% renewable scenario, WindEurope says

The EU Climate Law needs to stick to a 100% renewable energy scenario which achieves the objective of climate neutrality based on renewables only,...

Spain moves to extend state of emergency as virus death toll rises

Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez said Sunday he would ask parliament to extend a state of emergency until April 11 in a bid to...

Union for the Mediterranean calls for regional action to tackle water scarcity

In light of World Water day on March 22, the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) has called for regional dialogue to address common challenges...

The Coronavirus II

This article originally referred to the Coronavirus Covid-19 as Chinese Flu, not as a political statement but as a geographic indication of origin. The...

Spain in lockdown, puts private hospitals into public control

Following a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases, Spain on Monday put all of its private hospitals and healthcare providers into public control, as the...

Spain's king renounces inheritance of his scandal-hit father

Spain’s King Felipe VI has renounced any inheritance he could receive from his father, King Emerit Juan Carlos I, the country’s royal house announced...

EU helps to avoid almost empty ‘ghost flights’, reduce CO2 emissions

In order to ease the economic and environmental impact of the COVID-19 outbreak outbreak, the European Commission decided on 10 March to put forward...

Spain to introduce law that would define non-consensual sex as rape

A bill that would define all non-consensual sex as rape was approved by the Spanish government. The country’s parliament now has to examine the...

Spanish Holocaust-themed carnival celebration triggers outrage

A Spanish Carnival troupe performing a Holocaust-themed parade has canceled its shows after it triggered widespread outcry. The parade in the central Spanish region of...

France reports first coronavirus death, as epidemic spreads in Europe

The French Health Ministry reported that a 60-year-old man died of a COVID-19 (popularly known as coronavirus) infection overnight on Wednesday, February 26 in...

Opera star Domingo apologizes after found guilty of sexual misconduct

The Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo apologized to the women who accused him of sexual harassment. In a statement sent to Spanish media, Domingo,...

Airbus announces 2,300 job cuts in defense and space division

European planemaker Airbus announced that it plans to cut 2,362 jobs across several countries by the end of next year. Its Germany-based subsidiary, Defence and...

Expansion of renewables, storage, interconnectors key to deliver EU’s Green Deal

BRUSSELS – Europe is not building enough new wind farms to deliver the EU’s Green Deal goal, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson told New Europe...

Spain moves forward with new digital tax on tech giants despite US warning

Spain’s government approved the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions. The move has angered United States’ authorities and brought...

Cyprus, Portugal among states rebuked by EU over delays in money-laundering reforms

Legal warnings have been sent to Cyprus, Portugal, the Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain over delays in turning anti-money laundering rules into national laws, the...

Clash intensifies as MEPs argue over Spain's breach of EU sanctions against Venezuela

European Parliament’s Strasbourg session on Tuesday was heated up by Spanish MEPs who clashed over the Spanish minister’s of Transport meeting with the Vice...

Spanish energy company CEPSA to become greener with EU help

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €60 million in financing to Spanish energy company CEPSA to develop and implement more sustainable and efficient...

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