Tag: Spain

Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader #Puigdemont

Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader #Puigdemont

| August 7, 2020

A Brussels court has suspended the extradition of former Catalan pro-independence leader Carles Puigdemont (pictured), his lawyer said on Thursday (6 August), write Jorrit Donner-Wittkopf in Brussels and Nathan Allen in Madrid.  Paul Beckaert told Reuters that the Belgian judge in charge of the case had ruled in favor of Puigdemont and Toni Comin, another […]

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Commission approves €40 billion budget increase and amendments to previously approved Spanish guarantee schemes in context of #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €40 billion budget increase and amendments to previously approved Spanish guarantee schemes in context of #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 7, 2020

The European Commission has found that the amendments to two previously approved Spanish schemes are in line with EU state aid rules, in particular with the State aid Temporary Framework. The existing schemes, providing guarantees on loans to companies and the self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak and with a total budget of €20 billion, […]

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Commission approves €10 billion Spanish fund to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €10 billion Spanish fund to provide debt and capital support to companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

| August 4, 2020

The European Commission has approved Spanish plans to set up a fund (Solvency Support Fund) with a budget of €10 billion that will invest through debt and equity instruments in strategic companies active in Spain affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the support will take the […]

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Municipality of Madrid on improving services for vulnerable people

Municipality of Madrid on improving services for vulnerable people

| July 31, 2020

The European Investment Advisory Hub, funded by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB), will advise the Municipality of Madrid on a project aiming to improve assistance for vulnerable people residing in temporary accommodation. EIB experts will provide the Municipality of Madrid with a feasibility study on the launch of a social impact bond, […]

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Johnson says will act swiftly to impose new quarantines if necessary

Johnson says will act swiftly to impose new quarantines if necessary

| July 29, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday (28 July) Britain would take action to impose quarantines on other countries should COVID-19 infections rise and such measures become necessary, after the country brought back quarantine rules for Spain, write Sarah Young and Paul Sandle. “I’m afraid if we do see signs of a second wave in […]

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UK eyes France, Germany after slapping #Coronavirus quarantine on #Spain

UK eyes France, Germany after slapping #Coronavirus quarantine on #Spain

| July 28, 2020

Britain is closely watching rises in coronavirus cases in other European destinations such as France and Germany after slapping a 14-day quarantine on travellers from Spain at the height of the summer vacation season, write Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton. The imposition of a British quarantine on Spain is one of the starkest indications to date […]

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UK quarantines travellers from Spain in sudden blow to Europe’s revival

UK quarantines travellers from Spain in sudden blow to Europe’s revival

| July 27, 2020

Britain abruptly imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving from Spain after a surge of coronavirus cases, a dramatic and sudden reversal on Saturday (25 July) to the opening of the European continent to tourism after months of lockdown, write David Milliken and Graham Keeley. The quarantine requirement was due to take effect from midnight […]

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