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Commission approves support for electricity production in Spanish non-peninsular territories

Commission approves support for electricity production in Spanish non-peninsular territories

| May 29, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, the support granted by Spain to electricity generators for supplying electricity in the Spanish non-peninsular territories as a Service of General Economic Interest (SGEI). These territories include the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. The main objective of the scheme is to guarantee […]

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Agriculture: Commission approves ‘Aceite de Jaén’ as a new geographical indication from Spain

Agriculture: Commission approves ‘Aceite de Jaén’ as a new geographical indication from Spain

| May 20, 2020

The Commission has approved the addition of a new geographical indication from Spain in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). ‘Aceite de Jaén‘ is an extra virgin olive oil produced from olives grown in the Jaén province in southern Spain. Known for a clean, fragrant taste with moderate bitter and pungent notes, Aceite de […]

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#Spain extends #Coronavirus state of emergency for two weeks

#Spain extends #Coronavirus state of emergency for two weeks

| May 7, 2020

Spain has extended the state of emergency imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic for two more weeks from Sunday, allowing the government to control people’s movements as it gradually relaxes a national lockdown, writes Belen Carreno. Parliament approved the measure on Wednesday (6 May) after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured, right), who heads a fragile […]

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#Coronavirus – #RescEU masks delivered to Spain, Italy and Croatia

#Coronavirus – #RescEU masks delivered to Spain, Italy and Croatia

Following last week’s delivery to Italy, more batches of FFP2 protective masks have been distributed to Spain, Italy and Croatia from rescEU – the first ever common European reserve of medical equipment set up last month to help countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  “We have worked around the clock to build up the rescEU […]

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Spain expects initial EU consensus on #Coronavirus aid at Thursday summit

Spain expects initial EU consensus on #Coronavirus aid at Thursday summit

| April 23, 2020

The European Union (EU) council should reach an initial consensus on the common financial response to the coronavirus pandemic during its next summit on Thursday (23 April), Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured) said, write Emma Pinedo, Belen Carreno and Inti Landauro.  “I expect the European Council tomorrow will reach a first consensus because it […]

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Spain loosens #Coronavirus lockdown, death toll passes 17,000 but pace slows

Spain loosens #Coronavirus lockdown, death toll passes 17,000 but pace slows

| April 14, 2020

Spain, one of the countries worst hit by the global coronavirus epidemic, on Monday (13 April) started to ease tough lockdown restrictions that have kept people confined to their homes for more than a month and put a brake on economic activity, write Jose Elías Rodríguez and Nathan Allen. Spain’s cumulative death toll from the coronavirus […]

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Spain’s #Coronavirus deaths rise as some businesses prepare to reopen

Spain’s #Coronavirus deaths rise as some businesses prepare to reopen

| April 13, 2020

Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose for the first time in three days on Sunday, as some businesses prepared to reopen under an easing of the country’s strict lockdown regime, write Nathan Allen and Graham Keeley. A total of 619 people died between Saturday and Sunday (11-12 April), health ministry data showed, bringing the cumulative toll […]

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