Business over Tapas June 28 2018 Nº 262

28 Junio 2018  Sección; Especiales 893 votos

Editorial:

Being on the mailing list of most newspapers and a number of political organisations, Business over Tapas recently received a notice from la Asociación de Municipios en Defensa del Desarrollo Sostenible y contra la Despoblación about the dying villages of Almería.

Business over Tapas June 21 2018 Nº 261

21 Junio 2018  Sección; Especiales 667 votos

Editorial:

Pedro Sánchez appears not to be enjoying the usual hundred days afforded to new leaders in Spain, at least by the Media and the opposition parties – but the voting public however appear to like him. His cabinet – usually these things can take a month to resolve – was chosen in just a few days, and already one of his ministers has fallen on his sword.

Business over Tapas June 7 2018 Nº 260

07 Junio 2018  Sección; Especiales 711 votos

*Next week, Business over Tapas is taking a break. We return on June 21st.

Dublin.– Language learning has the potential to build empathy between groups in conflict and help revise destructive understandings of history, according to researchers in Trinity College Dublin, who have conducted a study of the Turas Irish-language centre in East Belfast.


Acto de inauguración na Facultade de Filoloxía

O reitor da Universidade de Santiago, Juan Viaño, inaugurou este xoves o XVII Congreso Internacional da Asociación Española de Estudos Irlandeses, un encontro anual que reúne a todas aquelas persoas que comparten o interese pola historia, sociedade, arte e literatura de Irlanda, co obxectivo de intercambiar información sobre esta cultura.

Business over Tapas Mat 24 2018 Nº 258

24 Mayo 2018  Sección; Especiales 459 votos

Editorial:

As more former members of the Partido Popular’s hierarchy are falling from grace (Zaplana, Juan Cotino and Fernández de Moya so far this week, and Pablo Casado under investigation for his fake master’s), the biggest story in the right-wing news remains the house that the Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias has bought with his wife (Podemos speaker Irene Montero) and their unborn twins. The house is rather grand (pictures here), with a pool and a garden and is located on the edge of Madrid in an expensive neighbourhood. It’s not so much the price – 600,000€ – that’s galling or even that they have taken out a huge mortgage to pay for it, but the duplicity of a leader of the masses buying a palace rather than living in a garret in a poor part of Madrid.

Business over Tapas May 17 2018 Nº 257

17 Mayo 2018  Sección; Especiales 504 votos

Editorial:

It seems that every week we have polls. The latest ones of interest are those of the type that foresee ‘the intention to vote if elections were held now’. Nationally, the latest poll gives the two new parties (we quote El País) the leadership, with C’s (Ciudadanos) with a nine point lead over UP (Union Podemos), but both of these are in front of the PP, lying in third place, and just behind them in fourth, the PSOE.

Business over Tapas May 10 2018 Nº 256

10 Mayo 2018  Sección; Especiales 406 votos

Editorial:

Are the European foreigners leaving... or staying? Are there more of us or less? Can you trust the official numbers handled by the Authorities as ‘Gospel’? Of course, no one knows the answers to any of these except for the last question. The National Institute of Statistics (the INE) provides an exhaustively detailed (and hopelessly wrong) number of foreign residents by adding up the information found on the town hall census (the padrón). Here is the information, by nationality, for January 2018. There are, for example, 240,934 Britons registered in Spain... and 673,017 Romanians.

PM announces £3 million to support creative projects in the Northern Powerhouse

A new £3 million fund to support creative and cultural organisations across the Northern Powerhouse has been announced by the Prime Minister today.

The Prime Minister welcomed Mourne Textiles to No 10 for a reception to celebrate the success of the United Kingdom’s Creative Industries.

Business over Tapas April 26 2018 Nº 254

26 Abril 2018  Sección; Especiales 483 votos

Editorial:

As we see elsewhere, the threat of new technologies or services is sometimes met head-on in Spain. The taxi drivers and the hoteliers both angry with their new competitors Uber and Airbnb, and both able to do something about it (by which we mean, talk to the legislators). Another business that is fearful of new forms of competition is the daily newspaper. This, again, thanks to technology. Why read one source (for a euro fifty), with much bulk that is inevitably left unread anyway, when you can read as many sources as you want, of things that interest you, on your computer or Smartphone, for free?

Business over Tapas April 12 2018 Nº 252

12 Abril 2018  Sección; Especiales 647 votos

Editorial:

The Partido Popular are now looking for a replacement for Cristina Cifuentes following the scandal surrounding her master’s degree – sometimes known by the press as ‘Mastergate’. Cifuentes was the clean broom that swept away the years of corruption in the party, with her job as president of the Madrid community.

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