Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tag Archives: Spanish

What is Day of the Balearic Islands?

If you’re lucky enough to be living in Ibiza, or any one of the other Balearic Islands – and you’re working in the public sector or a ‘regular office hours’ job, then you might be wondering why we have a day off this Wednesday 1st March? Why do we celebrate the day of the Balearic Islands? Well, the day of the Balearic islands …

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The Spanish population is shrinking

Spain keeps losing population, and there are two major reasons for it: increasing numbers of Spaniards are moving abroad, and there are fewer foreign residents in the country. On January 1st, 2016 there were 99,439 fewer residents in Spain than a year earlier, according to preliminary figures released on Thursday by the National Statistics Institute (INE). The registered resident population …

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Cervantes celebrations take over the Spanish Congress

The bell ring announcing the start of Thursday’s session in Congress was followed by another very different sound. It was the sound of violins, violas, cellos, a harpsichord and a double bass belonging to the La Spagna orchestra, which played fragments from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Suite Burlesque de Quixotte. Actors and musicians filled the Spanish Congress to observe the 400th …

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Three-way meeting to break Spain’s political deadlock ends in failure

Going into the meeting on Thursday, there was some hope that the parties would find common ground on which to build an alliance and break the deadlock that Spain finds itself in since the inconclusive election of December 20th, which yielded a hung parliament. But that hope was dashed early on. Despite their overtures of friendship, the Podemos delegation walked …

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Government’s plan to help Spanish jobless falls well short of its goals

Only 15% of allocated funds have been spent, and just 25% of potential beneficiaries are collecting checks The Spanish government’s stand-out initiative to help the long-term unemployed has fallen significantly short of its goals. Only slightly more than 25% of all estimated potential beneficiaries – 105,500 out of 400,000 – are collecting the monthly check for €426. And although the …

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