Jake Threadgould

Coronavirus 03-12-2020

Madrid officials unveil pandemic hospital, opponents claim political stunt

A modernistic pandemic hospital unveiled in Madrid has become the latest point of contention in Spain’s feverish political landscape with detractors claiming it is for political gain. EFE and EPA report.
Coronavirus 08-10-2020

Spain hopes to create 800,000 jobs with EU recovery funds

€72 billion of Spain’s share of the EU Recovery Fund be invested over the next three years to create 800,000 jobs, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Wednesday (7 October). EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 02-10-2020

Madrid given 48 hours to implement partial lockdown

Officials in the Spanish capital have 48 hours to introduce tighter measures on social life and implement a partial lockdown preventing residents from leaving the city limits without justification, according to new criteria approved by the Spanish government on Thursday (1 October). EURACTIV's partner EUROEFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 27-05-2020

Madrid toasts lockdown easing as outdoor terraces partially reopen

Four friends sat around a table in Madrid’s central La Latina neighbourhood and enjoyed a round of beers in the late Monday morning sun, a toast to rediscovered freedoms. A year ago, it would have seemed like a perfectly ordinary spring day, but for most Madrid residents today, it was almost a landmark event.
Coronavirus 28-04-2020

Spain urges parents to obey rules and avoid risking children’s health

Spanish authorities have warned parents to act responsibly when taking their children out for a walk in order to ensure that the first major easing of the coronavirus lockdown does not become a public health risk.
Economy & Jobs 15-04-2020

Spain marks month in lockdown as recession warnings grow

Spain’s one-month lockdown milestone was met with foreboding news of an economic recession from the International Monetary Fund but authorities insisted the urgent focus remained on saving lives.
Coronavirus 20-03-2020

How self-isolation can bring us closer together

A strange side effect of government-mandated self-isolation is that it can bring you closer to people than ever. When Spain ordered a nationwide lockdown last weekend, friends and family I hadn’t spoken with in months, and sometimes years, reached out on social media to ask after my safety.