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Eastern Europe 01-09-2020

Belarus opposition leader: Lukashenko showed weakness by seeking support from Moscow

The only Belarusian opposition leader who has not gone into exile, Maria Kolesnikova, is positive about the future of the pro-democracy protests in the eastern European country. EURACTIV's media partner EFE reports.
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.
Coronavirus 13-04-2020

Spain to resume some activities, but lockdown remains ‘firmly in place’

As Spain prepares to allow some workers to resume activities Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned that the lockdown remained in place and that things would not go back to the way they were.
Cybersecurity 09-04-2020

Interpol chief: ‘Be vigilant, be sceptical, and protect your computers’

In an interview with EURACTIV's media partner EFE, the head of Interpol, Jürgen Stock, has urged the world’s citizens to be vigilant and to protect themselves online, warning that cybercriminals are taking advantage of increased internet activity during national lockdowns and the current climate of fear resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus 03-04-2020

Spain’s job market hammered by COVID-19

With more than 800,000 jobs lost in March, Spain’s labour market has suffered its worst month on record due to the coronavirus, the Spanish government said on Thursday (2 April). EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 02-04-2020

Spain tops 100,000 COVID-19 infections, with record death toll

Spain topped 100,000 coronavirus infections and registered its highest daily death toll Wednesday as health authorities race to deploy hospital beds to deal with the pressure of the pandemic.
Coronavirus 20-03-2020

WHO expert: Finding and distributing COVID-19 vaccine in 18 months would be ‘historic’

It would be “historic” to find a vaccine that can be distributed to all countries in 18 months to defeat the coronavirus, a high-ranking researcher at the World Health Organisation told EURACTIV’s partner EFE in an interview. “We are all...
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.
Coronavirus 17-03-2020

Pain, distance and dilemma: Living in a quarantined city

The WhatsApp message is short and hard-hitting: "I'm waiting in the emergency room for them to bring mum. She has had a haemorrhage."
Coronavirus 16-03-2020

Commitment, transparency pay off as South Korea limits COVID-19 spread

Just three weeks after South Korea's coronavirus cases soared to the second-highest number in the world, the Asian nation has managed to bring the contagion largely under control thanks to a response that combines transparency, the latest technology and a responsible approach by institutions and citizens.EURACTIV's media partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 16-03-2020

Sisters flee Madrid, only to be stranded in Catalonia summer retreat

Carmen and Ana Ibáñez fled Madrid last week to escape the threat of coronavirus in Spain's hardest-hit region. But for the two elderly sisters, it was not the end of the nightmare as the pandemic quickly spread to the rest of the country, forcing authorities to confine people to their homes. EURACTIV's media partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 15-03-2020

Spaniards prepare for total isolation

Sanchez's government decided on Saturday (14 March) to limit with immediate effect the movement of people for 15 days to what is absolutely necessary: to buy food, medicine and other essential goods, to take care of the elderly or go to the hospital or the bank.
14-10-2019

Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalan leaders amid protests

Nine Catalan politicians and activists have on Monday been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison by Spain's Supreme Court for their involvement in a banned referendum in 2017, amid strong reactions from separatists. 
Future EU 18-09-2019

Spain to hold fresh elections after socialists and leftists fail to reach compromise

Spain will hold snap elections on 10 November, after acting PM Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday (17 September) failed to get either the support of the leftist Unidas Podemos party or the abstention of the conservative Partido Popular and liberal-centrist Ciudadanos, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Politics 15-05-2019

#EU2019 – Spain aims for EU comeback after the elections

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has made it clear: there is no doubt that the EU's fifth largest economy wants to play a “key role” in the next European Commission and increase its influence in the EU decision-making process.
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