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Coronavirus 17-05-2021

Spanish government admits to mistakes in early pandemic

The Spanish government has admitted it made mistakes in the early days of the pandemic in a report by the National Security body, Spanish media reported. EURACTIV's partner EuroEFE reports.
Future of mobility 11-05-2021

Spain’s car industry eyes extension of furlough schemes to save jobs

The Spanish car industry is mulling extending temporary lay-off schemes known as ERTEs currently due to expire at the end of the month until at least next September to mitigate the pandemic’s negative impact on the sector. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Economy & Jobs 21-04-2021

Spain makes plea for ‘flexibility’ in EU recovery plan

The Spanish government is seeking “flexibility” from Brussels on the sensitive topic of state aid to help battered companies hit by the COVID-19 crisis as the government will disclose next week details of its recovery plan (Plan de Recuperación), EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
Coronavirus 19-04-2021

Spain expects to have its own COVID-19 vaccine ready this year

Spain expects to launch a COVID-19 vaccine before the end of the year, according to Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who described Spanish pharmaceutical firm Hipra's vaccine candidate as one of Europe's most promising to end the pandemic, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Economy & Jobs 16-04-2021

Spain to apply for EU funds to retrain workers on furlough scheme

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is expected to apply for EU funding to help retrain 900,000 workers on government-backed temporary lay-off schemes known as ERTE, Spanish financial media has reported. EURACTIV’s partner EuroEFE reported. 
Economy & Jobs 08-03-2021

Spain eyes €11 billion rescue package for struggling businesses 

The Spanish government is expected to approve a rescue package worth €11 billion by the end of the month in support of small and medium-sized businesses badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.
Coronavirus 24-02-2021

Spain closely monitors newly imported COVID-variants as infections drop

Spain’s health ministry continues to closely monitor the British, South African, and Brazilian variants of the COVID-19 virus and has now put its focus on four new variants - two from the UK, one from California, and another from Rio de Janeiro, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported.