| The Spanish government will extend the expiration of sun creams for three months |
|31/07/2020 ||• ||195 || |
La Rioja conclusions: The Spanish government will extend the expiration of sun creams for three months
It has undoubtedly been the measure that has caused the greatest stir at the first conference of regional presidents held in San Millán de la Cogolla (La Rioja). According to the Pedro Sánchez executive, the expiration of sun creams (which until now was ten months so that users couldn't take advantage of the rest from one year to the next) will automatically extend to thirteen months, which will allow the surplus to be used this summer from last year, including the remains of the inner edge of the plug. The executive estimates that this bill will favorably affect family savings and the best tan that the unemployed will be able to wear this September, and it justifies it by alleging the concept of "sun protection not enjoyed" during the mandatory confinement this spring.... Leer Más
| Catalan university students: The most affected of the 2019-2020 academic year |
|28/07/2020 ||• ||185 || |
That this year the students and their teachers have faced unprecedented challenges is something that we have all been able to verify. Distance classes with teachers not accustomed to it, with improvised infrastructures, with syllabi hastily adapted to new platforms. Higher grade students throughout Spain have faced innumerable obstacles. However, it's in Catalonia that the challenges to be overcome have meant that, for many, the payment of university fees hasn't been worth it. We list the three main obstacles they have faced.
A quarter almost lost to the pandemic
This obstacle was shared by all the Spanish. Confined in winter and "released" in summer, the pandemic eliminated classroom classes at a stroke. Many students took it with good philosophy and took advantage of the confinement to study like never before, but others strongly accused the lack of face... Leer Más
| Torra gives Catalans 10 days to go on vacation before possible confinement |
|27/07/2020 ||• ||470 || |
The headline that Quim Torra wanted to leave in his last appearance wasn't exactly the one heading this article, but it's surely what most Catalans who have planned to go on vacation this August have understood.
Ten days. Being at July 27 is practically a guarantee that there will be no perimeter confinement until August 6, at which time the Catalan population could be confined if the rate of contagion does not decrease. This long notice doesn't make much sense in the current context in which a slight variation in the speed of infections has caused London to paralyze tourism to Spain with only a few hours to spare, unless what Torra intends is, precisely, to say to the Catalans (and more specifically to those in the metropolitan area of Barcelona with family in the rest of Spain) that they will have their August vacation.
As we mentioned in a previous article... Leer Más
| Tabarnia, or why Torra doesn't want to confine Barcelona |
|25/07/2020 ||• ||310 || |
Catalonia is already immersed in a second wave of the pandemic, with a third wave forecast in September, while the French government recommends its citizens to avoid traveling to Catalonia and the Financial Times strongly criticizes the Generalitat's management, highlighting the slow reaction, the awkwardness of the act as if "the virus was going to respect the vacation period" and hostilities towards the Spanish central government. Barcelona and Hospitalet are breeding grounds for the virus and the only measures taken are the hourly regulation of certain sectors and the closure of others, while the figures don't stop growing. Many residents of the metropolitan area would be very annoyed by its perimeter confinement, but perhaps it would help contain this second wave. However, it doesn't seem that from Plaça Sant Jaume they will do anything other than put band-aids. And thi... Leer Más
| A mayor of Segrià (Catalonia) asks the army for help in the face of the Generalitat's reluctance |
|23/07/2020 ||• ||418 || |
The Alcarràs town hall, in the Segrià region of Catalonia (Spain), has asked the Spanish Military Emergency Unit for help in disinfecting the town's nursing home, where more than 80 positives have been detected for Covid-19.
According to the mayor, the request was made two weeks ago but it had to go through the Generalitat (regional government) before the army could respond. Already on April 7 they received the help of the UME and that experience was very positive during that first outbreak, according to statements by the Mayor of Alcarràs, who states that the Generalitat has proposed to send their own teams this time, which was scheduled for next Monday, although after all this time the outbreaks haven't stopped growing and the consistory has had no further news.
The reluctance of the regional nationalist government to allow the Spanish Army to carry out ... Leer Más
| ERC has a problem, and this problem is called Oriol Junqueras |
|20/07/2020 ||• ||194 || |
Two frustrated strategies
The two main nationalist forces had a promising plan for the upcoming and inevitable Catalan elections. On the one hand, the Torra's PDeCAT hoped to make profitable the bad management of the pandemics by Pedro Sánchez and, after receiving the desired regional competitions, hang himself the medal of the recovery or "represa". On the other hand, ERC had very intelligently played its role of interlocutor with the Government of Spain, with that air of "bilaterality" so sought and legitimized by Pedro Sánchez as sole representatives of Catalonia, silencing any discrepancies. His low profile in the confrontation (leaving histrionics and out of tone for those of the PDeCAT), the "dialogue table" and the reconversion of Gabriel Rufián from court jester to "statesman" seemed to be the way to usurp hegemony Nationalist of the old Convergencia. Heaven... Leer Más