• UNESCO Declares the Island of El Hierro a Geopark

    The Canary island of El Hierro has been declared a Geopark by UNESCO as a result of its candidature having been put forward by The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism in collaboration with the local council of El Hierro …

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  • Government Presents New Line of Financing for Innovative SMEs

    The Spanish Treasury Ministry and Public Administration Services together with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Competition have set up, through the Official Credit Institute (Spanish acronym: ICO), a financing instrument for innovative SMEs entitled the ‘ICO Technological Innovation Fund’. …

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  • AVE Between Spain and France to Start on 15th December

    Tickets for the direct AVE service between the two countries, which will link Barcelona and Paris in a journey time of six hours and twenty five minutes, went on sale last Thursday at a price of 170 euros, according to …

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  • Spanish Online Business Growing

    The Internet has become increasingly important for Spanish businesses, including SMEs and self-employed freelancers. Spanish entrepreneurs have a very clear view of the importance of Internet presence, an advantage that looks set to continue to grow, according to a recent …

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  • 13 Million Per Month Access Facebook in Spain Via Mobile

    The social network Facebook revealed last week, how many active users of the website there are in Spain. Specifically, they reported that 18 million users a month access Facebook from their computer, and 13 million from their phone. El Economista …

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  • Spain Among Worst Countries for Fixed Internet But Best for Mobile

    The latest report on average Internet connection speeds worldwide, conducted by Akamai Technologies, reveals the increase in Internet connection speeds globally, rising from 2.9 Mbps to 3.1 Mbps on average, thanks to the increased adoption of broadband. However, this study …

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  • 68% of Spanish Companies Had Websites in 2012

    According to a study by the Economic Research Institute, based on statistics gathered from Eurostat, 68% of Spanish companies had their own website in 2012, which is up from the 62% they had in 2010 but is still three points …

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  • El Hierro – World’s First ‘Smart Island’

    Spain’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Jose Manuel Soria, this week inaugurated a free access wifi network on the Canary island of El Hierro, making it the world’s first ‘Smart Island’. This initiative is part of the El Hierro …

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  • More New Companies Created in 2012

    New business activity is beginning to recover slightly. According to data released on Monday by the National Statistics Institute, 87,066 new commercial companies were created in Spain last year, which is the highest figure recorded in the last four years, …

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  • Rajoy Opens New Catalonia AVE Rail Link

    Ten billion euros have been invested in the improvement and modernisation of railway links in Catalonia between 2000 and 2012. Last week, during the inauguration of the Barcelona-Girona-Figueres stretch of the Madrid-French Border AVE high-speed railway line, the Spanish Prime …

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  • UNESCO Commemorates 1st International World Heritage Day

    UNESCO will commemorate International World Heritage Day for the first time on Friday, 16th November, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Paris Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention). …

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  • Spanish Government Joins European Borders Project

    Through the Directorate-General of Administrative Modernisation, Procedures and Promotion of e-Government, the Spanish Government is taking part in the European Stork 2.0 project (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed 2.0) to facilitate borderless digital living and mobility by citizens of the …

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  • La Rioja Students Triumph at Google Science Fair

    At the Google Science Fair finals in Mountain View, California, twenty-one of the world’s brightest young scientists gathered at Google’s headquarters yesterday to celebrate their achievements and present their projects to a panel of renowned judges. After presenting their project …

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  • Petrol Prices Back to 1.4 Euros a Litre

    According to the latest data published in the European Union Oil Bulletin, the price per litre of petrol has increased by 0.2% this week, putting it above the 1.4 euros threshold for the first time in six weeks. Specifically, a …

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  • Spain to Receive UN Award

    The United Nations (UN) has awarded Spain second prize in the “Improving the Provision of Public Services” category, for the project entitled “Complete e-Access by Citizens to Public Services”, drafted by the Ministry of the Treasury and Public Administration Services …

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