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Industry | 11/25/2022
Cataluña and Castilla y León have been the most benefited autonomous communities
Industry | 11/24/2022
The EOI Foundation publishes the tender for an amount of €24.4 million as part of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan
Tourism | 11/24/2022
Reyes Maroto: “We need to define a new agenda within the framework of the UNWTO to be a guide for action for its member countries where we define shared objectives and programmes to move towards quality, sustainable, digital and inclusive tourism".
Industry | 11/23/2022
By sector, the largest amount corresponds to the chemical industry (22.8 per cent), followed by metallurgy (20.0 per cent), the manufacture of non metallic minerals (17.6 per cent) and the paper industry (16.2 per cent). By autonomous communities, those with the highest concentration of funds are Catalonia (22.6 per cent), Andalucía (14.3 per cent), the basque country (10.5 per cent) and Valencia (9.3 per cent).
The Ministry | 11/23/2022
Reyes Maroto “We believe it is essential to raise public and consumer awareness about the negative consequences on the economy, employment and innovation, as well as the risk to users’ health and safety ”.
Tourism | 11/22/2022
Interventions will be carried out in Madrid city, Aranjuez, El Escorial, La Granja, the Almudaina Palace and the Yuste Monastery.
Tourism | 11/18/2022
Over 1,200 professionals, government leaders and members of the academic community have signed up for the Conference The event is sponsored bygold Telefónica, ForwardKeys, GlobalOmnium; andbronze Salesforce; and institutional partners of the Regional Government of Valencia and Valencia Region Tourism
Tourism | 11/18/2022
Overall recovery reaches 95% of the 2019 figures Reyes Maroto: “The data reflect a great increase in the recovery of air traffic”
Industry | 11/17/2022
ILJIN Materials is part of the Future Fast Forward project led by the Volkswagen and Seat Group. Reyes Maroto said, “This project highlights the attractiveness of Spain as an investment destination, and having Iljin Materials in Spain strengthens our business ecosystem to move towards new sustainable, connected mobility”. A MoU will be signed between CESCE and the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (K-SURE) to increase financial cooperation between Korea and Spain.
Tourism | 11/17/2022
Over 2.5 million people working in tourism-related activities. Reyes Maroto said, “The tourism industry generates one in three new jobs, which demonstrates its decisive contribution to employment recovery in Spain.”
Trade | 11/10/2022
The winners are the municipalities of Santander and Zumarraga, the Logroño company Santos Ochoa and the Association for the Promotion of the City of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The awards recognize the companies and workers of the commercial sector who raise the shutters of their businesses every day
Tourism | 11/9/2022
According to pre-pandemic data, 14.5 million trips in 2019 were for cultural reasons So far €259m has been mobilized for the conservation, maintenance and restoration of places of cultural interest for tourism
Industry | 11/7/2022
Reyes Maroto: “The objective is to create 25 Digital Innovation Hubs and contribute to the digitalization of 1,253 PMEs. We want to improve their competitiveness and help create jobs, especially among young people and women ”. The congress has become a place for sharing information, raising awareness and discussing the experiences and challenges of the industry 4.0. This fifth edition is more international with Argentina joining as a guest country. This year, BIOLAN was awarded the IV Industria Conectada 4.0 National Award in the SME category and REPSOL in the large company category.
Tourism | 11/4/2022
The governments undertake to promote investment in tourist destinations and experiences on both sides of the border, making tourism a driver of sustainable development in the oldest and longest border region in the European Union Reyes Maroto: "The Spanish-Portuguese border has a unique identity, created by the history of the land, and offers some of the most genuine and unknown cultural, historical and scenic riches in South-West Europe. These symbols of Iberian identity should be fully enjoyed"
Tourism | 11/3/2022
In September, Spain recovered 88% of 2019 arrivals Reyes Maroto “Spain as a destination is showing great resilience despite a climate of uncertainty, and the outlook for the rest of the year is positive”
Tourism | 10/27/2022
The Secretary of State for Tourism's drive for safe mobility during the pandemic acknowledged
Tourism | 10/26/2022
More than 700 people have signed up for the conference, a month before it is held. The European Capital of Smart Toursim 2022 hosts the symposium on the 10th anniversary of the Smart Tourism Destination (DTI) model. The websitehttp :// www.smartdestinationsworldconference.org containas all the information on the conference.
Industry | 10/25/2022
Reyes Maroto “The 10 projects financed in the first call for applications of the PERTE VEC show Spain's great potential to lead the electromobility movement in Europe”.
The Ministry | 10/25/2022
On sale from 2 November, five million lottery tickets will bear the Office's image across the country
Tourism | 10/24/2022
Reyes Maroto “With this centre in Benidorm we reaffirm the government's commitment to the Valencian Community and Benidorm as laeding examples of our high quality tourism.” Today starts the work to develop this platform, which is meant to be crucial in the process of transformation of destinations and the tourism sector by facilitating access to technologies and digital solutions
Tourism | 10/22/2022
The Parador of Costa da Morte was created after the Prestige environmental disaster which took place in 2002. Two decades later it has become a leading light in sustainability and environmental conservation, and a source of economic, social and cultural development in this area of the Costa da Morte. Since the Parador opened on 25 June 2020 it has been one of the most highly rated, as well as most requested by clients, with an average occupancy rate of more than 90%. This year 10,713 rooms were sold and 13,597 meals served in its restaurant
Industry | 10/21/2022
Reyes Maroto "With the step we take today the government strengthens its commitment to the entire ecosystem of the Spanish automotive industry and with the development of new activities under the industrial value chain of electric and connected vehicles, moving forward in the goal of turning Spain the European leader of electromobility”. The total public funds committed to helping companies and individuals exceeds 2 billion euros. Companies are expected to begin recieving the money before the end of the year. In general, 90% of the total amount of the grant awarded to each beneficiary will be advanced.
Industry | 10/21/2022
The PERTE Naval Alliance has been created, an area of participation and dialogue between the public and private sector to to help the targets of this PERTE to be met. 1.46 billions euros are expected to be mobilised it will contribute to the creation of close to 3,100 quality jobs.
Tourism | 10/20/2022
Work will focus on digitilisation, social and environmental sustainability, connectivity, innovation, capturing of talent and stand-out tourist destinations. Measures to comply with European committments on energy saving were also approached, and are now gathered in the + Energy Security Plan. (+SE)
Industry | 10/20/2022
The programme classifies companies according to their excellency in different aspects of industry, economics and research, development and innovation. Its goal is to encourage activities which bring greater added value such as investment in new industrial plants and new technologies, as well as fostering R & D & I. In the 2021 call for applications, ten phamaceutical companies were classified as “Excellent”.
Tourism | 10/18/2022
In September the tourism sector exceeded 2.6 million social security affiliates, with 247,852 new affiliations and an interannual growth of 10.5% Tourism activity continues to lead employment creation in our country, providing 4 out of every 10 new social security affiliates and representing 13% of the total number of affiliates in the national economy. Reyes Maroto: “the historical figure acheived in September in employment in tourism shows that our economy has solid bases despite the context of uncertainty and inflation, and reinforces the role of tourism for the recovery of the economy and employment”
Industry | 10/17/2022
The Slovakian company is carrying out a selection process to choose the site for its new mega factory in Europe, with an exepected investment of 3 billion euros and the creation of more than 2,000 direct jobs. Reyes Maroto "With this protocol we want to facilitate the arrival of new investments linked to the manufacturing of batteries that are needed to kick-start a new electric and connected mobility in Spain. The choice of Valladolid within the sites selected by INOBAT AUTO, specialized in R & D and manufacture of batteries for electric vehicles, is a firm commitment to our country as a hub of electromobility in Europe".
Industry | 10/11/2022
The project provides companies with a framework of support in facing high energy costs and accompanies them through the adoption of energy transition measures It reinforces support for electro-intensive consumers with more than 320 M€ The grant programme energy efficiency action in SMEs and large companies in the industrial sector increases by 100M€ The package of measures taken so far has meant a reduction of 23% in the bills of of SMEs and 18% for industry, the reduction rising to 20% in the case of electro-intensive consumers
Industry | 10/10/2022
Catalonia, Aragon and Andalusia are the regions which benefit the most by number of projects and grants. By economic sector, agrifood and ICT are the sectors with the greatest number of approved projects.
The Ministry | 10/10/2022
The 28% increase in the budget for the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience stands out, which rises to 6.258 B € . In the budget as a whole, industrial policy spending amounts to 2.077 billion euros, 21% of the total, trade, tourism and SME policy spending reaches 3.065 billion euros, 31% of the total, and R&D&I and digitalisation are budgeted at 4.875 billion euros, 49% of the total resources.
Industry | 10/6/2022
TVITEC's project to create a glass production plant in Cubillos del Sil will involve an investment of some 180 million euros and 250 direct jobs, within the framework of a just transition due to the closure of mines and coal-fired power plants in El Bierzo The agreement of intent has been signed by MITECO, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the regional government of Castile and León, the town councils of Ponferrada and Cubillos del Sil, the county council of León, Endesa, Enagás and TVITEC The project comes under the Just Transition Agreement of Bierzo-Laciana, and constitutes a major project for the re-industrialisation of El Bierzo, incorporating green hydrogen and other elements to significantly reduce industrial emissions compared to the primary production that previously had to be imported with high associated emissions.
Tourism | 10/4/2022
In August Spain recovered 87% of tourists compared to 2019 Reyes Maroto "Spain has experienced an extraordinary high season and we are approaching autumn without inflation and the uncertainty caused by the war hampering this recovery for the time being."
Tourism | 10/3/2022
The range of leisure activities recieved the highest valuation (94%), followed by infrastructure (92%) North Americans, Ibero-Americans, the British and the Irish were the most satisfied groups. More than half (55%) expected to return in the next 12 months
Industry | 9/27/2022
This international programme aims to attract female talent and create one of the most active communitites of entrepreneurs in Europe. 140 women will participate in this edition, representing 22 European countries.
Industry | 9/26/2022
The number of beneficiary companies in this call for applications is 212, with Galicia being the Autonomous Community with the highest percentage of aid (18%), followed by Asturias (16%), and the Basque Country (15%). This programme was backed with 65 million euros, demonstrating the Government's commitment to the electro-intensive industry.
Tourism | 9/26/2022
Work will be carried out on 39 Bienes de Interés Cultural (goods of cultural interest) and on the collection of monuments in the historic suburbs of Alcalá la Real (Jaén) The actions will benefit 12 Autonomous Communities, and the autonomous city of Ceuta
Tourism | 9/22/2022
The two governments signed a new memorandum of understanding coinciding with the Expo Japan event, the country's largest sectoral fair in which Turespaña participates
Tourism | 9/20/2022
The agreement aims to increase the number or Korean tourists visiting Spain
Trade | 9/19/2022
The trip, of a marked economic character, includes a Spain - Australia business meeting to be attended by a score of Spanish companies; and the inauguration of the renewable energy storage system facilities operated by Naturgy near Canberra. The minister will arrive in Australia after attending the G20 Trade and Tourism ministerial meetings in Indonesia. At G20 Spain will promote a proposal agreed at the OECD High Level Meeting held in Ibiza to ensure a secure international travel environment and the interoperability of digital systems. /p>
Tourism | 9/14/2022
The course calendar and training plan are available at: https//www.turismo-formacion.com/
Industry | 9/12/2022
The government is dedicating more than 850M€ specifically to domestic electro and gas intensive industry to mitigate the effects of Putin's war. Reyes Maroto “We are preparing a proposal for a contingency plan with which we aim to achieve a European response in line with the needs of the biggest energy consumers, such as the steel industry.”.
Industry | 9/9/2022
A total of 123 production plants in Castile and León have benefited. Reyes Maroto “The reindustrialisation of Castile and León is a priority for this Government. We have a strong industrial ecosystem in this community that must be supported and strengthened. Castile and León is going to be a main player in the green and digital transformation”.
The Ministry | 9/5/2022
The vice-president Teresa Ribera has evaluated the ability of these business sectors to collaborate on the design of the Plan and their support for the government's position in the negotiations that will take place on Friday in Brussels. The minister of industry, Reyes Maroto, recalled that "the aim is to protect our families and businesses by creating a series of measures in response to the socio-economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. ”
Tourism | 9/1/2022
The average amount spent per traveller increased to 1,309 euros and the average visit length grew compared to prepandemic trips.
Tourism | 8/31/2022
Funding is predicted to reach 11 million euros
Tourism | 8/19/2022
In July, the number of people employed exceeded 2.7 million social security affiliates, and it was the fourth consecutive month in which 2019 figures were surpassed Social security affiliates in tourist activities were 13.3% of the domestic economy Reyes Maroto “The positive employment data shows that tourism will be one of the main sectors to contribute to the generation of employment and economic recovery this year ”
Tourism | 8/16/2022
The funding budget is one million euros
Tourism | 8/8/2022
The number of people working in the tourism sector rose to 2.7 million in the second quarter, 0.8% more than in 2019, and came close to 3 million economically active workers. The unemployment rate sat at 8%, three point lower than that of the same period in 2019 y encadena cinco trimestres consecutivos de descensos interanuales. Reyes Maroto “The tourism sector boosts the national jobs market with intense, quality job creation”.
Industry | 8/3/2022
The planned investemt of 42.8 millon euros comes from the fund for Recovery and Resilience The EOI Business School anticipates helping 6,100 startups until the end of 2023 with EU Next Generation funds.
Industry | 8/2/2022
MINCOTUR authorized 4.6167 billon euros from the recovery plan, 65.3% of the assigned total The war response plan has earmarked 738 million euros to alleviate energy costs for our companies and large industrial consumers. The tourism sector has recovered more than 80% of pre-pandemic levels of arrivals and has exceeded the volume of expenditure.
Tourism | 8/2/2022
Spain welcomed 30.2 million international travelers in the first six month period, recovering 80% of prepandemic levels The average amount of money spent per tourist was 1,205 euros and the average length of stay was 6.9 days, above the average of the same month in 2019. Reyes Maroto “The data show that, despite the context of international uncertainty, Spain maintains its competitiveness and a good pace of recovery and continues to be the preferred destination for millions of tourists.”
Industry | 8/1/2022
The loans from ENISA allow for the support of more than 600 business projects with an induced investment of around 218 million euros. For the minister Reyes Maroto “commitment to innovation is necessary to stimulate economic development and new business models”.
Industry | 8/1/2022
The BOE publishes today the regulatory bases that establish the requirements for the granting of aid with a budget of 500 M€ for the period 2022-2023. Reyes Maroto: "with the step we are taking today, the Government is offering a historic opportunity to strengthen the agri-food industry and improve its competitiveness".
Industry | 7/29/2022
The government encourages technological transformation of the company's sites with the aim of improving their competitiveness Representatives of steel group and trade union federations will meet again the first week of september
Tourism | 7/26/2022
Works will be undertaken at the Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofía, the National Library and various castles.
Tourism | 7/22/2022
The Government has invested 5.2 million euros of funds into the Recovery Plan for the city
Industry | 7/21/2022
The European Commission hosts these awards annually to give visibility and exposure to outstanding entrepreneurs and SMEs.
Industry | 7/20/2022
Reyes Maroto: “three inland municipalities in Spain will benefit from the creation of more than 4,000 direct green jobs and an industrial activity committed to energy transition and bridging the digital divide”.
Tourism | 7/18/2022
The Canary and Balearic Islands lead the recovery, boosted by the return of British tourists
Industry | 7/13/2022
The implementation of projects from the companies Monterreina Comunicación, Mecanizados Lerun, and Aluman Sistemas and will lead to a total investment of 17.65 million euros and the creation of 48 jobs. Reyes Maroto: “This Fund is proving to be an effective funding tool for strengthening our industrial sector”.
Tourism | 7/11/2022
The national food and wine tourism plan, which falls within the Plan for the modernization and competitiveness of the tourism sector, will have an investment of 68.6 million euros. It aims to convert the body of knowledge, know-how, arts and crafts that enable healthy eating and drinking into sustainable and integrated tourism experiences throughout the territory. En 2019, 2 in 10 tourists who visited Spain took part in activities related to gastronomy or wine.
Tourism | 7/8/2022
The 36 countries and international organizations involved have supported the need to ensure the global interoperability of COVID-19 certificates. The Government gives continuity to the international leadership of Spain in promoting safe travel .
Trade | 7/5/2022
Shall be made available in three areas of sustainable urban markets, sustainable markets in rural areas and strengthening of the commercial sector in tourist areas Subsidies will be managed by local governments may apply up to two months after the BOE
Tourism | 7/4/2022
Spain received 7 million international tourists who spent more than 8 billion euros
Industry | 7/1/2022
The IT sector stands out with 11 projects, and Environment/Energy with 11 other projects. This is followed by agri-food sector, with 9 projects, the automotive sector with 5, and industrial machinery with 5 additional projects. Catalonia, Aragon and Andalusia are the communitites which benefit the most by number of projects and grants.
Tourism | 6/30/2022
The return of foreign tourists grows stronger
Tourism | 6/29/2022
The initiative recognises towns which are an outstanding example of rural tourism and commitment to sustainability
Tourism | 6/28/2022
The projects correspond to the call for applications and have been agreed with the Autonomous Regions and local authorities
Industry | 6/28/2022
Interested companies have 20 working days to submit their applications. Reyes Maroto “The Innovative Business Groupings programme shows that European funds are already reaching SMEs ”.
Industry | 6/27/2022
Next Wednesday, 29 June, four representatives of the forum will present the bases to the Industry Committee of the Congress of Deputies. The bases include several lines of action, including sustainability, digitalisation, innovation, human capital and training, financing, energy, logistics and the internationalization of industry.
Industry | 6/25/2022
The impact of the measure has the potential to reach some 4,100 companies, approximately 97% of which are SMEs
Industry | 6/24/2022
This call for applications is endowed with €30 million and the deadline for submitting applications is 5 September 2022. This technological plan will be strengthened by the convening of the industrial plan of the Naval Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation , which is scheduled for September and which will have €200 million. Reyes Maroto “Our goal with this Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation is to generate important economic and social returns, as well as strengthening our country's industrial capacities, contributing to the technological and digital development of the shipbuilding sector and the creation of quality qualified employment”.
Tourism | 6/20/2022
The tourism sector has created 409,615 jobs in the past year
Industry | 6/17/2022
73% of applications relate to Research, Development and innovation. Catalonia and Castile and León are the autonomous communities with the largest number of applications.
Trade | 6/17/2022
The ministerial declaration reflects the importance of issues related with the participation of women and SMEs in trade, and the launch of a programme for working on vulnerable economies. Reyes Maroto: “The outcome of this Ministerial Conference represent a boost for the WTO, which has been strengthened in its role as guarantor of the multilateral trade order, and pave the way for the modernisation of this institution.”
Tourism | 6/17/2022
The islands have levels of recovery exceeding 95% due to the return of British tourists
Tourism | 6/16/2022
The representation of Passion, carving of great artistic value and a distinctive load the steps made in the festival, next to a unique event
Trade | 6/16/2022
Merchandise exports accounted for $a 23.2 per cent in the first four months of the year. The spanish exports grow with greater force than those of our main trading partners.
Tourism | 6/14/2022
The emergence of archaeological sites which will be exhibited in the Castle has conditioned the progress of the work.
Tourism | 6/13/2022
With the aim of improving the range of experiences that Spain offers its visitors and attracting quality tourism, the first call for applications has a budget of 26 million.
Trade | 6/12/2022
Spain supports the movement towards developing new standards and monitoring compliance with the same so that the WTO can continue playing an important role as guarantor in trade which is open, transparent, fair, and rules-based
Tourism | 6/3/2022
It will be the roadmap defining the model to be followed after the implementation of the European funds of the Recovery Plan.
Tourism | 6/2/2022
A budget of eur 25 million for the development and implementation of innovative technologies
Industry | 6/2/2022
29% of applications relate to the line of innovation in sustainability and efficiency. Catalonia and The Valencian Community were the autonomous communities with the largest number of applications, a total of 69 and 23, respectively.
Tourism | 6/1/2022
Reyes Maroto: "Holy week consolidated the trend for the sector's rapid and intense recovery, despite the uncertainty of the war”. The average amount of money spent per tourist exceeds prepandemic levels, even after the effects of inflation are discounted.
Tourism | 5/30/2022
This investment is part of the Tourism Modernisation and Competitiveness Plan financed with European funds The projects for refurbishment, restoration or renovation will affect the Museum of Tarragona and the Museum of Caceres; the castles of Sagunto (Valencia), Adsubia (Alicante), Santed (Zaragoza); the city walls of Zamora and Burgo de Osma (Soria); and the National Library, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Museo Nacional del Prado, all part of the Paisaje de la Luz in Madrid
Industry | 5/25/2022
The predicted investments will make it possible to maintain the industrial capacities of its plants in Spain Reyes Maroto “Spain wants to be the core for innovation and de-carbonizing ArcelorMittal activity in the world"
Industry | 5/25/2022
The Entrepreneur Service Points Network (Red PAE) currently consists of almost 3,800 service points, of which almost 3,000 are private and 800 are public.
Industry | 5/24/2022
In the 2022 call for proposals, grants increased by 36% compared to last year, reaching the maximum level authorised by the European Commission. For the minister Maroto, these subsidies allocated to offset the costs of indirect CO2 show the government's commitment to big industry
Industry | 5/23/2022
The 129 projects submitted cover advanced data processing, artificial intelligence, simulation in industry, augmented reality, and robotics, among others. Catalonia was the autonomous community with the largest number of applications, with a total of 60, followed by Andalusia, with 15.
Tourism | 5/21/2022
Reyes Maroto: "This is good news, long-awaited by the tourism sector, which facilitates the arrival of tourists from outside the EU for the high season while guaranteeing safe mobility." "The new phase of the pandemic allows us to relax the health requirements for entry into Spain, putting non-EU travelers on a par with those of the EU and associated Schengen countries," said the minister .
Tourism | 5/19/2022
Tourism provides 42% of jobs created in the past year with 465.978 new affliates
Tourism | 5/18/2022
The number of passengers arriving in the Balearic and Canary Islands almost reached 2019 levels
Trade | 5/17/2022
Exports in March rose 17.1% year-on-year to €33,090 million, a record high for any given month. Imports rose 31.6% year-on-year to €37,732 million, also a record high for any given month.
Tourism | 5/13/2022
Tourism mobilises 11 million euros of Next Generation EU funds.
Industry | 5/10/2022
The deadline for nominations is 6 June. The awards will be presented in two categories: large companies and industrial SMEs.
Trade | 5/9/2022
This activity is part of the 'Spain, Audiovisual Hub of Europe' Plan, launched by the Government to consolidate this strategic sector in line with the Digital Spain agenda and the deployment of the Recovery Plan. The Queen presides over the ceremony that marks the start of the mission's work, which includes conferences, institutional meetings, site visits and meetings with companies, technicians and Spanish talent
Tourism | 5/5/2022
The average amount spent is €1,257, which is more than the €1,068 average of March 2019 and the total amount spent is more than $5 billion, 84% of the prepandemic amount In March 4 million international travellers came to Spain, 71% of the precovid number
Tourism | 5/4/2022
Aimed at non-profit organizations that study how to improve destinations' competitiveness
Tourism | 5/3/2022
Andalusia, Madrid, Catalonia and Valencia are the communities to receive the most aid
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