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Spain has one bar for every 132 inhabitants - The Local

Spain has one bar for every 132 inhabitants - The Local | spain | Scoop.it
“ A study by Coca-Cola has lifted the lid on bar and tapas culture in Spain, revealing that it remains an important part of daily life despite falling sales.”
Via Lisa Sadleir, Raquel Huete Nieves
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Costa Tropical Events | Festivals, fiestas, processions in Andalusia, Spain

Costa Tropical Events | Festivals, fiestas, processions in Andalusia, Spain | spain | Scoop.it
Festivals Traditions and festivals are the clear expression of the character and the essential values of people and this is undoubtedly the case in...
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Spain's Fiscal Package Fosters 'Entrepreneurial Culture' - Tax-news.com

Spain's Fiscal Package Fosters 'Entrepreneurial Culture' - Tax-news.com | spain | Scoop.it
Spain's Fiscal Package Fosters 'Entrepreneurial Culture' Tax-news.com The Spanish Government has unveiled details of its Entrepreneur Support Act, providing for a raft of fiscal measures designed to facilitate the creation of new companies in...
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Tweet from @tonie_walsh

Tweet from @tonie_walsh | spain | Scoop.it
Flourishing drag king culture in Spain supplied by Irish prosthetic companies. http://t.co/iFOJIS5zLt
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Spain economy sinks in final quarter of 2012

Spain economy sinks in final quarter of 2012 | spain | Scoop.it

Spain's economy shrank at the fastest pace in more than three years in the final quarter of 2012, official data showed Wednesday, casting a shadow over the prospects of nearly six million unemployed.

On Tuesday, for example, the northeastern government of Catalonia requested €9bn from a rescue fund created by Spain to save its financially beleaguered regions.

Of the total amount, €7.7bn would be earmarked to pay out maturing debt and international loans, the statement said, and the remainder set aside to ensure the region reaches a 2013 deficit target of 0.7pc of GDP imposed by the central Spanish government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

The request came less than a week after Catalonia's parliament approved a declaration of sovereignty that could lead to a vote on self-determination for the region whose leaders want greater autonomy from Spain.

Proud of their distinct language and culture, many Catalans blame the region's financial difficulties on tax income redistributed to other regions of Spain.

Catalonia is home to 7.5 million of Spain's total population of 46 million. It accounts for more than a fifth of Spain's economic output and a quarter of its exports...


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House price plunge worsens in Greece and Spain - Telegraph.co.uk

House price plunge worsens in Greece and Spain - Telegraph.co.uk | spain | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk House price plunge worsens in Greece and Spain Telegraph.co.uk Other countries in the so-called PIIGS countries - Spain (-7.9pc), Portugal (-6.9pc), Italy (-4.1pc) and Ireland (-3pc) - were also among the weakest markets (see the...
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